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ETC: Maintaining Compliance for Oil & Gas Operations

April 16 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


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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Ms. Parker is a professional engineer and Vice President with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. She has more than fifteen years of civil engineering design experience for commercial, institutional, E&P, and midstream projects throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Since 2008, Ms. Parker primarily has worked on oil & gas projects, specifically the upstream and midstream segments, covering all design and permitting for well pads, well connects, gathering lines, impoundments, compressor station facilities, temporary water lines, and erosion and sediment control inspections within the Appalachian basin. Ms. Parker's permitting expertise includes Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) Erosion and Sediment Control General Permit (ESCGP-1, -2, and -3) for Earth Disturbance Associated with Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Processing or Treatment Operations or Transmission Facilities (this permit covers all aspects of E&S and PCSM in accordance with 25 PA Code Chapter 102); PADEP National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permits for Discharge of Stormwater During Construction Activities; PADEP Chapter 105 General Permits; Joint Applications for PADEP Chapter 105 Pennsylvania Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 Permit; Well Drilling Permits; and Highway Occupancy Permits. Ms. Parker is a member of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC). As an active member of the MSC, Ms. Parker served as vice-chair of the Midstream/Pipeline Committee from 2015-2018 and is a member of the Surface Use Committee. Additionally, she was one of the MSC's representatives on the PADEP ESCGP-3 document workgroup.
Leah Blinn


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Ms. Blinn is a Principal with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. and is the Pittsburgh Office Air Practice Lead. She is a Chemical Engineer with over 18 years of experience in managing and executing air quality work for various industries throughout the country. Her primary focus is in air dispersion modeling, emission calculations, permitting and compliance. She works with a number of upstream and midstream companies, assisting them with air permitting, regulatory applicability determinations and compliance reporting. She is actively involved in the Marcellus Shale Coalition and is the Co-Chair of the MSC Air Quality Emission Inventory Standardization Workgroup.
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.
Rick Celender

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.


Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.


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