Staff Had The Opportunity For Review The Previous Version Of The Subject Proposed Article

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IDEM staff had the opportunity to review the previous version of the subject proposed article. The previous version (2014 version), then Article 28, was submitted for IDEM review in early 2014, IDEM provided comments in May 2014. IDEM received a revised version (2015 version) of the Oil and Gas (O+G) Article, now Article 29, in June 2015 for review. Recap: My comments regarding the 2014 version were structured to provide specific comments and general comments: • The specific comments, pertaining to individual rules, consisted of questions, asked for clarifications and provided recommendations to assure that human health and the environment (HH&E) are protected as the provision of the O+G Article are being implemented. • The general…show more content…
1.4. Potential radioactivity and how to address it by identifying the potential risk, avoiding the spread of and exposure to radioactive contamination as part of the permitting process. 1.5. Federal and state natural resources damages: Assessment, damage prevention, restoration, and mitigation. 2. Fracking fluid constituents and other additives or additive products used in the oil exploration and production process: Disclosure of fracking fluid constituents and other additives or additive products used in the oil exploration and production process (individual chemicals) is provided to assure that testing for these chemicals can occur in case of a release and to adequately address exposure by the fracking fluid constituents to human or environmental receptors. 3. Environmental impact and/or attribution of environmental contamination caused by petroleum and gas exploration, production, and storage activities: Measures for monitoring environmental impacts before (to establish background/baseline) during and after petroleum and gas exploration and production activities to assure that no negative impacts occur or in case of negative impacts, that appropriate remedial measures can be taken by the responsible party. 4. Consistency and compliance of the investigation and remediation of environmental contamination caused by petroleum and gas exploration, production, and storage activities with current applicable or relevant and appropriate federal
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