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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-2196


Standards and Guidelines for Identifying, Tracking and Resolving Oil and Gas Violations; Extension of Comment Period

[44 Pa.B. 6853]
[Saturday, October 25, 2014]

 By this notice, the comment period on the Standards and Guidelines for Identifying, Tracking and Resolving Oil and Gas Violations (DEP ID: 550-3000-001) is extended by 15 days to November 18, 2014.

 This document is available on the Department of Envir- onmental Protection's (Department) eLibrary at This policy provides direction to Department staff in determining enforcement actions the Department will pursue to resolve violations and achieve compliance with applicable laws and regulations related to conventional and unconventional oil and gas development. The policy also provides advisory information to the regulated industry. Once finalized, this document will replace the previous policy ''Compliance Monitoring of Oil and Gas Wells and Related Facilities and Activities'' that was issued in 2005. Revisions are necessary to reflect changes to the organizational structure of the Department and to update the policies and procedures to reflect current oil and gas development activities in this Commonwealth.

 Interested persons may submit written comments on this Technical Guidance Document by November 18, 2014. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. All comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the originator's name and address. Written comments should be submitted to John Ryder, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of District and Oil and Gas Operations, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 15th Floor, P. O. Box 8765, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8467, with the subject line ''Comments on Standards and Guidelines for Identifying, Tracking, and Resolving Violations.''

 Questions regarding this action should be directed to John Ryder at (570) 327-3636 or

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-2196. Filed for public inspection October 24, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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