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On July 8, EPA Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler signed proposed amendments to 40 CFR 63 Subpart DDDDD (the Boiler MACT). These amendments are being proposed in response to a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) »
On July 31, 2020, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) proposed new regulations to reduce vented and fugitive emissions of methane from new and existing natural gas facilities within the state of Maryland. The proposed regulations will »
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) was enacted by Congress in 1980 and amended in 1986. Also referred to as the Superfund law, CERCLA's major emphasis is on cleaning up inactive hazardous waste sites »
Last year, Trinity Consultants gave a fresh branding to the Trinity Technology Team (formerly known as T3) and is now known as EHS Digital Solutions. This re-branding does not change our focus on delivering information solutions uncommonly well; »
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Since its founding in 1974, Trinity has expanded its geographic footprint and breadth of services. We attribute our continued growth to a focus on cornerstone values of top-notch technical performance and excellence in client service.
Trinity staff bring extensive hands-on knowledge of Wyoming environmental permitting and compliance. Our skills and experience include:
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The Wyoming Air Quality Division (Division) has released draft guidance for permitting existing and new ponds and pits at oilfield waste disposal (OWD) facilities. The guidance is the result of years of studies and discussions with owner/operators »
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon signed an executive order earlier this year to require state agencies “to protect the annual movement of mule deer and antelope between seasonal ranges in their respective designated migration corridors.” While this is »
States are required to prepare assessments of their ambient air quality networks every five years. These assessments are a comprehensive review of the ambient monitoring stations throughout the state to help identify gaps in the network, or where »
Many people aren't aware of the stormwater permitting requirements that apply throughout Wyoming. They are not too hard to comply with, but it is important to make sure you are covered by a permit! It is also important to be aware of how the »
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WYDEQ) has requested that all production site operators develop and submit equipment inventories for their operations in Wyoming. The inventories will include emission units, control devices, and »
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WYDEQ) has already issued ozone outlooks and action days this winter for the Upper Green River Basin (UGRB) in southwest Wyoming. Ozone outlooks are issued when meteorological conditions conducive to »
The University of Wyoming is collaborating with Rocky Mountain Power, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Wyoming Governor's office to conduct a study on the feasibility of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and beneficial use.The study will focus on »
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Wyoming has prepared a toolkit for estimating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from oil and gas development. The toolkit estimations should be completed by Wyoming operators and submitted to the BLM, so the »
The Wyoming Air Quality Advisory Board will meet on July 15, 2019 in Room 126 at the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission in Casper. The Air Quality Division (Division) is requesting review of proposed changes to its rules related to landfills, »
Wells completed in 2018 contributed nearly a quarter of the state's 88 million barrels of oil produced last year, a yearly total that has not been reached since 1993. Natural gas production in 2018 slightly increased from the previous year to more »
The Wyoming Solid and Hazardous Waste Division has revised Chapters 4 (Construction and Demolition Landfill Regulations) and 6 (Transfer, Treatment, and Storage Facility Regulations) of the Solid Waste Rules and Regulations. The revisions »
States run a network of monitors to determine whether ambient air quality is in compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (as well as additional state standards, in the case of Wyoming). If the monitors show high levels of »
In a March 19th ruling on a suit brought by WildEarth Guardians and Physicians for Social Responsibility, a district court judge blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles in Wyoming. The opinion stated that the federal government must »
Wyoming's Governor signed into law a bill that pushes public utilities to make a "good faith effort" to sell coal-fired electric generation facilities slated for retirement. It requires power companies that want to decommission a coal-fired plant to »
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon is asking for public feedback to inform his review of Wyoming's existing Greater Sage-grouse Executive Order. Comments are due by May 1 and should be submitted to email@example.com. Wyoming's strategy to protect »
On February 27, the Wyoming Water Quality Division released its 2018 Annual Report for the Nonpoint Source Program. "Nonpoint sources" include surface water and irrigation runoff that pick up oil from roads and construction sites, pathogens from »
The Upper Green River Basin (UGRB) in Southwest Wyoming has had quite a bit of snow this year. If you've been checking the camera images at the Wyoming Air Quality Division's (Division) ambient air quality website you have noticed persistent snow »
The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has published a series of free summary reports highlighting Wyoming's oil, natural gas, and coal industries; critical mineral resources; and geologic hazards.The crude oil, natural gas, and coal report »
The Wyoming Air Quality Division issued its first ozone notice for 2019 to let the public know of a potential for elevated ozone in the Upper Green River Basin in southwest Wyoming. While no exceedances of ambient standards were expected, conditions »
In December 2018, the Wyoming Air Quality Division (AQD) published revisions to their Oil and Gas Production Facilities Permitting Guidance, which will apply to facilities with associated wells that begin production or are modified on or after »
Folks who track what's going on in Wyoming government closely know exactly what the CREG report is… CREG stands for Consensus Revenue Estimating Group, and their report is what decision makers in Wyoming government use when they are trying to decide »
The minutes from the November meeting of the Wyoming Joint Minerals, Business, & Economic Development Committee have been released. The Committee discussed several issues in preparation for the current legislative session including:Voting to sponsor »
The State of New Mexico and EPA have released a draft white paper titled "Oil and Natural Gas Produced Water Governance in the State of New Mexico". The 43-page document addresses the roles of different agencies in managing produced water from oil »
Did you know that Wyoming has two Superfund sites? They are in Cheyenne (the Warren Air Force Base) and just east of Casper (Mystery Bridge Road/US Highway 20). There are also nine hazardous waste corrective action sites. EPA maintains information »
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (Department) has released its annual report, available on the DEQ website. The report gives an overview of agency functions, and highlights the department's performance against seven goals:Investigate, »
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Director Todd Parfitt and EPA Region 8 Administrator Doug Benevento signed a memorandum of agreement establishing procedures and policies for administration of Wyoming's Audit Privilege and Immunity Law. »
On November 5, 2018, the Wyoming Air Quality Division (AQD) launched the new, publicly available version of IMPACT, called Open Air. IMPACT is the agency's online data system that allows industry to access information about their facilities and »
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality will be hosting an open house update on Upper Green River Basin ozone on November 28th. The meeting will include multiple stations with information on ongoing technical work related to ozone in the »
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) is making available to the public a new app for Android and iPhone called WellFinder. The app has been designed to assist anyone interested in locating Wyoming oil and gas wells as well as »
The Wyoming Air Quality Advisory Board is meeting in Lander on December 11. The Board will consider proposed updates to several chapters of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR) that will incorporate by reference federal »
On October 12, the Wyoming Air Quality Division began operating a mobile ambient monitoring station in Laramie County, Wyoming, between Cheyenne and Carpenter south of Highway 80. The objective for the station is to monitor impacts from oil and gas »
The Wyoming Land Quality Advisory Board approved proposed financial assurance rule revisions to address changes in financial assurance instruments, corporate structuring, and financial markets that have occurred since the original bonding rules and »
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed an agreement with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) which gives the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality the authority to regulate uranium recovery operations within the State. As of »
The Air Quality Division released a new version of IMPACT with additional features that will affect permitting and emission inventories. Permit applicants will now be able to track the steps in the agency's internal permit processing workflow from »
On October 18, at Casper College, the Water and Waste Advisory Board will consider revisions to solid waste rules for construction and demolition landfills and transfer, treatment, and storage facilities. The Board will also review revisions to »
The public is invited to attend and comment at two public hearings on September 24 in Casper, and on September 28 in Cheyenne, related to upcoming revisions to Wyoming Surface Water Quality Standards. The Clean Water Act requires triennial review of »
The Wyoming Environmental Council will continue consideration of proposed revisions to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Rules of Practice and Procedure, at a public hearing on November 6, 2018. The revisions are to incorporate »
On September 10, 2018, the Air Quality Division released a correction to the Technical Support Document for its proposed 2018 Oil and Gas Production Facilities Permitting Guidance. The corrections are related to costs for controlling fugitive »
Wyoming State Geological Survey scientists have carried out salinity investigations in the Denver-Julesburg Basin of southeastern Wyoming (click here to view the free report) and more recently the Powder River Basin in the northeastern corner of the »
On February 3, 2017, the United States Environmental Protection Agency disapproved a portion of Wyoming's infrastructure State Implementation Plan (iSIP) addressing the interstate transport of ozone. EPA used air quality modeling data to project »
The State of Wyoming has published significant changes to its guidance for oil and gas production facility permitting, also known as “presumptive BACT.” These changes will be presented at the Wyoming Air Quality Advisory Board meeting on September »
Many of us enjoy the opportunity this time of year to enjoy Wyoming's wonderful outdoor spaces. If you notice something odd in the ponds or lakes around you, you might be seeing an algal bloom.Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, can form »
A recent update to the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) Oil and Gas Map of Wyoming highlights that more than 580 oil or gas wells were completed in Wyoming in 2017, and more than 80 have been completed so far this year. This is up from the ~ »
Wildfires in southeast Wyoming and neighboring states are creating impacts to air quality throughout Wyoming and the Mountain West.Wildfire smoke is made up of a variety of pollutants, including particulate matter and ozone, which can cause »
The Wyoming Air Quality Division (WY-AQD) began operation of a new long-term ambient monitoring station in Johnson County on May 14, 2018. The monitoring station is located northeast of Kaycee, in northeast Wyoming. The station objective is to »
On May 4, 2018, the EPA made available for public comment a draft standard audit program agreement tailored for new owners of oil and natural gas exploration and production facilities. As stated in the draft agreement: "The oil and natural gas »
The Wyoming Air Quality Division (Division) is preparing a public-facing version of their online Inventory, Monitoring, Permitting, And Compliance Tracking (IMPACT) data system. IMPACT is currently available to Division staff, and facilities in the »
The Wyoming Air Quality Advisory Board (Board) met on April 27, 2018, at the University of Wyoming BP Collaboration Center. Highlights from the meeting include:A presentation on the public-facing version of IMPACT, the Air Quality Division's »
On April 4, 2018, the USEPA issued final approval for Wyoming's Limited Maintenance Plan and Request for Redesignation to Attainment for the City of Sheridan moderate particulate matter (PM10) nonattainment area. This action officially removes the »
Ten teams were named as finalists for the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE during the Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit in New York. Five teams will continue in the coal track and five will participate in the natural gas track. The five coal-track teams will »
The Wyoming Air Quality Advisory Board (Board) will meet on April 27, 2018, at 12:00 PM, at the University of Wyoming BP Collaboration Center, 1020 East Lewis Street, Laramie, WY, 82070. There are a number of items of interest on the agenda, »
On April 4th, 2018, the US District Court for Wyoming, stayed the compliance dates for the certain portions of the BLM Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation: Final Rule that became effective on January 17, »
On Tuesday, March 27th, EPA will hold a listening session in Gillette, Wyoming on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan. The listening session, the last of three, will provide interested parties the opportunity to present oral comments »
The State of Wyoming is currently working with facilities in the state wishing to apply EPA's recent policy change for "Once In, Always In". On January 25th of this year, EPA issued a memorandum withdrawing the longstanding policy that had applied »
The Wyoming Air Quality Division (WY-AQD) is requiring all minor sources in Wyoming to submit actual emissions data for facilities that operated in the state in 2017. This is for WY-AQD to build the emissions inventory that all states are required »
The Wyoming Air Quality Advisory Board will meet on September 26th at 1:00 P.M. at the WDEQ’s regional office in Casper. On the agenda are proposed changes to various regulations, but the Air Quality Division will also hold a public hearing on the »
Do you own an oil and gas facility in the UGRB (Upper Green River Basin) area? Click here for a map to determine if your facility falls in this area.Actual emissions inventories and production information is required of both major and minor, oil and »
On January 3, 2017 the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality announced updates to the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR) that became effective on December 20, 2017. The following sections have been updated:Chapter 2: Ambient »
The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council (EQC) has scheduled a public hearing for November 17, 2016 to consider the following changes to the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR) proposed by the Wyoming Department of Environmental »
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality (Division) recently released a revised version of the Oil and Gas Permitting Guidance document.Some key features of the revised guidance are:The Presumptive BACT (P-BACT) »
Since The Environmental Protection Agency took final action on determinations for each of the 36 areas that are currently classified as "marginal" for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), including the one in Wyoming. The »
The Wyoming Air Quality Advisory Board met at the Laramie County Library, Cottonwood Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming on October 28, 2015. The Air Quality Division (AQD or Division) requested the Board's consideration on proposed changes »
Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR), Chapter 2 and Chapter 6 have been revised through the statutory rulemaking process, and changes became state-effective on October 13, 2015. The proposed changes include:Changes to Chapter 2, »
On October 1, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the new National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone. Originally proposed as one of the six criteria air pollutants under the Clean Air Act, ozone »
The EPA is required, by September 30, 2015, to sign the final actions of a proposed amendment issued on May 15, 2014 to further control toxic air emissions from petroleum refineries. This proposed amendment, which is part of the Clean Air »
The Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR), Chapter 8 revisions became effective on June 30, 2015. Chapter 8 revisions were adopted by the Environmental Quality Council at a public hearing held on May 19 and filed as the final rule on »
The US EPA has requested that the Air Quality Division (AQD) provide recommendations with supporting information regarding the boundary of a sulfur dioxide (SO2) nonattainment area (NAA) in Carbon County by September 18, 2015 in order to achieve a »
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently released an Annual Network Plan for the State’s ambient monitoring network for public comment. DEQ prepares and submits Annual Network Plans in accordance with 40 CFR § 58.10. The »
On November 25, 2014, the U.S. EPA proposed to lower the primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone from 75 ppb to a value in the range of 65 ppb to 70 ppb as a means of providing increase protection of public health. For the »
The Wyoming Air Quality Advisory Board meeting will consider proposed changes to the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR), Chapter 8, Nonattainment Area Regulations proposed by the Air Quality Division (AQD). The proposed changes to »
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality's Nonpoint Source Task Force has scheduled a public meeting focused on presentation of project proposals and funding recommendations for the 2015 Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 319 and 205(j) nonpoint »
Revised New Source Review forms are now available on the Wyoming Air Quality Division website. These new forms are part of the transition to the WDEQ's new electric Inventory, Monitoring, Permitting, And Compliance Tracking (IMPACT) system. Trinity »
The Wyoming Air Quality Advisory Board will meet on July 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM, at Western Wyoming Community College, RSC 1302 Lecture Hall, 2500 College Drive, Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Air Quality Division (AQD or Division) is requesting the »
Does your facility meet these criteria?Existing industrial, commercial, or institutional boiler; or A process heater that was constructed (or reconstructed) on or before June 4, 2010; and Facility is a major source of HAPs.If so, MACT applies to »
The Wyoming Air Quality Division (AQD) has scheduled a special meeting open to the public on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:00 am in the Large Meeting Room at the Wyoming State Library (2800 Central Ave. in Cheyenne, WY). The special meeting is »
The Wyoming Water and Waste Advisory Board (WWAB) will meet on July 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM in Room UU415, University of Wyoming at Casper College, 125 College Drive, Casper, Wyoming. The public is invited to attend. Opportunity to comment on proposed »
The ozone nonattainment area located in the Upper Green River Basin, which includes Sublette County and portions of Lincoln and Sweetwater Counties, ends at the close of March. Daily ozone forecasts and implementation of contingency plans on Ozone »
The most recent update to Wyoming air quality permitting regulations were adopted in November, 2013. There are no rulemakings scheduled at this time. The current air quality regulations in Wyoming require any new facility or source that will emit »