Oil and Gas Surface Regulations

Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) proposed new regulations regarding surface activities related to oil and gas well development. These proposed regulations will set new requirements related to oil and gas operations to ensure increased protection of public health, safety and the environment.

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Office of Oil and Gas Management

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Act 13 of 2012

Act 13 of 2012 enacted stronger environmental standards, authorized local governments to adopt an impact fee and built upon the state's ongoing efforts to move towards energy independence as unconventional gas development continues. Among the Act's provisions are increased setback requirements for unconventional gas development; enhanced protection of water supplies; and strong, uniform, consistent statewide environmental standards. As a result of these provisions, the Department of Environmental Protection will continue to ensure the responsible development of this important resource.

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Oil and Gas Related Topics

Successful implementation of the Oil and Gas Program involves the integration and coordination of numerous regulatory programs created and implemented under numerous environmental laws.

As oil and gas operations span multiple departmental programs, Oil and Gas Related Topics provides a centralized location to find information on: Air Quality, Coal Pillar Study, Radiation Protection, Waste Management, and Water Management. In addition, information is provided on regulations, policies, guidance documents, studies, and new and upcoming initiatives.

The pages are updated on a regular basis by the respective programs to ensure current and accurate information on the department's mission to protect public health, safety and the environment.

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