PA DEP Permit Notices: Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities

The following DEP notices were published in the October 15 PA Bulletin related to oil and gas industry facilities.  Many of the notices offer the opportunity for public comments.

By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | October 14, 2022
Land Recycling Cleanups

— CNX – GH56 Well Pad: Final Report on remediation of soil contaminated with aluminum, barium, boron, iron, lithium, manganese, selenium, strontium, vanadium, and zinc in Center Twp., Greene County. (PA Bulletin, page 6496)

Oil & Gas Well Drilling Permits [10.7.22]*

— Last Week – Permits: DEP issued 5 conventional and 5 unconventional

— Year To Date – Permits: DEP issued 237 conventional and 594 unconventional

— Year To Date – Wells Drilled: 177 conventional and 454 unconventional

— Year To Date – NOVs Issued: 3,766 conventional and 918 unconventional

*DEP’s Weekly Oil & Gas Program Workload Report

DEP Issued These New Oil & Gas Permits [10.3.22 to 10.9.22]*

— Bradford County, Overton Twp.: Chesapeake Appalachia LLC – Unconventional (2)

— Forest County, Howe Twp.: Curtis Oil Inc. – Conventional (3)

— McKean County, Lafayette Twp.: First American Energy Inc. – Conventional

— McKean County, Lewis Run Borough: First American Energy Inc. – Conventional

— Susquehanna County, Bridgewater Twp.: Coterra Energy Inc. – Unconventional (3)

*Click Here for Excel File listing permit details

Pipeline Compressor/Pumping Stations/Heaters

— Range Resources Appalachia LLC – Smith Larry Well Pad: Air Quality permit issued for multiple sources of air pollution – compressors, heaters, vapor recovery tanks, etc. in Buffalo Twp., Washington County. (PA Bulletin, page 6497)

— Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co – Marienville Compressor Station: Plan Approval issued for facility in Howe Twp., Forest County.  (PA Bulletin, page 6498)

— Eastern Gas Transmission & Storage Inc. – JB Tonkin Compressor Station: Plan Approval issued for facility in Murrysville Borough, Westmoreland County. (PA Bulletin, page 6498)

Chapter 105 Encroachment Permits

— Chesapeake Appalachia LLC – James Barrett Well Pad: After-the-fact permit application received for project impacting palustrine emergent wetlands in Asylum Twp., Bradford County. (PA Bulletin, page 6485)

Erosion & Sedimentation Permits

— JKLM Energy, LLC: Permit issued for a project affecting North Hollow stream (High Quality) in Sweden Twp., Potter County.  (PA Bulletin, page 6502)

— Coterra Energy Inc.: Permit issued for a project affecting Ilk Lake Stream and West Creek in Dimock Twp., Susquehanna County. (PA Bulletin, page 6502)

— EQT ARO, LLC: Permit issued for a project affecting North Pleasant Stream (Exceptional Value) in McNett Twp., Lycoming County. (PA Bulletin, page 6502)

— Eastern Gas Transmission & Storage Inc.: Permit issued for the TL-591 Pipeline AC Mitigation Project in Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. (PA Bulletin, page 6503)

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Water Withdrawal Permits

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing November 3 on proposed water withdrawals, including the renewal of three natural gas development water withdrawal permits.

The natural gas withdrawals include–

— Repsol Oil & Gas USA, LLC (Choconut Creek – Warm Water Fisheries), Choconut Township, Susquehanna County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.999 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20171206). 

— SWN Production Company, LLC (Lycoming Creek – Exceptional Value Stream), Lewis Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.500 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20171208).

— SWN Production Company, LLC (Lycoming Creek – Exceptional Value Stream), McIntyre Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.500 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20171209).

Read more here.  (formal notice)  

Sign Up For DEP’s eNotice: Did you know DEP can send you email notices of permit applications submitted in your community?  Notice of new technical guidance documents and regulations?  All through its eNotice system.  Click Here to sign up.

Previous Articles – DEP Oil & Gas Industrial Facility Notices:

DEP Permit Notices — Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities [10.10.22]

DEP/SRBC Permit Notices — Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities [10.3.22]

DEP Permit Notices — Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities [9.26.22]

DEP Permit Notices — Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities [9.19.22]

DEP Permit Notices — Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities [9.12.22]

DEP Permit Notices — Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities [9.5.22]

Related Articles This Week:

— Susquehanna River Basin Commission Holds Nov. 3 Hearing On Water Withdraws, Including 3 Natural Gas Development Proposals  [PaEN]

— DEP: Shell, Pipeline Contractor Assessed $670,000 Penalty For Falcon Ethane Pipeline Construction Violations In Allegheny, Beaver, Washington Counties  [PaEN]

— Conservation Groups Urge DEP To Deny Transco Permits For Natural Gas Pipeline Thru Exceptional Value, High Quality Watersheds In Luzerne, Monroe Counties  [PaEN]

— EQB Adopts Final-Omitted Reg. Limiting Methane Emissions From Conventional Oil & Gas Facilities; And A First-Ever State MCL For PFOS/PFOA  [PaEN]

— Environmental Health Project Blog: 7 Questions You Should Ask Every Candidate About Shale Gas Development And Public Health  [PaEN]

— Oct. 25 Webinar: Creating A Healthy Home And Community With Shale Gas Development In Your Neighborhood  [PaEN]

[Posted: October 14, 2022]  PA Environment Digest | Source

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