State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations, Inc. (STRONGER), a national, multi-stakeholder organization that provides services to state oil and gas environmental regulatory programs, has published its report of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s (AOGCC) hydraulic fracturing regulations. In July 2015 STRONGER Board of Directors sent a three-person Review Team comprised […]
STRONGER is currently seeking a qualified individual to join its Board of Directors as a State representative. The successful candidate must be employed by a state environmental regulatory program that oversees some aspect of oil and gas development, have experience working in or with multi-stakeholder groups, and possess a desire to further STRONGER’s mission of enhancing […]
The 2015 edition of the STRONGER Guidelines is now available for use and reference. The 2015 Guidelines incorporates a new section on Reused and Recycled Fluids, as well as updates to the General, Administrative, and Technical Criteria sections; and to the NORM and Hydraulic Fracturing sections. STRONGER continues to offer a “menu” of review options […]
In light of the lack of adequate disposal well capacity in some states and continuing drought conditions in other states, the STRONGER Board created at workgroup in February 2014 to develop guidelines for the reuse and recycling of drilling fluids. In keeping with the waste management hierarchy described in Section 5.3 of the STRONGER Guidelines, […]
A STRONGER multi-stakeholder review team consisting of Tim Baker (Oklahoma Corporation Commission) representing state government, Lois Epstein (The Wilderness Society) representing environment/NGO, and Justin Furnace (Hilcorp) representing industry has completed a review of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s (AOGCC) regulations as they pertain to hydraulic fracturing. The review team met with Bureau staff […]
A STRONGER multi-stakeholder review team consisting of Kent Kuster (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) representing state government, Matt Walker (Clean Air Council) representing environment/NGO, and Darren Smith (Devon Energy) representing industry has completed a review of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Air Quality’s regulations as they pertain to oil and […]
STRONGER will conduct two State Reviews in July. Pennsylvania will participate in the first review under the Air Guidelines on July 16, and Alaska will particpate in its first Hydraulic Fracuting Review on July 30. Interested observers should contact Ryan Steadley for more information.
The STRONGER Board of Directors has announced that it will accept public comments on the draft Reused & Recycled Fluids Guidelines. The public comment period will run from April 1, 2015 to June 19, 2015. STRONGER formed a workgroup in February 2014 to develop a new section of the Guidelines addressing the recycling and reuse […]
On July 1, 2014 the STRONGER Board approved the final air guideline and the associated glossary of terms. The Air Quality Guideline will be incorporated into the full STRONGER Guidelines in its 2014 revision.
The STRONGER Board is pleased to announce that Ryan Steadley has been named Executive Director of the organization. Steadley, a 2008 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, has a background in organizational dynamics and content development strategies. Mr. Steadley will lead the organization as its first Executive Director. “I am very pleased and excited to […]