M. Katherine Crockett

M. Katherine Crockett

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

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W.Va. Senate Bill 423 Amends Aboveground Storage Tank Act

Even before the June 6, 2014 effective date of the Aboveground Storage Tank Act (the “AST Act” or “Act”), W. Va. Code §§ 22-30-1 et seq., representatives of the industries most impacted by the expansive and detailed AST Act...more

4/2/2015 - Amended Legislation AST Act CERCLA Chemical Spills Department of Environmental Protection Emergency Response Hazardous Substances Storage Tanks Water Supplies

The Shale Play Today - March 2015

In This Issue: - West Virginia Senate Bill 423 Amends Aboveground Storage Tank Act: Even before the June 6, 2014 effective date of the Aboveground Storage Tank Act (the "AST Act" or "Act"), W. Va. Code §§ 22-30-1 et...more

3/31/2015 - Chemicals Exports Greenhouse Gas Emissions Liquid Natural Gas Shale Gas Underground Injection Wells Underground Storage Tanks Utica Shale

AST Act Update: Statutory Amendment Introduced

On February 3, 2015, House Bill 2574 ("HB 2574") was introduced in the West Virginia Legislature. HB 2574 proposes to remedy the unintended consequences to businesses created by the passage of the Aboveground Storage Tank Act...more

2/9/2015 - AST Act Proposed Legislation Storage Tanks

Aboveground Storage Tank Act Update: Statutory Amendment Introduced

On February 3, 2015, House Bill 2574 (“HB 2574”) was introduced in the West Virginia Legislature. HB 2574 proposes to remedy the unintended consequences to businesses created by the passage of the Aboveground Storage Tank Act...more

2/6/2015

WVDEP Files Proposed Legislative Rule Implementing AST Act

In the latest development relating to West Virginia’s new aboveground storage tank (“AST”) legislation, on December 22, 2014, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (“WVDEP”) filed with the West Virginia...more

12/30/2014 - CERCLA Clean Air Act Department of Environmental Protection Proposed Legislation Public Comment Storage Tanks

Meet Your Deadlines: West Virginia AST Act Challenges

In This Presentation: - How We Got Here - Aboveground Storage Tank Act - Key Definitions - Key Elements - Upcoming Deadlines - AST Registration Stats - Interpretive Rule (47 CSR 62) -...more

11/17/2014 - Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Policies Storage Tanks

Meet Your Deadlines: West Virginia AST Act Challenges [Video]

Although the W.Va. Aboveground Storage Tank Act, enacted this spring, is comprehensive in its scope—imposing new requirements for registration, permitting, inspection and certification, notice, spill response planning and...more

11/14/2014 - Emergency Response EPA New Legislation Oil & Gas Regulatory Standards Rulemaking Process Storage Tanks

The Shale Play Today - November 2014

In This Issue: - Latest Aboveground Storage Tank Act Developments: Interpretive Rule Adopted and Comments Filed on Draft Emergency Rule: On October 21, 2014, the West Virginia Department of Environmental...more

11/12/2014 - Department of Environmental Protection Interpretive Rule Marcellus Shale Oil & Gas Power Plants Refineries State and Local Government Storage Tanks Utica Shale Well Drilling

Latest AST Developments: Interpretive Rule Adopted & Comments Filed on Draft Emergency Rule

On October 21, 2014, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (“WVDEP”) filed with the West Virginia Secretary of State its finalized Interpretive Rule outlining mechanisms for compliance with the imminent...more

11/10/2014 - Environmental Policies Storage Tanks

WVDEP Adopts Modified Aboveground Storage Tank Interpretive Rule

In the latest development relating to West Virginia’s new aboveground storage tank (“AST”) legislation, yesterday afternoon the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (“WVDEP”) filed with the West Virginia...more

10/22/2014 - Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Policies Storage Tanks

The Shale Play Today - October 2014

In This Issue: - West Virginia Aboveground Storage Tank Act Interpretive Rule Filed and Emergency Rule Out for Comment: The Aboveground Storage Tank Act was enacted in response to the January 9, 2014 spill that...more

10/9/2014 - Dominion Resources Duke Energy Emergency Rule Energy Projects Liquid Natural Gas Marcellus Shale Natural Gas New Legislation Oil & Gas Pipelines Power Plants Storage Tanks

Aboveground Storage Tank Act Rough Draft Emergency Rule Out for Comment

Late Thursday afternoon, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) published on its website what it characterizes as a “rough draft” of its forthcoming emergency rule (the “Draft Rule”), which is 79...more

9/22/2014 - Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Policies Storage Tanks

Aboveground Storage Tank Act Interpretive Rule

This morning, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) filed a proposed interpretive rule (the “Interpretive Rule”) with the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office implementing, in part, the recent...more

9/12/2014 - Contamination Interpretive Rule Storage Tanks Water Water Supplies

Comprehensive Summary Of Final Senate Bill 373

On Saturday evening, March 8, after intense work and consideration of perhaps 100 or more amendments, the West Virginia Legislature passed Senate Bill 373 ("SB 373"), which establishes sweeping new regulatory programs that...more

3/13/2014 - Drinking Water Storage Tanks Water Supplies

Oil & Gas Summary Of Final Senate Bill 373

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC was very active during the West Virginia Legislative session on behalf of the natural gas industry regarding interest in the above referenced bill that was introduced in reaction to a chemical...more

3/12/2014 - Energy Policy Environmental Policies Oil & Gas

Challenges of New Indiana Bat Guidance

The federal Endangered Species Act is designed to prevent the taking of endangered species and imposes a regulatory program geared toward the protection and conservation of federally listed species and their critical habitat....more

12/18/2013 - Endangered Species Act ESA Listings

The Shale Play Today - December 2013

In This Issue: - The State of the Marcellus & Utica Shale Natural Gas Industry - Challenges of New Indiana Bat Guidance - Ethane Cracker Likely in W.Va. - A Productive Year in Shale - Excerpt from...more

12/17/2013 - Endangered Species Endangered Species Act Fish and Wildlife Service Fracking Natural Gas Shale Gas

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