Final SGEIS on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program (May 2015)
Regulatory Program for Horizontal Drilling and High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing to Develop the Marcellus Shale and Other Low-Permeability Gas Reservoirs
The Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (Final SGEIS) was released on May 13, 2015, completing the environmental review of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF). The Findings statement will be issued not less than 10 calendar days after the publication of the Final SGEIS.
"WEBINAR: 2nd CWA-SDWA Toolkit Webinar: Using Water Quality Standards, Monitoring, Assessment, and Impaired Waters Listings to Protect and Preserve Drinking Water Quality - April 28, 2015: View the presentations and an audio/video recording of this webinar with more detailed information about Sections 1 – 2 of the toolkit and three state examples from New York, Oregon, and Colorado.
· Video of the Webinar: https://youtu.be/IKjz460r5hw
Major Improvements to FracFocus Announced
For Immediate Release
February 26, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY - As it enters its fourth year, FracFocus, the nationwide system for disclosing chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process, continues to improve its performance and versatility.
High Plains Aquifer Groundwater Levels Continue to Decline
The U.S. Geological Survey has released a new report detailing changes of groundwater levels in the High Plains Aquifer. The report presents water-level change data in the aquifer for two separate periods: from 1950 – the time prior to significant groundwater irrigation development – to 2013, and 2011 to 2013.
GWPC is pleased to announce the availability of “Opportunities to Protect Drinking Water and Advance Watershed Goals Through the Clean Water Act: A Toolkit for State, Interstate, Tribal and Federal Water Program Managers.” This Toolkit is designed to enable state and EPA water quality practitioners to better protect drinking water supplies using regulatory and non-regulatory provisions of the Clean Water Act and achieve mutual goals – better protected sources of drinking water and improved water quality.