Title 40 CFR Part 191

Subparts B and C

Compliance Recertification Application 2014

for the

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Appendix DATA-2014

Attachment A: WIPP Borehole Update

United States Department of Energy

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Carlsbad Field Office

Carlsbad, New Mexico

Appendix DATA-2014

Attachment A: WIPP Borehole Update

Table DATA-A- 1. Status of WIPP Boreholes December 2012 WIPP

Table DATA-A-1. Status of WIPP Boreholes December 2012 WIPP (Continued)

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CCA Compliance Certification Application

CRA Compliance Recertification Application

DOE Department of Energy

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) prepared DOE/WIPP 95-2092, Revision 1, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Borehole Data Report (the Compliance Certification Application [CCA], Appendix BH) (U.S. DOE 1996) to serve as a central document, providing data on boreholes used in characterizing the site. The report contains a comprehensive database on wells drilled in support of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Project and boreholes located within the 16-section land withdrawal area.

The CCA, Appendix BH (U.S. DOE 1996) describes seven groups of boreholes: commercially drilled boreholes, DOE wells, geologic exploration boreholes, hydrologic test boreholes, potash boreholes, subsurface exploration boreholes, and Water Quality Sampling Program boreholes. There are 179 boreholes listed in the report. At the time of the CCA, 80 of those boreholes were being used as monitoring wells. The rest of the boreholes were plugged and abandoned after being drilled for their specific purpose, i.e., potash information, hydrocarbon information, or WIPP site characterization information.

The Appendix DATA-2004, Attachment G, WIPP Borehole Update (U.S. DOE 2004), was provided to add the new monitoring wells drilled since the initial certification and wells that were in use but omitted from the CCA, Appendix BH. The Appendix DATA-2004, Attachment G provided information on 112 boreholes.

The Appendix DATA-2009, Attachment A, WIPP Borehole Update (U.S. DOE 2009), was provided to add the new monitoring wells. The Appendix DATA-2009, Attachment A provided information on 215 boreholes.

For the 2014 Compliance Recertification Application (CRA-2014), a thorough search was performed to define the number of boreholes associated with WIPP site characterization and monitoring. Currently, there are 221 boreholes that were either specifically drilled to support the WIPP site characterization process or obtained for monitoring purposes. This update provides the status for those boreholes.

Table DATA-A-1 provides the status of all 221 boreholes, including the name of the formation being monitored, whether the borehole is currently configured as a water or observation well, and whether it has been plugged and abandoned. A status of "N/A" means the borehole was not being used or had not yet been drilled at the time of the status report. "Observation" means the borehole was drilled for site characterization, but left unplugged for future monitoring purposes.

Table DATA-A-1. Status of WIPP Boreholes December 2012 WIPP

Well Name |
CCA Status |
CRA-2004 Status |
CRA-2009 Status |
CRA-2014 Status |
Original Depth |
Year Drilled |

AEC-7 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
4,734 ft |
1974 |

AEC-8 |
Bell Canyon |
Bell Canyon |
Plugged |
Plugged |
4,922 ft |
1974 |

B-1 |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
58 ft |
1978 |

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Well Name |
CCA Status |
CRA-2004 Status |
CRA-2009 Status |
CRA-2014 Status |
Original Depth |
Year Drilled |

B-1A |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
13 ft |
1978 |

B-2 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
34 ft |
1978 |

B-3 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
29 ft |
1978 |

B-4 |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
39 ft |
1978 |

B-4A |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
14 ft |
1978 |

B-5 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
32 ft |
1978 |

B-6 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
26 ft |
1978 |

B-7 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
35 ft |
1978 |

B-8 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
100 ft |
1979 |

B-9 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
38 ft |
1978 |

B-10 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
32 ft |
1978 |

B-11 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
30 ft |
1978 |

B-12 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
41 ft |
1978 |

B-13 |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
28 ft |
1978 |

B-14 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
25 ft |
1978 |

B-15 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
57 ft |
1978 |

B-16 |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
31 ft |
1978 |

B-17 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
26 ft |
1978 |

B-18 |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
33 ft |
1978 |

B-19 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
39 ft |
1978 |

B-20 |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
14 ft |
1978 |

B-20A |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
34 ft |
1978 |

B-21 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
40 ft |
1978 |

B-22 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
28 ft |
1978 |

B-23 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
41 ft |
1978 |

B-24 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
29 ft |
1978 |

B-25 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
902 ft |
1978 |

B-26 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
28 ft |
1979 |

B-27 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
26 ft |
1979 |

B-28 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
27 ft |
1979 |

B-29 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
29 ft |
1978 |

B-30 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
28 ft |
1978 |

B-31 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
31 ft |
1978 |

B-32 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
100 ft |
1979 |

B-33 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
31 ft |
1978 |

B-34 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
100 ft |
1979 |

B-35 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
32 ft |
1979 |

B-36 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
28 ft |
1979 |

B-37 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
28 ft |
1979 |

B-37A |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
22 ft |
1979 |

B-38 |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
50 ft |
1979 |

B-39 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
28 ft |
1979 |

B-40 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
28 ft |
1979 |

B-41 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
100 ft |
1979 |

B-42 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
100 ft |
1979 |

B-43 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
100 ft |
1979 |

B-44 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
100 ft |
1979 |

B-45 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
100 ft |
1979 |

B-46 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
100 ft |
1979 |

B-47 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
18 ft |
1979 |

B-48 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
16 ft |
1979 |

B-49 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
19 ft |
1979 |

B-50 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
24 ft |
1979 |

B-51 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
15 ft |
1979 |

B-52 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
30 ft |
1979 |

B-53 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
30 ft |
1979 |

B-54 |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
Observation |
210 ft |
1979 |

B-301 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
40 ft |
1979 |

B-302 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
39 ft |
1979 |

B-303 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
39 ft |
1979 |

B-304 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
42 ft |
1979 |

B-305 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
41 ft |
1979 |

B-306 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
38 ft |
1979 |

B-307 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
40 ft |
1979 |

B-308 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
40 ft |
1979 |

B-309 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
39 ft |
1979 |

C-2505 |
N/A |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
97 ft |
1996 |

C-2506 |
N/A |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
69 ft |
1996 |

C-2507 |
N/A |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
73 ft |
1996 |

C-2737 |
N/A |
Culebra/Magenta |
Culebra/Magenta |
Culebra/Magenta |
800 ft |
2001 |

C-2811 |
N/A |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
80 ft |
2001 |

CB-1 |
Culebra |
Culebra/Bell Canyon |
Bell Canyon |
Culebra |
4,299 ft |
1974 |

D-268 |
Culebra |
Rancher's Water Well |
Rancher's Water Well |
Rancher's Water Well |
1,411 ft |
1984 |

DOE-1 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
4,057 ft |
1982 |

DOE-2 |
Culebra |
Magenta |
Bell Canyon |
Magenta |
4,325 ft |
1984 |

ERDA-6 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
2,775 f |
1975 |

ERDA-9 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
2,886 ft |
1976 |

ERDA-10 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
4,430 ft |
1977 |

ERDA-11 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
40 ft |
1977 |

ES-001 |
N/A |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
54 ft |
1996 |

ES-002 |
N/A |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
19 ft |
1996 |

H-1 |
Culebra/Magenta |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
856 ft |
1976 |

H-2A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
672 ft |
1977 |

H-2B1 |
Magenta |
Magenta |
Magenta |
Magenta |
661 ft |
1977 |

H-2B2 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
660 ft |
1983 |

H-2C |
Magenta |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
795 ft |
1977 |

H-3B1 |
Magenta |
Magenta |
Magenta |
Magenta |
902 ft |
1976 |

H-3B2 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
725 ft |
1983 |

H-3B3 |
Magenta |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
730 ft |
1983 |

H-3D |
Dewey Lake |
Dewey Lake/Forty-niner |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
554 ft |
1987 |

H-4A |
N/A |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
532 ft |
1978 |

H-4B |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Plugged |
529 ft |
1978 |

H-4BR |
N/A |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
529 ft |
2009 |

H-4C |
Magenta |
Magenta |
Magenta |
Magenta |
661 ft |
1978 |

H-5A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
930 ft |
1978 |

H-5B |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
925 ft |
1978 |

H-5C |
Magenta |
Magenta |
Not in Use |
Magenta |
1,076 ft |
1978 |

H-6A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
637 ft |
1978 |

H-6B |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Plugged |
640 ft |
1978 |

H-6BR |
N/A |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
640 ft |
2008 |

H-6C |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Magenta |
Magenta |
741 ft |
1978 |

H-7A |
N/A |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
154 ft |
1979 |

H-7B1 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
286 ft |
1979 |

H-7B2 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
295 ft |
1983 |

H-7C |
N/A |
N/A |
Rancher's Water Well |
Rancher's Water Well |
420 ft |
1979 |

H-8A |
Magenta |
Magenta |
Magenta |
Magenta |
505 ft |
1979 |

H-8B |
N/A |
Rancher's Water Well |
Rancher's Water Well |
Rancher's Water Well |
624 ft |
1979 |

H-8C |
Rustler |
Rustler |
Rancher's Water Well |
Rancher's Water Well |
808 ft |
1979 |

H-9A |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
692 ft |
1979 |

H-9B |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Not in Use |
Plugged |
708 ft |
1979 |

H-9BR |
N/A |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
686 ft |
2010 |

H-9C |
Culebra |
Magenta |
Culebra/Magenta |
Magenta |
816 ft |
1979 |

H-10A |
Magenta |
Magenta |
Magenta |
Magenta |
1,318 ft |
1979 |

H-10B |
Magenta |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,398 ft |
1979 |

H-10C |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
1,550 ft |
1979 |

H-11B1 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
785 ft |
1983 |

H-11B2 |
Culebra |
Magenta |
Magenta |
Magenta |
776 ft |
1983 |

H-11B3 |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
789 ft |
1983 |

H-11B4 |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Plugged |
765 ft |
1988 |

H-11B4R |
N/A |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
755 ft |
2011 |

H-11B4RA |
N/A |
N/A |
N/A |
Plugged |
774 ft |
2011 |

H-12 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
1,001 ft |
1983 |

H-14 |
Culebra |
Magenta |
Magenta |
Magenta |
589 ft |
1986 |

H-15 |
Culebra |
Magenta |
Culebra/Magenta |
Magenta |
900 ft |
1986 |

H-15R |
N/A |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
924 ft |
2009 |

H-16 |
Dewey Lake |
N/A |
Rustler |
Rustler |
851 ft |
1987 |

H-17 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
880 ft |
1987 |

H-18 |
Culebra |
Magenta |
Magenta |
Magenta |
840 ft |
1987 |

H-19B |
N/A |
N/A |
N/A |
N/A |
40 ft |
1995 |

H-19B0 |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
779 ft |
1995 |

H-19B1 |
N/A |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
733 ft |
1995 |

H-19B2 |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
785 ft |
1995 |

H-19B3 |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
785 ft |
1995 |

H-19B4 |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
782 ft |
1995 |

H-19B5 |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
786 ft |
1995 |

H-19B6 |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
788 ft |
1995 |

H-19B7 |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
785 ft |
1995 |

IMC-461 |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
1,316 ft |
2004 |

P-1 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,591 ft |
1976 |

P-2 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,895 ft |
1976 |

P-3 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,676 ft |
1976 |

P-4 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,857 ft |
1976 |

P-5 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,830 ft |
1976 |

P-6 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,573 ft |
1976 |

P-7 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,574 ft |
1976 |

P-8 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,660 ft |
1976 |

P-9 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,796 ft |
1976 |

P-10 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
2,009 ft |
1976 |

P-11 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,940 ft |
1976 |

P-12 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,598 ft |
1976 |

P-13 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,576 ft |
1976 |

P-14 |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,545 ft |
1976 |

P-15 |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,465 ft |
1976 |

P-16 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,585 ft |
1976 |

P-17 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,660 ft |
1976 |

P-18 |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,998 ft |
1976 |

P-19 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
2,000 ft |
1976 |

P-20 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,995 ft |
1976 |

P-21 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,915 ft |
1976 |

PZ-1 |
N/A |
Santa Rosa |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
68 ft |
1997 |

PZ-2 |
N/A |
Santa Rosa |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
65 ft |
1997 |

PZ-3 |
N/A |
Santa Rosa |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
71 ft |
1997 |

PZ-4 |
N/A |
Santa Rosa |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
65 ft |
1997 |

PZ-5 |
N/A |
Santa Rosa |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
72 ft |
1997 |

PZ-6 |
N/A |
Santa Rosa |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
66 ft |
1997 |

PZ-7 |
N/A |
Santa Rosa |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
72 ft |
1997 |

PZ-8 |
N/A |
Santa Rosa |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
68 ft |
1997 |

PZ-9 |
N/A |
Santa Rosa |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
82 ft |
1997 |

PZ-10 |
N/A |
Santa Rosa |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
57 ft |
1997 |

PZ-11 |
N/A |
Santa Rosa |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
82 ft |
1997 |

PZ-12 |
N/A |
Santa Rosa |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
72 ft |
1997 |

PZ-13 |
N/A |
N/A |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
77 ft |
2007 |

PZ-14 |
N/A |
N/A |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
Santa Rosa/Dewey Lake |
73 ft |
2007 |

PZ-15 |
N/A |
N/A |
Gatuña/Santa Rosa |
Gatuña/Santa Rosa |
56 ft |
2007 |

SNL-1 |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
644 ft |
2004 |

SNL-2 |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
614 ft |
2003 |

SNL-3 |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
970 ft |
2003 |

SNL-5 |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
687 ft |
2004 |

SNL-6 |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
1,360 ft |
2005 |

SNL-8 |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
981 ft |
2005 |

SNL-9 |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
845 ft |
2003 |

SNL-10 |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
651 ft |
2006 |

SNL-12 |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
905 ft |
2003 |

SNL-13 |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
480 ft |
2005 |

SNL-14 |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
719 ft |
2005 |

SNL-15 |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
950 ft |
2005 |

SNL-16 |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
224 ft |
2006 |

SNL-17A |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
375 ft |
2006 |

SNL-17 |
N/A |
N/A |
Plugged |
Plugged |
365 ft |
2006 |

SNL-18 |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
566 ft |
2006 |

SNL-19 |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
381 ft |
2006 |

WIPP-11 |
N/A |
N/A |
Culebra |
Culebra |
3,580 ft |
1978 |

WIPP-12 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
3,928 ft |
1978 |

WIPP-13 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
3,856 ft |
1978 |

WIPP-14 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,000 ft |
1981 |

WIPP-15 |
Water Well |
Rancher's Water Well |
Rancher's Water Well |
Rancher's Water Well |
810 ft |
1978 |

WIPP-16 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,300 ft |
1980 |

WIPP-18 |
Culebra |
Magenta |
Magenta |
Magenta |
1,060 ft |
1978 |

WIPP-19 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
1,038 ft |
1978 |

WIPP-21 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,045 ft |
1978 |

WIPP-22 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,450 ft |
1978 |

WIPP-25 |
Culebra/Magenta |
Culebra/Magenta |
Culebra/Magenta |
Plugged |
655 ft |
1978 |

WIPP-26 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
503 ft |
1978 |

WIPP-27 |
Culebra/Magenta |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
592 ft |
1978 |

WIPP-28 |
Rustler |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
801 ft |
1978 |

WIPP-29 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Plugged |
Plugged |
377 ft |
1978 |

WIPP-30 |
Culebra/Magenta |
Culebra/Magenta |
Culebra/Magenta |
Plugged |
912 ft |
1978 |

WIPP-31 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,982 ft |
1980 |

WIPP-32 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
390 ft |
1979 |

WIPP-33 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
840 ft |
1979 |

WIPP-34 |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
Plugged |
1,820 ft |
1979 |

WQSP-1 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
737 ft |
1994 |

WQSP-2 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
846 ft |
1994 |

WQSP-3 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
879 ft |
1994 |

WQSP-4 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
800 ft |
1994 |

WQSP-5 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
681 ft |
1994 |

WQSP-6 |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
Culebra |
617 ft |
1994 |

WQSP-6A |
Dewey Lake |
Dewey Lake |
Dewey Lake |
Dewey Lake |
225 ft |
1994 |

This section provides basic data on the new wells drilled (6) and the wells plugged (7) during the CRA-2014 monitoring period (October 2007 through December 2012).

All WIPP monitoring wells have been drilled in New Mexico within the vicinity of the WIPP site. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) controls the drilling, operation, and abandonment of hydrocarbon wells on federal land in New Mexico. The New Mexico Oil Conservation Division controls the drilling, operation, and abandonment of hydrocarbon wells on state and patented lands in New Mexico. The New Mexico Office of the State Engineer regulates the drilling, operation, and abandonment of groundwater wells (this includes mineral exploration, monitoring, and observation wells) in the State of New Mexico. This agency has regulatory oversight of wells in the WIPP land withdrawal area. All WIPP monitoring wells have been permitted through this agency and drilled according to the regulations in place at the time of drilling. Right-of-way permits have been acquired from the BLM when monitoring wells are located on federal lands outside the WIPP land withdrawal area.

__H-4BR__

Location: T22S-R31E-05 Year Drilled: 2009 Total Depth: 518 ft (158 m)

Status: Culebra Monitoring Well Elevation: 3332 ft (1016 m)

__H-6BR__

Location: T22S-R31E-18 Year Drilled: 2008 Total Depth: 640 ft (195 m)

Status: Culebra Monitoring Well Elevation: 3347 ft (1020 m)

__H-9BR
__Location: T24S-R31E-04 Year Drilled: 2010 Total Depth: 686 ft (209 m)

Status: Culebra Monitoring Well Elevation: 3405 ft (1038 m)

__H-11B4R
__Location: T22S-R31E-33 Year Drilled: 2011 Total Depth: 755 ft (230 m)

Status: Culebra Monitoring Well Elevation: 3409 ft (1039 m)

__H-11B4RA
__Location: T22S-R31E-33 Year Drilled: 2011 Total Depth: 774 ft (236 m)

Status: Culebra Monitoring Well Elevation: 3410 ft (1039 m)

__H-15R
__Location: T22S-R31E-28 Year Drilled: 2009 Total Depth: 924 ft (282 m)

Status: Culebra Monitoring Well Elevation: 3480 ft (1061 m)

__H-4B
__Location: T23S-R31E-05 Year Drilled: 1978 Total Depth: 529 ft (161 m)

Status: Plugged in 2009 Elevation: 3333 ft (1016 m)

Notes: The well was cemented to the surface using Class C neat cement.

__H-6B__

Location: T22S-R31E-18 Year Drilled: 1978 Total Depth: 640 ft (195 m)

Status: Plugged in 2008 Elevation: 3348 ft (1020 m)

Notes: The well was cemented to the surface using Class C neat cement.

__H-9B__

Location: T24S-R31E-04 Year Drilled: 1979 Total Depth: 708 ft (216 m)

Status: Plugged in 2010 Elevation: 3406 ft (1038 m)

Notes: In 2002, the open-hole portion of the well was inadvertently plugged during pressure grouting of well H-9A. The well was cemented to the surface using Class C neat cement.

__H-11B4
__Location: T22S-R31E-33 Year Drilled: 1988 Total Depth: 765 ft (233 m)

Status: Plugged in 2011 Elevation: 3409 ft (1039 m)

Notes: The well was cemented to the surface using Class C neat cement.

__H-11B4RA
__Location: T22S-R31E-15 Year Drilled: 2011 Total Depth: 774 ft (236 m)

Status: Plugged in 2011 Elevation: 3409 ft (1039 m)

Notes: Plugged due to improper screen depth by driller. The well was cemented to the surface using Class C neat cement.

__WIPP-25
__Location: T22S-R30E-15 Year Drilled: 1978 Total Depth: 655 ft (200 m)

Status: Plugged in 2009 Elevation: 3212 ft (979 m)

Notes: The well was cemented to the surface using Class C neat cement.

__WIPP-30
__Location: T21S-R31E-33 Year Drilled: 1978 Total Depth: 912 ft (278 m)

Status: Plugged in 2008 Elevation: 3428 ft (1045 m)

Notes: The well was cemented to the surface using Class C neat cement.

(*Indicates a reference that has not been previously submitted.)

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). 1996. Title 40 CFR Part 191 Compliance Certification Application for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (October). 21 vols. DOE/CAO 1996-2184. Carlsbad, NM: Carlsbad Area Office. [Author]

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). 2004. Title 40 CFR Part 191 Compliance Recertification Application for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (March). 10 vols. DOE/WIPP 2004-3231. Carlsbad, NM: Carlsbad Field Office. [Author]

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). 2009. Title 40 CFR Part 191 Compliance Recertification Application for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (March). DOE/WIPP 2009-3424. Carlsbad, NM: Carlsbad Field Office.* [Author]