Wednesday, August 31, 2011

EOG Applies to Build Waste Processing Facility on CR 343

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
Michael Sims
Texas Railroad Commission
P.O. Box 12967
Austin, TX 78711

1 comment:

  1. Michael Sims, the contact person at the RRC regarding EOG's application to open a Land Farming operation in southwestern Cooke County told me today (Sept. 7, 2011)that protests can be mailed to him at the RRC up to the date the RRC puts EOG's application on the Hearing Docket. A number of protests have been filed and the file remains open until there is an Administrative Hearing at the RRC concerning EOG's application.
    I urge you to read EOG's application and seriously consider the high probability of damage to clean air, surface and ground water contamination and surface degradation of the land if EOG is permitted to operate a land farm in Cooke County. If you are concerned about the air you breath, the water you drink and the land you live on then you should express your concerns to the RRC.
    Joe Dial