Public Invited to Comment on Water Quality Standards

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The Grand Teton Mountains reflected in the calm waters of Jenny Lake, Wyoming.

CASPER — The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality/Water Quality Division (WDEQ/WQD) is conducting public outreach related to upcoming revisions to state’s surface water quality standards.

The public is invited to attend and comment at two public hearings.

The first will be held September 24 at 10:00 a.m. in the hearing room at the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Building, 2211 King Boulevard in Casper.

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A second hearing takes place September 28 at 10:00 a.m. in the ANB Bank Leadership Center Room 108 at the Clay Pathfinder Building of Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive in Cheyenne.

Written and electronic comments received by 5:00 p.m. on October 12th will be considered.

An electronic copy of this notice and additional information is located at http://deq.wyoming.gov/wqd/ triennial-review/

The purpose of this rule-making is to satisfy federal Clean Water Act triennial review requirements for surface water quality standards, update water quality criteria, and address issues identified by WDEQ/WQD or the public since the previous review.

WDEQ/WQD will use comments received to help determine the scope of potential revisions and will accept comments on any aspect of Wyoming’s surface water quality standards.

Individuals with questions concerning the proposed revisions may contact Lindsay Patterson at lindsay.patterson@wyo.gov or 307-777-7079.

Written comments on the topics WDEQ/WQD is considering as well as feedback on any other aspects of Wyoming’s surface water quality standards may be directed to Lindsay Patterson, 200 West 17th Street, Suite 400, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002 or faxed to 307-635-1784.

Electronic comments may be submitted online at http://wq.wyomingdeq. commentinput.com/.