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UIC National Technical Workgroup Information

The UIC NTW is currently working of three projects:

Date Document
Apr. 2, 2014 UIC National Technical Workgroup Membership
Aug. 24, 2012 UIC National Technical Workgroup Membership
Jan. 19, 2007 Drinking Water Treatment Residual Injection Wells Technical Recommendations PDF (72 pp, 473K)
July 12, 2006 National Technical Workgroup Products "Annular injection of drilling wastes into production wells" and "Does a fixed radius area of review meet the statutory and regulatory requirements of being protective of USDWs under 144.12?" PDF (2 pp, 81K)
Apr. 27, 2006 State Representation on the UIC Technical Workgroup
Apr. 27, 2006 UIC National Technical Workgroup Membership
Sept. 16, 2005 2005 Charter PDF (6 pp, 18K)
Nov. 14, 2002 Interpretation of Cementing Requirements in 40 CFR 146.65 for Class I Injection Wells (PDF) (4 pp, 13K)
Charter
Nov. 17, 2000 Memorandum from William Diamond

Final Issue Papers
Feb. 11, 2005 Injection Well Plugging and Abandonment (P&A) Checklist (PDF) (10 pp, 128K)
Nov. 5, 2004 Does a Fixed Radius Area of Review meet the statutory mandate and regulatory requirements of being protective of USDWs under 40 CFR §144.12? (PDF) (7 pp, 73K)
Aug. 3, 2004/June 23, 2005 Annular Disposal of RCRA exempt wastes into oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) wells within the regulatory scope of the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program (PDF) (7 pp, 177K) (Amended to remove erroneous citation; final recommendation unchanged.)
Jan. 27, 1999 Cementing Requirements
Dec. 15, 1998 Annulus Additives
Aug. 17, 1998 Naturally Occuring Radioactive Material (NORM) Waste electronic version of transmittal only
July 30, 1998 Deep Class V Wells
Mar. 17, 1998 Area of Review Methods
Feb. 26, 1998 Fracture Slurry Injection (PDF) (16 pp, 569K)

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UIC Branch Technical Guidance Documents for Deep Wells

The Region 5 UIC Branch has prepared guidance documents to assist owners and operators of injection wells in Region 5 to maintain compliance with the UIC regulations and conditions of their permits. They are listed here.

Number Title Date
1 Casing and Cementing Policy for Substandard Class II Injection Wells June 20, 1986
2 Financial Responsibility for Class II Injection Wells June 17, 1987
3 Determination of Underground Sources of Drinking Water (USDWs) February 5, 1987
4 Plugging and Abandonment Of Class I - V Wells December 22, 1994
5 Determination of the Mechanical Integrity of Injection Wells February 2008.
6 Ambient Pressure Monitoring Draft Revision
Ambient Pressure Monitoring
April 1998
November 20, 1990
7 Determination of Maximum Injection Pressure for Class I Wells December 22, 1994
8 Preparing a Waste Analysis Plan at Class I Injection Well Facilities January 21, 1994
   Region V Guidelines for Class I Well Monitoring Plans October 1989
   Supplemental Guidelines for Plans and Operations of Monitoring Wells at Class I Injection Well Facilities February 28, 1991
  "Field Rules": Fracture Pressure Gradient Values for Certain Oil Fields in Michigan 1992, 1993
  Downloadable Permit Application and Permit Renewal Documents  
 

Information Sheet for Owner/Operators of Class 1HW Injection Wells Who Are Submitting Simultaneous Applications for Permit and Exemptions to the RCRA Land Ban PDF (55 pp, 161K) July 2006

2006

Guidance No. 6 is currently under revision. If you would like to read the draft version, please click here. Your comments are appreciated.

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UIC Branch Technical Guidance Documents for Shallow Wells

Title Date
Closure Guidelines for Facilities with Motor Vehicle Waste Disposal Wells (PDF) (2 pp, 22K) April 2005
When Is Sampling Required at a Motor Vehicle Waste Disposal Well Before Closure (PDF) (2 pp, 152K)
Guidelines for Sampling and Analyses of Motor Vehicle Waste Disposal Wells (PDF) (9 pp, 31K) April 2005
Guidelines on Conducting Site Assessments at Class IV and V Injection Well Facilities Draft May 1995

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UIC Materials on the US EPA Drinking Water Academy website

 
Introduction to the UIC Program PDF (65 pp, 2.1Mb)
Introduction to UIC Permitting (Part 1) PDF (73 pp, 3.1Mb)
Introduction to UIC Permitting (Part 2) PDF (229 pp, 2.5Mb)
The Nuts and Bolts of Falloff Testing (2003) PDF (208 pp, 3.4Mb)

Drinking Water Academy UIC training web page

Glossaries

Glossaries
EPA UIC Glossary of UIC Terms
Region 5 UIC Glossary of UIC Terms

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Example Permit Application & Other Permit Documents

EPA UIC Permit Application Form (PDF) (6 pp, 100 K)
Federal Financial Responsibility Demonstrations for Owners and Operators of Class II Oil- and Gas-Related Injection Wells (PDF) (29 pp, 688 K) (EPA 570/9-90-003)
Types of Financial Assurance Mechanisms (HTML)
Region 5 UIC Class I Permit Application Checklist (PDF) (5 pp, 73 K)
Region 5 UIC Class I Permit Re-Application Guidelines (PDF) (1 p, 8 K)
Region 5 UIC Class II Technical Review Sheet (PDF) (5 pp, 22 K)
Region 5 UIC Example Class II Permit Application (PDF) (9 pp, 2.7 M)
Region 5 UIC Class V Permit Application Instructions (HTML)
Region 5 UIC Permit Extension Instructions (HTML)
Region 5 UIC Plugging and Abandonment Cost Estimate Worksheet PDF (3 pp, 29 K)
Also available in Microsoft Excel format cost_estimate_worksheet.xls (40K)
Region 5 UIC Requirements for Commercial Underground Injection Control Class II Wells (HTML)
State Historic Preservation Office Letter (PDF) (1 p, 51 K)
Region 5 UIC Transfer of Ownership Requirements (PDF) (1 p, 185K)
Wellbore Schematic (MicroSoft Excel file to submit with Plugging and Abandonment Plan) (1 p, 23 K)

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Sample UIC Financial Forms

The UIC Program has prepared sample documents to make it simpler for applicants and permittees to meet certain requirements. You may view or download an Adobe PDF version and fill it in on a typewriter or you may download either a WordPerfect or Microsoft Word version of these files and complete them on your computer. (More recent versions of word processing software should have no problem reading these files saved using the older releases.) The financial forms are samples: comparable wording is usually acceptable. Forms will be added as they become available.

In addition, a simple discussion of the different types of financial mechanisms and their requirements is available.

Amendment to Standby Trust Agreement (PDF) (1 p, 10 K)
Amendment to Trust Agreement (PDF) (1 p, 27 K)
Auditor's Verification of Chief Financial Officer's Letter (PDF) (1 p, 7 K)
Chief Financial Officer's Letter for Class I Wells (PDF) (2 pp, 13 K)
Chief Financial Officer's Letter for Class II Wells (PDF) (3 pp, 14 K)
Form VII-10 (PDF) (for Blanket Bond Coverage) (1 pp, 55 K)
Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit (PDF) (2 pp, 31KB)
Letter Requesting Use of Michigan State Bond (PDF) (1 p, 13 K)
Standby Trust Agreement (PDF) (9 pp, 86KB)
Surety Performance Bond (PDF) (4 pp, 37K)
Trust Agreement (PDF) (9 pp, 23 K)
Plugging and Abandonment Cost Estimate Worksheet PDF (3 pp, 29 K)
Also available in Microsoft Excel format cost_estimate_worksheet.xls (40K)

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Class V Forms

Inventory Information

If you have a Class V well, it is your responsibility to submit inventory information. We have prepared an inventory sheet with instructions to make it simpler for well owners and operators. You may download either a WordPerfect Version 5 or Word97 version of these files or view them onscreen. (More recent versions of word processing software should have no problem reading these files saved using the older releases.)

Pre-Closure Information

Note: Owners/Operators must submit Pre-Closure Notification forms before closing a Motor Vehicle Waste Disposal Well.

See Closure Guidelines for Facilities with Motor Vehicle Waste Disposal Wells (PDF) (2pp, 11K) for more information.

Some Class V wells will require a permit. In these cases, the owner/operator must submit a permit application.

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Sample Monitoring Reports and Other Forms


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