Arkansas Underground Injection Control Code (Arkansas)

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Place Arkansas


   
Applies to States or Provinces Arkansas
Name Arkansas Underground Injection Control Code (Arkansas)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province




























Primary Website http://www.adeq.state.ar.us/regs/files/reg17_final_050214.pdf



Last Review 2014-09-15


Information Source http://www.adeq.state.ar.us/water/default.htm


Summary

The Arkansas Underground Injection Control Code (UIC code) is adopted pursuant to the provisions of the Arkansas Water and Air Pollution Control Act (Arkansas Code Annotated 8-5-11). It is the purpose of this UIC Code to adopt underground injection control (UIC) regulations necessary to qualify the State of Arkansas to retain authorization for its Underground Injection Control Program pursuant to the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, as amended; 42 USC 300f et seq. In order to retain program authorization, it is necessary for the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission to have regulations as stringent as the federal program administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The following regulations are adopted and made part of the UIC code: 40 CFR part 144, 40 CFR part 145, 40 CFR part 12 subpart A, 40 CFR 146 Subparts A, B, D, E, F and G. The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission (AOGC) has authority over Class II and Class V bromine related wells, and shares enforcement authority with ADEQ of the Class V bromine wells as recognized in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department, the AOGC and the EPA.

No person shall construct, install, alter, modify, or operate any underground injection facility without a permit from the Department or, as to Class II and Class V bromine-related brine disposal wells, from the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission. No person shall construct, install, or operate a Class IV well. No person shall construct, install, alter, modify or operate any underground injection facility contrary to the terms and conditions of a permit or of any provision of this UIC Code or the Arkansas Water and Air Pollution Control Act, as amended (the Act). Any person who violates any provision of this UIC Code shall be subject to the penalties as provided in the Arkansas Water and Air Pollution Control Act, Ark. Code Ann. § 8-4-103.

This Regulation goes onto to classify wells into 5 categories (I-V) based on their function.



Policy Contact

Contact Name Steve Drown
Department Department of Environmental Quality
Division Water Division
Address 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR, 72118



Phone 501-682-0655


Email drown@adeq.state.ar.us

Contact Name Mo Shafi
Department Department of Environmental Quality
Division Water Division
Address 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR, 72118



Phone 501-682-0616


Email shafii@adeq.state.ar.us

     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission Regulation # 20
Date Effective 2005-01-28



















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