40 CFR 147.3011 - Plugging and abandonment of Class III wells.

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§ 147.3011 Plugging and abandonment of Class III wells.

To meet the requirements of § 146.10(d) of this chapter, owners and operators of Class III uranium projects underlying or in aquifers containing up to 5,000 mg/l TDS which have been exempted under § 146.4 of this chapter shall:

(a) Include in the required plugging and abandonment plan a plan for aquifer clean-up and monitoring which demonstrates adequate protection of surrounding USDWs.

(1) The Director shall include in each such permit for a Class III uranium project the concentrations of contaminants to which aquifers must be cleaned up in order to protect surrounding USDWs.

(2) The concentrations will be set as close as is feasible to the original conditions.

(b) When requesting permission to plug a well, owners and operators shall submit for the Director's approval a schedule for the proposed aquifer cleanup, in addition to the information required by § 146.34(c).

(c) Cleanup and monitoring shall be continued until the owner or operator certifies that no constituent listed in the permit exceeds the concentrations required by the permit, and the Director notifies the permittee in writing that cleanup activity may be terminated.

Title 40 published on 2015-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 40 CFR Part 147 after this date.

  • 2015-11-10; vol. 80 # 217 - Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    1. 80 FR 69629 - Request for Comment: Kentucky Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program; Primacy Approval
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      Notice of public comment period and opportunity to request a public hearing.
      Comments will be accepted on or before December 23, 2015. Requests for a public hearing must be received by December 9, 2015. Requests for a hearing should be mailed to Nancy Marsh (see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section). The EPA will determine by December 11, 2015, whether there is sufficient interest to warrant a public hearing. If determined to be warranted, the public hearing will be held on December 16, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in Conference Room #D16 at the Department for Natural Resources, #2 Hudson Hollow, Frankfort, KY 40601. For additional information regarding the public hearing, please contact Nancy Marsh.
      40 CFR Part 147