Shale Energy Law Blog
PASPGP-5 replaces the previously issued PASPGP-4 and contains significant modifications from PASPGP-4. Perhaps most notably, PASPGP-5 replaces the Category I through III system of agency review in favor of a “Reporting” versus “Non-Reporting” system. In general, Category I and II activities under PASPGP-4 are called “Non-Reporting Activities” under PASPGP-5, and Category III Activities are now called “Reporting Activities.” PASPGP-5 also includes terms that address the “grandfathered” status of certain activities that were previously authorized under PASPGP-4. In some cases, such projects must be submitted to USACOE to determine if the project qualifies for coverage under PASPGP-5.