Rebecca Guiao

Rebecca Guiao

Stoel Rives LLP

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OSHA Law Update: Potential Changes to OSHA's Process Safety Management Standard

Last year, President Obama issued Executive Order 13650 which requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) to publish a Request for Information (“RFI”) to identify issues related to modernizing the...more

2/26/2014 - Oil & Gas OSHA Request For Information Workplace Safety

California Department of Conservation ("DOC") Proposes Emergency Rulemaking for SB 4 Interim Well Stimulation Treatment...

On December 11, 2013, the DOC proposed an emergency rulemaking to implement interim provisions of SB 4. Public Resources Code section 3161, part of SB 4, provides for an interim grace period from the permitting requirement...more

12/13/2013 - Department of Conservation Disclosure Requirements DOGGR Oil & Gas Permits Wastewater

House Passes Legislation Which Would Prohibit Department of the Interior from Enforcing Federal Fracturing Regulations

On November 20, 2013, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2728, Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act, which was introduced by Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas)...more

11/22/2013 - Department of the Interior Fracking Government Land

House of Representatives to Consider Legislation Relating to Hydraulic Fracturing

The House of Representatives plans to consider two bills relating to hydraulic fracturing next week. The first of the two, H.R. 2728, Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act, was introduced by...more

11/18/2013 - Department of the Interior Energy Fracking Legislative Agendas Natural Gas Oil & Gas Shale Gas

California Department of Conservation Publishes Notice of Proposed Regulations for Well Stimulation

On November 15, 2013, the California Department of Conservation (“DOC”) published the notice of proposed rulemaking action regarding draft regulations for well stimulation. These proposed regulations will implement SB 4,...more

11/18/2013 - Department of Conservation DOGGR Environmental Impact Report Fracking Oil & Gas

EPA Amends Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment Rule

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published a final rule in the Federal Register amending the Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment Rule. This is required by the Debt...more

11/7/2013 - Civil Monetary Penalty Debt Collection EPA Inflation Adjustments

Study Shows Potential Significant Economic Impacts from Development of Shale Oil in the San Joaquin Valley

Economists at California State University, Fresno recently published a study on the current and future economic impacts of oil production from the Monterey Shale Formation (MSF) in the San Joaquin Valley. The study was...more

10/25/2013 - Natural Gas Natural Resources Oil & Gas Shale Gas

California Moving Forward with the Implementation of SB 4

Efforts are already underway to implement SB 4, which was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on September 20, 2013 (see September 23, 2013 post). The California Department of Conservation (the “Department”) and its Division of...more

10/14/2013 - Energy Policy Environmental Policies Oil & Gas

Potential Legal Challenges Likely to California's New Fracking Law

California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 4 on Friday, September 20, 2013, establishing a permitting system for fracking of oil and gas wells. (See September 23, 2013 post.) The state, through the Department of Conservation,...more

9/30/2013 - DOGGR Fracking Jerry Brown Oil & Gas

New Study Shows Methane Emissions at Natural Gas Production Sites Are Less Than Previously Estimated

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences recently published a study of direct measurements of methane emissions from sources at 190 onshore natural gas production sites using operational practices. The estimate of...more

9/23/2013

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