Selected Drilling & Fracking Violations in Southwestern Penna. & NW W.Va.

by admin on February 22, 2019

Fines plus restorations become more expensive

Regulation and Enforcement of Good Practice for Marcellus Shale Drilling, Fracking and Pipelining are Challenging

Information Compiled by FrackCheckWV, Primarily From SkyTruth, Shepherdstown, WV

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Cnx Gas Co Llc in South Franklin Twp, Washington County
Description: Administrative violation issued on 2019-01-30 to Cnx Gas Co Llc in South Franklin Twp, Washington county. 78.55(a) – CONTROL AND DISPOSAL PLANNING – Operator failed to prepare and implement a plan under 25 Pa. Code Section 91.34 for the control and disposal of fluids, residual waste and drill cuttings, including tophole water, brines, drilling fluids, additives, drilling muds, stimulation fluids, well servicing fluids, oil, and production fluids from the drilling, alteration, production, plugging or other activity associated with oil and gas wells.

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Cnx Gas Co Llc in South Franklin Twp, Washington County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-01-30 to Cnx Gas Co Llc in South Franklin Twp, Washington county. 78.57(a) – CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS – Operator failed to collect the brine and other fluids produced during operation, service and plugging of the well in a tank, pit or a series of pits or tanks, or other device approved by the Department or Operator discharged brine or other fluids on or into the ground or into waters of the Commonwealth.

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Cnx Gas Co Llc in South Franklin Twp, Washington County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-01-30 to Cnx Gas Co Llc in South Franklin Twp, Washington county. 78.54 – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS – Operator failed to control and dispose of fluids, residual waste and drill cuttings, including tophole water, brines, drilling fluids, drilling muds, stimulation fluids, well servicing fluids, oil, and production fluids in a manner that prevents pollution of the waters of the Commonwealth.

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>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Rice Drilling B Llc in Franklin Twp, Greene County
Description: Administrative violation issued on 2019-01-22 to Rice Drilling B Llc in Franklin Twp, Greene county. OGA3211(H) – WELL PERMITS – LABELING – Failure to install, in a permanent manner, the permit number on a completed well.

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Rice Drilling B Llc in Franklin Twp, Greene County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-01-22 to Rice Drilling B Llc in Franklin Twp, Greene county. CSL 401 – PROHIBITION AGAINST OTHER POLLUTIONS – Discharged substance of any kind or character resulting in pollution of Waters of the Commonwealth.

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Rice Drilling B Llc in Franklin Twp, Greene County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-01-22 to Rice Drilling B Llc in Franklin Twp, Greene county. CSL 402(b) – POTENTIAL POLLUTION – Conducting an activity regulated by a permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of The Clean Streams Law to prevent the potential of pollution to waters of the Commonwealth without a permit or contrary to a permit issued under that authority by the Department.

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Rice Drilling B Llc in Franklin Twp, Greene County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-01-22 to Rice Drilling B Llc in Franklin Twp, Greene county. 78.54 – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS – Operator failed to control and dispose of fluids, residual waste and drill cuttings, including tophole water, brines, drilling fluids, drilling muds, stimulation fluids, well servicing fluids, oil, and production fluids in a manner that prevents pollution of the waters of the Commonwealth.

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Rice Drilling B Llc in Franklin Twp, Greene County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-01-22 to Rice Drilling B Llc in Franklin Twp, Greene county. 78.57(a) – CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS – Operator failed to collect the brine and other fluids produced during operation, service and plugging of the well in a tank, pit or a series of pits or tanks, or other device approved by the Department or Operator discharged brine or other fluids on or into the ground or into waters of the Commonwealth.

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US Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs

Note the Ohio River (at risk) at upper left

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Press Release 19-101, February 11, 2019

U. S. and West Virginia Reach Settlement With Antero Resources Corporation for Clean Water Act Violations at 32 West Virginia Sites

The Department of Justice, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) announced that they have reached a settlement with Antero Resources Corporation resolving alleged violations of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) at 32 sites in Harrison, Doddridge, and Tyler Counties in West Virginia.

The settlement filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia requires Antero to pay a civil penalty of $3.15 million and to conduct restoration, stabilization, and mitigation work at impacted sites. Antero will also provide mitigation for aquatic resource impacts.

“The Department of Justice is pleased to join with the EPA and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection in reaching this settlement and will continue to work with its law enforcement partners to hold corporations accountable for violating the nation’s environmental laws,” said Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark of the Environment and Natural Resources Division.

“This settlement seeks to rectify harm done to U.S. waters from unauthorized activities undertaken by Antero, and demonstrates that federal and state regulators are committed to pursuing violations that threaten human health and the environment,” said EPA Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio.

Impacts to aquatic resources will be partially offset at a 51.5-acre permittee-responsible mitigation site that will restore, enhance, create, and preserve over 11,500 linear feet of streams and more than 3 acres of wetlands. The EPA-estimated value of the proposed mitigation and restoration is $8 million.

The violations involved the unauthorized disposal of dredged and fill materials into waters of the United States at or near sites where Antero had constructed well pads, compressor stations, impoundments, pipeline crossings, access roads, and other structures associated with Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction by means of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking.

While each of the 32 sites varied regarding the extent of the impact to wetlands and streams, the unauthorized activities impacted more than 19,000 linear feet of streams and over four acres of wetlands and included:

>> Stream impoundments;
>> Filling wetlands and streams for compressor station pads;
>> Realigning and culverting stream segments; and
>> Failing to fully restore “temporary” impacts.
>> Approximately half of the sites were identified by Antero through a self-audit. Several of the sites were associated with construction failures or “slips” from access roads and pads.

The proposed settlement which is subject to a 30-day public comment period is available at: https://www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees

For more information about Clean Water Act Section 404 protection of wetlands and waterways, visit: https://www.epa.gov/cwa-404

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GEORGE NEALL February 24, 2019 at 2:36 pm

I’m a retired mining engineer (B.S.; M.S.; P.E.). I have the following comments and opinions.

Take a look at the WV DEP 2016-2017 Annual Report. In skimming over the report a number of things jumped out, such as:

The Division of Air Quality “Collected more than $871,040 as a result of the consent orders.” Not very much when one considers how much air pollution is occurring in WV.

The Division of Mining & Reclamation conducted more than 19,000 inspections yet issued only 670 notices of violation (about 3.5% of the inspections resulted in notices of violation). This is an extremely low rate based upon my experience in the mining industry.

The Office of Oil & Gas conducted 4558 site inspections and issued only 89 notices of violation (i.e. only 2% of inspections resulted in a notice of violation. This seems like a very low number.

REAP The Next Generation made this statement: “DLR’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan – The Next Generation (REAP) works to make West Virginia the cleanest state in the nation.”

Much of what the various branches list as accomplishments are simply lists of things like permits processed, dumps eradicated, etc.

If you go to the table of disbursements and expenditures at the end of the document, the following details are presented:
Oil & Gas Operating Permits collected $124,275 in fines and penalties (not very much!)
Mining and Reclamation Operations Fund collected $520,974 in fines and penalties.
Numerous other “penalties and fines” are listed. The Water Quality Management Fund seemed to have the largest “fines and penalties,” $2,421,355.

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SkyTruth Report February 28, 2019 at 8:51 am

PA Permit Violation Issued to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Perry Twp, Fayette County

Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-02-14 to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Perry Twp, Fayette county.

78.53 – EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL – Operator failed to design, implement and maintain best management practices and an erosion and sediment control plan in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapter 102, during and after earthmoving or soil disturbing activities, including the activities related to siting, drilling, completing, producing, servicing and plugging, constructing, utilizing and restoring the site and access road.

Incident Date/Time: 2019-02-14 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

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Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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Rice Drilling March 5, 2019 at 2:40 pm

PA Permit Violation Issued to Rice Drilling B Llc in Center Twp, Greene County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-02-27 to Rice Drilling B Llc in Center Twp, Greene county. SWMA 301 – MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE – Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or unauthorized by the rules and regulations of DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-02-27 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Rice Drilling B Llc in Center Twp, Greene County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-02-27 to Rice Drilling B Llc in Center Twp, Greene county. 78A57(A)___ – CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS – Operator discharged brine and other fluids on or into the ground or into the waters of this Commonwealth.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-02-27 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Rice Drilling B Llc in North Bethlehem Twp, Washington County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-02-25 to Rice Drilling B Llc in North Bethlehem Twp, Washington county. 78A57(A)___ – CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS – Operator discharged brine and other fluids on or into the ground or into the waters of this Commonwealth.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-02-25 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Rice Drilling B Llc in North Bethlehem Twp, Washington County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-02-25 to Rice Drilling B Llc in North Bethlehem Twp, Washington county. SWMA 301 – MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE – Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or unauthorized by the rules and regulations of DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-02-25 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

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Pipeline Issues March 5, 2019 at 2:44 pm

NRC Report: Natural Gas near Delmont, PA
Description: Incident Type: PIPELINE – NRC Report ID: 1238215 – Medium Affected: AIR – Suspected Responsible Party: DOMINION ENERGY TRANSMISSION INC.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-02-19 12:35:00
Tags: NRC, other, release

NRC Report: Natural Gas near Delmont, PA
Description: Incident Type: PIPELINE – NRC Report ID: 1238075 – Medium Affected: AIR – Suspected Responsible Party: DOMINION ENERGY TRANSMISSION INC.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-02-19 12:35:00
Tags: NRC, other, release

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SkyTruth Update March 6, 2019 at 10:01 am

PA Permit Violation Issued to Cnx Gas Co Llc in Jackson Twp, Greene County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-02-26 to Cnx Gas Co Llc in Jackson Twp, Greene county. 78.54 – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS – Operator failed to control and dispose of fluids, residual waste and drill cuttings, including tophole water, brines, drilling fluids, drilling muds, stimulation fluids, well servicing fluids, oil, and production fluids in a manner that prevents pollution of the waters of the Commonwealth.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-02-26 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Cnx Gas Co Llc in Jackson Twp, Greene County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-02-26 to Cnx Gas Co Llc in Jackson Twp, Greene county. 78.57(a) – CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS – Operator failed to collect the brine and other fluids produced during operation, service and plugging of the well in a tank, pit or a series of pits or tanks, or other device approved by the Department or Operator discharged brine or other fluids on or into the ground or into waters of the Commonwealth.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-02-26 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Cnx Gas Co Llc in Jackson Twp, Greene County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-02-26 to Cnx Gas Co Llc in Jackson Twp, Greene county. SWMA 301 – MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE – Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or unauthorized by the rules and regulations of DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-02-26 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

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SkyTruth March 21, 2019 at 10:22 am

PA Permit Violation Issued to CNX Gas Co Llc in South Franklin Twp, Washington County

Description: Administrative violation issued on 2019-03-20 to Cnx Gas Co Llc in South Franklin Twp, Washington county. 78.55(a) – CONTROL AND DISPOSAL PLANNING – Operator failed to prepare and implement a plan under 25 Pa. Code Section 91.34 for the control and disposal of fluids, residual waste and drill cuttings, including tophole water, brines, drilling fluids, additives, drilling muds, stimulation fluids, well servicing fluids, oil, and production fluids from the drilling, alteration, production, plugging or other activity associated with oil and gas wells.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-03-20 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

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PA Permit Violation Issued to CNX Gas Co Llc in South Franklin Twp, Washington County

Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-03-20 to Cnx Gas Co Llc in South Franklin Twp, Washington county. 78.54 – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS – Operator failed to control and dispose of fluids, residual waste and drill cuttings, including tophole water, brines, drilling fluids, drilling muds, stimulation fluids, well servicing fluids, oil, and production fluids in a manner that prevents pollution of the waters of the Commonwealth.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-03-20 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

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SKYTRUTH March 23, 2019 at 9:17 am

PA Permit Violation Issued to EQT Prod Co in Forward Twp, Allegheny County

Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-03-15 to Eqt Prod Co in Forward Twp, Allegheny county. 91.34(A) – ACTIVITIES UTILIZING POLLUTANTS – Failure to take necessary measures to prevent the substances from directly or indirectly reaching waters of this Commonwealth, through accident, carelessness, maliciousness, hazards of weather or from another cause.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-03-15 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to EQT Prod Co in Forward Twp, Allegheny County

Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-03-15 to Eqt Prod Co in Forward Twp, Allegheny county. SWMA 301 – MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE – Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or unauthorized by the rules and regulations of DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-03-15 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to EQT Prod Co in Center Twp, Greene County

Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-03-14 to Eqt Prod Co in Center Twp, Greene county. 78A57(A)___ – CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS – Operator discharged brine and other fluids on or into the ground or into the waters of this Commonwealth.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-03-14 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to EQT Prod Co in Center Twp, Greene County

Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-03-14 to Eqt Prod Co in Center Twp, Greene county. SWMA 301 – MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE – Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or unauthorized by the rules and regulations of DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-03-14 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

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Sky Truth News March 30, 2019 at 9:56 am

PA Permit Violation Issued to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Dunkard Twp, Greene County

Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-03-21 to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Dunkard Twp, Greene county. 78.73(a) – GENERAL PROVISION FOR WELL CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION – Operator failed to construct and operate the well in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapter 78 and ensure that the integrity of the well is maintained and health, safety, environment and property are protected.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-03-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

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PA Permit Violation Issued to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Dunkard Twp, Greene County

Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-03-21 to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Dunkard Twp, Greene county. 78.53 – EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL – Operator failed to design, implement and maintain best management practices and an erosion and sediment control plan in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapter 102, during and after earthmoving or soil disturbing activities, including the activities related to siting, drilling, completing, producing, servicing and plugging, constructing, utilizing and restoring the site and access road.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-03-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

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Greene County PA, etc. April 10, 2019 at 9:44 am

RICE DRILLING B LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Franklin Twp Township

Description: RICE DRILLING B LLC reports drilling started on 2019-04-09 00:00:00 at site STROSNIDER OAK3H12 in Franklin Twp township, Greene county
Incident Date/Time: 2019-04-09 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling

RICE DRILLING B LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Franklin Twp Township
Description: RICE DRILLING B LLC reports drilling started on 2019-04-09 00:00:00 at site STROSNIDER OAK3H10 in Franklin Twp township, Greene county
Incident Date/Time: 2019-04-09 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Morris Twp Township
Description: Gas permit issued on 2019-04-05 00:00:00 to EQT PROD CO for site JOHNSTON 592956 in Morris Twp township, Greene county
Incident Date/Time: 2019-04-05 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Permit Violations Issued to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Perry Twp, Fayette County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-04-03 to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Perry Twp, Fayette county. 78.53 – EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL – Operator failed to design, implement and maintain best management practices and an erosion and sediment control plan in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapter 102, during and after earthmoving or soil disturbing activities, including the activities related to siting, drilling, completing, producing, servicing and plugging, constructing, utilizing and restoring the site and access road.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-04-03 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

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Duane Nichols April 17, 2019 at 9:57 am

PA Permit Violation Issued to Rice Drilling B Llc in Richhill Twp, Greene County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-04-12 to Rice Drilling B Llc in Richhill Twp, Greene county. SWMA 301 – MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE – Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or unauthorized by the rules and regulations of DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-04-12 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Washington Twp, Fayette County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-04-04 to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Washington Twp, Fayette county. CSL 401 – PROHIBITION AGAINST OTHER POLLUTIONS – Discharged substance of any kind or character resulting in pollution of Waters of the Commonwealth.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-04-04 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Washington Twp, Fayette County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-04-04 to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Washington Twp, Fayette county. 105.51 – OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE – Permittee or owner of a water obstruction or encroachment failed to operate and maintain the facility and appurtenant structures in a safe condition in accordance with permit terms and conditions.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-04-04 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

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SkyTruth Report May 16, 2019 at 9:37 am

PA Permit Violation Issued to Range Resources Appalachia Llc in Blaine Twp, Washington County, Penna.

Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-05-15 to Range Resources Appalachia Llc in Blaine Twp, Washington county. SWMA 301 –

MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE – Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or unauthorized by the rules and regulations of DEP.

Incident Date/Time: 2019-05-15 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Reported by SkyTruth, P.O. Box 3283,
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

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Sky Lark Survey June 8, 2019 at 8:09 pm

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Dunkard Twp, Greene County

Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-06-07 to
Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Dunkard Twp, Greene county. 78.53 – EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL – Operator failed to design, implement and maintain best management practices and an erosion and sediment control plan in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapter 102, during and after earthmoving or soil disturbing activities, including the activities related to siting, drilling, completing, producing, servicing and plugging, constructing, utilizing and restoring the site and access road.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-06-07 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Dunkard Twp, Greene County

Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-06-07 to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Dunkard Twp, Greene county. 78.73(a) – GENERAL PROVISION FOR WELL CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION – Operator failed to construct and operate the well in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapter 78 and ensure that the integrity of the well is maintained and health, safety, environment and property are protected.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-06-07 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Dunkard Twp, Greene County

Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-06-07 to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Dunkard Twp, Greene county. 78.73(a) – GENERAL PROVISION FOR WELL CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION – Operator failed to construct and operate the well in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapter 78 and ensure that the integrity of the well is maintained and health, safety, environment and property are protected.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-06-07 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Dunkard Twp, Greene County

Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-06-07 to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Dunkard Twp, Greene county. 78.53 – EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL – Operator failed to design, implement and maintain best management practices and an erosion and sediment control plan in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapter 102, during and after earthmoving or soil disturbing activities, including the activities related to siting, drilling, completing, producing, servicing and plugging, constructing, utilizing and restoring the site and access road.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-06-07 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

>>> PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in German Twp Township

Description: Gas permit issued on 2019-06-03 00:00:00 to CHEVRON APPALACHIA LLC for site EDENBORN/RGGS B U16H in German Twp township, Fayette county
Incident Date/Time: 2019-06-03 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Luzerne Twp, Fayette County

Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-05-31 to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Luzerne Twp, Fayette county. 78.57(a) – CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS – Operator failed to collect the brine and other fluids produced during operation, service and plugging of the well in a tank, pit or a series of pits or tanks, or other device approved by the Department or Operator discharged brine or other fluids on or into the ground or into waters of the Commonwealth.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-05-31 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Luzerne Twp, Fayette County

Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-05-31 to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Luzerne Twp, Fayette county. 78.54 – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS – Operator failed to control and dispose of fluids, residual waste and drill cuttings, including tophole water, brines, drilling fluids, drilling muds, stimulation fluids, well servicing fluids, oil, and production fluids in a manner that prevents pollution of the waters of the Commonwealth.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-05-31 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Luzerne Twp, Fayette County

Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-05-31 to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Luzerne Twp, Fayette county. SWMA 610(4) – UNLAWFUL CONDUCT – Person stored, collected, transported, processed, treated, beneficially used or disposed of, or assisted in the storage, collection, transportation, processing, treatment, or disposal of, solid waste contrary to the rules or regulations adopted under the Solid Waste Management Act, or orders of DEP, or terms or conditions of a permit, or in a manner creating a public nuisance or which adversely affected the public health, safety and welfare.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-05-31 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

SkyTruth
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Shepherdstown, WV 25443
info@skytruth.org
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Violations Reports October 16, 2019 at 3:59 pm

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Eqt Prod Co in Nottingham Twp, Washington County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-10-09 to Eqt Prod Co in Nottingham Twp, Washington county. SWMA 301 – MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE – Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or unauthorized by the rules and regulations of DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-10-09

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Eqt Prod Co in Nottingham Twp, Washington County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-10-09 to Eqt Prod Co in Nottingham Twp, Washington county. 91.34(A) – ACTIVITIES UTILIZING POLLUTANTS – Failure to take necessary measures to prevent the substances from directly or indirectly reaching waters of this Commonwealth, through accident, carelessness, maliciousness, hazards of weather or from another cause.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-10-09

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Eqt Prod Co in Nottingham Twp, Washington County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-10-09 to Eqt Prod Co in Nottingham Twp, Washington county. 91.34(A) – ACTIVITIES UTILIZING POLLUTANTS – Failure to take necessary measures to prevent the substances from directly or indirectly reaching waters of this Commonwealth, through accident, carelessness, maliciousness, hazards of weather or from another cause.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-10-09

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Eqt Prod Co in Nottingham Twp, Washington County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-10-09 to Eqt Prod Co in Nottingham Twp, Washington county. 78A57(A)___ – CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS – Operator discharged brine and other fluids on or into the ground or into the waters of this Commonwealth.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-10-09

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Eqt Prod Co in Nottingham Twp, Washington County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-10-09 to Eqt Prod Co in Nottingham Twp, Washington county. SWMA 301 – MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE – Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or unauthorized by the rules and regulations of DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-10-09

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Eqt Prod Co in Nottingham Twp, Washington County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-10-09 to Eqt Prod Co in Nottingham Twp, Washington county. 78A57(A)___ – CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS – Operator discharged brine and other fluids on or into the ground or into the waters of this Commonwealth.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-10-09

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Sky Truth Reports October 17, 2019 at 6:17 pm

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Rice Drilling B Llc in Center Twp, Greene County
Description: Administrative violation issued on 2019-10-15 to Rice Drilling B Llc in Center Twp, Greene county. OGA3211(H) – WELL PERMITS – LABELING – Failure to install, in a permanent manner, the permit number on a completed well.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-10-15 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Rice Drilling B Llc in Center Twp, Greene County
Description: Administrative violation issued on 2019-10-15 to Rice Drilling B Llc in Center Twp, Greene county. OGA3211(H) – WELL PERMITS – LABELING – Failure to install, in a permanent manner, the permit number on a completed well.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-10-15 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Rice Drilling B Llc in Center Twp, Greene County
Description: Administrative violation issued on 2019-10-15 to Rice Drilling B Llc in Center Twp, Greene county. OGA3211(H) – WELL PERMITS – LABELING – Failure to install, in a permanent manner, the permit number on a completed well.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-10-15 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

>>> PA Permit Violation Issued to Rice Drilling B Llc in Center Twp, Greene County
Description: Administrative violation issued on 2019-10-15 to Rice Drilling B Llc in Center Twp, Greene county. OGA3211(H) – WELL PERMITS – LABELING – Failure to install, in a permanent manner, the permit number on a completed well.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-10-15 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

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