Water & Waste Regulatory Analysis - Headquarters Project/Energy & Environmental Impact Analysis

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Water & Waste Regulatory Analysis
-

Headquarters Project/Energy &
Environmental Impact Analysis


Argonne National Laboratory


FEW 3 (49648/49658)



Contract Period:

10/1/1996

to
4/15/2000


Technology Area:
EEP


DOE Project Manager:

John K.

Ford

918/ 699
-
20
61

jford@npto.doe.gov




Contractor:

Argonne National Laboratory

955 L'Enfant Plaza S.W.

Suite 6000

Washington
,
DC

20024




Principal Investigator:

John

Veil

Argonne National Lab

955 L'Enfant Plaza S.W., Ste.
6000

Washington
,
DC

20024

202/ 488
-
2450

202/
488
-
2413

jveil@alnl.gov


Objective:
This project provides regulatory and analytical support on
water and waste issues relating to gas and oil exploration and
production.


Accomplishments:
Conducted detailed review of final coastal oil and
gas industry ef
fluent guidelines and provided comments for submittal
to
the
E
nvironmental
P
rotection
A
gency (EPA)

and
the Office of
management and Budget (
OMB
)
.
Provided technical support to the
DOE/EPA/industry Synthetic Drilling Fluids Discussion Group that
has been successful in removing regulatory barriers to the wider use of
innovative
, more cost
-
effective synthetic drilling fluids. Prepared a
data summary of offshore drilling waste disposal practices.

Provided
assistance to oil and gas regulatory agencies in Texas, Mississippi,
Louisiana, and New Mexico as they are working to set up

salt cavern
waste disposal programs.
Added significantly to the public knowledge
on the promising use of salt cavern for disposal of oil field waste. This
was accomplished through studies on the feasibility, legality, cost, and
risk of cavern dispos
al and through numerous conference pre
sentations
and publications.


Participated in a U.S./Russian government workshop
on offshore oil and gas discharge standards
Contributed valuable
comments on EPA general permits that resulted in lower compliance

costs for operators. Provided assistance to the Mexican government on
drilling waste management.
This work has led to nearly 40
publications and conference presentations (available upon request).