Permits collected as of 04/14
#fileroom Permits for Pennsylvania have been collected in Bradford, Clinton, Cameron, Lycoming, Potter, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming counties. If you have access to Permits (not seen here) and would like to submit them to the #fileroom database please get in touch with our team through the contact page or leave a comment here.
Permit files for unconventional oil and gas drilling can contain: well completion reports, well records, inspection and violation reports, the well permit and maps, correspondences related to the permit, and an OG71: which also contains a Preparedness, Prevention and Contingency (PPC) plan and equipment used for handling waste onsite. Although the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) provides some information on well permits through their e-files page like violations issued, most of the important details, such as inspections and notes on violations, are left off the website.
Permits are often clumped together since one well pad may have up to 10 wells drilled, meaning those 10 permits would have the same inspections and requests.
The #fileroom is currently collecting all of the permits in DEP’s North Central Office that contain an OG71. The OG71 file is also known as a “Request for Alternative Waste Approval” and covers approval for burying waste onsite, storing waste onsite, and treating and recycling waste onsite. All of the permits currently being uploaded to the #fileroom will contain an OG71 file.