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Highlight of the Month:
Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Waste Management Survey Report

The report provides the findings of a survey conducted by the ASTSWMO Beneficial Use Task Force regarding management of exploration and production wastes (E&P wastes) from development of oil and gas resources in the United States. Forty States responded to the survey, the scope of which included the following: State regulatory schemes and agencies involved; State definitions of E&P waste; relative quantities of various wastes generated; management of disposal methods and limitations on disposal; management of radiological constituents and management of beneficial use. The Survey Report is available on the Materials Management Publications webpage and by clicking the document.


Recent News

The final EPA Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule was published in the Federal Register on April 17, 2015. The effective date of the rule is October 14, 2015.

Click here to read Ecovac's Greensheet with upcoming trainings and conferences from across the country!

The Federal Facilities Remediation and Reuse Focus Group released Uniform Environmental Covenants Act: Implementation at Federal Facilities in January 2015. The report is available on the Federal Facilities Research Center Publications Page.

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Upcoming Meetings

April 23-24, 2015: ASTSWMO Mid-Year Meeting at the Wyndham Riverfront in North Little Rock, AR.
Registration is CLOSED.

May 14, 2015:
First Annual A&WMA/EPA Colloquium Waste Information Exchange
at 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC
Registration is OPEN.

August 11-13, 2015: Joint Hazardous Waste and Materials Management Training Conference at the Hilton Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, CA.
Registration is not open.

October 29-30, 2015: ASTSWMO Annual Meeting at the Bethesda Hyatt Hotel in Bethesda, MD
Registration is not open.

State Spotlight

Pennsylvania DEP Study shows there is little potential for radiation Exposure from oil and gas development. Link:


Potential Task Force and Focus Group members: see our Members page for pertinent information, including all Subcommittee openings.

Want to make sure your reimbursement isn't delayed? Read the Travel and Reimbursement page and be certain to send your reimbursement materials to our new address.




ASTSWMO's mission is to enhance and promote effective State and Territorial programs and to affect relevant national policies for waste and materials management, environmentally sustainable practices, and environmental restoration.