News & Updates

OERB Research Grant to Modernize Wastewater Reporting System


Funding will be used to purchase new system to better collect, analyze data.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Mary Fallin’s Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity today announced a research grant from the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB) that will create a new digital system to collect data on wastewater disposal wells in the state.

OERB, which is a member of the coordinating council, stepped up to help provide much-need technology improvements at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

“This is why I created the council,” said Fallin. “It proves...

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GWPC Conducts Utah Class II Peer Review


GWPC announces the publication of the first Class II UIC program peer review conducted under the revamped peer review process. This process, a joint GWPC and States First initiative, is designed to assist states by evaluating their Class II UIC programs, recognizing the positive aspects of a program, and offering suggestions for improvement. This review of the State of Utah, which was conducted in November, 2015 by a team of Class II program managers from other state programs and overseen by the GWPC, is the first of what GWPC hopes will be a series of state reviews to be conducted in the...

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Gov. Mary Fallin: Science must guide response to quakes


By Gov. Mary Fallin, Jan. 29, 2016

Excerpt: "The Ground Water Protection Council, a nongovernmental entity based in Oklahoma City, also has secured funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to build an electronic database to track disposal well activity. It will be available to regulators and researchers from all across the country who are studying Oklahoma earthquakes, so we can make informed decisions to help reduce seismic activity.

Those expenditures are necessary, given the threat increasing seismic activity poses to Oklahoma residents, their...

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5 Reasons to Attend This Year's UIC Conference


Hotel room block deadline is Jan. 31, 2016. Register and reserve your room today.

Read 5 reasons why you should attend, along with other important news here.

DEQ releases Pavillion, WY Draft Report


On Dec. 18, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released its Pavillion, Wyoming Area Domestic Water Wells Draft Final Report and Palatability Study.

This draft report is a result of the State of Wyoming’s continued investigation into drinking water quality concerns in the Pavillion area. 

“This draft report is part of an extensive scientific investigation to better understand what may be contributing to private water well concerns,” said Todd Parfitt, DEQ Director.   “This is a draft report and we look forward to input from the public which will further...

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