Ohio Class II Peer Review

This review of the State of Ohio was finalized in January 2017 by a team of Class II program managers from other state programs and overseen by the GWPC.  We would like to thank the State of Ohio for their assistance to the review team and we look forward to working with other states as we move forward with additional reviews.

Railroad Commission of Texas Presents 2016 Year in Review

The Railroad Commission of Texas today released the agency's 2016 Year in Review highlighting many of the regulatory agency's accomplishments during the past year. The Year in Review reflects significant milestones, exciting changes and a continuing commitment to protecting public safety and our natural resources while maintaining a fair and stable regulatory environment. 

EPA Signs Fourth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule

EPA.gov | December 9

The 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) amendments require that once every five years EPA issue a new list of no more than 30 unregulated contaminants to be monitored by public water systems (PWSs).

Navajo UIC Supervisor Job Vacancy

Now Accepting Abstracts for the 2017 UIC Conference

The GWPC is excited to announce that we are now accepting abstracts for the 2017 Annual UIC Conference, February 21-23, 2017, in Austin Texas.

Please note, we've changed our abstract submittal process in hopes of making it as simple as possible.

We're looking forward to this year's agenda. Here is a list of categories we are currently seeking to fill:

GWPC Checklist for Regulators on Well Integrity

-- A commentary by Adam Peltz, Environmental Defense Fund

After several years of collaboration among regulatory experts from across the country, the Groundwater Protection Council (GWPC), recently published a set of 136 “Regulatory Elements” intended to provide regulators with ideas to consider when improving oversight of the permitting, construction, operation and plugging of oil and gas wells.

Alabama State Geologist, Berry H. "Nick" Tew, Jr., Recognized for Contributions to the Field of Geoscience

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Berry H. “Nick” Tew, Jr., the
State Geologist of Alabama, with the AGI Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the
Geosciences, its highest award. He is recognized for his roles, abilities and successes in bringing academia,
government, industry and the public together to address major societal challenges in the geosciences.

Study shows high potential for groundwater to be corrosive in half of US states

A new U.S. Geological Survey assessment of more than 20,000 wells nationwide shows that untreated groundwater in 25 states has a high prevalence of being potentially corrosive. The states with the largest percentage of wells with potentially corrosive groundwater are located primarily in the Northeast, the Southeast, and the Northwest.

California Releases Draft Gas Storage Regulations

The California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (Division) has publicly released pre-rulemaking draft regulations (Discussion Draft) for the purpose of receiving public input on the development of updates to the regulations governing the Division’s Gas Storage Program.

The Division will be conducting two public workshops to provide information and answer questions from the public on the Discussion Draft. The public workshops are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

Court says BLM lacks authority to regulate fracking

By: Ellen M. Gilmer, E&E reporter, EnergyWire: Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Obama administration does not have authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public lands, a federal judge decided yesterday.

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