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OIPA amicus curaie brief on Murphy v. Royal

September 27, 2017

The OIPA recently filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in regard to Murphy v. Royal, a case involving expansion of federal law on “Indian lands.” Full Story >>

OIPA comments on OCC proposed Oil and Gas Rulemaking

March 31, 2016

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OIPA comments on draft Environmental Impact Statement in Osage County

January 14, 2016

The OIPA submitted the attached comments on the Bureau of Indian Affairs' draft Environmental Impact Statement in Osage County.
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OIPA comments on proposal before Oklahoma Corporation Commission

December 15, 2015

The OIPA submitted the following comments on a proposal from RKR Exploration to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
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OIPA comments on EPS's proposed changes to NSPS OOOO rules

December 14, 2015

The OIPA submitted the following comments in response to EPA's proposed rules under NSPS OOOOa.
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OIPA comments on BLM proposed rules for oil and gas operations on federal and Indian oil and gas leases

October 08, 2015

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OIPA comments on proposed rules for site security on federal and Indian oil and gas leases

August 10, 2015

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OIPA comments on City of Stillwater proposed changes to Ordinance No. 3310

July 20, 2015

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OIPA comments on OWRB proposed rules for Water Quality Standards

January 20, 2015

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OIPA Comments in response to Okla. DEQ emission reporting schedule proposal

July 11, 2013

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OIPA Comments on comment period for Lesser Prairie Chicken threatened species listing

June 20, 2013

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OIPA Comments on OCC draft revised Oklahoma Wetland Program Plan for 2013-18

June 17, 2013

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OIPA Comments concerning 3rd draft of lesser prairie chicken Range-Wide Conservation Plan

June 17, 2013

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OIPA Comments on Oklahoma DEQ proposed permit changes

June 17, 2013

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OIPA Comments in support of Oklahoma DEQ proposed Emergency Rule

June 17, 2013

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OIPA Final Comments on OCC Revised Proposed Rules for Oil and Gas Conservation

April 18, 2013

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OIPA Final Comments on OCC Revised Proposed Rules of Practice

April 18, 2013

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OIPA Final Comments on Draft Environmental Statement for General Conservation Plan for American Burying Beetle

April 18, 2013

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OIPA Final Comments on STRONGER's Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Guidelines

April 18, 2013

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OIPA Final Comments on Lesser Prairie Chicken Range-Wide Conservation Plan

April 18, 2013

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OIPA Final Comments on BLM Hydraulic Fracturing & Well Stimulation Rules

October 11, 2012


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OIPA Comments on EPA's Permitting Guidance for Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing

August 21, 2012


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OIPA Initial Comments on OWRB's Draft Groundwater Monitoring and Assessment Program Work Plan

August 21, 2012


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OIPA Comments on Draft Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances and Draft Environmental Assessment: Lesser Prairie Chicken, Oklahoma

August 21, 2012


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OIPA working to avoid prairie chicken listing

December 31, 1969

In an effort to show the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that a listing of the lesser prairie chicken is not warranted, a working group formed by the OIPA has developed a document called Voluntary Best Practices (VBP) that oil and gas operators can easily implement. Operators that plan to drill or operate wells in western Oklahoma should review and implement, where appropriate and feasible, the recommendations provided in the VBP.
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GHG Reporting Program: Now Accepting NOI and BAMM Submissions

December 31, 1969

The electronic Greenhouse Gas Reporting Tool (e-GGRT) is now accepting electronic Notices of Intent (NOI's) and Best Available Monitoring Methods (BAMM) submissions for Subpart W for the purposes of fulfilling requirements in 40 CFR 98.234(f). Full Story >>

Federally Managed Lands (Surface and Mineral Interests) in Oklahoma Guidance Document

December 31, 1969


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Facility/Owners Guide to Spill, Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans

October 17, 2011
TOPICS: SPCC, Air


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Air emission workshop presentations available

December 31, 1969
TOPICS: Air, Air


Presentations from the OIPA's air emissions workshop are now available for download. Full Story >>

EPA offers GHG reporting info

December 09, 2010
TOPICS: Air, Air

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently held a webinar on Subpart W (Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems) of the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule. This training session covered the basics of Subpart W, including an overview of the general provisions of the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule and stationary combustion provisions as applicable to Subpart W reporters. Full Story >>

EPA’s new air emission rule for existing engines

December 31, 1969
TOPICS: Air, Air


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EPA Endangered Wildlife Listing — Mountain Plover

December 31, 1969
TOPICS: Air, Air


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EPA Endangered Wildlife Listing — Ozark Chinquapin

December 31, 1969
TOPICS: Air, Air


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EPA Endangered Wildlife Listing — Oklahoma Grass Pink Orchid

December 31, 1969
TOPICS: Air, Air


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USFWS considering listing two Oklahoma species

December 31, 1969
TOPICS: Air, Air

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is considering listing two species found in Oklahoma under the Endangered Species Act.  The first species is a bird - the Mountain Plover, and the second species is a tree – the Ozark Chinquapin. 
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EPA proposes new SPCC compliance date

August 01, 2010
TOPICS: SPCC, Air

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a one-year extension to the compliance date for certain facilities subject to the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule. 
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EPA holds public meetings on fracking study

July 01, 2010
TOPICS: Air, Air

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding public meetings to explain its proposed plan to study the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and drinking water, and to receive public comments on its preliminary study plan from all interested stakeholders. The study is a result of language inserted into the fiscal year 2010 Appropriations Act. Full Story >>

EPA wants region-wide emission inventories

June 01, 2010
TOPICS: Air, Air

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Administrator, Dr. Al Armendariz, invited a number of oil and gas trade associations, company representatives, and state environmental/natural resource/oil and gas regulatory agencies to Dallas on May 10 to discuss oil and gas air emissions and their role in the new 8-hour ozone standard that EPA plans to make more stringent. 
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OIPA files comments on GHG reporting rule

June 01, 2010
TOPICS: Air, Air

The OIPA submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposed rule requiring the reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from onshore petroleum and natural gas production, including enhance recovery (ER) projects using carbon dioxide (CO2). Full Story >>

OIPA comments on EPA’s ozone standard

April 01, 2010
TOPICS: Air, Air

OIPA submitted comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed ground-level ozone standard that may impact a variety of emission sources in the future, including oil and gas operations. 
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EPA proposes GHG reporting rules

April 01, 2010
TOPICS: Air, Air

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to include the oil and natural gas production sector in its national mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting rule. 
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Apache Tribe files water rights litigation

April 01, 2010
TOPICS: Air, Air

The Apache Tribe has filed a petition in U.S. District court against the Oklahoma Water Resources Board’s members (defendants) seeking a declaratory judgment to have the Court judicially recognize and declare the existence of their federally reserved right to the surface and groundwater located within the boundaries of its former federal reservation. 
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Vian passes disposal well ordinance

February 01, 2010
TOPICS: Water, Air

Vian city leaders have passed stringent ordinances regulating injection wells, including giving the Cherokee Nation approval authority over all wells. Full Story >>

Industry revises stormwater RAPPS guidelines

October 01, 2007
TOPICS: Water, Air

The industry generated document entitled Reasonable and Prudent Practices for Stabilization (RAPPS) of Oil and Natural Gas Construction Sites has been revised and should help operators easily incorporate voluntary stormwater management practices into their day-to-day operations. Full Story >>

BLM proposes new gas measurement requirements

September 07, 2007
TOPICS: BLM, Air

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed new requirements for electronic flow computers (EFC) used on differential type flow meters for gas measurement on all federal and Indian leases located in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and New Mexico. Full Story >>

EPA proposes air emission rule

September 05, 2006
TOPICS: Air, Air

On August 21, 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new rule under the Clean Air Act that would affect facilities that emit air emissions in Indian Country. The rule would apply to owners and operators of crude oil and natural gas production sites, natural gas collection systems and pipelines, natural gas plants, natural gas compressor stations, crude oil storage and distribution, and other industries that have air emission sources located in Indian country.

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EPA finalizes SPCC compliance extension

March 20, 2006
TOPICS: SPCC, Air

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule extending the 2002 Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule compliance dates for all facilities until Oct. 31, 2007. Full Story >>



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