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Gas and Oil Regulatory Advisory Panel


In the fall of 2013, DMME initiated a regulatory action in its Division of Gas and Oil.   A Notice of Intended Regulatory Action was published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on January 13, 2014.  The notice indicated that DMME would review its existing Gas and Oil Regulation to determine whether ingredients used in hydraulic fracturing should be disclosed, to review existing best practices, and to determine whether additional requirements are necessary for drilling in different regions of the Commonwealth.

To assist in this process, DMME appointed a Regulatory Advisory Panel consisting of a wide variety of stakeholders to make recommendations in these areas.  The panel will conduct its meetings over the course of June, July, and August 2014.  These meetings are open to the public.  This page will provide information regarding the time and location of the meetings and will be updated periodically.  DMME also maintain an e-mail list to notify interested parties of upcoming meetings.  If you would like to be added to the list, click here.


MEETING #1 – June 4, 2014 – House Room 3, State Capitol, Richmond VA, 10 am

Background Materials (download all as zip file)

Commonwealth Energy Policy DMME FY 14SP NOIRA Reg Process Flowchart
DMME Enabling Statute Gas and Oil Act RAP Member List Virginia Gas and Oil Regulation

Meeting Materials (download all as zip file)

ASRPG Standards & Practices Montana Ohio
CSSD Performance Standards MSC Recommended Practice Texas

Meeting Summary

MEETING #2 – July 2, 2014 – Senate Room 3, State Capitol, Richmond VA, 10 am

Meeting Materials

Agenda Draft Discussion Document

Meeting Summary

Hydraulic Fracturing Chemical Overview

MEETING #3 – July 23, 2014 – Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon VA, 9 am

Meeting Materials

Agenda Draft Discussion Document
Selected Survey of Baseline Testing Requirements

Meeting Summary

MEETING #4 – August 27, 2014 – Russell County Government Center, Lebanon VA, 9 am

Meeting Materials

Agenda Draft Discussion Document #1 Draft Discussion Document #2
Summary of Other States' Requirements  

MEETING #5 – September 24, 2014 – Location to be announced