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PA DEP provides guidance on Act 13 spill containment plan requirements

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has provided E&P companies with information regarding a new requirement in Act 13 that unconventional well permit applicants submit a spill containment plan.  According to the information from DEP, well permit applications submitted on or after October 14, 2012, must include a “Master Containment Plan.”  The Master Containment Plan must be included in the first permit application made to each DEP regional office after that date.  The information from DEP is available at its Act 13 Frequently Asked Questions page.

Babst Calland has more information in a recently posted Administrative Watch.