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Underground Injection Control (UIC)

Underground Injection Control in EPA Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI)

EPA Region 5 serves Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and 35 tribes.

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Public Notices and Current Actions

  • Response to Comments and Final UIC Class I Permit MI-105-1I-0003: Occidental Chemical Corporation. (Mason County, Mich.)
  • Response to Comments and Final UIC Class II Permit MI-129-2R-0042: Muskegon Development Company.( Ogemaw County, Mich.)
  • Public Notice: Draft UIC Class I Permit MI-091-1I-0002: Great Lakes Chemical Corporation (Lenawee County, Mich.)”
    • Comment period ends December 27, 2017
  • Public Notice: Draft UIC Class I Permits IN-051-1I-0001, -0002, AND -0003: Duke Energy Indiana, LLC(Gibson County, Ind.)”
    • Comment period ends December 8, 2017
  • Public Hearing on UIC Class I Permit modifications MI-163-1W-C010 AND -C011: Environmental Geo-Technologies, LLC (Wayne County, Mich.)
    • Second comment period ends December 6, 2017
  • Public Notice: Draft UIC Class I Permit MI-165-1I-0002: Wexford Water Technologies, LLC (Wexford County, Mich.)”
    • Comment period ends November 22, 2017
  • Response to Comments and Final UIC Class I Permits MI-163-1I-0001, -0002, and -0003: Sunoco Partners Marketing and Terminals, LP.(Wayne County, Mich.)
  • Public Notice: Draft UIC Class II Permit MI-051-2D-0031: Jordan Development Company, LLC (Gladwin County, Mich.)”
    • Comment period ends October 31, 2017
  • Response to Comments and Final UIC Class I Permits MI-133-1I-0004, -0005, and -0006: Michigan Potash Operating, LLC.(Osceola County, Mich.)
  • Public Hearing and UIC Class II Permit MI-125-2R-0003: Energex Petroleum Inc. (Oakland County, Mich.)
    • Public Hearing on October 12, 2017
    • Comment period ends October 19, 2017
  • Response to Comments and Final UIC Class II Permit MI-039-2R-A002: Dart Oil & Gas Corporation.(Crawford County, Mich.)”
  • Public Notice: Proposed Class I Permit MI-105-1I-0003: Occidental Chemical Corporation (Mason County, Mich.)
    • Comment period ends October 2, 2017
  • Response to Comments and Final UIC Class II Permit MI-039-2R-0028: BreitBurn Operating L.P.(Crawford County, Mich.)”
  • Public Notice: Draft UIC Class II permit MI-035-2R-0034: Muskegon Development Company (Clare County, Mich.)
    • Comment period extended to August 18, 2017
  • Public Notice: Draft UIC Class I Permitss MI-091-1I-0001 and -0002: Great Lakes Chemical Corporation (Lenawee County, Mich.)
    • Comment period ends August 23, 2017
  • Public Notice: Draft UIC Class II Permit MI-129-2R-0042: Muskegon Development Company (Ogemaw County, Mich.)”
    •  Comment period ends August 1, 2017
  • Public Notice: Public Hearing and UIC Class II Permit MI-035-2R-0034: Muskegon Development Company (Clare County, Mich.)”
  • Public Notice: Draft UIC Class I Modified Permits MI-163-1W-C010 and -C011: Environmental Geo-Technologies, LLC (Wayne County, Mich.)”
    • Comment period ends July 18, 2017
  • Public Notice: Response to Comments and Final UIC Class II Permit MI-107-2D-0013: W. B. Osborn Oil & Gas Operations (Mecosta County, Mich.)
  • Past UIC Public Notices and Actions in Region 5

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    Contact information

    US EPA Region 5
    Mail Code WU-16J
    77 W. Jackson Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60604-3590
    Fax: 312-886-4235

    Branch Chief Steve Jann (jann.stephen@epa.gov) 312-886-2446
    Section 1 Chief Lisa Perenchio (perenchio.lisa@epa.gov) 312-886-6593
    Section 2 Chief Dana Rzeznik (rzeznik.dana@epa.gov) 312-353-6492

    Contacts by Topic

  • Class I Well Permitting/Land Ban Exemptions – Andrew Greenhagen (greenhagen.andrew@epa.gov) 312-353-7648
  • Class II Contact – Anna Miller (miller.anna@epa.gov) 312-886-7060
  • Class III Contact – Janette E. Hansen (hansen.janette@epa.gov) 312-886-0241
  • Class IV & Class V Wells Inventory/Closure - Ross Micham (micham.ross@epa.gov) 312-886-4237
  • Class V Well Inspections & Outreach – Eva-Marie Rowe (rowe.eva@epa.gov) 312-353-0829
  • Class VI Permitting/Carbon Sequestration/Climate Change – Jeffrey McDonald (mcdonald.jeffrey@epa.gov) 312-353-6288
  • Land Ban Exemptions – Jeffrey Wawczak (wawczak.jeffrey@epa.gov) 312-886-1988
  • Compliance Assistance & Enforcement (All Well Classes) – Ray Urchel (urchel.raymond@epa.gov) 312-353-6292
  • Scheduling Mechanical Integrity Tests - Jeffrey McDonald (mcdonald.jeffrey@epa.gov) 312-353-6288
  • Michigan Class V Inspector -  Robert Julianus (rejulianus@gmail.com)   269-330-6303 203 W. Franklin Street, Otsego, Michigan 49078
  • Michigan Class V Inspector Mary Ann Heidemann (mamaphd@frontier.com)   989-351-9700 136 South First Street, Rogers City, Michigan 49779

Regional guidance documents

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Who regulates UIC wells in my state? 

UIC in Illinois

Who regulates UIC wells in Illinois

Class Agency Contact Website
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I Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Bur Filson (bur.filson@illinois.gov) 217-782-6070 IL EPA UIC Program
II Illinois Department of Natural Resources Doug Shutt (doug.shutt@illinois.gov) IL Oil & Gas Resource Management
III
no class III wells in Illinois
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Bur Filson (bur.filson@illinois.gov) 217-782-6070 IL EPA UIC Program
IV
class IV wells are banned
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Bur Filson (bur.filson@illinois.gov) 217-782-6070 IL EPA UIC Program
V Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Bur Filson (bur.filson@illinois.gov) 217-782-6070 IL EPA UIC Program
VI U.S. EPA Jeffrey McDonald (mcdonald.jeffrey@epa.gov) 312-353-6288  

UIC in Indiana

Who regulates UIC wells in Indiana

Class Agency Contact Website
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I U.S. EPA Andrew Greenhagen (greenhagen.andrew@epa.gov) 312-353-7648  
II Indiana Department of Natural Resources Mona Nemecek (mnemecek@dnr.state.in.us) 317-232-0045 IN Oil & Gas
III U.S. EPA Janette E. Hansen (hansen.janette@epa.gov) 312-886-0241  
IV U.S. EPA Ross Micham (micham.ross@epa.gov) 312-886-4237  
V U.S. EPA Ross Micham (micham.ross@epa.gov) 312-886-4237  
VI U.S. EPA Jeffrey McDonald (mcdonald.jeffrey@epa.gov) 312-353-6288  

UIC in Michigan

For questions about any of the six classes of injection wells in Michigan, contact the EPA Region 5 UIC program. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality also enforces its own set of rules for injection wells in Michigan independent of but in coordination with the federal UIC program.

Who regulates UIC wells in Michigan

Class Agency Contact
I U.S. EPA Andrew Greenhagen (greenhagen.andrew@epa.gov) 312-353-7648
II U.S. EPA Anna Miller (miller.anna@epa.gov) 312-886-7060
III U.S. EPA Janette E. Hansen (hansen.janette@epa.gov) 312-886-0241
IV U.S. EPA Ross Micham (micham.ross@epa.gov) 312-886-4237
V U.S. EPA Ross Micham (micham.ross@epa.gov) 312-886-4237
VI U.S. EPA Jeffrey McDonald (mcdonald.jeffrey@epa.gov) 312-353-6288

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Minnesota

For questions about any of the six classes of injection wells in Minnesota, contact the EPA Region 5 UIC program.

Who regulates UIC wells in Minnesota

Class Agency Contact
I U.S. EPA Andrew Greenhagen (greenhagen.andrew@epa.gov) 312-353-7648
II U.S. EPA Ross Micham (micham.ross@epa.gov) 312-886-4237
III U.S. EPA Janette E. Hansen (hansen.janette@epa.gov) 312-886-0241
IV U.S. EPA Ross Micham (micham.ross@epa.gov) 312-886-4237
V U.S. EPA Ross Micham (micham.ross@epa.gov) 312-886-4237
VI U.S. EPA Jeffrey McDonald (mcdonald.jeffrey@epa.gov) 312-353-6288

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Ohio

Who regulates UIC wells in Ohio

Class Agency Contact Website
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I Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Lindsay Taliaferro (lindsay.taliaferro@epa.state.oh.us) 614-644-2771 Ohio EPA UIC program Exit
II Ohio Department of Natural Resources Andrew Adgate (andrew.adgate@dnr.state.oh.us) 614-265-6673 Ohio DNR UIC Exit
III Ohio Department of Natural Resources Andrew Adgate (andrew.adgate@dnr.state.oh.us) 614-265-6673 Ohio DNR UIC Exit
IV Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Lindsay Taliaferro (lindsay.taliaferro@epa.state.oh.us) 614-644-2771 Ohio EPA UIC program Exit
V Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Lindsay Taliaferro (lindsay.taliaferro@epa.state.oh.us) 614-644-2771 Ohio EPA UIC program Exit
VI U.S. EPA Jeffrey McDonald (mcdonald.jeffrey@epa.gov) 312-353-6288  

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Wisconsin

Who regulates UIC wells in Wisconsin

Class Agency Contact Website
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I Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Brian Austin (brian.austin@wisconsin.gov) 608-266-3414 WDNR Underground Injection Wells
II Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Brian Austin (brian.austin@wisconsin.gov) 608-266-3414 WDNR Underground Injection Wells
III Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Brian Austin (brian.austin@wisconsin.gov) 608-266-3414 WDNR Underground Injection Wells
IV Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Brian Austin (brian.austin@wisconsin.gov) 608-266-3414 WDNR Underground Injection Wells
V Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Brian Austin (brian.austin@wisconsin.gov) 608-266-3414 WDNR Underground Injection Wells
VI U.S. EPA Jeffrey McDonald (mcdonald.jeffrey@epa.gov) 312-353-6288  

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Tribal UIC

No tribal agency in EPA Region 5 has direct implementation. For questions about any of the six classes of injection wells on tribal lands in Region 5 states, contact the EPA Region 5 UIC program.

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