Marcellus Shale

Marcellus Shale
10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Aeris and Aqua Conference Rooms at the Maryland Department of the
Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, 21234 AND
The Garrett County Health Department, 1025 Memorial Drive, Oakland, MD
10:00 – 10:10
Welcome and ground rules for meeting
Chairman Vanko
10:10 – 10:15
Approval of minutes
Commission Members
10:15 – 11:00
Discussions on
Setbacks from drinking water wells
Fracture growth
Chemical disclosure
Update on Best Practices and Responses
to Comments
Staff, including John Grace (MDE)
and Richard Ortt (Maryland
Geological Survey) and
11:00 – 11:15
11:15 – 12:15
Continuation of Discussions
12:15 – 12:45
Emergency Preparedness
Tom Levering, MDE Director of
Emergency Management
12:45 – 1:00
Update on 2014 General Assembly session
1:00 – 1:30
Public Comment
Additional Information
Commissioners attending in Baltimore should park on the Red Lot at MDE; other persons attending should park
on the Blue Lot. If there are any slide presentations, an attempt will be made to post them on MDE’s Marcellus
Shale website on Monday morning so that those who cannot attend at either location can download the slides and
follow along. To get the slides, go to; on the home page, click on the center tile that has a
picture of a drill rig and the words “Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative.” This will take you to a page with a
link to the slide presentations, if any, for this meeting. The audio will be available by telephone. The toll-free
dial-in number is 1-866-247-6034, and the conference code is 844 100 2064, followed by #.
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