West Bay Class II Injection Well, Haystead #9
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West Bay Exploration Company of Traverse City, Michigan, applied for a permit to operate a Class II injection well for noncommercial brine disposal. The company wants to dispose of brine deep beneath the earth’s surface. EPA calls this a Class II non-hazardous brine disposal well. Class II wells are typically used to inject fluids that result from oil and gas production into the ground. There are about 144,000 Class II wells in the United States. About 20 percent are known to be used for brine disposal.
West Bay Exploration Company
Permit Number: MI-075-2D-0010
Two public commenters filed Petitions for Review (numbers UIC 14-66 and UIC 14-67) with the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) on May 8, 2014, and May 14, 2014 respectively.
The Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) ruled on the Petitions for Review of the Haystead #9 SWD, and issued Orders to Deny Review of the permit on July 7, 2014 (Petition #UIC-14-67) and September 22, 2014 (Petition #UIC-14-66).
On October 1, 2014, EPA notified West Bay Exploration Company of the final decision on the Haystead #9 SWD permit (EPA #MI-075-2D-0010), and authorized the company to construct the well.
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Overview of UIC Permitting Process
- Receive the permit application. April 2011
- Conduct a completeness review and technical evaluation. April 2011 - March 2013
- Make a draft decision, announce the draft decision and public comment period and accept public input by mail and at public hearing. March 2013 - May 2013
- Prepare responses to public comments June 2013 – April 2014
- Issue final decision and distribute responses to public comments. April 9, 2014
- If the final decision is appealed, process the appeal. May 2014-September 2014