File Name: Western American Resources
EQC Docket Number: 15-3202
Date Opened: 10/5/2015
AG Attorney: David Ross
Prevailing Party: Party Settled
Date of Disposition: 11/20/2015
Date File Closed: 1/5/2016
Archive Date:
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City: Lusk
County: Niobrara
DEQ File Number: 5522-14
Division: Water Quality
Case type: NOV & Order if Docket Ends with A it's been appeal
Hearing Examiner: NA
Summary: On December 2, 2014 the WQD conducted a record review at the above mentioned facility. Records reviewed included analytical data for 2nd Semester 2013 and 1st Semester 2014 (including chain of custody forms) and respective discharge monitoring reports (DMRs). The following issues of non-compliance were identified during the review: • January-February 2013- Oil and grease (O&G) was reported as "non-detect" but no supporting analytical data was provided as required by permit WY0094650. • March-April 2013- O&G was reported as "non-detect" but no supporting analytical data was provided as required by permit WY0094650. • WAR incorrectly reported data from samples collected in the 1st semester 2014 as samples collected in the 2nd semester 2013. There were no analytical records available from 2nd semester 2013 to review, as required by the permit. • Analytical records for samples collected in 1st semester 2014 were reviewed; however, no DMRs were submitted to WQD as required by the permit. This data was incorrectly reported as 2nd semester 2013 data for the required report. • Analytical measurement of pH is not being conducted in the field as required under the permit per "Analysis of Pollutants" (40 CFR 136.3, Table I B). This sample should be analyzed within 15 minutes of collection but WAR is having the sample analyzed by a laboratory upon receipt which is an exceedance of the holding times for the sample.


 ViewDateTitleFiled ByDocument TypeStatus
10/5/2015DEQ/WQD Cover LetterJoe GirardinPleadingAccepted
10/5/2015NOV and OrderJoe GirardinPleadingAccepted
10/5/2015Notice of ComplianceJoe GirardinPleadingAccepted
11/20/2015Order Approving OrderJim RubyOrderAccepted
11/20/2015Certificate of Service for Order ApprovingJim RubyOrderAccepted
11/20/2015EQC letter Jim RubyLettersAccepted

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