BLM's New Methane and Waste Prevention Rule: BLM, State, and Industry Perspectives
2 PM EST
BLM’s New Methane and Waste Prevention Rule: BLM, State, and Industry Perspectives
Thursday, December 8, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern
Via teleconference No CLE credit
On November 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management released its final Methane Waste and Prevention Rule for regulating oil and gas operations on tribal and federal public lands. We invite you to join us on December 8th for a panel to discuss the new rule and answer questions from attendees. A BLM panelist will address the new rule which requires oil and gas producers to inspect their operations, reduce leaks, and adopt best management practices for the venting and flaring of natural gas. A State panelist will address the traditional role of oil and gas conservation commissions in regulating venting and flaring operations. An industry panelist will address questions presented by the rule for operators and legal practitioners and will summarize pending litigation. The panel will jointly address the new role of BLM in regulating air quality, and the uncertain future of the rule as implemented by new presidential administration.
This program is co-sponsored by the Utah State Bar’s Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law Section and the Public Land and Resources Committee, Air Quality Committee, and Oil & Gas Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section on Energy, Environment, and Resources.
Rebecca Holt Johnson, Lear & Lear LLP
Michael S. Johnson, Utah Assistant Attorney General/Counsel to the Utah Board of Oil, Gas & Mining
Emily C. Schilling, Of Counsel, Holland & Hart LLP
Timothy R. Spisak, BLM Senior Advisor, U.S. Bureau of Land Management
To participate by phone:
A call-in number will be provided to you in your confirmation email.
Free to ABA SEER members.
To attend in person (1.5 CLE credits (pending)):
Register ONLINE by December 6, 2016
The program will be held at Holland & Hart LLP, 222 South Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Free to ENREL members; $15 non-members; bring your own lunch.