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ETC: Maintaining Compliance for Oil & Gas Operations

April 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT


Oil & gas operators in WV, OH, and PA understand the importance of obtaining permits for their production and midstream facilities. And even though work can commence because those permits are in hand, a new challenge emerges: maintaining compliance in accordance with those permits.


Now What?


This course will break down the myriad and often confusing monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements that follow for well pads or facilities such as compressor stations, interconnects, and metering sites once a permit is obtained – whether during construction, during operation, or during permit close-out.


Particular attention will be given to air permit and earth disturbance permit requirements; how to handle wastewater, what to do in the event of a spill, and other environmental requirements during operation; and the necessary steps to properly close out a permit.


Hear from a panel of seasoned experts, get answers to your questions, and learn how to keep your site in compliance.


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0.8 CEUs available upon completion of this course.


About CEC’s Environmental Training Courses (CEC/ETC): CEC/ETC was created to educate and keep our clients and others in the industrial/commercial community up-to-date on regulatory programs that affect them. The program is structured around a group of core environmental regulatory topics that cover the basic needs of attendees in the regulatory areas of air, water, and waste management compliance.

Featured Speakers

Lauren Parker, P.E.

Vice President

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Lauren Parker
Lauren R. Parker, P.E. has been practicing civil engineering in the Appalachian region of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia for over 16 years. She is a graduate of Penn State and a vice president and senior consultant with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) where she has worked for over 15 years. She is the corporate lead of the Oil and Gas Market Group. Her career focus has been on civil site development, regulatory agency coordination, erosion and sediment control, and stormwater management. Over the last 11 years she has consulted primarily for production and midstream companies to design, permit, and construct their projects.
Leah Blinn

Vice President

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Leah Blinn
Ms. Blinn is a Principal with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. and is the Corporate Air Quality Practice Lead. She is a Chemical Engineer with over 20 years of experience in managing and executing air quality work for various industries throughout the country. She is experienced in air dispersion modeling, emission calculations, permitting, compliance, auditing, regulatory interpretation, and agency negotiation. Her experience is with a wide-range of industries including oil & gas, electric utility generation, municipal solid waste landfills, chemical manufactures, and metals manufacturing.
Eric Ondrasik

Senior Project Manager

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Mr. Ondrasik is a project manager with Civil & Environmental Consultants, with 7 years of experience in environmental and regulatory management. He is focused on managing and assisting clients maintain regulatory compliance when developing and producing natural gas, particularly in unconventional shale plays. With a strong knowledge of federal, state and local regulations, he assists natural gas operators, both upstream and midstream, maintain compliance throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
Bo Valli, P.G.


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Mr. Valli, a Principal with CEC, has over 20 years of diverse experience in managing, planning and implementing environmental investigations and cleanups. He holds Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from Edinboro State University in Pennsylvania and a Master of Science Degree in Geology from Akron University in Akron Ohio. Mr. Valli’s experience had been involved with the assessment and cleanup of a wide variety of facilities including coal and asbestos processing facilities; hot and cold work steel mills; electrocoating and electronic component manufacturers; wood treating facilities; power stations; petrochemical manufacturing and storage facilities; bulk chemical and fuel storage facilities; textile mills; dry cleaners; scrap metal facilities; automotive and truck maintenance facilities and greenfield sites being considered for future development. More recently, he has become a leader in providing environmental support to the oil & gas industry. His oil & gas related experience includes performing due diligence for mergers and acquisitions; assistance evaluating and permitting water sources and storage facilities; conducting emergency response oversight and spill cleanup; performing release investigation and site characterization; evaluating cleanup options alternative remediation standards; evaluating allegations of water quality impacts; and designing water treatment systems to address water supplies influenced by drilling activities. He has developed, secured state approval for, and implemented assessment and clean-up plans to address drilling and pipeline releases of fuel oil, lubricants, hydraulic oil, drilling muds, frack fluids, condensate, and production fluids in the Appalachian and Piceance Basins. Areas of expertise include: Environmental compliance; Due Diligence for mergers/acquisitions; Emergency response/remediation; Pre/Post-drill sampling and water quality complaints; Clean fill requirements and waste management; Permitting public water supplies; Digital modelling/contaminant fate and transport; Methane and brine forensics.
Rick Celender, R.L.A.

Vice President

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Rick Celender is a Vice President and Registered Landscape Architect/Civil Engineering Technologist at Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. Pittsburgh office. He has more than 25 years of experience in pipeline, well pad, compressor station, processing/fractionation plant design/permitting, stormwater BMP maintenance/inspection, ESCGP/NPDES permitting, and civil engineering consulting. His experience with site design coupled with specialization in stormwater management and erosion control provides a unique insight into current trends in stormwater and erosion control design and construction. Rick has given presentations related to stormwater maintenance/inspection, erosion control practices, and unmanned aerial vehicle operations to Municipal Governments, the American Public Works Association, Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PACD), PIOGA, the PADEP, Oil/Gas Operators, Lawrence County Career & Technical Center, and other organizations. He is an accredited instructor for the CPESC (Certified Professional Erosion/Sedimentation Control) exam review and is the West Virginia CPESC State Representative. Rick is a Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ), has obtained OSHA Confined Space Entry and Rescuer Certification (29CFR1910.146), Wetland Delineator Certification (IWEER), and is certified through the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies. Rick leads CEC’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program (Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) inspection, topography, etc.), is a member of the Marcellus Shale Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Committee, and coordinates with state and federal regulatory officials related to the integration of UAV/robotic technologies for permitting and reporting purposes.


Bridgeport Conference Center
300 Conference Center Way
Bridgeport, WV 26330 United States
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