Feb. 27, 2019


Description

In May 2018, U.S. EPA announced that it had initiated a study to take a holistic look at how the Agency, States and Stakeholders regulate and manage the large and increasing volumes of wastewater from the onshore oil and gas extraction industry. The study is being managed out of EPA’s Clean Water Act Effluent Guidelines Program (nationally applicable technology-based discharge requirements for industrial discharges to surface waters and municipal wastewater treatment plants), and is addressing questions such as how existing federal approaches to produced water management under the Clean Water Act can interact more effectively with state and tribal regulations, what requirements or policy updates may be needed, and whether support exists for potential federal regulations to allow for broader discharge of treated produced water to surface waters.

Mr. Wood will discuss the motivation behind the study, status of it and next steps.

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Speaker: Robert Wood
Speaker Robert Wood
Rob Wood is Director of the Engineering and Analysis Division in U.S. EPA’s Office of Water where he is responsible for developing national effluent limitations guidelines and standards under the Clean Water Act.  He was appointed to this position in November 2012.   In his 32-year career at EPA Mr. ...

Rob Wood is Director of the Engineering and Analysis Division in U.S. EPA’s Office of Water where he is responsible for developing national effluent limitations guidelines and standards under the Clean Water Act.  He was appointed to this position in November 2012.


 


In his 32-year career at EPA Mr. Wood has held numerous management positions spanning a wide range of Clean Water Act programs including EPA’s programs for the Chesapeake Bay; wetlands, oceans and watersheds; water quality standards; and the NPDES permit program where he oversaw the water quality-based permitting, permit issuance process, permit writer training, and permit data management programs.  He has helped develop EPA technical guidance, policy and regulations including EPA’s regulations on cooling water intake structures, steam electric power generation, water quality-based permitting, watershed planning, water quality standards, and the Water Quality Guidance for the Great Lakes System.


 


Rob received a Master’s Degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia in 1987 and Bachelor's Degree with majors in Economics and Geography from Mary Washington College in 1984.

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Organizer

Kelly Steinberg

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at kelly.steinberg@testamericainc.com or 713-204-7162.


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Price$5.00
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Date and Time

Wed, Feb. 27, 2019

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Southwestern Energy. 10000 Energy Dr, Spring, TX 77389

10000 Energy Dr,
Spring, Texas 77389



Group(s): Water & Waste Mgmt