Utah Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program

Important Changes

  • Lisbon Valley Mining Company LLC (2 MB)
    • Underground Injection Control (UIC) Class III Draft Area, Permit No. UTU-37-AP-5D5F693
    • Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Quality
    • Public Comments and Responses
    • Public Hearing and Comment Period from: October 31, 2020, to January 11, 2021
  • On July 1, 2021, the UIC program will require the remittance of a one-time $220 inventory fee at the time of inventory submission for each subclass of Class V injection well at each facility location. Read more …
  • DEQ Storm Water Drainage Wells
  • Permit application fees for Class I, Class III, and Class V Aquifer Storage and Recovery injection wells. Read more …
  • Motor Vehicle Waste Disposal Wells (MVWDs) are banned.
  • Large-Capacity Cesspools (LCCs) are banned.
  • Owners/Operators of all Class V injection wells, existing or new, must submit inventory information.
  • Public Notices

As mandated by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has promulgated regulations establishing minimum requirements, technical criteria and standards for Underground Injection Control (UIC) programs to protect underground sources of drinking water (USDW) from endangerment by subsurface emplacement of fluids (40 CFR Parts 144-148) into UIC wells. The Utah Bureau of Water Pollution Control (BWPC), now the Utah Division of Water Quality, received primacy from EPA on February 10, 1983 to administer the program in Utah under section 1422 of the Safe Drinking Water Act for Class I, III, IV and V wells (the Utah 1422 UIC Program).

In Utah, the UIC program under section 1425 of the Safe Drinking Water Act for Class II injection wells (the Utah 1425 UIC Program) is administered by the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining. Please contact John Rogers (johnrogers@utah.gov) (801) 538-5349 for information regarding Class II injection wells in Utah.

Facilities regulated under the Utah 1422 UIC Program are permitted by rule under the Utah Ground Water Quality Protection Program. See R317-6-6.2(A)(8) of the Utah Administrative Rules for Ground Water Quality Protection (R317-6). No facility permitted by rule, including facilities regulated under the UIC Program, may cause ground water quality to exceed the ground water quality standards in Table I of R317-6, nor may they cause the ground water quality to exceed the ground water class Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) limits of the receiving ground water as set forth in Sections R317-6-3.1 to R317-6-3.7. See R317-6-6.2(B).

Contact Dusty Earley (dearley@utah.gov) with questions or comments about this content.