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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

  • Public Notice: Draft UIC Class II   MI-105-2R-0002: OMIMEX ENERGY, INC.  (Mason County, Michigan)
    • Comment period ended Sept 11, 2018
  • Public Notice: Draft UIC Class II  MI-111-2D-0039: HARDY & HARDY, LLC.  (Midland County, Michigan)
    • Comment period ended Sept 4, 2018
  • Public Notice: Response to Comments and Final UIC Class II Permit Modifications MI-035-2R-0034: Muskegon Development Company.
  • Public Notice: Draft modification of UIC Class II Permit MI-127-2D-0002: Ranch Production, LLC   (Oceana County, Mich.)
    • Comment period ended July 2, 2018
  • Public Notice: Draft UIC Class II Permit MI-137-2R-0033: Core Energy, LLC (Otsego County, Mich.)
    • Comment period ended June 25, 2018
  • Public Notice: Draft UIC Class II Permit MI-127-2R-0002: Omimex Energy, Inc. (Oceana, Mich.)
    • Comment period ended June 25, 2018
  • Public Hearing: UIC Class II Permit MI-051-2D-0031: Jordan Development Company, LLC (Gladwin County, Mich.)
    • Hearing: June 19, 2018
    • Comment period ended June 22, 2018
  • Public Notice: Draft UIC Class II Modified Permit MI-147-2D-0014: Marysville Hydrocarbons, LLC (St. Clair County, Mich.)
    • Comment period ended May 23, 2018
  • Response to Comments and Final UIC Class I Permits IN-051-1I-0001, -0002, and -0003: Duke Energy Indiana, LLC.(Gibson County, Ind.)
  • Public Notice: Draft UIC Class II Permit MI-135-2D-0047: Merit Energy Company (Oscoda County, Mich.)
    • Comment period ended April 9, 2018
  • Response to Comments and Final UIC Class I Permit Modifications MI-163-1W-C010 and -C011: Environmental Geo-Technology, LLC.(Wayne County, Mich.)
  • Public Hearing: on draft UIC Class I Permit MI-165-1I-0002: Wexford Water Technologies, LLC (Wexford County, Mich.)
    • Public Hearing on March 21, 2018
    • Second comment period ended March 23, 2018
  • 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.)

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 – Andrew Greenhagen (greenhagen.andrew@epa.gov) 312-353-7648
  • 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 - Felicia Chase (chase.felicia@epa.gov) 312-886-0240
  • 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
The following links exit the site Exit
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    

UIC in Indiana

Who regulates UIC wells in Indiana

Class Agency Contact Website
The following links exit the site Exit
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    

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  

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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  

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Ohio

Who regulates UIC wells in Ohio

Class Agency Contact Website
The following links exit the site Exit
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    

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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    

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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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