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SB 790 - Repeals Certain Oil and Gas Regulations - Pennsylvania Key Vote

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Title: Repeals Certain Oil and Gas Regulations

Vetoed by Governor Tom Wolf


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Title: Repeals Certain Oil and Gas Regulations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that repeals certain oil and gas regulations.

Highlights:

 

  • Repeals provisions related to the beneficial use of produced water (Sec 707).

  • Repeals provisions related to the establishment of a road application plan that provides for the protection of the environment and the prevention of pollution with respect to water quality (Sec 707).

  • Repeals provisions that prohibit produced water from being applied (Sec 707):

    • Within 150 of bodies of water; 

    • Within Zone I or Zone II of a wellhead protection area;

    • To sections of unpaved road having a grade exceeding 10 percent; and

    • To concrete, asphalt, or other impervious surfaces.

  • Repeals provisions related to the establishment of temporary regulations for produced water (Sec 707).

  • Repeals the powers and duties of the Department related to road application plans (Sec 707).

  • Reduces the reporting threshold of spills onto the grounds at a well site to (Sec 704):

    • More than 2 barrels of oil within a 24 hour period; or

    • More than 5 barrels of brine within a 24 hour period if the total dissolved solids concentration is greater than or equal to 10,000 mg/kg.

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Repeals Certain Oil and Gas Regulations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to amend and pass a bill that repeals certain oil and gas regulations.

Highlights:

 

  • Repeals provisions related to the beneficial use of produced water (Sec 707).

  • Repeals provisions related to the establishment of a road application plan that provides for the protection of the environment and the prevention of pollution with respect to water quality (Sec 707).

  • Repeals provisions that prohibit produced water from being applied (Sec 707):

    • Within 150 of bodies of water; 

    • Within Zone I or Zone II of a wellhead protection area;

    • To sections of unpaved road having a grade exceeding 10 percent; and

    • To concrete, asphalt, or other impervious surfaces.

  • Repeals provisions related to the establishment of temporary regulations for produced water (Sec 707).

  • Repeals the powers and duties of the Department related to road application plans (Sec 707).

  • Reduces the reporting threshold of spills onto the grounds at a well site to (Sec 704):

    • More than 2 barrels of oil within a 24 hour period; or

    • More than 5 barrels of brine within a 24 hour period if the total dissolved solids concentration is greater than or equal to 10,000 mg/kg.

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