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Underground Injection Control (UIC)

Underground Injection Wells Registration

Register any class of injection well using the inventory form below.

  • How to Register Injection Wells

    If you own, operate or plan to construct one or more injection wells, you are required to register those features, also known as injection wells, with the Underground Injection Control program. This requirement applies to deep and shallow subsurface disposal systems as defined in 40 CFR part 144. Compliance with the federal Underground Injection Control (UIC) regulations includes fulfilling two basic requirements: (1) - register injection well(s) and (2) - do not use injection wells in a manner that will contaminate underground sources of drinking water.

    These instructions and e-Form were developed to assist injection well owners in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Indian Tribes of the desert southwest comply with the federal UIC regulations. Other state and local regulations may apply. See the regulations at 40 CFR part 144 for more information, at the U.S. Government Printing Office.

    After submitting this form, a confirmation email with the submitted form data will be sent to the Email address provided.

  • Common Questions

    My runoff discharges to a swale, pond or ditch. Is this injection?

    If there is no subsurface (buried) discharge component to the system, then it is not subject to UIC requirements, however it may be subject to Clean Water Act requirements or other water protection regulations.

    The injection well serves a single family home. Do I have to register the well?

    Injection wells serving single family homes do not have to submit inventory information unless they are used by a home-based business, such as car repair, pet boarding, medical services or other businesses that generate a liquid waste stream that is to be disposed underground.

    I have a septic system with multiple leachfield lines. Does each leachfield pipe count as a different injection well?

    No, if all of the leachfields receive effluent from the same septic tank or other treatment device, they count as components of one injection well or subsurface fluid distribution system.

    Is registering the injection well my only obligation?

    Some injection activities are subject to state and local requirements and/or permits. Single-family onsite sewage systems are generally regulated by county environmental health agencies. Large capacity sanitary waste disposal and industrial discharges may be regulated by local or state water quality agencies. If your injection well(s) are subject to a discharge permit from the state, please list that permit number in the comments box to help reduce duplicative requirements.

    Depending on multiple factors, such as your location in relation to drinking water supply wells or the type of injectate, your injection well(s) may be subject to additional federal requirements. These requirements may include sampling, characterization, permitting or closure of injection wells. Shallow injection of hazardous waste, untreated sewage and motor vehicle repair fluids is prohibited except in ongoing remedial actions overseen by regulatory agencies. See the regulations for more information. IMPORTANT: You must notify EPA if the ownership, well operating status or injectate changes.

    How does EPA use the information?

    EPA will use this information to notify you of applicable regulatory requirements or best management practices to prevent contamination. EPA shares the data with other water quality agencies, public water supply agencies, and in response to Freedom of Information Act requests for the data.

    For more information, contact your EPA or state UIC program or email R9iWells@epa.gov.

Injection Well Inventory Form

---------- Facility Information ----------
---------- Facility Location ----------
RCRA ID, APN, or TMK or leave blank
Numbers only, please. For industry/business, find NAICS code at www.census.gov
Latitudes in American Samoa should be entered as negative numbers. Free lat/long finder is latlong.net
°N
Enter positive numbers for degrees longitude east or negative numbers for longitude west, in this field.
Specify "W" for longitudes in the U.S., or "E" for longitudes in Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands.
---- Legal Contact Information: Owner or Other Responsible Party ----
---------- Well Details ----------
If you would like to report other types of wells at this site, please submit this form, then use the back button to modify this entry or start over.
If well(s) have been plugged and abandoned enter the numerical year only.
(# of feet below ground surface)
Select the primary constituent of injected fluids.
Select the predominant plumbing orientation of the injection well(s): horizontal such as a leachfield; vertical such as a drywell or seepage pit
Please select one.
Please list any local or state permits that authorize, monitor, or otherwise affect the reported injection well(s). If this site is subject to any relevant local or state permits, or if you have any operational considerations for the injection well(s) that you would like to note, please list them here.
If you are NOT the owner listed above, please enter your name here.
Your organization if other than the contact above.