DEP Oil & Gas Advisory Board To Meet April 13 On Area Of Review, Water Supply

The DEP Oil And Gas Technical Advisory Board is scheduled to meet on April 13 to further discuss several important technical guidance documents to implementing the Chapter 78A drilling regulations.  The guidance includes--

-- Area of Review Technical Guidance

-- Water Supply Technical Guidance

-- Pressure Barrier Technical Guidance

-- Integrated Well Site Contingency Plan Guidelines

-- Induced Seismicity/Area of Alternative Methods

In addition, the Board will discuss the proposed General Permits limiting methane emissions at oil and gas operations and the role and responsibilities of the Board and the new PA Grade Crude Development Advisory Council.

Also on the draft agenda are reports from a series of technical workgroups-- Coal-Gas Coordination, Erosion & Sediment Control, Noise Control, Wellbore Deviation, Spill Policy, Mine-Influenced Water, Liner Processing

The meeting will be held in Room 105 Rachel Carson Building starting at 10:00.    Click Here to participate via WebEx.

For more information and available handouts, visit the Oil And Gas Technical Advisory Board webpage.  Questions should be directed to: Kurt Klapkowski, 717-783-9438 or send email to:


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