Radioactive Drilling Waste

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Pennsylvania and Ohio regulatory efforts regarding NORM/TERNORM in oil and gas production wastes

The following is a summary of the steps that regulators in Pennsylvania and Ohio have taken to address the presence of radioactive materials in shale gas wastes....more

Radioactivity In The Oilfield: North Dakota Issues Material Handling Regulations Impacting Oil And Gas Operations

On April 10, 2014, the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) announced new permit requirements for oil, gas and saltwater disposal wells. The new regulations, which go into effect on June 1, are targeted at the proper...more

EPA Gets the Vapors and Commercial Real Estate Feels the Chill

EPA is worried that you may be a canary. Your realtor may share the worry. It’s not that you recently sprouted feathers or a beak. But just as miners carried caged canaries to warn if air was unsafe, EPA is concerned that...more

Ohio Legislative Proposal Regulating Radioactive Drilling Wastes To Be Delayed Until Fall

Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposed budget was introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives in early February as HB 59. Our prior analysis of the original bill can be found here. HB 59 includes amendments requested by...more

Ohio Legislators Strip Radioactive Drilling Waste, Severance Tax Provisions From Budget

Yesterday we discussed the grim prospects for the NORM and TENORM provisions in Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposed budget. Both industry and environmentalists opposed the provisions, and state legislators recently expressed...more

Ohio Agencies Propose Bill Regulating Radioactive Drilling Wastes

Last week we discussed the release of Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposed budget, in which the Governor proposed changes to the state’s severance taxes for oil and gas wells. On Monday the budget was introduced as a new bill...more

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