Day 1

Session Title: 
Introductions
Rick Simmers
Rick Simmers, OH Oil & Gas Director
Stan Belieu
Stan Belieu, Nebraska O&G and GWPC President
Session Title: 
Federal Agency Perspectives Regarding Stray Gas and Related Research Initiatives
David Russ
David Russ, Northeast Region U.S. Geological Survey. Federal Agency Perspectives Regarding Stray Gas and Related Research Initiatives With the recent Executive Order that led to the establishment of an EPA, DOE, & DOI memorandum of understanding to coordinate research on natural gas development, we will have a panel of agency representatives to discuss individual agency and coordination of initiatives related to stray gas issues.
Kevin Teichman
Kevin Teichman, US Environmental Protection Agency. With the recent Executive Order that led to the establishment of an EPA, DOE, & DOI memorandum of understanding to coordinate research on natural gas development, we will have a panel of agency representatives to discuss individual agency and coordination of initiatives related to stray gas issues
Session Title: 
Response Framework & Action Levels for Methane Concentrations
Joe Lee
Joe Lee, Pennsylvania DEP Bureau of Oil & Gas Management
Scott Kell
Scott Kell, OH Oil & Gas
Session Title: 
Measures to Protect Public Health and Safety
Kevin McCray
Best Suggested Practices to Reduce and Mitigate Problematic Concentrations of Stray Gases in Water Well Systems – Kevin McCray, National Ground Water Association
Session Title: 
Tools for Preliminary Communications with the Public
Rebecca Fugitt
Communication of Methane Analysis Results and Mitigation Information to Private Well Owners in Ohio – Rebecca Fugitt, Residential Water and Sewage Program, Ohio Department of Health
Session Title: 
Pre-Drill Sampling and Variability
Charles Whisman
Real-Time Monitoring System for Evaluating Long-Term Variability in Methane in Domestic Water Wells in Northeast Pennsylvania – Charles Whisman, Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc.
Nancy Coleman
Short-Term Intra-well Variations in Methane Concentrations in Groundwater from Domestic Water Wells in Northeastern Pennsylvania – Nancy Coleman, Environmental Consultants
Elizabeth Perry
The Occurrence of Methane in Shallow Groundwater from Extensive Pre-Drill Sampling – Elizabeth Perry, AECOM
Deborah Watkins & Thomas Cornuet
Evaluation Water Well Analytical Data Associated with EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Retrospective Case Study - Deborah Watkins, and Thomas Cornuet, Weston Solutions, Inc.
Session Title: 
Characterizing Gas Composition: Stray Gas Forensics
Lisa J. Molofsky
Lines-of-Evidence Approach to the Evaluation of Stray Gas Incidents - Lisa J. Molofsky, GSI Environmental