Ground Water Quality Program

Powertech (USA), Inc. - UIC Class III Permits

 

Powertech (USA), Inc. submitted to DENR a Class III Underground Injection Control (UIC) permit application in April 2009 for a proposed uranium in situ leach mine and processing facility located about 13 miles northwest of Edgemont, SD in Custer and Fall River Counties.

 

Since submission of that application, the 2011 South Dakota Legislature tolled (put on hold/suspended) the South Dakota Class III UIC rules. As a result, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be handling Class III permitting in South Dakota. In addition to obtaining a Class III UIC permit through EPA, Powertech (USA), Inc will still be required to obtain several other State permits as well as a license from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).  

 

For more information on the Class III Underground Injection Control permitting process, please go to the EPA Underground Injection Control web page. (http://www.epa.gov/region8/water/uic/)


 
1- Powertech UIC Class III Permit Status  (For Reference Only)
 

As of July 1, 2011, US EPA is overseeing the Class III UIC permitting of the proposed Powertech Class III UIC project.  The following information and permit applications are for reference purposes only:

 

DENR received Powertech's Class III Underground Injection Control Permit application on April 22, 2009.  DENR reviewed the application for completeness in accordance with 74:55:01  Underground Injection Control -- Class III Wells Rules, and informed Powertech the application was incomplete in a August 6, 2009 letter.  DENR received Powertech’s revised Class III Underground Injection Control Permit application on February 5, 2010.  DENR reviewed the revised application for completeness in accordance with applicable rule 74:55:01, and informed Powertech the revised application was incomplete in a April 19, 2010 letter, and outlined issues that need to be satisfactorily addressed before the state Class III Underground Injection Control Permit application can be considered complete.

 
A- Powertech's April 22, 2009 Class III Underground Injection Control Permit Application
(replaced by the February 5, 2010 application)
 
B- Powertech's February 5, 2010 Class III Underground Injection Control Permit Application
 
2- NRC Documents
 
A- NRC License Application
   i - Dewey Burdock Environmental Report (70 MB Zip File)
  ii - Dewey Burdock Technical Report (99 MB Zip File)
 
B- Supplement to NRC License Application
    i - Supplement to NRC License Application (1.3 MB pf)
   ii - Complete Appendices (15.8 MB Zip File)
  iii - Exhibits
 
3- DENR Correspondence (For reference Only)
 
Completeness Letter   (2.73 MB pf)
August 6, 2009
Land Application Letter (92 KB pf)
November 2, 2009
Completeness Letter for Revised Application   April 19, 2010
     
4-Powertech Correspondence  (For reference Only)
     
Powertech Response Letter  (1.71 MB pdf)   February 5, 2010