GWPC Board Member and Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining (OGM) Director John Baza has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to serve as a member of the National Petroleum Council. His appointment runs through December 2019.
“I am honored to represent the state oil and gas regulatory authority in Utah and provide our unique advice, information, and recommendations,” commented Baza. “I am eager to solve oil and gas related challenges alongside the other representatives chosen to serve the nation through this valuable cooperative effort.”
This first webinar in ASWM and NRCS’s jointly developed nine-part wetland training webinar series will provide an introduction to wetlands. The webinar will start with introducing the primary components of a wetland, moving on to what makes wetlands distinctive from other types of waters and land. Next, the webinar will cover the variability of wetlands across the landscape, including across seasons and time and the benefits of wetlands.
(April 10, 2018) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has approved the State of North Dakota’s request to implement and enforce its own Class VI Underground Injection Control (UIC) program. As part of the agency’s efforts to increase cooperative federalism, this action marks the first time that any state has received primacy for Class VI UIC wells. Class VI UIC wells are used for the long-term storage of carbon dioxide captured from industrial and energy related sources.
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing the sixth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment. The Needs Survey shows that $472.6 billion is needed to maintain and improve the nation’s drinking water infrastructure over the next 20 years. The results of the new Drinking Water Needs Survey will form the basis for the state allocation formula for the DWSRF.
EPA’s assessment shows that improvements are primarily needed in:
States First, an Initiative of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and the Ground Water Protection Council, is pleased to announce the release of its second edition of the report entitled “Potential Injection-Induced Seismicity Associated with Oil & Gas Development: A Primer on Technical and Regulatory Considerations Informing Risk Management and Mitigation.”