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Babst Calland: Ohio DNR Opens Comment Period for Draft Rules on Well Pad Construction
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 by Babst Calland

By Michael T. Altvater The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has opened the comment period on its draft rules for the construction of horizontal well sites. All interested parties may submit comments in writing by the close-of-business on Monday... Read More

Babst Calland: EPA Issues New Rule on Definition of Waters of the United States
Posted on 29 May 2015 by Babst Calland

By Abigail Faulkner Jones On May 27, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) released the long-awaited final rule redefining the extent of the agencies’ jurisdiction... Read More

Babst Calland: EPA Inspector General Continues Review of Fracking Rules Over Objections from Senate
Posted on 11 Nov 2014 by Babst Calland

By Holly A. Pisanelli The Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Arthur Elkins, has vowed to continue to evaluate the effectiveness of state and federal regulations of hydraulic fracturing. The IG recently responded... Read More

Babst Calland: Permitting for Using Diesel in Hydraulic Fracturing Revised by EPA
Posted on 18 Feb 2014 by Babst Calland

By Scott McKernan The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released revised permitting guidance for underground injection control (UIC) under the Safe Drinking Water Act for wells using diesel fuels during hydraulic fracturing... Read More