PADEP Extends Public Comment Deadline for Draft Air Permits, Revised Exemption List

On February 23, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) announced an extension of the public comment period regarding recently proposed draft general air permits for the oil and natural gas industry.  Comments are now due(…)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Final Pennsylvania General Permit

On May 2, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“USACOE”) released the final Pennsylvania State Programmatic General Permit-5 (“PASPGP-5”).  USACOE administers this permit program jointly with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection(…)

Ohio EPA Seeks Comment on Draft General Permits for Compressor Stations

On April 7, 2016, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) announced a public comment period for a package of draft general permits for oil and natural gas midstream compressor stations.  Applicants seeking coverage under a general permit would(…)

USACE Revises PASPGP-4, Requests Comments on Draft PASPGP-5

On September 29, 2015, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued a public notice regarding revisions to the Pennsylvania State Programmatic General Permit – 4 (PASPGP-4).  In general, PASPGP-4 authorizes the discharge of dredged or fill material(…)

Pennsylvania Natural Gas Operator Prevails in Air Aggregation Case

Earlier this week, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania granted a motion for summary judgment in favor of a natural gas operator in a closely-watched case involving air aggregation issues.  In 2011, Citizens for Pennsylvania(…)

PADEP Finalizes Changes to GP-5 Air Permit

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has finalized revisions to the General Plan Approval and/or General Operating Permit (BAQ-GPA/GP-5 or General Permit) for Natural Gas Compression and/or Processing Facilities (known as “GP-(…)

Pennsylvania DEP Proposes Changes to GP-5 Air Permit for Compression, Processing Facilities

On Saturday, November 15th, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) published proposed changes to its General Plan Approval and/or General Operating Permit (BAQ-GPA/GP-5 or General Permit) for Natural Gas Compression and/or Proce(…)

WVDEP Extends Comment Period for Air General Permit for Well Site Activities

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality (DAQ) recently extended the public comment period for the draft Class II General Permit G70-A for the Prevention and Control of Air Pollution in regard to the Constructi(…)