HSSE-SR: EPA's STRONGER (State Review of Oil & Natural Gas Environmental Regulations)

Speaker Mr. Thomas E. Stewart
Mr. Stewart serves as the Executive Vice President of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (www.ooga.org), having been elected to that position in September 1991. Mr. Stewart serves as the Ohio associate representative to the Interstate Oil and Natural Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC), having been appointed to that position by Governor ...

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Mr. Stewart serves as the Executive Vice President of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (www.ooga.org), having been elected to that position in September 1991.


Mr. Stewart serves as the Ohio associate representative to the Interstate Oil and Natural Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC), having been appointed to that position by Governor George Voinovich in 1997. Mr. Stewart is an active participant with the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA); the Liaison Committee of Cooperating Oil and Gas Associations; and is a founding member of the management team organizing the national BRIEF Project (Bringing Real Information on Energy Forward) that has evolved into the Energy in Depth Program (EID). Mr. Stewart serves as the executive director of EID - The Ohio Project.
 
In December 2001, Mr. Stewart was elected to the Board of the State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations, Inc. (STRONGER) as one of three representatives for the U.S. oil and gas exploration and production industry.  On August 31, 2012, Mr. Stewart was selected to serve as chairman of the STRONGER Board, marking his second rotation through the organization’s officer seats.
 
Prior to joining OOGA, Mr. Stewart has fifteen years of formal experience in the oil and gas industry as an oil and gas producer and provider of contract drilling services.  He is the third generation of his family to make a livelihood  in exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas. The family heritage extends back to the original oil regions of western Pennsylvania and southeastern Ohio.

Full Description

The name, STRONGER, is an acronym for State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations. STRONGER was formed in 1999 to reinvigorate and carry forward the state review process begun cooperatively in 1988 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC).

STRONGER is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization whose purpose is to assist states in documenting the environmental regulations associated with the exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas.

STRONGER shares innovative techniques and environmental protection strategies and identifies opportunities for program improvement. The state review process is a non-regulatory program and relies on states to volunteer for reviews.

U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy have provided grant funding to STRONGER to support its activities. The American Petroleum Institute has also provided no-strings attached funding to support the state review process. STRONGER invites participation in the state review process.

When?

Tue, Jul. 9, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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Where?

Petroleum Club
800 Bell Street, 43rd Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
USA

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