Oklahoma Receives Funds to Protect Groundwater
EPA funds will be used to issue permits for injection wells that meet program requirements
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) $131,843, to ensure continued protection of groundwater in Oklahoma. EPA has delegated authority to OCC to administer and enforce the underground injection control (UIC) program in Oklahoma. The funds will be used to issue permits for injection wells that meet program requirements and for shutting down wells when pollution has occurred. The funds also will be used to inventory injection wells, perform technical reviews of all permit applications, perform onsite field investigations and conduct interviews and visual observations for compliance assurance.