Wichita ASR

News: 
The public hearing in the matter of Wichita's proposed changes to Phase II of its ASR project has been postponed to December 11, 2018. In addition, as a result of the City of Wichita request to withdraw its new applications, the scope of the hearing has been narrowed to the City’s request for changes in the existing ASR permits. Details of the postponement are available here.

A pre-hearing conference was held on July 19, 2018 to set a date, time, and location for the formal hearing, to discuss procedures for the hearing, to set any necessary deadlines, and discuss any other appropriate matters raised. The resulting order is below. Subsequent notices, orders and minutes related to pre-hearing activities are also available below in the table "Hearing officer notices, orders, etc." The filings by the parties are included in a second table titled "Parties' motions, etc."

A public informational meeting regarding proposed changes to the Wichita ASR project was held at 7:00 p.m. on June 28 at the Halstead High School Auditorium. 

The City of Wichita has the state’s only active Aquifer Storage and Recovery project, developed and approved in two phases. 

The City has filed a series of new applications that will allow it to recover recharge credits at its existing production wells.

On March 12, 2018, the City forwarded a detailed proposal for changes to the conditions associated with its existing permits for Phase II of the project, including the new applications referenced above (see below).

Also, below is information related to the City's existing ASR permits for reference.

City of Wichita request:

Description

File Size

Document Date

Provided By

Wichita ASR permit modification proposal cover letter 634 KB 03/12/2018 Wichita 
Wichita ASR permit modification proposal
    Attachments A-D
    Attachment E
    Attachments F-J
14 MB
10 MB
24 MB
18 MB
03/12/2018  Wichita 
Wichita New Applications (File Nos. 48,704 through 48,733) Multiple Multiple DWR

Hearing officer notices, orders, etc.:

Description

File Size

Document Date

Provided By

Notice of Deadlines and Scheduling Order 143 KB 11/19/2018  DWR 
Order Regarding Motion for Extension of Time and to Continue Hearing 371 KB 11/12/2018 DWR
Order Regarding Withdrawal of Parties for the Formal Phase of the Public Hearing 174 KB 11/05/2018 DWR 
Order Regarding Designation of Parties 150 KB 10/26/2018 DWR
Scheduling Order
145 KB 10/05/2018 DWR
Order Modifying Hearing and Schedule 139 KB  09/27/2018  DWR 
Notice of Hearing on Scheduling and Withdrawal of Applications 113 KB 09/24/2018 DWR 
Hearing on Various Motions Minutes 801 KB 09/18/2018 DWR
Notice of Hearing on Various Motions 106 KB 09/11/2018 DWR
Order to Provide Notice 105 KB 09/11/2018 DWR
Wichita ASR Phase II Modifications Prehearing Conference Order 1.7 MB 07/23/2018 DWR
Notice of Pre-Hearing Conference 52 KB 07/02/2018 DWR

Parties' motions etc. (note that attachments are included within applicable pdfs below):

Description

File Size

Document Date

Provided By

DWR's Response in Opposition to Intervenors' and GMD2's Motions for Extension of Time to Request Discovery, Designate Expert Witnesses and Exhibits and Continue Hearing 105 KB  11/06/2018 DWR
City of Wichita's Response to GMD2's Motion for Extension and Referenced Documents 11 MB  11/07/2018 Wichita 
GMD2's Motion in Support of Intervenors' Motion for Extension of Time to Request Discovery, Designate Expert Witnesses and Exhibits and Continue Hearing 232 KB 11/05/2018  GMD2 
City of Wichita's Response to Intervenors' Motion for Extension of Time 213 KB 11/05/2018  Wichita 
Motion for Extension of Time to Request Discovery, Designate Expert Witnesses and Exhibits and Continue Hearing 137 KB 11/03/2018  Intervenors 
Motion to Withdraw as a Party 192 KB 11/03/2018  Intervenors 
City Confirmation of ASR Groundwater Modeling Data Submittal 302 KB 09/28/2018  Wichita 
ASR RRW Permit Applications 48704-48733 Correspondence 114 KB  09/20/2018  Wichita 
GMD2 Disclosure of Expert Witnesses 638 KB 09/18/2018  GMD2 
City of Wichita Preliminary Expert Disclosure 106 KB 09/18/2018  Wichita 
City of Wichita Experts 1.6 MB 09/18/2018  Wichita
DWR's Notice of Compliance with Order to Provide Notice 78 KB  09/18/2018  DWR 
DWR's Half-Mile Letter -Exhibit C 46 KB 09/18/2018  DWR 
DWR's Motion to Suspend Discovery Deadline and the Obligation of DWR to Answer GMD2's Written Discovery 96 KB 09/17/2018 DWR 
Response to DWR's Motion to Suspend Discovery Deadline and the Obligation of DWR to Answer GMD2's Written Discovery 344 KB  09/14/2018 GMD2 
DWR's Half-Mile Letters -Exhibit B 2.6 MB 09/13/2018  DWR 
DWR's Half-Mile Letters -Exhibit A 2.2 MB 09/12/2018  DWR 
Response to City of Wichita's Response to Motion for Extension of Time 541 KB  09/12/2018  GMD2 
Notice and Order to Discuss Various Motions Correspondence and Attachments 786 KB  09/11/2018  DWR 
DWR Summary of Issues Correspondence and Attachments 737 KB  09/10/2018  DWR 
Administrative Hearing Notice Protocol GMD2 Correspondence to DWR 421 KB 09/10/2018  GMD2
City's Response to Motion for Extension of Time 351 KB  09/07/2018 Wichita 
Motion to Extend Time Correspondence to City and GMD and Attachments, Resent 6.2 MB 09/07/2018 DWR 
Motion to Extend Time Correspondence to City and GMD and Attachments 1.9 MB  09/06/2018  DWR 
DWR Staff Response to GMD2 Reviews Correspondence 51 KB 09/06/2018  DWR
Motion to Extend Time Order and Correspondence and Attachment 418 KB  09/05/2018 DWR 
Motion to Extend Time Email Correspondence and Attachment 533 KB 09/05/2018  DWR 
Motion for Extension of Time to Answer the City of Wichita's Discovery Requests and to Designate Expert Witness 67 KB 09/04/2018 GMD2

Documents related to proposal development:

Description

File Size

Document Date

Provided By

KDA-DWR Halstead Public Informational Meeting Summary
KDA-DWR, City of Wichita and GMD2 Presentations (YouTube)
KDA-DWR's Presentation
City of Wichita's Presentation
GMD2's Presentation
373 KB

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958 KB
634 KB
2.5 MB
06/28/2018  DWR
Wichita
GMD2 
Correspondence - DWR to GMD2, Response to Initial Review 1.2MB 06/01/2018  DWR 
Correspondence - Wichita to DWR, Response to Comments 125 KB 05/22/2018 Wichita 
Correspondence - Wichita to DWR, Process and Schedule
108 KB 05/11/2018 Wichita
Correspondence - GMD2 to DWR, Process and Schedule
150 KB 05/11/2018 GMD2
Correspondence - DWR to GMD 2 Wichita, Process 51 KB 05/09/2018  DWR
Correspondence - GMD2 to DWR, Proposed Permit Modifications 845 KB 04/27/2018 GMD2 
Correspondence - City to GMD2, Change in ASR Tactics 119 KB  04/26/2018  Wichita 
Correspondence - GMD2 to City, Change in Operations 91 KB 04/06/2018  GMD2 
Wichita ASR Proposal Update for EW RAC
    Video on YouTube
1 MB 03/26/2018 DWR
Correspondence - Barfield to GMD2 and City, Process for Draft Proposed Permit Approvals for Initial Review
1 MB 03/22/2018 DWR

Chief Engineer's presentation at special GMD2 Board Meeting

658 KB

12/20/2017

DWR

Correspondence - GMD2 to DWR, Request to Delegate Hearing 34 KB 12/11/2017  GMD2

Correspondence - Barfield to City of Wichita, Project Process

638 KB

09/18/2017

DWR

Correspondence - City to GMD2, Drought Modeling

66 KB

01/24/2017

Wichita

Correspondence - GMD2 to City, Drought Modeling Review

3.9 MB

12/14/2016

GMD2

Correspondence - City to GMD2, Permit Modifications

3.4 MB

11/15/2016

Wichita

Correspondence - Wichita to Barfield, Requested Modification to Limitations

2.7 MB

05/24/2013

Wichita


Orders and approvals related to the existing project:

Description

File Size

Document Date

Provided By

ASR: Phase 1 approval

816 KB

08/02/2005

DWR

ASR: Phase 2 approval

544 KB

09/18/2009

DWR


Rules and regulations:
K.A.R. 5-12-1 through K.A.R. 5-12-4
 
Background information:

Description

File Size

Document Date

Provided By

Wichita New Applications (File Nos. 48,704 through 48,733) Multiple Multiple DWR

Status of Groundwater Levels and Storage Volumes in the Equus Beds Aquifer near Wichita, KS, January 2016

5.4 MB

01/2016

USGS

Groundwater-Level and Storage-Volume Changes in the Equus Beds Aquifer near Wichita, Kansas, Predevelopment through January 2015

5.3 MB

01/2015

USGS

WichitaASR.org

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ASR Accounting Reports:

Description                                                        File Size Document Date  Provided By 
Wichita ASR 2016 Annual Accounting Report 24 MB 2018  Wichita 
Wichita ASR 2015 Annual Accounting Report 14 MB 2018 Wichita

Wichita ASR 2014 Annual Accounting Report

8.3 MB

2015

Wichita
Wichita ASR 2013 Annual Accounting Report 7.9 MB 2015
Wichita