On July 13, 2012, the United States Environmental Protection Agency promulgated a rule requiring new and revised data elements for Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Tier I and Tier II inventory reports. The changes required by this rule become effective on Jan. 1, 2014, and apply to Tier I and Tier II inventory reports submitted after that date.
Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you the first volume of our Federal Legislative Roundup, including updates on three pieces of legislation currently under consideration in the House: “The Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act,” “The Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act,” and “The North American Energy Infrastructure Act.”
A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rule (FERC Order No. 792) released last week allowing energy storage projects to connect with the electric grid will boost the energy storage industry’s presence as a backup power source easing concerns over the intermittent nature of renewable energy, experts say.
Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 28 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Colorado, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.
In Walton v. City of Midland, the surface owner of a 35 acre tract within the city limits of Midland, Texas, contended that a provision in a city permit for an oil or gas well was a regulatory taking because it required the lessee to drill a water well on the surface owner’s property for landscaping purposes and that this requirement exceeded the lessee’s right to use water under its oil and gas lease.