Underground Injection Control (UIC)

Underground Injection Control in EPA Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI)

EPA Region 5 serves Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and 35 tribes.

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Public Notices and Current Actions

Past UIC Public Notices and Actions in Region 5

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Contact information

US EPA Region 5
Mail Code WU-16J
77 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-3590
Fax: 312-886-4235

Branch Chief Steve Jann (jann.stephen@epa.gov) 312-886-2446
Section 1 Chief Lisa Perenchio (perenchio.lisa@epa.gov) 312-886-6593
Section 2 Chief Dana Rzeznik (rzeznik.dana@epa.gov) 312-353-6492

Contacts by Topic

  • Class I Well Permitting/Land Ban Exemptions – Steve Roy (roy.stephen@epa.gov) 312-886-6556
  • Class II Contact – Ross Micham (micham.ross@epa.gov) 312-886-4237
  • Class III Contact – Janette E. Hansen (hansen.janette@epa.gov) 312-886-0241
  • Class IV & Class V Wells Inventory/Closure - Ross Micham (micham.ross@epa.gov) 312-886-4237
  • Class V Well Inspections & Outreach – Eva-Marie Rowe (rowe.eva@epa.gov) 312-353-0829
  • Class VI Permitting/Carbon Sequestration/Climate Change – Jeffrey McDonald (mcdonald.jeffrey@epa.gov) 312-353-6288
  • Compliance Assistance & Enforcement (All Well Classes) – Ray Urchel (urchel.raymond@epa.gov) 312-353-6292
  • Scheduling Mechanical Integrity Tests - Jeffrey McDonald (mcdonald.jeffrey@epa.gov) 312-353-6288

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Regional guidance documents

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Who regulates UIC wells in my state? 

UIC in Illinois

Who regulates UIC wells in Illinois
Class Agency Contact Website
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I Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Bur Filson (bur.filson@illinois.gov) 217-782-6070 IL EPA UIC Program
II Illinois Department of Natural Resources Doug Shutt (doug.shutt@illinois.gov) IL Oil & Gas Resource Management
III
no class III wells in Illinois
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Bur Filson (bur.filson@illinois.gov) 217-782-6070 IL EPA UIC Program
IV
class IV wells are banned
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Bur Filson (bur.filson@illinois.gov) 217-782-6070 IL EPA UIC Program
V Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Bur Filson (bur.filson@illinois.gov) 217-782-6070 IL EPA UIC Program
VI U.S. EPA Jeffrey McDonald (mcdonald.jeffrey@epa.gov) 312-353-6288  

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UIC in Indiana

Who regulates UIC wells in Indiana
Class Agency Contact Website
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I U.S. EPA Steve Roy (roy.stephen@epa.gov) 312-886-6556  
II Indiana Department of Natural Resources Mona Nemecek (mnemecek@dnr.state.in.us) 317-232-0045 IN Oil & Gas
III U.S. EPA Janette E. Hansen (hansen.janette@epa.gov) 312-886-0241  
IV U.S. EPA Ross Micham (micham.ross@epa.gov) 312-886-4237  
V U.S. EPA Ross Micham (micham.ross@epa.gov) 312-886-4237  
VI U.S. EPA Jeffrey McDonald (mcdonald.jeffrey@epa.gov) 312-353-6288  

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UIC in Michigan

For questions about any of the six classes of injection wells in Michigan, contact the EPA Region 5 UIC program. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality also enforces its own set of rules for injection wells in Michigan independent of but in coordination with the federal UIC program.

Who regulates UIC wells in Michigan
Class Agency Contact
I U.S. EPA Steve Roy (roy.stephen@epa.gov) 312-886-6556
II U.S. EPA Ross Micham (micham.ross@epa.gov) 312-886-4237
III U.S. EPA Janette E. Hansen (hansen.janette@epa.gov) 312-886-0241
IV U.S. EPA Ross Micham (micham.ross@epa.gov) 312-886-4237
V U.S. EPA Ross Micham (micham.ross@epa.gov) 312-886-4237
VI U.S. EPA Jeffrey McDonald (mcdonald.jeffrey@epa.gov) 312-353-6288

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Minnesota

For questions about any of the six classes of injection wells in Minnesota, contact the EPA Region 5 UIC program.

Who regulates UIC wells in Minnesota
Class Agency Contact
I U.S. EPA Steve Roy (roy.stephen@epa.gov) 312-886-6556
II U.S. EPA Ross Micham (micham.ross@epa.gov) 312-886-4237
III U.S. EPA Janette E. Hansen (hansen.janette@epa.gov) 312-886-0241
IV U.S. EPA Ross Micham (micham.ross@epa.gov) 312-886-4237
V U.S. EPA Ross Micham (micham.ross@epa.gov) 312-886-4237
VI U.S. EPA Jeffrey McDonald (mcdonald.jeffrey@epa.gov) 312-353-6288

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Ohio

Who regulates UIC wells in Ohio
Class Agency Contact Website
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I Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Lindsay Taliaferro (lindsay.taliaferro@epa.state.oh.us) 614-644-2771 Ohio EPA UIC program Exit
II Ohio Department of Natural Resources Andrew Adgate (andrew.adgate@dnr.state.oh.us) 614-265-6673 Ohio DNR UIC Exit
III Ohio Department of Natural Resources Andrew Adgate (andrew.adgate@dnr.state.oh.us) 614-265-6673 Ohio DNR UIC Exit
IV Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Lindsay Taliaferro (lindsay.taliaferro@epa.state.oh.us) 614-644-2771 Ohio EPA UIC program Exit
V Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Lindsay Taliaferro (lindsay.taliaferro@epa.state.oh.us) 614-644-2771 Ohio EPA UIC program Exit
VI U.S. EPA Jeffrey McDonald (mcdonald.jeffrey@epa.gov) 312-353-6288  

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Wisconsin

Who regulates UIC wells in Wisconsin
Class Agency Contact Website
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I Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Brian Austin (brian.austin@wisconsin.gov) 608-266-3414 WDNR Underground Injection Wells
II Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Brian Austin (brian.austin@wisconsin.gov) 608-266-3414 WDNR Underground Injection Wells
III Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Brian Austin (brian.austin@wisconsin.gov) 608-266-3414 WDNR Underground Injection Wells
IV Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Brian Austin (brian.austin@wisconsin.gov) 608-266-3414 WDNR Underground Injection Wells
V Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Brian Austin (brian.austin@wisconsin.gov) 608-266-3414 WDNR Underground Injection Wells
VI U.S. EPA Jeffrey McDonald (mcdonald.jeffrey@epa.gov) 312-353-6288  

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Tribal UIC

No tribal agency in EPA Region 5 has direct implementation. For questions about any of the six classes of injection wells on tribal lands in Region 5 states, contact the EPA Region 5 UIC program.

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