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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||The class V underground injection control study : volume 1. Study approach and general findings.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water,|
|Subjects||Sewage disposal in the ground. ; Septic tanks. ; Injection wells.|
|Additional Subjects||Water pollution control ; Injection wells ; Drinking water ; Regulatory requirements ; Fluid injection ; Waste water ; Ground water ; Best management practices ; Control studies ; Injection practices ; Class V Underground Injection Control(UIC) ; Environmental Protection Agency|
|Collation||72 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
Class V underground injection wells are typically shallow waste disposal wells or other devices used to release fluids underground. These wells generally inject either directly into underground sources of drinking water (USDWs) or into the shallow subsurface that overlies those resources. Class V wells have a variety of designs and uses and include disposal mechanisms such as large-capacity septic systems and storm water and agricultural drainage systems. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) addresses Class V injection wells through the federal underground injection control (UIC) program under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act. This program includes the basic requirement that Class V injection wells cannot endanger USDWs and gives UIC program staff the authority to take whatever actions are needed to ensure that underground drinking water supplies are in fact protected. Many states have primary responsibility for implementing the program and/or control Class V wells under their own authorities. This report presents the results of a study of 23 categories of Class V wells. The study was conducted to develop background information for USEPA to use in evaluating the risk that these wells pose to underground drinking water supplies and if additional federal regulation is warranted. Information collected on these wells included: inventory, injectate constituents, contamination incidents, and current state regulations.
"September 1999." Microfiche.
V.1. Study approach and general findings.