Notice of Proposed Action - BWPC - Salt Wells Geothermal Field
The Administrator, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP), Carson City, Nevada is issuing the following Public Notice under the authority of the Nevada Revised Statutes, the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC), and the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Administrator has received an application for Underground Injection Control (UIC) temporary permit UNEV2021200T by UC Won, LLC, P.O. Box 3438, Reno, NV 89505, and isnotifying the public about this action and issuance of a temporary authorization to inject on November 9, 2021, to take effect on November 15, 2021. Injection is needed to study two idle production wells for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days to determine the suitability of either well for conversion to an injection well. The application requests injection at negative wellhead pressure at a maximum rate of 1,200 gallons per minute into either of the two permitted wells, depending on the results of aquifer hydraulic testing to occur the week immediately prior to the permitted testing under NDOM well permits 785 (well 47A-11) and 786 (well 56A-14) - located in Sections 11 and 14, respectively, of T17N, R30E.Temporary permit UNEV2021200T was issued to UC Won, LLC for the proposed short-term injection test on November 9, 2021 (pursuant to NAC 445A.890, which allows issuance of a temporary permit with subsequent public noticing for this type of project). The UIC permit authorizes injection of water produced from the same formation as the zone of injection in the well deemed suitable for injection testing in the Salt Wells Geothermal Field, Churchill County, NV. The permitted injection, once started, will occur for a maximum of sixty (60) days within a 180-day window between November 15, 2021 and May 14,2022. Under the temporary authorization, monitoring as well as both baseline and follow-up sampling are required to ensure that degradation of groundwater does not occur, and to evaluate conditions and requirements for any future injection activities.