Produced Water

4/15/2015

UIC and the SDWA 40th Anniversary

40 Years of Groundwater Protection – Underground Injection Control and the Safe Drinking Water Act
 
The Safe Drinking Water Act was passed in December 1974 and this year we commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the legislation designed to protect drinking water sources for the nation. The Act also provided for the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program to protect underground sources of drinking water from injection and subsurface disposal of waste and fluids.  
 

Overview of Groundwater Protection Regulations in Oil and Gas States

This report is part of an update to the Ground Water Protection Council’s 2009 Report, State Oil and Gas Regulations Designed to Protect Water Resources.1 The purpose is to document and outline the range of definitions and requirements for protecting groundwater, based on the regulations of oil and gas agencies and water quality protection agencies in 27 oil and gas producing states.


2017 UIC Conference

WHEN: February 22-24,2017
WHERE: Austin, TX

Day 1

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State Oil and Gas Regulations designed to protect water resources

In step with dramatic industry growth over the past five years, states have substantially improved groundwater

protection laws and regulations governing oil and natural gas production. State regulatory strategies

differ in response to unique local circumstances and characteristics; over time, they evolve to address

public concerns about the safety and environmental impact of oil and gas development, as well as rapidly

changing technologies, new field discoveries, revised leading operational practices, internal and external

OPPORTUNITIES TO PROTECT DRINKING WATER SOURCES AND ADVANCE WATERSHED GOALS THROUGH THE CLEAN WATER ACT

This Toolkit is a result of state and EPA collaboration. It could not have been developed without the time, effort and dedication of those who contributed to it and particularly the expertise of the state and EPA regional participants who are implementing the practices in this report.

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