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Danish Flats Water Disharge Permit 2019 Renewal

September 22, 2019
by John Wesiheit

September 12, 2019

Division of Water Quality?Utah Department of Environmental Quality Public Notice of Intent to Issue Ground Water Discharge Permit No. UGW190002.

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is soliciting comments on the intent to issue a ground water discharge permit described below under authority of the Utah Water Quality Act, Section 19-5-108(1)(2) Utah Code Ann. 1953, as amended and Utah Administrative Code R317-6. Under Section 19-1-301.5, effective May 8, 2012, a person who wishes to challenge a Permit Order may only raise an issue or argument during an adjudicatory proceeding that was raised during the public comment period and was supported with sufficient information or documentation to enable the Director to fully consider the substance and significance of the issue. Utah Code Ann. 19-1-301.5 can be viewed at the following internet URL:

Permit Information:
OWL Danish Flats SWD
8201 Preston Road, Suite 520 Dallas, TX 75225

The evaporation ponds and permitted facilities are located approximately 8 miles north of Cisco, in Grand County, Utah.
The Division of Water Quality intends to issue Groundwater Discharge Permit No.UGW190002 for the existing Evaporation Pond facility owned by OWL Danish Flats SWD. Saline wastewater is disposed of in 6 evaporation ponds at the plant site, each approximately 5.5 acres in size. Best Available Technology (BAT) approved to protect groundwater from potential contamination includes 60-mil flexible membrane liners, leak detection sumps, and a compacted clay base that overlie low permeability Mancos Shale.

Public Comments: As of Thursday, September 12, 2019 the Division of Water Quality is providing public notice for the 30-day invitation of public comments concerning this permit. Public comments are invited any time prior to Monday, October14, 2019. Written comments may be directed to the Division of Water Quality (DWQ), P.O. Box 144870, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4870. All comments received prior to close of business on Monday, October 14, 2019, will be considered in the formulation of final conditions to be imposed on the permit.

Additional Information
Additional information may be obtained upon request by contacting Chris Shope at (801) 536-4309 or or by writing to the aforementioned address. Related documents are available for review during normal business hours at DWQ, 195 North 1950 West in Salt Lake City or on the DWQ web page at:

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals with special needs (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) should contact:

Larene Wyss, Office of Human Resources at:

(801) 536-4284
TDD (801) 536-4284.
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT

Mailing Address:

PO Box 144870
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4870
Telephone (801) 536-4300
Fax (801) 536-4301 • TDD (801) 536-4284



2019 Permit

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