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Underground Injection Control (UIC)

Underground Injection Control in EPA Region 3 (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, and WV)

EPA Region 3 serves Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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Public notices for proposed permits

There are currently no public notices for any proposed permits at this time.
 

UIC permitting and registration information

Name Email Phone Role
Kevin Rowsey (rowsey.kevin@epa.gov) (215) 814-5463 UIC Class 2 Permit Application Questions
Mark Nelson (nelson.mark@epa.gov) (304) 234-0286

UIC Class 5 Permitting and Rule Authorization - Virginia

Jeremy Dearden (dearden.jeremy@epa.gov) (215) 814-5351 UIC Class 5 Permitting and Rule Authorization - Pennsylvania
Dave Rectenwald (rectenwald.dave@epa.gov) (814) 827-1952 UIC Class 2 Inspection Questions or Testing Needs

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Regional guidance documents

Best Management Practices - Please see the links on the "Learn More" page at right for information on best management practices in shallow underground (Class V) injection wells. Guidance documents for business types include:

  • Automotive Service Stations
  • Carwashes
  • Dry Cleaners
  • Electroplaters
  • Fabricated Metal Industry
  • Furniture Strippers
  • Lawn Care Establishments
  • Facilities using Shallow Industrial Waste Disposal Wells
  • Facilities using Storm Water Drainage Wells
  • Medical Services Facilities
  • Photographic Processing Establishments
  • Printed Circuit Board Manufacturers
  • Print Shops Using Shallow Industrial Waste Disposal Wells

Primacy enforcement authority information

The safe drinking water act mandates that each state must have a UIC program. Many States have been given primary enforcement responsibility (primacy) for their UIC programs. Mid-Atlantic states with primacy:

If a state does not adopt primacy of the UIC program, EPA must implement the program for the state. EPA directly implements UIC programs in:

  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia

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Tribal UIC

EPA Region 3 currently has 7 federally recognized tribes in the Commonwealth of Virginia:
  • Pamunkey
  • Chickahominy
  • Eastern Chickahominy
  • Upper Mattaponi
  • Rappahannock
  • Monacan Nation
  • Nansemond
Currently, EPA has primacy of the UIC program in all 7 federally recognized tribes.

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Contact information

Mailing Address

Source Water & UIC Section (3WD22)
US EPA Region 3

Philadelphia Office
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
 
Wheeling Office
1060 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003-2995
 
Section Chief
James Bennett (bennett.james@epa.gov)
215-814-5469
 
 

Contacts by State

State Name and Email Title Program Address Telephone
Delaware - State

John Rebar

(john.rebar@delaware.gov)

Program Manager Ground Water Discharges Section Exit
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9946
Delaware - EPA

James Bennett

(bennett.james@epa.gov)

EPA State Program Manager Source Water & UIC Section US EPA Region 3 (3WD22)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
215-814-5469
Maryland - State

Tracy Rocca-Weikart (tracy.rocca-weikart@maryland.gov)

Geologist, Groundwater Discharge Permits Division
 
Water and Science AdministrationExit Maryland Department of the Environment
1800 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-537-3659
Maryland - EPA

James Bennett

(bennett.james@epa.gov)

EPA State Program Manager Source Water & UIC Section US EPA Region 3 (3WD22)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
215-814-5469

West Virginia - State

Oil and Gas Related Wells - Class II and III

Taylor Brewer

(charles.t.brewer@wv.gov)

Environmental Resources Program Manager

Stormwater & Groundwater/UIC Programs Exit
 
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
304-414-1108

West Virginia - State

(Class V Wells)

James Peterson

(James.A.Peterson@wv.gov)

Environmental Resources Specialist Stormwater & Groundwater/UIC ProgramsExit West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
304-881-2636
West Virginia - EPA

James Bennett

(bennett.james@epa.gov)

EPA State Program Manager Source Water & UIC Section US EPA Region 3 (3WD22)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
215-814-5469

EPA Mid-Atlantic Region

 

District of Colombia, Pennsylvania, Virginia -EPA is the contact, not the state