August 2018

In this issue of EM, you will find a look at the regulatory challenges and opportunities for the midstream oil and gas sector that must coordinate local, state, and federal requirements from multiple agencies.

Inside This Month's Issue


Oil and Gas Production: Challenges and Opportunities
Teresa Raine

Permitting Improvement Is on the Right Track but Still Has a Ways to Go
by Robin Rorick and Howard J. Feldman

Study: Air Quality Measurements at the Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory Site
by Natalie J. Pekney, Matthew D. Reeder, and Mumbi Mundia-Howe

On the Fence about Fenceline Monitoring?
by Hedrick Strickland and Bob Fraser

Also This Month...

EM Exclusive: Management System Maturity: An Indicator of Sustainable Production and EHS&S Goal Attainment
by Dawn Hess, Sarah Dobie, Michael McGuinness, Jr., Lindsey Rodbourn, and Alicia Ball

An examination of four automotive manufacturers’ management systems as an indicator for the sector’s potential to reach aggressive EHS&S goals and develop or maintain sustainable production systems.

EPA Research Highlights: Onshore Crude Oil Decontamination
Using a Water Security Test Bed

by Lahne Mattas-Curry
EPA researchers examine the effectiveness of water treatment and crude-oil decontamination using a water security test bed.

Etcetera: Waste Management Agenda
by Anthony B. Cavender

The spring 2018 edition of the Unified Federal Regulatory Agenda lists a number of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)-related issues on which EPA will be seeking comment or taking action.


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