The Department of Environmental Protection has scheduled meetings of the Conventional Oil and Gas Advisory Committee and the Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board for December 22 with very limited public notice. Both meetings will be held by conference call/Webex.
The purpose of the meetings is to review comments the advisory committees plan to submit to the Environmental Quality Board on the Chapter 78 and Chapter 78A drilling regulations.
The Conventional Advisory Committee will meet from 10 to noon. Click Here for a copy of the agenda. Click Here for draft comments the Committee will consider on the final Chapter 78 drilling regulations. Click Here to join the conference call via Webex.
The Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board will meet from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Click Here for a copy of the agenda. Click Here to join the conference call via Webex.The only public notice of the meetings was a posting on each advisory committees' webpage. Late Thursday, DEP sent its first email notice of the meetings to all members of each advisory committee and notices appeared in the December 19 PA Bulletin. (formal notice) (formal notice)
DEP is expected to finalize the regulations on or about January 6 and the Environmental Quality Board is expected to meet to consider the final rules on February 3.
For more information, contact Kurt Klapkowski by calling 717-772-2199 or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.