NEED TO KNOW WHAT INFORMATION IS REQUIRED WHEN REPORTING A SHALE OIL GAS EMERGENCY INCIDENT?
By Dave Mustafaga, CPG  |   August 10th, 2016
   
REPORTABLE INFORMATION
The reporting person should provide the DOGRM with the following information either as known or as can reasonably be estimated:
 
  1. Name and phone number of a person who can provide information on this occurrence
  2. Location of the occurrence, the county, township, section/lot number, directions from the nearest intersection, and GPS coordinates of the occurrence
  3. Identification information, such as authorized owner’s or person’s name, permit number, order number, or registration     certificate number
  4. The type of occurrence or occurrences being reported
  5. Potential health effects and safety concerns associated with the occurrence
  6. Mitigation measures initiated or performed (including evacuation)
  7. Whether local fire department or emergency medical services responded to the occurrence?
  8. Identify other state or federal agencies notified
  9. If the release was a release of oil, condensate, materials saturated with these products, refined oil products, brine, or semi-solid wastes:
a.       The source of the release
b.       The chemical name, description or identity of all substances released
c.        Is the substance an extremely hazardous substance?
d.       For liquids, the estimated quantity in U.S. gallons released outside of secondary containment
e.       For solids, the estimated quantity in pounds released outside of secondary containment
f.        The date, time, and duration of the release if known
g.       Identification of the environmental medium or media into which the substance was released; and,
h.       Other actions proposed for response to the release
 
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS BY THE RULE
Follow up reporting may be required to DOGRM within 30 days after the release for specific release scenarios defined in the Rule or as directed by the Chief.   
 
For information on MATERIAL INCIDENT REPORTING AT A PROCESSING PREMISE click HERE
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For additional information on the emergency rule, including draft language, please visit the ODNR-DOGRM’s website, located at: http://oilandgas.ohiodnr.gov/laws-regulations/opportunities-for-involvement#DR2
Dave Mustafaga, CPG, Senior Project Manager | Environmental Division Leader
David oversees the operations of Hull’s Environmental Division and Site Assessment and Remediation Practice Area and has over 20 years of experience conducting and managing environmental investigations and corrective actions.  He has experience permitting unconventional oil and gas wells in Ohio, co-facilitating public outreach meetings associated with pre-drill groundwater sampling events, evaluating water sourcing and well siting constraints, and conducting emergency response action investigations on active oil and gas well sites.  In our rapid response work, David serves as both coordinator of personnel and technical director responsible for quality of the work and compliance with regulatory obligations.
 
 
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