Wichita ASR

Latest News: 
On March 19, 2019 Chief Engineer Barfield delegated to Constance (Connie) Owens the authority to serve as the presiding officer in this matter and postponed the formal phase of the public hearing previously scheduled for March 26, 2019. Hearing Officer Owen will conduct a hearing among the formal parties and provide written recommendations to the Chief Engineer based on the record after such hearings are complete.  A new date for the formal phase of the hearing will be announced in the near future.

Background:
  • The City of Wichita has the state's only active Aquifer Storage and Recovery project. The project was developed and approved in two phases.
  • 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. The City also submitted a series of new applications which have subsequently been withdrawn.
  • The City's proposal was clarified and modified in minor ways via an initial review process during April and May 2018.
  • On June 28, 2018 a public informational meeting regarding the proposed changes was held at the Halstead High School Auditorium.
  • Beginning July 19, 2018, a series of pre-hearing conferences were held to set a date, time and location for the formal hearing; to discuss procedures for the hearing; to set any necessary deadlines; and to discuss any other appropriate matters raised. The resulting orders are available below in the table "Hearing officer notices, orders, etc." The filings by the parties are included in the table "Parties' motions, etc."
  • Information related to the City's existing ASR permits is available below.
  • A public comment hearing in the matter of Wichita's proposed changes to Phase II of its ASR project was held on December 11, 2018 (transcript).

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

Public comment:

Description

File Size

Document Date

Provided By

Gary Fair comments 136 KB 03/23/2019  Fair 
Joseph Trego comments 97 KB 03/13/2019  Trego 
Tommy Logue comments 380 KB 03/13/2019  Logue 
Gary Stecklein comments 89 KB 03/07/2019  Stecklein 
Toyia Bulla comments 85 KB 02/25/2019  Bulla 
Rob Krehbiel comments 143 KB 02/08/2019  Krehbiel 
Richard Basore comments 83 KB 01/22/2019  Basore
Gary Stecklein comments 87 KB 01/11/2019 Stecklein
Beth Vannatta comments 92 KB 12/27/2018 Vannatta
Transcript of public comment hearing (12/11/2018)
330 KB 12/11/2018 Reporter
Kansas Farm Bureau comments 53 KB 12/11/2018 KFB
David Mueller comments 98 KB  12/11/2018 Mueller
Philip Lohrenz comments 14 KB  12/10/2018 Lohrenz
John Reimer comments
55 KB 12/10/2018 Reimer
D. Keith Jacob comments
35 KB  12/10/2018 Jacob
Dr. Kate Jacob comments
13 KB 12/07/2018 Jacob
Laurie Hartke comments
154 KB 11/13/2018 Hartke

Documents related to proposal development:

Description

File Size

Document Date

Provided By

KDA-DWR December 2018 Public Hearing Handout 194 KB 12/11/2018  DWR 
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



Hearing officer notices, orders, etc.:

Description

File Size

Document Date

Provided By

Order of Delegation and Temporary Postponement 769 KB 03/19/2019  DWR 
Order Extending Deadline for Depositions 109 KB 03/01/2019  DWR
Order Extending Deadline for Expert Reports 35 KB 02/15/2019  DWR 
Notice of Hearing Location 
40 KB 01/18/2019 DWR
Notice of Final Hearing Schedule 39 KB 12/21/2018  DWR
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

GMD2 Prehearing Brief 186 KB  03/18/2019  GMD2 
Intervenors Prehearing Brief 4.6 MB 03/18/2019 Intervenors
DWR Prehearing Brief 247 KB  03/18/2019  DWR 
DWR Response to GMD2 and Intervenors Motion to Dismiss 88 KB  03/18/2019  DWR 
DWR Response to Motions to Ensure Impartiality
   Exhibit A
   Exhibit B
131 KB
1.0 MB
90 KB
03/18/2019 DWR 
Wichita Response to Remaining Motions 41 KB 03/18/2019  Wichita 
Wichita Response to GMD Motion to Dismiss 45 KB  03/18/2019  Wichita 
Wichita Response to GMD Motion to Bar Experts 8 MB 03/18/2019  Wichita 
DWR Response to GMD2 motion to compel DWR 980 KB 03/18/2019 DWR 
DWR Response to Motion to Bar Agency Recommendations 115 KB 03/18/2019  DWR 
Wichita Response to GMD2 Motion to Compel 1.0 MB 03/12/2019  Wichita 
Intervenors motion to support GMD2 Motions 166 KB 03/11/2019  Intervenors 
GMD2 Motion to Dismiss 836 KB 03/11/2019  Wichita 
GM2 Motion in Limine to Bar DWR Expert Reports 1.1 MB 03/11/2019  GMD2
GMD2 Motion to Ensure Impartiality of Hearing Officer
   Exhibit A
   Exhibit B
489 KB
177 KB
1.2 MB
03/11/2019  GMD2 
GMD2 Motion to Compel City
   Exhibit A
   Exhibit B
   Exhibit C
455 KB
10 MB
297 KB
94 KB
03/11/2019  GMD2 
GMD2 Motion to Compel DWR
   Exhibit A
   Exhibit B
   Exhibit C
450 KB
3.1 MB
727 KB
137 KB
03/11/2019  GMD2 
GMD2 Motion in Support of Summary Judgment 552 KB 03/11/2019  GMD2 
GMD2 Revised Witness and Exhibit List 148 KB 03/11/2019  GMD2 
GMD2 Witness and Exhibit List 510 KB 03/11/2019 GMD2 
Wichita Witness List 13 KB 03/11/2019  Wichita 
Wichita Exhibit List 18 KB 03/11/2019  Wichita 
Intervenors Witness and Exhibit List 364 KB 03/11/2019  Intervenors
DWR Witness and Exhibit List 94 KB 03/11/2019  DWR 
GMD2's Motion in Limine to Exclude Select Expert Reports 216 KB 03/11/2019  GMD2 
Wichita's Motion in Limine to Exclude Select Expert Reports 40 KB 03/11/2019 Wichita
GMD2 Motion to Extend Deadline for Depositions 168 KB 02/27/2019  GMD2 
Intervenors Expert Reports 5.9 MB 02/18/2019  Intervenors
GMD2 Expert Reports 24 MB 02/18/2019  GMD2 
City of Wichita Expert Reports 334 KB  02/15/2019  Wichita 
Interveners Motion in Support of GMD2 Motion for Extension 87 KB  02/14/2019  Interveners 
GMD2 Motion for Extension to Modify the Scheduling Order and Extend the Deadline to Submit an Expert Report 509 KB 02/14/2019  GMD2 
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


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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Wichita















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