Protests must be filed by September 7.
Residents along CR 343 in southwestern Cooke County received a packet on Friday, August 26, from EOG concerning the company's August 25 application to the Railroad Commission for a permit to process oil and gas drilling waste into roadbase material.
The application states that "types of waste to be treated will incluce RCRA exempt, oil based drilling fluid and cuttings, crude oil contaminated soil, production tank bottoms, and flow back sand." The application estimates a volume of between 200-800 tons of these wastes per day.
These wastes would be mixed with on-site aggregate in a pug mill and then dispersed to lease roads and well pad sites as roadbase. Area residents' concerns include leaching of toxic chemicals, and additional heavy truck traffic.
A copy of the application can be viewed here.
Protests must be filed within 15 days of the August 25 application date.
Protests should be addressed to
Texas Railroad Commission
P.O. Box 12967
Austin, TX 78711