West Bay Class II Injection Well, Haystead #9
For information on this permit application
312-886-0263 or 800-621-8431, ext. 60263
(where to view written records)
Jackson District Library
244 West Michigan
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
After considering the comments submitted on the draft permit, EPA is issuing the final permit for the Haystead #9 well. You can view the response to comments and final permit below.
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- Response to Comments April 9, 2014 (PDF) (77pp, 1.7MB)
- Final Permit (PDF) (19pp, 460K)
- Draft underground injection control permit and public notice (PDF) (24pp, 3.1MB)
- Public Notice/Fact Sheet (PDF) (2pp, 146K)
- Transcript of April 30, 2013 Public Hearing (PDF) (70pp, 776K)
Overview of UIC Permitting Process
The flowchart below shows the main steps that EPA follows to process a permit application from start to finish.
- 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.