Drilling Permits, Regulation, Waste, Violations

New York

NY DEC Well Permits


Pennsylvania

  • PA DEP gas drilling violations database  http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/gas-drilling/dep-gas-drilling-violations-database-1.856436
  • DEP Violations Jan. 2010-June 30, 2010
  • PA is now requiring O&G producers to report production every 6 months. Previously the information was secret for 5 years. The public can track a Marcellus operator’s compliance with Act 15 production reporting requirements online athttp://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/newsroom/14287?id=13826&typeid=1The site includes a complete list of operators that did not submit production reports by Aug. 15. The list will be updated on a weekly basis as production report submissions are made. The list of the Marcellus operators that submitted production reports on time is also provided.
    The new law, Act 15 of 2010, required gas companies drilling into the Marcellus formation to report production totals from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 by Aug. 15. Subsequent to this deadline, companies will be required to report production every six months, making the next report due Feb. 15.
    Prior to Act 15, DEP was required by law to keep production reporting data confidential for five years.
    For more information or to view the production reports of companies that met the deadline, visit www.depweb.state.pa.us.
    Media contact: Helen Humphreys, 717-787-1323
    Editor’s Note: A list of companies that failed to meet the Aug. 15, reporting deadline follows. Those with asterisks submitted after the deadline:
  • “DEP” puts oil and gas operations online: “…HARRISBURG – For the first time, Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry production and compliance information is available online as part of the Commonwealth’s ongoing effort to make the industry’s operations more transparent…Subsequent reports on Marcellus production are due every six months. All other oil and gas production besides Marcellus wells must be reported annually…The violation, inspection, and enforcement information is available for 2008 through 2010 to date, including resolved violations for the three-year span. Information for 2010 is available year-to-date or monthly. To view the violation reports, visit www.depweb.state.pa.us and click on the button that says “Gas Well Violations.”…” ” (The Express) (PA)- http://lockhaven.com/page/content.detail/id/526911/DEP-puts-oil-and-gas-operations-online.html?nav=5009

National

  • Toxic Spills/Releases: Toxics Targeting compiles data from various government and private sources and produces tailored reports for their clients.  They also make much of their data available free to the public. http://www.toxicstargeting.com
  • WellWatch (http://scrapper.media.mit.edu/wiki/WellWatch) — State agencies track and publish information on well leaks and industry non-compliance with safety and environmental regulations. But that information is often hidden in badly managed websites and poorly designed databases. WellWatch converts those hard-to-navigate state databases containing information about the oil and gas industry to the same platform used by Wikipedia. Impacted communities and individuals can more easily access data about wells and operators in their communities. And more importantly, they can then add to this repository their own considerable knowledge.   If your community is affected by the natural gas industry, try these tools or contact us for more information:extract@media.mit.edu.

News Reports

  • Billions of Gallons drilling waste spillled over last 2.5 years. /28/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT denver post 6-30-1

One Response to Drilling Permits, Regulation, Waste, Violations

  1. Hi, thanks for the great collection of resources.

    The MIT WellWatch project has moved to a new URL now that it is more fully developed. You can reach the updated site at http://www.wellwatch.org and your old links should redirect you there.

    Thanks!

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