UPDATE…..the March 10 2015 LABC produced water spill event showed on my PIR request to NOT have a follow-up prevention report submitted as required by our gas well ordinance…hmmmn somebody at the city not doing their job!
Ever read something and think you know what it means only to find out the wording was misleading?
We had an extreme amount of emergency dispatch and no follow up paperwork as mandated by our City of Arlington Gaswell Ordinance 5.02 section g) that requires… “A follow- up incident investigation to determine the cause of the incident and require the implementation of corrective measures.”
1.) On January 31, 2013 extensive emergency response to odors overtaking the Entertainment District was found to be coming from the Bobcat1H. The operator said the source of the odor was stale water when drilling out the plugs, pulling up the equipment, and installing gas lift valves. Nothing more was required of the operator from our City of Arlington investigators for a follow up in how they intend to prevent this from ever happening again. People said they were sickened by the odors…TCEQ wrote a letter saying to “…make effort to prevent re-occurance…”.
Through a PIR, the city’s LAME response to my request to see the document required of 5.02 section g) was “Nothing was found out of compliance at the site.”
The wording does not say anything about ignoring 5.02 if in compliance…it specifically says an “INCIDENT” needs a corrective action.
Arlington’s gas well ordinance is specific about preventing nuisance conditions and odors…what part is missing from this lesson to be learned?
Nobody at the city or the operator level gives a frack about preventing nuisance conditions from Urban Drilling even by our cash-cow Entertainment District.