Skelly and Loy staff members recently attended the Pennsylvania Department for Environmental Protection’s (PA DEP) regulatory training for the oil and gas industry. Terry Schmidt, P.E., Matthew Lock, C.P.G., P.G., Deborah MacAllister, P.E., and Bryan McConnell, P.G., were among the more than 600 attendees at this training. The training focused on permitting efforts within the Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Play in Pennsylvania, with presentations from PA DEP staff, industry representatives (Range Resources and EQT), and even the Pennsylvania State Police. Attendees listened to a variety of topics ranging from Erosion and Sediment Control General Permit (ESCGP-1) practices, Dam Safety for a Centralized Impoundment for Marcellus Gas Wells ProvisionsForm 26 R – Chemical Analysis of Residual Waste Annual Report by Generatorcompletion and processing, OG71 – Request for Approval of Alternative Waste Management PracticesProtecting Streams and WetlandsSpill Reporting Requirements, and Water Management Plan.

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