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Environmental Disposal Systems (EDS)

Documents related to the EDS UIC permits and the Romulus facility's land ban exemption are found on this web page. Documents related to the UIC permit applications from the new owner, Environmental Geo-Technologies, L.L.C., may be found on the EGT web page.

Two commercial hazardous waste injection wells in Romulus, Michigan were owned and operated by the now-bankrupt Environmental Disposal Systems Inc. (EDS). In late 2006, ownership of the wells passed from EDS to a subsidiary of the Detroit Police and Fire Retirement System called RDD Operations. In response to violations of the UIC permits and EDS's abandonment of the facility, EPA terminated EDS's permits in 2007.

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Items related to EDS & Sun Pipe Line sites
July 18, 2008 Environmental Appeals Board Order Denying Review of Appeal of Permit Termination
October 23, 2007 EPA terminates permits for EDS waste wells (News Release)
October 22, 2007 EDS Permit Termination (2 pp, 265 K) and Response to Comments on Termination of EDS Permits (11 pp, 33 K). Clarification Regarding EDS Permit Termination Date: While EPA Region 5's decision is final as of the date of this response to comments, it does not become effective until 30 days after the notice of the termination decision is received by EDS and the persons who submitted comments. If EPA Region 5's decision is appealed to the Environmental Appeals Board, the effective date of the decision is stayed until the Environmental Appeals Board makes its determination.
April 23, 2007 USEPA intends to terminate the permits issued to EDS to operate two Class I commercial injection wells located in Romulus, Michigan. Public Notice for MI-163-1W-C007 and MI-163-1W-C008 (PDF) (1 pg,13K) and Fact Sheet (PDF) (6 pp,34K)
April 13, 2007 EPA intends to terminate permits for EDS waste wells (News Release)
Mar. 23, 2007 EPA cites Environmental Disposal Systems for numerous violations at Romulus facility
September 6, 2005 Environmental Appeals Board Decision (PDF) on Appeals of EDS Permits (59 pp, 175K)
October 18, 2004 EPA Renews EDS Permits News Release
October 18, 2004 Response to Comments (PDF) Regarding Underground Injection Control (UIC) Permits #MI-163-1W-C007 and #MI-163-1W-C008 Issued to Environmental Disposal Systems, Inc. for Waste Injection Wells #1-12 and #2-12 in Wayne County, Michigan for the Purpose of Commercial Disposal of Liquid Hazardous Wastes (38 pp, 233K)
October 18, 2004 EDS Final Permit (MI-163-1W-C007) (PDF) (51 pp, 1.1MB)
October 18, 2004 EDS Final Permit (MI-163-1W-C008) (PDF) (51 pp, 1.1MB)
June 29, 2004 Transcript of June 29, 2004 Public Hearing (PDF) (90 pp, 246K)
May 26, 2004 Announcement of June 29 Public Hearing (PDF) (1 pg, 18K)
May 26, 2004 Public Notice of Draft Permits (PDF) (1 pg, 12K)
May 26, 2004 Fact Sheet on EDS Draft Permits and Public Hearing (PDF) (4 pp, 44K)
May 26, 2004 EPA seeks comments on permit renewal applications by EDS Press Release
Mar. 25, 2004 Federal Register Notice (PDF) of the Final EDS Land Band Decision as published (15 pp, 103K)
Mar. 17, 2004 EPA Grants Exemption to Romulus Injection Wells Press Release
Mar. 16, 2004 EPA Fact Sheet (PDF) on the EDS Land Ban Exemption Decision (1 pg, 70K)
Mar. 16, 2004 Federal Register Notice on the EDS Land Ban Exemption Decision PDF (57pp, 316K) in 8-1/2" x 11" format
Mar. 16, 2004 Complete EPA Response to Comments Received on the EDS Land Ban Decision (134pp, 730K)
Sept. 9, 2003 MDEQ Permit to Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals, L.P. for Brine Extraction Well (Issued 5/29/03)(2pp, 56K)
Sept. 8, 2003 EPA Offers More Time for Comments on EDS Wells Press Release
Sept. 6, 2003 Public Notice of Re-Opening of Comment Period on Proposed EDS Landban Exemption (1 pg, 9K)
Sept. 6, 2003 Basis for Re-Opening the Comment Period on the Proposed EDS Landban Exemption (1 pg, 12K)
Apr. 21, 2003 Transcript of the Public Hearing Held April 21, 2003 ( Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 117 K)
Apr. 3, 2003 EPA Holds Second Hearing on Proposed Land Ban Exemption for EDS Wells Press Release
Mar. 22, 2003 Public Library Availability of EDS Documents
Mar. 22, 2003 A Second Hearing on the EDS Hazardous Waste Injection Well Land Ban Exemption - April 21, 2003 (PDF) (249K)
Jan. 24, 2003 EPA Extends Comment Period to May 16 on Proposed Land Ban Exemption for EDS Press Release
Jan. 8, 2003 Transcript of the Public Hearing Held January 8, 2003 (PDF) (117K)
Dec. 20, 2003 Federal Register notice of the Proposed EDS Land Band Decision PDF (14pp, 657K) as published
Dec. 20, 2003 Federal Register notice PDF (of the Proposed EDS Land Band Decision.
Dec. 20, 2002 EPA Holds Hearing on Proposed Land Ban Exemption for EDS Wells Press Release
Dec. 8 2002 Newspaper announcement for January 8, 2003, Informational Meeting and Public Hearing on the proposed Land Ban Exemption for the EDS wells(1 pg, 59K)
Nov. 27, 2002 Two-Page Fact Sheet on Proposed EDS Land Ban Decision (PDF) (67K)
Nov. 20, 2002 Region 5 Water Division Announces Proposed Decision on Environmental Disposal Systems, Inc. Land Ban Exemption Petition
Nov. 20, 2002 EPA Proposes to Grant EDS an Exemption from Land Disposal Restrictions Press Release
July 11, 2002 Environmental Appeals Board Order Denying Petitions for Review (PDF) of Appeals of Sun Pipe Line permit
Apr. 10, 2002 Appeals of the Permit Issued to Sun Pipe Line
Feb. 27, 2002 EPA Approves Permit for Sun Pipe Line Press Release
Feb. 26, 2002 Response to Comments (PDF) regarding Underground Injection Control Draft Permit #MI-163-1I-0001 issued to the Sun Pipe Line Company for Waste Injection Well #1A in Wayne County, Michigan for the Purpose of disposal of liquid industrial waste.
Feb. 26, 2002 Final Permit Issued to Sun Pipe Line Company (PDF)
Oct. 4, 2001 Oct. 4 Meeting with EPA Regional Administrator Thomas Skinner on EDS & Sun Pipe Line Issues (PDF)
Sept. 21, 2001 EPA Regional Administrator Meets with Michigan Residents October 4 Press Release
Aug. 17, 2001 Containment of Wastes under the Land Ban Program
July 27, 2001 EPA: Sun Pipe Line Documents Available at Romulus and Taylor Libraries Press Release
July 19, 2001 EPA Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Permit for Sun Pipe Line; Comment Period Extended to Aug. 10 Press Release
June 20, 2001 Public Notice of July 24, 2001 Public Hearing on the Sun Pipe Line Company Draft Permit (41pp, 132K)
June 13, 2001 June 13, 2001 Availability Session in Romulus, MI on EDS, Inc. Wells
Feb. 16, 2001 Meeting With Legislative Director from Congressmen John Dingell's Office on EDS, Inc.
June 26, 1998 Environmental Disposal Systems, Inc., Romulus, MI

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