Proposed Rules & Regulations
This page contains information regarding proposed Rules and Regulations that are currently under development within the Land Quality Division.
Land Quality Advisory Board Meetings
The Land Quality Advisory Board will hold a meeting beginning at 10:00 a.m. (MST) on March 21, 2019 in the Casper Field Office Conference Room, 152 N. Durbin St., Suite 100, Casper Wyoming. The major item of discussion will be proposed revisions to the LQD's Noncoal Chapter 10 (Limited Mining Operations for Fifteen Acres or Less of Affected Land). The proposed revisions were drafted in response to pending statutory changes to the Limited Mining Operations legislation contained in Wyoming Statute 35-11-401(e). Further information regarding the meeting will be posted below with files marked "AB" as soon as available.
Environmental Quality Council (EQC) Hearings and Meetings
The EQC considered amended rules for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Land Quality Division's (LQD) Coal and Noncoal Programs which are intended to provide efficiency in administering the coal and noncoal financial assurance regulations, consolidate the financial assurance regulations into a single chapter and provide greater flexibility by allowing real property collateral bonds at a public hearing held on February 19, 2019. The EQC voted to approve the rules as presented and they are now under final review by the Governor's Office.
The EQC considered and approved new rules for the DEQ, LQD Uranium Recovery Program which are intended to allow the LQD authority to assume regulatory authority over source material involved in the extraction and concentration of uranium and thorium milling and the managment and disposal of byproduct material as defined in 11e.(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, at a public hearing held on August 2, 2017. The approved rules were forwarded to the Governor for review and approval and were filed with the WY Secretary of State on September 8, 2017. The final rule package as submitted to the Governor is located below in the file labelled with "Uranium Recovery".