Monday, March 25, 2013

What happens to Drill Cuttings in NY?

Vera asked me to check on drill cuttings in the NY Regs.
She noticed a NY permit application which allowed for on-site burial of drill cuttings.

This is illegal even in the wild-west no-regulations state of Pennsylvania.

Sho' nuff:

554.1(c)(4) If applicable, prior to the issuance of a permit to drill, deepen,
plug back or convert a well or for any operation noticed to the department on
the Sundry Well Notice and Report form that requires pre-approval from the
department, the owner or operator must submit and receive approval of a plan
for the environmentally safe and proper disposal or beneficial re-use of
drill cuttings on-site or off-site.

So there you have it.
So maybe, "If applicable", the driller might be required to fill out a form.

On site, off-site, spread them on farm land as a "beneficial use".
Anything goes, baby.

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be happy and free from suffering :)
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