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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 at this time

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UIC permitting and registration information

Name Email Phone Role
James Bennett (bennett.james@epa.gov) (215)-814-5469 UIC Class 2 Permit Application Questions
Mark Nelson (nelson.mark@epa.gov) (304)-234-0286 UIC Class 5 Permitting and Rule Authorization
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

UIC Branch (3WP22)
US EPA Region 3

1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-814-5469
Fax: 215-814-2302
 
Branch Chief
James Bennett (bennett.james@epa.gov)
215-814-5469
 
 

Contacts by State

State Name and Email Title Program Address Telephone
Delaware - State

John G. Hayes

(john.hayes@state.de.us)

Program Manager Ground Water Discharges Section Exit
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9327
Delaware - EPA

Rosalind Pough-Moore

(moore.rosalind@epa.gov)

EPA State Program Manager Groundwater & Enforcement US EPA Region 3 (3WP22)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
215-814-3252
Maryland - State

Dr. Ching-Tzone Tien(chin-tzone.tien@maryland.gov)

Chief, Groundwater Permits Division
 
Water Management AdministrationExit Maryland Department of the Environment
1800 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-537-3662
Maryland - EPA

Rosalind Pough-Moore

(moore.rosalind@epa.gov)

EPA State Program Manager Groundwater & Enforcement US EPA Region 3 (3WP22)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
215-814-3252

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
304-926-0499, ext. 1547

West Virginia - State

(Class V Wells)

Megan D. Browning

(megan.d.browning@wv.gov)

Environmental Resources Program Manager Stormwater & Groundwater/UIC ProgramsExit West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
304-926-0499, ext. 1281
West Virginia - EPA

Rosalind Pough-Moore

(moore.rosalind@epa.gov)

EPA State Program Manager Groundwater & Enforcement US EPA Region 3 (3WP22)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
215-814-3252

EPA Mid-Atlantic Region

 

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

 

James Bennett (bennett.james@epa.gov)
UIC Program Manager
Chief, Ground Water & Enforcement Branch (3WP22)
US EPA Region 3
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
215-814-5469

Mark Nelson (nelson.mark@epa.gov)
Class V Team Leader and Technical Representative
1060 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003-2995
304-234-0286

Roger Reinhart (reinhart.roger@epa.gov)
Enforcement Team Leader
US EPA Region 3 (3WP22)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
215-814-5462

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