Friday, April 16, 2021

PA Grade Crude (Oil) Development Advisory Council Meets April 22 On Draft Conventional Drilling Rules; Update On Road-Dumping Of Drilling Wastewater Study

PA Grade Crude (Oil) Development Advisory Council is scheduled to hold a virtual meeting on April 22-- Earth Day-- on several important topics--

-- Continue review of a draft copy of DEP’s conventional oil and gas drilling regulations 

[Final regulations covering conventional oil and gas drilling were killed by the industry before they became effective through a law passed in 2016.  This is the follow-up to that action seven years later. [Read more here];

-- Update on Penn State study of road-dumping of conventional brine/ production water by Dr. Williams Burgos, Penn State. [Read more here]

-- 2020 Annual Report Of Council

-- Legislative Update: Status of new conventional oil and gas regulation bills just introduced last week. [Read more here]

These are the available handouts for the meeting--

-- Agenda

-- Draft Meeting Minutes

-- Proposed DEP Conventional Drilling Regulations - Environmental Protection Standards 4.22.21

-- Proposed DEP Conventional Drilling Regulations - Waste 4.22.21

-- Proposed Council Alternative Regulatory Language On Conventional Drilling 4.15.21

-- Council Questions For Conventional Drilling Regulation Revisions  4.21

-- Deeds & Leases Surface Usage Rights Provisions  4.8.20

-- Proposed Federal Orphaned Well Cleanup And Jobs Act H.R.

-- 2020 Council Annual Report

The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m..  Click Here to register to join via Zoom [Meeting ID: 857 7498 8360 Password: 920585]. The meeting will also be available by Conference Call: +16465588656, 85774988360#, *920585#.  Click Here for more instructions.

For more information and available handouts, visit DCED’s PA Grade Crude (Oil) Development Advisory Council webpage.  Questions should be directed to Adam Walters,, 717-214-6548.

House Committee Meeting

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to hold an information meeting April 19 on the conventional oil and gas industry and the environmental benefits they provide.  Read more here.


Ohio River Valley Institute: Repairing The Damage: From Hazardous Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells

Related Articles - Conventional Drilling:

-- Republican Bills Again Seek To Make Road Dumping Of Conventional Drilling Wastewater Legal

-- DEP Reports Conventional Oil & Gas Wells Had Nearly Twice The Violations Of Shale Gas Wells; DEP To Develop New Conventional Drilling Regs

[Posted: April 16, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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