The hearing will be held beginning at 6 pm on June 1, 2015 at the East Run Sportsman Association, located at 1668 Sebring Road in Marion Center, PA.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 1, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — PGE originally submitted an application to convert the well on April 22, 2014. The permit application was withdrawn after DEP discovered deficiencies in the company’s Erosion and Sediment Plan (E&S) and its Control and Disposal Plan (C&D). PGE later resubmitted the application and was granted a permit on October 22, 2014. On March 12, 2015 DEP revoked the permit to further consider requirements under the state’s Clean Streams Law. The company resubmitted the application on March 31, 2105.
The Yanity well is a gas well first permitted by DEP in 1997. PGE has proposed to use the well to inject waste water from the oil and gas industry. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a permit approving the plan to inject that waste water into the well. PGE is asking DEP to approve the use of the well hole to inject the water.
Representatives from DEP and PGE will make brief presentations explaining the permit application and the review process. The presentations will be followed by an open question and answer session. At the conclusion of the questions and answer portion, a formal public hearing will be held. Attendees who register in advance will have five minutes each to present testimony in the form of comments, statements or questions. DEP will respond to the testimony in a comment and response document.
Those wishing to provide public testimony at the hearing should register in advance by calling DEP Community Relations Coordinator John Poister at 412-442-4203 before noon on June 1. There will be an opportunity to register at the door before the hearing. There is no need to register for the question and answer session that precedes the hearing.
For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us.
John Poister, DEP