DEQ Extends Comment Period on proposed dumping permit for Aethon Energy
Written by jordanmckamey on April 11, 2019
The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that the US Environmental Protection Agency has joined other agencies in asking for an extension for public comments and public meetings regarding the proposed Aethon Energy Operating permit that would allow dumping of produced water and solids into Boysen Reservoir.
The letters, sent to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) all ask for at least a 30 day extension on the comment period and most are asking for public meetings between the DEQ and Aethon Energy to answer some questions.
On Tuesday, the DEQ issued a 30-day public notice requesting comments on the permit and decided to hold two public meetings, one in Riverton at Central Wyoming College, and one in Thermopolis at the Auditorium on Tuesday, May 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The comment period has been extended to the end of the business day on July 5.