Wetlands and Water Permitting Chapter, The Law of Oil & Gas in Pennsylvania

Authored by Jonathan E. Rinde

November 11, 2014
Jonathan E. Rinde

Jonathan Rinde of the environmental, energy, land use law and litigation firm of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox (MGKF) penned chapters for the recently released The Law of Oil & Gas in Pennsylvania published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. The book focuses on emerging developments related to the laws that impact oil and gas activities in Pennsylvania.

Jonathan Rinde wrote the chapter focused on “Wetlands and Water Permitting.” The main scope of this chapter deals with permitting under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Topics include geographic and legal jurisdiction of the Corps of Engineers, what activities are regulated, the permit application preparation, submission and review process, as well as drilling down into the individual, nationwide and Pennsylvania state programmatic general permitting review processes. These issues affect exploration and production companies, as well as mid-stream (e.g. pipeline) companies.

Read our press release on the publication of The Law of Oil & Gas in Pennsylvania.