I took this class a couple of months ago and I can’t recommend it highly enough! Local authorities can fine operators and even put them in jail!
Description: Oil and gas waste is defined by Section 91.1011 of the Texas Natural Resources Code to include includes salt water, brine, sludge, drilling mud, and other liquid, semi-liquid, or solid waste material that arises out of or incidental to the drilling for or producing of oil or gas.
In addition to these specific types of waste, oil and gas drilling and production activities also produce trash, used tires, and other forms of litter and solid waste.
All of these categories of waste are regulated administratively, by either the Texas Railroad Commission or the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. However, failing to properly dispose of each of these types of waste in the authorized manner can also be a crime … misdemeanor or felony, depending on the situation … to be enforced primarily by local peace officers.
This six-hour class will focus on each of these oil and gas wastes, describe their proper disposal, and identity the criminal violations that may apply in cases where these disposal activities are violated.
This class has been approved for six continuing education hours for code enforcement officers and registered sanitarians by the Department of State Health Services, and carries six TCLEOSE hours for peace officers.
Registration is required for each individual! No walk-ins, no group registrations. Seating is limited to the first 70 people who register.
Date: August 11, 2011
Time: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Space is limited to 70 people.
Location: Decatur Civic Center, 2010 W US 380, Decatur, TX 76234
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Brown Bess says
Can we get this videotaped?
I seriously doubt they will allow videotaping. The man who teaches the class does this for a living–he found a niche. http://www.tidrc.com/ The North Texas Council of Governments is paying him to present these classes all around the Barnett Shale area.
This is another example of how the Big Gas Mafia places burdens on communities and municipalities. I’m glad they are educating the local authorities but too bad our tax dollars have to pay for that education and the increased man-power it will take to police this industry.