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EPA to hold public meeting on coalbed methane produced waters

Release Date: 9/12/2001
Contact Information:
800 227-8917 x6132,

Release Date: 9/12/2001
Contact Information:
800 227-8917 x7814

      Denver -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold an informational meeting on proposed effluent limitations for coalbed methane produced waters. Several technologies are being considered for technical and economic feasibility, including zero discharge through reinjection, infiltration and evaporation, and beneficial use of the effluent for agriculture and wildlife. EPA's main objective in setting effluent limits is to support permitting in Indian Country, fulfilling our trust responsibility with Tribes to implement environmental laws and regulations.

      WHAT: Informational meeting to discuss ways to handle water produced during coalbed methane extraction.

      WHEN: Tuesday, September 25th from 1-4 p.m.

      WHERE: Sheraton Billings Hotel in the Granite Room, 27 North 27th St., Billings, MT. For information on accommodations and/or directions, contact the hotel at 406 252-7400.

      CONTACT: Mike Reed, NPDES permits team, EPA Region 8
      Phone (800) 227-8917 x6132


      NOTE: The Underground Injection Control (UIC) permit meeting for the Redstone/Fidelity UIC permit will be held at 7 p.m. the same evening in the same place.