State Oil and Natural Gas Regulations Designed to Protect Water Resources (3rd Edition)
The Ground Water Protection Council is pleased to announce the release of its report “State Oil and Natural Gas Regulations Designed to Protect Water Resources”, Third Edition. This report provides a compiled list of regulatory elements such as permitting, well integrity, hydraulic fracturing, well plugging, pits, tanks and spill management. These are presented in a graphical form which details the number of states that implement them. In addition, the report describes the regulatory framework under which oil and natural gas field operations are managed and suggests a series of regulatory considerations for agencies to review and, as appropriate, implement. The report covers regulations as of January, 2016.