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Environmental Geo-Technologies, L.L.C.

Site Location
Map showing location of EGT wells
Contact Information

Press Officer
Phillippa Cannon cannon.phillippa@epa.gov
312-353-6218 or 800-621-8431, Ext. 36218

Program Contact
For information regarding these permits, please contact:
Allan Batka batka.allan@epa.gov
312-353-7316 or 800-621-8431, Ext. 37316

Status of Underground Injection Control Program Decision

EPA reviewed all comments we received on the draft permits, prepared responses to these comments and issued a final decision.

Public Participation

EPA hosted two informal meetings at the Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport Hotel (formerly the Crowne Plaza Hotel) in Romulus, Michigan on Monday, May 16, 2011 and a public hearing at the same location on Tuesday, May 17.

EPA accepted comments on the proposed permits for EGT to operate the Romulus injection wells until June 29, 2011 (midnight postmark).

People who submitted comments on the draft decision will have the right to petition EPA's Environmental Appeals Board to review any condition of the final permit decision. See below for more information about the appeal process.

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In 2011 EPA issued permits with strict operating conditions to Environmental Geo-Technologies (EGT).  The EPA has completed its review of all documentation regarding EGT’s requirements to receive authorization to inject waste into two wells.  All permit conditions have been met and EPA has issued written approval to EGT for injection into the wells. The company wants to reopen two existing commercial hazardous waste injection wells at 28470 Citrin Drive in Romulus, Michigan. The company has also received an air permit and a license to operate the hazardous waste facility from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The injection wells would be used to dispose of liquid waste from sources approved by EPA.

Note: Documents related to the Environmental Disposal System UIC permits and the Romulus facility's land ban exemption are on the EDS Web page. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality exit EPA also maintains web pages related to this site.

For more detailed information, see the boxes to the right.

Site Documents

General Overview of UIC Permitting Process

The flowchart below shows the main steps that EPA follows to process a permit application from start to finish. The steps identified are:

  1. Receive the permit application.
  2. Conduct a completeness review and technical evaluation.
  3. Make a draft decision, announce the draft decision and public comment period and accept public input by mail and at public hearing.
  4. Prepare responses to public comments.
  5. Issue final decision and distribute responses to public comments.
  6. If the final decision is appealed, process the appeal.
EPA is at step five of this process, as highlighted in the graphic below.


Flowchart Showing UIC Permitting Process

Appeal Process

To appeal a decision to EPA's Environmental Appeals Board, you must have commented on the draft permits and you must submit a petition to the Board which must arrive at the Board's office on or before October 21, 2011. Only issues that were raised during the public comment period are subject to review by the Board. The petition must include: If you wish to request an administrative review by the Environmental Appeals Board, you must submit your request in writing. Please use the following addresses: The request will be timely if received at the Board's office within 30 days of the receipt of the notice of decision by those who have the right to appeal. For your request to be valid, it must conform to the requirements of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations Section 124.19. This request for review must be made prior to seeking judicial review of any final permit decision.

EGT - UIC Class I Permit Application December 2007 and associated files

EGT response for request for additional information July 2008

Related topic: Environmental Disposal Systems (EDS) UIC permit and land ban files

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