NEBRASKA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

Title 122 - Rules and Regulations for Underground Injection and Mineral Production Wells
Chapter 21 - Reporting Requirements

001 General

001.01 The permittee shall give advance notice to the Director as soon as possible of any planned physical alterations or additions to the permitted facility.

001.02 A new injection well may not commence injection, and a new mineral production well may not commence production until construction is complete or as specified in an area permit (Chapter 8 of this Title), and the following requirements are fulfilled:

001.02A The permittee has submitted notice of completion of construction to the Director; and

001.02B The Director has inspected or otherwise reviewed the new injection and/or mineral production well and finds it is in compliance with the conditions of the permit.

001.02C Within thirty (30) days from the receipt of the notice of completion of construction, the Director shall give written approval or state such steps necessary to receive approval.

001.03 The permittee shall give advance notice to the Director of any planned changes in the permitted facility or activity which may result in noncompliance with permit requirements.

001.04 Monitoring results shall be reported at the intervals specified in the permit.

001.05 Reports of compliance or noncompliance with, or any progress reports on, interim and final requirements contained in any compliance schedule of the permit shall be submitted no later than fourteen days following each schedule date.

001.06 The permittee shall report any noncompliance which may endanger the health and safety of persons or cause pollution of the environment, such as fluid migration into or between USDWs. Any information shall be provided orally within twenty-four (24) hours from the time the permittee becomes aware of the circumstances. A written submission shall also be provided within five days of the time the permittee becomes aware of the circumstances. The written submission shall contain a description of the noncompliance and its cause; the period of noncompliance, including exact dates and times, and if the noncompliance has not been corrected, the anticipated time it is expected to continue; and steps taken or planned to reduce, eliminate, and prevent reoccurrence of the noncompliance.

001.06A If the noncompliance results in a violation of Nebraska Title 118 - Water Quality Standards and Use Classification, the permittee may be required to perform ground water monitoring or investigation.

001.07 Where the permittee becomes aware that it failed to submit any relevant facts in a permit application, or submitted incorrect information in a permit application or in any report to the Director, it shall promptly submit such facts or information. Failure to do so may result in revocation of the permit, depending on the nature of the information withheld.

001.08 The permittee shall notify the Director at least 180 days before conversion or abandonment of the well except as provided in an area permit (Chapter 8 of this Title). With the notice, the permittee shall submit a revised plugging and abandonment plan updated as appropriate.

002 For Class I injection wells, reporting requirements shall, at a minimum, include:

002.01 Reports to the Director at a frequency specified in the permit on:

002.01A The physical, chemical and other relevant characteristics of injection fluids;

002.01B Average, maximum and minimum values for injection pressure, flow rate and volume, and annular pressure at a frequency specified in the permit; and

002.01C The results of monitoring prescribed in Chapter 19 of this Title.

002.02 Reporting test results with the first required report after the completion of:

002.02A Tests of mechanical integrity; and

002.02B Any well work over.

003 For Class III injection wells and/or mineral production wells, reporting requirements shall, at a minimum, include:

003.01 Reporting to the Director on required monitoring at a frequency specified in the permit;

003.02 Results of mechanical integrity reported with the first regular report after the completion of the test; and

003.03 Monitoring may be reported on a project or field basis rather than individual well basis where manifold monitoring is used.

004 For Class V injection wells authorized by permit, reporting requirements shall, at a minimum, include:

004.01 Reporting to the Director on required monitoring at a frequency specified in the permit; and

004.02 Results of mechanical integrity reported with the first regular report after the completion of the test.

Enabling Legislation: Neb. Rev. Stat. ยงยง 81-1504(2)(13)(25); 81-1505(9)(16); 81-1506(2)(e)(3); 81-1510(2)

Legal Citation: Title 122, Ch.21, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality