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Shale Gas: Regulatory Framework

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59.90 USD
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Course description

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In Shale Gas: Regulatory Framework, you'll learn ...

  • Federal, state and local regulation of environmental practices related to shale gas development
  • Air and water quality laws that are applicable to shale gas operators
  • Underground injection control requirements to prevent the injection of liquid wastes into underground sources of drinking water
  • Spill prevention control and countermeasure requirements


Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 22 pages

Shale gas is natural gas that is found trapped within shale formations. Shale gas has become an increasingly important source of natural gas in the United States since the start of this century, and interest has spread to potential gas shales in the rest of the world.

In 2000 shale gas provided only 1% of U.S. natural gas production; by 2010 it was over 20% and it is predicted that by 2035, 46% of the United States' natural gas supply will come from shale gas.

This course covers the various federal laws and the enforcement agencies that are relevant to shale gas development. You’ll also learn how other regulating authorities supplement the federal requirements to more effectively address regional and state-specific character of shale gas development activities.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How the federal government and state governments share the oversight of environmental practices related to shale gas development
  • The role of local governments, including cities, counties and Indian tribes, in the regulation of shale gas development
  • How the Clean Air Act affects shale gas operators
  • Applicable provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act
  • How the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program is used to prevent the injection of liquid wastes into underground sources of drinking water (USDWs)
  • How provisions of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 impact shale gas operations
  • How states and regional water authorities regulate water quality and water withdrawals and discharges within a river basin
  • Applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act
  • Permits and mitigation measures required for shale gas operators under the Endangered Species Act
  • Requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)


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