State Water Sustainability Planning Professionals: GWREF Grant Funding Opportunity

The Ground Water Research & Education Foundation is now accepting applications for its consideration, to provide grant funding to cover travel expenses for qualified applicants to participate in the Sept. 11-14, 2016, State Water Sustainability Planning Summit: The Groundwater Connection. The event will take place in Orlando, FL in conjunction with the Ground Water Protection Council’s Annual Forum and National Rural Water Association’s WaterPro conference.  

StatesFirst National Gas Storage Workgroup Seeks Qualified Professional Volunteers

The States First National Gas Storage (NGS) workgroup is seeking technical experts from the states, academia, industry, and NGOs to participate in a working subgroup.

After a working meeting at the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) last month in Denver, the NGS workgroup led by states from across the country, the IOGCC and GWPC has developed a draft outline of elements to develop a guidance document to assist state agencies regarding natural gas storage facilities and state regulations.

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Understanding Seismicity in Oklahoma

The oil and natural gas industry and state regulators are working together to better understand seismicity in Oklahoma. To date, Oklahoma oil and natural gas companies have voluntarily contributed over 19,527 miles of fault data to the Oklahoma Geological Survey.  Find out more about seismicity in Oklahoma.

Well Owner Tips

Are you a well owner? The National Ground Water Association released a tip sheet to inform consumers about groundwater and water wells. The fact sheet provides information on uranium, well financing and disaster response. 

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FracFocus Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary

Five years ago, the Ground Water Protection Council and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission partnered with a vision to provide the public a one-stop site to access information on chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations by location. The partners launched FracFocus.org, the national hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure registry on April 11, 2011.

State of Nebraska Class II UIC Peer Review Now Available

GWPC announces the publication of the second in its series of Class II UIC program peer reviews 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 programs, and offering suggestions for improvement.  

States’ Natural Gas Storage Work Group Collecting Information

A national Natural Gas Storage Work Group led by states from across the country, the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) and Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) announced today that it has begun collecting pertinent information from participating states to proactively aid in progressing state natural gas storage programs and addressing regulatory challenges.

The work group, which was formed last month, is an example of states working together to address common issues.

Induced Earthquakes Raise Chances of Damaging Shaking in 2016

USGS Press Release

For the first time, new USGS maps identify potential ground-shaking hazards from both human-induced and natural earthquakes. In the past, USGS maps only identified natural earthquake hazards.

This is also the first one-year outlook for the nation’s earthquake hazards, and is a supplement to existing USGS assessments that provide a 50-year forecast

GWPC to Address Produced Water Management Options in 2016 and Beyond

The Ground Water Protection Council announced it will work with member states and other key stakeholders to begin a multi-year project that will address challenges and foster solutions for the alternative management and beneficial use of produced water.

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