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Underground Injection Control (UIC)

Public Notice: Middle Fork Energy Uinta, LLC's SWD 24-17-722, RZA 14B1-34A and RZA 15A1-33A Uintah County, Utah, Draft Permit Numbers UT22419-12014, UT22420-12015 and UT22421-12016

Publish Date: 12/17/2020


Middle Fork Energy Uinta, LLC, has requested three Permits for disposal of Class II waste associated with oil and gas production within the Natural Buttes oil field in Uintah County, Utah. The proposed injection zone is the Green River Formation at depths varying between 3,200 and 4,000 feet below ground surface. This is a common zone for oil and gas waste disposal in the Uinta Basin of Utah and is isolated from the nearest drinking water source by three-hundred feet of confinement in the upper Green River Formation. 

Proposed Action: The EPA proposes issuance of Draft Class II Permits to authorize Class II waste disposal wells on BLM-owned land within the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in Uintah County, Utah. 

Notification of any extension of the public comment period will appear at this web address. Alternatively, the public may contact Bruce Suchomel by email at, or by phone at 1-800-227-8917 extension 312-6001 or (303) 312-6001, to obtain information about these proposed actions or to be added to the notification list for any extension of the public comment period and any final EPA decision. Due to the current COVID -19 pandemic e-mail correspondence is preferred.

Applicant or Respondent

Middle Fork Energy Uinta, LLC
1515 Wynkoop Street
Suite 650
Denver, CO 80202

Permit #: UT22419-12014, UT22420-12015 and UT22421-12016

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