The Future of Act 2
Posted 7 April: Heading into 2015 will bring revisions to Chapter 250, the MSC Tables, the TGM and VI guidelines. To help everyone start off on the same page and to better understand how these changes may affect your understanding of the Act 2 Program, PCPG is offering Act 2 Toolkit: An Overview (and dive into) the Pennsylvania Land Recycling Program.
This new, full-day course goes beyond an overview and provides you with an understanding of how, where, and when Act 2 applies to your projects. PCPG has partnered with PADEP professionals James Shaw, Troy Conrad, John Kreuger and Kathleen Horvath, and with industry professionals Donald Wagner of Stevens & Lee and Lou Vittorio and Scott Campbell of EarthRes Group, Inc., in an interactive format involving case studies and panel discussions.
Visit Upcoming Events for the full course outline, dates, and locations.
Marcellus Shale from Wireline LogsPosted 7 April:
The USGS recently published a scientific investigation report titled, Characterization of the Marcellus Shale Based on Computer-Assisted Correlation of Wireline Logs in Virginia and West Virginia by C. Enomoto, R. Olea, and J. Coleman, Jr.
The study applies geostatistical techniques to refine our understanding of the stratigraphy and structural geology of the Middle Devonian Marcellus Shale. READ MORE
New Handbook for Available for Private Water Well OwnersPosted 10 March:
Upon recognizing that many homeowners in Pennsylvania do not have sufficient information regarding the function and management of their private water supplies, the Shale Alliance for Energy Research – Pennsylvania (SAFER PA) developed the “Pennsylvania Water Well Handbook”. This public service document conveys important information in a straightforward manner, including an overview of Pennsylvania private water supplies, details on the natural water cycle, how water occurs in aquifers, typical water quality issues, best management practices for water well siting and construction, water quality protection, how to interpret laboratory reports, and improvement of water quality through treatment. The Handbook is expected to have wide distribution, and is available in both hard copy and in electronic form. It is intended to be used as a valuable information piece for well owners, industry and regulators.
To obtain an electronic copy of the Handbook and for information concerning how to order hard copies, click HERE