Governor Wolf Announces Launch of Oil and Gas Electronic Submissions Review for Accelerated Public Access

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Launch of Oil and Gas Electronic Submissions Review for Accelerated Public Access March 21, 2017 Efficiency,  Government That Works,  Press Release,  Results Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched the e-submissions public review tool to make documents submitted electronically by unconventional oil and gas operators more quickly available to the public.“Electronic document submission improves the process for all involved, reducing redundancy and the potential for errors and, importantly, making information about unconventional well sites more quickly available to citizens,” said Governor Wolf.DEP’s Chapter 78A oil and gas regulations, implemented in October 2016, require unconventional operators to file electronically many documents they previously submitted in paper form.“Electronic oil and gas document submission is a critical step in making DEP permitting and monitoring more efficient and transparent,” said DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell.To date, 26 operators have electronically filed almost 900 documents.The e-submissions public review tool enables citizens to search for documents by various parameters, for example, seeing the documents for a specific well site or for all wells run by one operator in a particular county or the state.The following documents are available:Borrow pit registration;Well development impoundment registration;Area of review summary report–specifying results of the operator’s survey of the area for existing wells of any kind;Request for alternate waste management practice;Request for previously approved alternate waste management practice;Due diligence extension request;Well records–including when the operator drilled, the casing materials and hardware used, the depth, and the geologic formations;Well completion report;Underground/partially buried storage tanks registration;Well site restoration period extension request;Postdrilling site restoration report; andPostplugging site restoration report.The oil and gas operator e-submissions public review tool is part of a major campaign to modernize technology at DEP that began in January 2016. Partnering with programs, other state agencies, and the regulated community, the DEP Bureau of Information Technology is developing dozens of new electronic tools—most recently an iPad app for oil and gas site inspections and electronic permit application for coal mining—to increase the department’s efficiency and transparency.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

‘Too Early to Bet on CBL Playoffs’

first_imgHe said: “No. no it’s too early to say we are through to the playoffs; there’s still a long way to go. The games are still very wide open. As we speak for instance, we have not event watched Izobe play and every team is improving with each game. We are all new to the environment and you can see the way the games are changing.“It’s too early to celebrate. We really desire the trophy and I am sure it is the same with every team here and we are all professionals. And so the stakes are high. Let’s play more games and see all it goes.”In the last games played on Sunday, Yaoundé Giants defeated Lagos City Stars 92-64. The shooting guard shot 11 points as the Cameroonian team won their second straight games.Giants will have their next match on Saturday when they take on Eko Kings who are ahead of all teams having won all three matches played so far.Giants will have their next match and quite a huge test on Saturday when they take on Eko Kings who are ahead of all teams having won all three matches played so far. The game which is the second of the two matches for the day, will take the jump ball at 7pm. Both sides have shown their hunger to win the competition which playing across three African cities of Lagos, Yaoundé and Libreville.On Tuesday, the Kings came off a slow start to defeated Libreville Izobe Dragons 86-77 in one of the most entertaining games of the tournament so far. Izobe who had good percentage shooting from in and outside the paint lost team in the last quarter as the Kings took over and held on the buzzer.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Captain of Yaoundé Giants, Christian Bayang, has said winning their first two games is not enough to get too confident about securing a playoffs spot in the Continental Basketball League.The tournament that has brought the best of African basketballers to Nigeria is holding at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in the Surulere area of Lagos.The Cameroonian who spoke through an interpreter said it was quite huge for them winning their two games but the calibre of the other teams makes the playoffs ticket a big work.last_img read more