Underground Injection Control in EPA Region 1 (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT)
Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and 10 tribal nations
On this page:
- Public notices
- Permitting and registration information
- Regional guidance documents
- Primary enforcement authority information
- Underground injection control on tribal lands in Region 1
- EPA Region 1 mailing address
Most underground injection control (UIC) wells in New England are Class V wells. Class V wells are used to inject non-hazardous fluids underground. Class V wells are typically used to dispose of wastes into or above underground sources of drinking water. This disposal can pose a threat to drinking water quality if not managed properly.
Public notices for proposed permits
No federal public notices for proposed permits at this time.
UIC permitting and registration information
No federal UIC permitting or registration information at this time.
Regional guidance documents
None at this time.
Who regulates UIC wells in my state? - primacy enforcement authority information
EPA Region 1 oversees UIC programs in New England states and directly implements UIC programs on tribal lands.
New England states have approved federally approved UIC programs. That means that each state has primary enforcement authority, or primacy and each state implements its own UIC program. State UIC regulations include requirements for registering and permitting Class V wells.
There are no Class I, II, III, or VI wells in Region 1.
If you have general questions regarding federal UIC regulations, please contact Andrea Traviglia (Traviglia.Andrea@epa.gov). If you have specific questions about a Class V well in a specific state, state contact information is provided in the table below.
|Connecticut||Connecticut Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection, Water Permitting and Enforcement Division||
Melissa Blais (Melissa.Blais@ct.gov)
|Maine||Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Resource Regulation||
Enid Mitnik (Enid.Mitnik@maine.gov)
|Massachusetts||Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection, UIC Program/Drinking Water Program||Joe Cerutti (Joseph.Cerutti@state.ma.us)|
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, Drinking Water Source Protection Program
|Mitch Locker (UICProgramNH@des.nh.gov)|
|Rhode Island||Rhode Department of Environmental Management, Office of Water Resources||Craig Roy (Craig.Roy@dem.ri.gov)|
|Vermont||Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division||Nathan Kie (Nathan.Kie@vermont.gov)|
Tribal underground injection control programs in New England states are implemented by EPA Region 1. Contact Andrea Traviglia (Traviglia.Andrea@epa.gov) for more information.
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