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 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(…)

USEPA Extends Waters of the United States Comment Deadline

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has, for a second time, extended the public comment deadline associated with its proposed rule to redefine “waters of the United States” and related terms for purposes of various federal Clean Water Act(…)

Public Comment Deadlines Extended for Key USEPA Actions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently extended the public comment deadlines associated with its proposed rulemaking to redefine “waters of the United States” for federal Clean Water Act programs and its request for information rega(…)

EPA Seeks Comment on Methane and VOC White Papers

On April 15, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released five technical white papers for peer review, each one focusing on a possible source of methane and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions within the oil and natural gas sect(…)

PADEP Extends Comment Period for Proposed Public Participation Policy

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced on Monday that the public comment period for proposed policy changes would be extended from July 22nd to August 27th because of a printing error in the Pennsylvania Bulletin that provid(…)

Fate of New York Fracking Rules Remains Uncertain Amidst Demands for Additional Public Comment

The fate of New York’s fracking moratorium remains uncertain.  According to the Huffington Post, if the rules proposed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are not finalized by February 27, 2013, the proposal will expir(…)

Comment Period on New York's Proposed Fracking Regulations Ends On Time

The 30-day public comment period for the New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC’s) proposed regulations regarding hydraulic fracturing activities ended on Friday, January 11, 2013.  The DEC rejected earlier calls to extend the commen(…)