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Underground Injection Control (UIC)

Underground Injection Control in EPA Region 7 (IA, KS, MO, and NE)

EPA Region 7 serves Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and nine tribal nations.

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Public Notices for Proposed Permits

None at this time.


UIC Permitting and Registration Information

EPA Region 7 currently administers the UIC Program in Iowa and on tribal holdings within Region 7.  Per 40 CFR Section 144.26, all owners or operators of an injection well in these areas are required to notify the UIC Program Director of the existence of the well and to provide inventory information. Most injection wells in Iowa and on tribal holdings within Region 7 fall under the Class V category, and are allowed to operate as "rule authorized" without the need of a permit, as long as the necessary inventory information has been submitted. The following is a list of Class V injection wells that only need to submit inventory information to EPA Region 7: cesspools, drainage wells, dry wells, non-commercial heat pump return flow wells, and septic systems (with the capacity to serve 20 or more persons a day).

The EPA Region 7 Shallow Injection Well Registration Form may be used to provide EPA Region 7 with the required inventory information, and may be submitted to r7_uic_program@epa.gov. If you are uncertain if your well has been previously registered, or are currently operating or plan to install a Class V well not mentioned above, please contact us by email or phone using the contact information provided below.

Information on Region 7 authorization of subsurface remediation projects may be found online.

For information on requirements in Iowa pertaining to Class I, II, III, VI or Class V injection wells not mentioned above, please contact the EPA Region 7 UIC Program by email at r7_uic_program@epa.gov or by phone using the contact information provided below.

Questions regarding the UIC Program or its requirements in Iowa may also be submitted to r7_uic_program@epa.gov or via phone using the contact information provided below.

In addition to contacting EPA Region 7 regarding injection well activities, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Water Quality Bureau must be contacted for review of injection activites in the state of Iowa, and may require a state-issued permit or other form of state approval. IDNR rules and regulations relevant to injection well activities can be found at the following websites:


Regional Guidance Documents

None at this time.

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Primary Enforcement Authority Information

UIC in Kansas

Who regulates Class II UIC wells in Kansas
Name Agency E-Mail Phone Number
Ryan A. Hoffman Kansas Corporation Commission r.hoffman@kcc.ks.gov 316-337-6200
Rene Stucky Kansas Corporation Commission r.stucky@kcc.ks.gov 316-337-6223

                             Who regulates Class I, III, IV, and V UIC wells in Kansas

Name Agency E-Mail Phone Number
Brandy DeArmond Kansas Department of Health and Environment brandy.dearmond@ks.gov 785-296-5554

UIC in Missouri

Who regulates UIC wells in Missouri
Name Agency E-Mail Phone Number
Carey Bridges Missouri Department of Natural Resources carey.bridges@dnr.mo.gov 573-368-2121
Larry Pierce Missouri Department of Natural Resources larry.pierce@dnr.mo.gov 573-368-2191
Chris Vierrether Missouri Department of Natural Resources chris.vierrether@dnr.mo.gov 573-368-2370

UIC in Nebraska

Who regulates Class II UIC wells in Nebraska
Name Agency E-Mail Phone Number
William Sydow Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission  bsydow@nogcc.ne.gov 308-254-6919
Stan Belieu Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission sbelieu@nogcc.ne.gov 308-254-6919
Who regulates Class I, III, IV and V UIC wells in Nebraska
Name Agency E-Mail Phone Number
Marty Link Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality marty.link@nebraska.gov 402-471-4270
Ryan Chapman Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality ryan.chapman@nebraska.gov 402-471-4227
Dave Miesbach Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality david.miesbach@nebraska.gov 402-471-4982
Amanda Jones Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality amanda.c.jones@nebraska.gov 402-471-4290

UIC in Iowa

Who regulates UIC wells in Iowa
Name Agency E-Mail Phone Number
Kurt Hildebrandt Environmental Protection Agency hildebrandt.kurt@epa.gov 913-551-7413
Ben Meissne Environmental Protection Agency meissner.benjamin@epa.gov 913-551-7992

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Tribal UIC

Who regulates UIC wells on tribal holdings in Region 7

Name Agency E-Mail Phone Number
Kurt Hildebrandt Environmental Protection Agency hildebrandt.kurt@epa.gov 913-551-7413
Ben Meissner Environmental Protection Agency meissner.benjamin@epa.gov 913-551-7992

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Attention: Iowa UIC Program Coordinator
Drinking Water Management Branch
Water, Wetlands & Pesticides Division
U.S. EPA Region 7
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, KS 66219

Branch Chief Mary A.T. Mindrup, mindrup.mary@epa.gov, 913-551-7431

Region 7 UIC Program Contacts

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