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NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL

NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY PUBLIC NOTICE TO RENEW AN UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL PERMIT December 7, 2022 PURPOSE OF PUBLIC NOTICE THE PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE IS TO STATE THE DEPARTMENT’S INTENTION TO RENEW A CLASS I UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL PERMIT UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF ARTICLE 33.1-25 OF THE NORTH DAKOTA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE. PERMIT INFORMATION APPLICANT NAME: White Owl Energy Services (US), Inc. MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 1953 Dickinson, ND 58602 FACILITY LOCATION: 8 Miles South of Alexander Sec 8 T149N R101W McKenzie County TELEPHONE NUMBER: 403-921-0581 APPLICATION NUMBER: ND-UIC-107 UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL PERMIT White Owl Energy Services (US), Inc. (White Owl) has submitted an application to this Department to continue the subsurface injection of non-hazardous waste fluids into their Class I commercial, non-hazardous waste underground injection well located approximately 8 miles south of Alexander in McKenzie County, North Dakota (Section 08, Township 149 North, Range 101 West). The permitted waste stream consists of exempt and non-exempt non-hazardous industrial waste fluids. The well is operated as a commercial Class I injection well and all non-exempt waste fluids must be confirmed to be non-hazardous prior to injection. The permitted wastes are produced water, flowback water, pipeline test water, refinery wastewater, landfill leachate from special waste landfills, oil terminal runoff, used and unused oil well fracturing fluids, vacuum truck rinsate, gas plant cooling tower cleaning waste, waste compressor fluids, pipeline pit wastewater, and pesticide wastes. The waste fluids are expected to contain elevated levels of petroleum hydrocarbons, total dissolved solids (TDS), sulfate, sodium, and chloride. The waste fluids are authorized to be injected into one interval consisting of the Inyan Kara Formation between 5,653 and 6,097 feet below ground surface (bgs). The uppermost perforated injection interval in Well #1 is approximately 3,676 feet below the closest currently identified underground source of drinking water (USDW), the Fox Hills Sand. It is the intent of the Department to renew White Owl’s underground injection permit for a five-year period. PUBLIC COMMENTS The Permit Application Package and Draft Permit will be available for public review and comment for thirty (30) days following publication of the Public Notice. The public comment period begins December 7, 2022, and ends January 6, 2023. Interested persons may submit written comments to the Department on the Draft Permit during this period. Interested persons may request a public hearing by stating the nature of the specific issues to be raised. The Department will consider all comments prior to taking any action on the permit. Comments, questions, and written communication should be directed to: Karl Rockeman, Director North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Quality 4201 Normandy Street Bismarck, ND 58503-1324 The Permit Application Package and the Draft Permit are available for review during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Quality, 4201 Normandy Street, Bismarck, North Dakota. Copies of this Public Notice and the Draft Permit are also on the Department’s website at: http://deq.nd.gov. Anyone requiring special access or accommodations to review the documents may contact the Department at 701-328-5210. NDDEQ Non-Discrimination Statement The Department will consider every request for reasonable accommodation to provide an accessible meeting facility or other accommodation for people with disabilities, language interpretation for people with limited English proficiency (LEP), and translations of written material necessary to access programs and information. To request accommodations, contact Ann Fritz, Non-discrimination Coordinator at 701-328-5162 or afritz@nd.gov. TTY users may use Relay North Dakota at 711 or 1-800-366-6888. PUBLIC NOTICE NUMBER: ND-2022-024 (Dec 7, 2022) 127621