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Industry operator targets Clara Township, Potter County, PA as a destination for O&G waste.

The residents of Potter County have been blindsided by news that an oil and gas well operator targeted a depleted oil well in Clara Township as a destination to dispose of O&G wastewater.  Roulette Oil & Gas LLC has applied to the US EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) for authorization to convert one of the company’s depleted oil wells into a Class IID Injection well. 

The EPA is currently soliciting comments on a Class II-D draft Underground Injection Well Permit located in Clara Twp., Potter County,Pennsylvania.

PERMIT NUMBER PAS2D050BPOT (visit the links below for more info)

Comments must be received by March 4, 2021.
EPA requests public comment on its findings that the proposed injection activity under the draft permit is unlikely to pose a risk to underground sources of drinking water.  Please email public comments on the draft UIC permit to the attention of: Kevin Rowsey, Source Water & UIC Section, U.S. EPA Region 3

Email: rowsey.kevin@epa.gov

Subject line: PAS2D050BPOT

Read more or see our article on this page to view suggested talking points to include in your comment.

 

The EPA is currently soliciting comments on a Class II-D draft Underground Injection Well Permit located in Clara Twp., Potter County,Pennsylvania.

UPDATE:  The EPA Extended the Deadline to Submit Comments for the Proposed Clara Twp Injection Well

An additional 32 days extension will be granted to allow for sufficient time for the public to comment on the proposed permit.

EPA will extend the public comment period for Roulette Oil & Gas UIC well (PAS2D050BPOT) for an additional 32-days until April 5, 2021. This information will be updated on the website and information will be available online till this date for review.

Send your concerns to the EPA by April 5, 2021.

PERMIT NUMBER PAS2D050BPOT

Let the EPA know if you are concerned about:

  • The possibility of surface spills and runoff into nearby streams and rivers.
  • The potential for diminished property values.
  • Compensation for diminished property values.
  • The integrity of the well casing and it’s potential for failure.
  • The potential for increased truck traffic.
  • The inability of state regulators to provide adequate oversight
  • The damage to the local roads.
  • The Increased noise.
  • The origin of the waste to be injected.
  • The proximity to high value streams.
  • The local emergency response capabilities.
  • Alternative waste disposal options.
  • The low bond required by the operator that incentivizes abandonment over reclamation.
  • The operator’s history of compliance with DEP’s waste& production reporting requirements.

Please email public comments on the draft UIC permit to the attention of: Kevin Rowsey, Source Water & UIC Section, U.S. EPA Region 3

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Subject line: PAS2D050BPOT

 

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