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ODNR seeks to have deleted provisions reinstated in Ohio budget bill

By Bob Downing Published: May 2, 2013

From Bricker & Eckler's Ohio shale blog:

Testifying before the Ohio Senate Finance General Government subcommittee on Monday, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer encouraged legislators to restore a number of oil and gas provisions in Gov. Kasich's biennial budget that were scrapped by the House, according to the Gongwer Ohio Report.

He advocated for the requirement that drilling waste material not be sent to landfills until radium levels are analyzed and the results sent to the Department of Health, the Ohio EPA and the landfill itself.

He also advocated for the following two proposals: the creation of "a permitting process for treating brine waste before discharging it into the ground or bodies of water,, the prohibition of hydraulic fracturing brine from use on roads to "control ice or dust," and the requirement that "all oil and gas contracts be filed with the county recorder's office, the landowner, and/or the mineral interest owner within 30 days."



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