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I am interested in learining more about these types of injection wells as
noted in the following EPA Federal Register notice.  Can anyone on the list
help direct me to information on this type of disposal system is supposed
to work?  Is there no danger of groundwater contamination?  And not one
comment received by the EPA prior to approving this system.

Alvin McGrath, Jr.
---------------------- Forwarded by Alvin McGrath/WaterSewerPlan/SavGa on
08/02/99 02:25 PM ---------------------------


envsubset@epamail.epa.gov@valley.rtpnc.epa.gov on 08/02/99 02:17:19 PM

[Federal Register: August 2, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 147)]
[Notices]
[Page 41933]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr02au99-100]

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-6411-1]


Underground Injection Control Program Hazardous Waste Injection
Restrictions; Petition for Exemption--Class I Hazardous Waste Injection
Rubicon, Inc.

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of final decision on no migration petition reissuance.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that an exemption to the land disposal
restrictions under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act has been granted to Rubicon Inc.,
(Rubicon) for four Class I injection wells located at Geismar, Louisiana.
As required by 40 CFR part 148, the company has adequately
demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Environmental Protection Agency by
the petition and supporting documentation that, to a reasonable degree of
certainty, there will be no migration of hazardous constituents from the
injection zone for as long as the waste remains hazardous. This final
decision allows the underground injection by Rubicon, of the specific
restricted hazardous wastes identified in the exemption, into four Class I
hazardous waste injection well nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 at the Geismar,
Louisiana facility, until December 31, 2025, unless EPA moves to terminate
the exemption under provisions of 40 CFR 148.24. As required by 40 CFR
148.22(b) and 124.10, a public notice was issued May 20, 1999. The public
comment period closed on July 7, 1999. No comments were received. This
decision constitutes final Agency
action and there is no Administrative appeal.

DATES: This action is effective as of July 26, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the petition and all pertinent information relating
thereto are on file at the following location: Environmental Protection
Agency, Region 6, Water Quality Protection Division, Source Water
Protection Branch (6WQ-S), 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip Dellinger, Chief Ground Water/
UIC Section, EPA--Region 6, telephone (214) 665-7165.
Oscar Ramirez, Jr.,
Acting Director, Water Quality Protection Division (6WQ).
[FR Doc. 99-19732 Filed 7-30-99; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P


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