EPA to accept comments on a Class II injection well application for the Willow Field

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to issue an Underground Injection Control (UIC) Permit authorizing Class II injection well DJS 2-14 at Willow Field in Payette County, Idaho. EPA is also proposing an Aquifer Exemption of the Willow Sands from status as an Underground Source of Drinking Water.

Beginning January 14, 2022, there will be a 45-day comment period. Please see the Notice for more information.

Persons wishing to comment must do so in writing by the close of the Public Comment period on February 28, 2022 March, 30, 2022 at 5:00 PM Mountain Time (MT) (comment period extended from February 28). Please submit all comments via email to osborne.evan@epa.gov. All comments must include:

  1. The statement “Draft Permit Public Comment” or “Draft Aquifer Exemption Public Comment” in the subject line of the email,
  2. The name, address, and telephone number of the person commenting (in the body of the email) and,
  3. A concise statement and the relevant facts forming the basis for the comment.

The EPA has scheduled a public hearing on February 18, 2022, at 10:00 AM MT. The purpose of this meeting is to collect oral comments on the actions proposed by this notice. To attend the meeting, visit the EPA Region 10 UIC webpage https://www.epa.gov/uic/underground-injection-control-region-10-ak-id-or-and-wa the morning of the hearing where you will be provided direction on how to attend this remote meeting. EPA will post hearing details under the Public Notices section of this webpage.

The draft permit, fact sheet, and Aquifer Exemption record of decision can be downloaded from the internet at https://www.epa.gov/uic/underground-injection-control-region-10-ak-id-or-and-wa

Due to COVID-19, EPA cannot share any physical copies for review.