PA DEP Posts 59 Pages of Permit-Related Notices in Sept. 3 PA Bulletin

More Oil & Gas Well Pad Cleanups and Facility Permits

by David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | September 2, 2022

Highlights of the environmental and energy notices in the latest PA Bulletin– 

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the September 3 PA Bulletin it has renewed the Municipal Waste WMGM042 General Permit for anaerobic digestion facilities.

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the September 3 PA Bulletin it is still accepting applications for Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates.  Read more here.

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the September 3 PA Bulletin it has awarded a $22,726 Household Hazardous Waste Education Grant to Berks County.

The Department of Community and Economic Development published notice in the September 3 PA Bulletin inviting comments on a proposed Weatherization Assistance Program Plan and holding a September 13 hearing.

Oil & Gas Land Recycling Cleanups

— General Energy Company LLC Hancock Pad A 2741 (Unconventional) Final Report on remediation of soil contaminated with production wastewater in Keating Township, Potter County.  (PA Bulletin, page 5708)

— EQT Corporation Great Tiger Well Pad Final Report on remediation of soil contaminated with aluminum, barium, boron, iron, lithium, manganese, selenium, vanadium, zinc, and chloride in Aleppo Township, Greene County. (PA Bulletin, page 5708)

— Chesapeake Appalachia LLC BRA Pad Final Report on remediation of soil contaminated with production wastewater in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County.  (PA Bulletin, page 5709)

— Range Resources-Appalachia LLC Ziolkowski Ray Well Pad Final Report on remediation of soil contaminated with aluminum, barium, boron, chloride, iron, lithium, manganese, strontium, vanadium, and zinc in Findlay Township, Allegheny County. (PA Bulletin, page 5710)

Oil & Gas Facilities – Applications Received

— Range Resources-Appalachia General Permit WMGR123 for the processing, beneficial use of oil and gas wastewater to develop or fracture an oil and gas well located in Morris Township, Washington County available for comment. (PA Bulletin, page 5682)

— Beech Resources LLC Dam Safety & Encroachment Permit for freshwater withdrawal and 5,850 feet of pipeline to the Premier Gas Well Pad in Lycoming Twp., Lycoming County (PA Bulletin, page 5691)

— Seneca Resources LLC Dam Safety & Encroachment Permit to construct temporary road crossing through palustrine emergent wetlands for water pipelines in Covington and Richmond Townships, Tioga County. (PA Bulletin, page 5692)

— Chesapeake Appalachia LLC Dam Safety & Encroachment Permit to construct a freshwater impoundment impacting 3,615 square feet of palustrine emergent wetlands in Standing Stone Township, Bradford County.  (PA Bulletin, page 5693)

— Chesapeake Appalachia LLC Dam Safety & Encroachment Permit to construct temporary workspace impacting palustrine emergent wetlands in Rush Township, Susquehanna County (PA Bulletin, page 5693)

— EQT Chap LLC Dam Safety & Encroachment Permit to expand the Dermotta Well Pad B and tank pade reclamation impacting palustrine emergent wetlands in Sewickley Township, Westmoreland County.  (PA Bulletin, page 5693)

— Diversified Production LLC Dam Safety & Encroachment Permit to install permanent ford crossing through Lutz Run leading to Brazzon #15 Well Site in Washington Township, Fayette County. (PA Bulletin, page 5694)

Oil & Gas Facilities – Applications Approved

— Range Resources-Appalachia General Permit WMGR123 for the processing, beneficial use of oil and gas wastewater at Seibel Tank Pad Facility in Findlay Township, Allegheny County and Independence Township, Beaver County.  (PA Bulletin, page 5711)

— EQM Gathering OPCO LLC General Permit WMGR123 for the processing, beneficial use of oil and gas wastewater at Marlin Aboveground Storage Tank Facility in Jackson Township, Greene County. (PA Bulletin, page 5711)

— EQM Gathering OPCO LLC Air Quality General Permit-5 renewal for compressor stations in Amwell Township, Washington County. (PA Bulletin, page 5711)

— Chesapeake Appalachia LLC Dam Safety & Encroachment Permit construct the Fausto Bra Pad impacting palustrine emergent wetlands in Litchfield Township, Bradford County.  (PA Bulletin, page 5717)

— Chesapeake Appalachia LLC Erosion and Sedimentation Control Permit impacting Mill Creek & Sugar Creek in West Burlington Township, Bradford County.  (PA Bulletin, page 5719)

— Chesapeake Appalachia LLC Erosion and Sedimentation Control Permit impacting Parks Creek in Rose Township, Bradford County.  (PA Bulletin, page 5719)

Oil & Gas Well Drilling Permits*

— 8.20.22 to 8.26.22: DEP issued 17 conventional and 10 unconventional oil & gas well permits

— 1.1.22 to 8.26.22: DEP issued 202 conventional and 539 unconventional oil & gas well permits

— 1.1.22 to 8.26.22: 141 conventional and 390 unconventional oil & gas wells were drilled

— 1.1.22 to 8.26.22: DEP issued 2,835 conventional and 749 unconventional oil and gas well notices of violation

*DEP’s Weekly Oil & Gas Program Workload Report

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the September 3 PA Bulletin canceling the September 14 Sewage Advisory Committee meeting and rescheduling for October 26.

The Game Commission published formal notice in the September 3 PA Bulletin making changes to the designated Chronic Wasting Disease Management Areas.

PA Bulletin – September 3, 2022

Note: The Department of Environmental Protection published 59 pages of public notices related to proposed and final permit and approval/ disapproval actions in the September 3 PA Bulletin – pages 5662 to 5721.

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DEP Proposals Out For Public Review

Other Proposals Open For Public Comment – DEP webpage

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Recently Closed Comment Periods For Other Proposals – DEP webpage

Other Proposals Recently Finalized – DEP webpage

DEP Regulations In Process

Proposed Regulations Open For Comment – DEP webpage

Submit Comments on Proposals Through DEP’s eComment System

Proposed Regulations With Closed Comment Periods – DEP webpage

Recently Finalized Regulations – DEP webpage

DEP Regulatory Update – DEP webpage

DEP Technical Guidance In Process

Draft Technical Guidance Documents – DEP webpage

Technical Guidance Comment Deadlines – DEP webpage

Submit Comments on Proposals Through DEP’s eComment System

Recently Closed Comment Periods For Technical Guidance – DEP webpage

Technical Guidance Recently Finalized – DEP webpage

Copies of Final Technical Guidance – DEP webpageDEP Non-Regulatory/Technical Guidance Documents Agenda [February 2022] – DEP webpage

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