Member News

Thermal Imaging Technology Lending Program Presentation

On Wednesday, August 30th, the TriCounty Health Department, DEQ and FLIR Corporation are hosting a free presentation and discussion on a new program to help industry identify and repair leaks using thermal imaging technology. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Uintah Conference Center.  A free catered dinner will be provided.

DOGM Discusses O&G Regulation Under Land Transfer

Over the past several years, Utah's Legislature has sought the transfer of management of Utah's vast federal lands into the control of the State.  Legislators established the Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands to study all aspects of such a transfer and make recommendations to the Legislature for further State actions.

Legislators Look at Regulatory Fees

In place of a regular legislative interim day in July, Utah's Legislature rather held appropriation subcommittee hearings throughout the day on July 26.  In an effort to give more time for study and adequate input on the State's budgetary process, legislators heard from regulatory agencies regarding the services they provide and fees they impose to cover the costs of those services.

DAQ Releases STEPP Study Findings to Legislature

The Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has released to the Legislature the results of their Storage Tank Emissions Pilot Project (STEPP).  The STEPP study was designed to measure fugitive organic compound emissions from liquid storage tanks in the Uinta Basin.

DAQ Permit by Rule Introduction Delayed

UPA has confirmed with the Division of Air Quality that the long-anticipated oil and gas permit by rule proposal will be introduced to the Utah Air Quality Board in the Board's September meeting.  That meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6, 1:30 p.m. at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality.

BOGM Rule Published for Comment

A proposed rule approved for public comment by the Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining has been published in the Utah State Bulletin.  The "Refusal to Agree" (R649-2-9) rule (view here) is now available for public comment through August 15th.  Interested parties can also comment during the Board's August 23rd regular hearing.

Regulatory Jurisdiction Discussions Begin

On July 13-14, UPA initiated discussions with the Uinta Basin counties as well as the Utah Association of Counties, Utah League of Cities and Towns, Utah Division and Board of Oil, Gas and Mining and the Utah Energy Office to discuss and find common ground on the concerns that prompted UPA's introduction of SB 189 Oil and Gas Amendments during this year's legislative session.

Utah Oil and Gas Collaborative Meeting

The Division of Oil, Gas and Mining's quarterly Collaborative Meeting was held July 13 in Duchesne.  This well-attended event provides an opportunity for industry to meet with the numerous stakeholders, regulatory agencies and local officials in the Uinta Basin.

Uinta Basin Industry Roundtable

UPA's Quarterly Uinta Basin Industry Roundtable is scheduled for Thursday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the Duchesne Event Center in Duchesne.  The meeting will be held in conjunction with the UDOGM Oil and Gas Collaborative Meeting held earlier in the day.

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