Recent News and Opinion
2014/12/21 - I'll be home: Memories of World War II exhibit at MCL Grand
2014/12/21 - Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area
2014/12/18 - LISD Board Names Dr. Kevin Rogers as Interim Superintendent
2014/12/17 - Islamic Flag at Lewisville Home Raises Eyebrows
2014/12/15 - Online Fundraiser for Lewisville Firefighter Electrocuted on Duty
2014/12/13 - Lewisville Blames Contractor for Ferguson Plaza Delays
2014/12/13 - GLCT Performing Two Shows in December
2014/12/13 - MCL Grand to Host 3 Redneck Tenors - Dec. 31st, Jan 2nd, 3rd
2014/12/13 - Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area
2014/12/10 - Updated: Police Identify, Arrest Additional Suspects in Home Invas...
2014/12/8 - Updated: Flower Mound Robbery, Lewisville Carjacking - Three Caugh...
2014/12/7 - Santa to Begin Annual Tour of Lewisville with Firefighters
2014/12/5 - Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area
2014/12/4 - Holiday Yard of the Month Nominations Sought
2014/12/4 - FBI Puts Capital Murder Suspect Yaser Abdel Said on Ten Most Wante...
2014/12/3 - Organizations With Holiday Collections for Kids
2014/12/2 - Texas Public Schools: What is the First Objective?
2014/12/2 - Lewisville Police and Fire Radio - Live Feed
2014/12/1 - Lewisville Council Approves Agreement with UNT for LLELA Funding
2014/11/28 - Updated: Lewisville Police Release Name of Carjacker Shot Wednesda...
2014/11/27 - Thankful for Lewisville PD
2014/11/27 - Stuff to be Thankful For
2014/11/26 - Updated: Violent Car Thief Shot by Police After High Speed Chase
2014/11/26 - Shooting at RaceTrac on FM 3040
2014/11/25 - Updated: Lewisville Police Report Several Armed Robberies Over the...
Recent Reader Comments
2014/12/21 18:21 - Re: LISD Board Names Dr. Kevin Rogers as Interim Superint... (Anonymous)
2014/12/21 16:49 - Re: Updated: Violent Car Thief Shot by Police After High ... (Anonymous)
2014/12/21 15:11 - Re: Student Witnesses: Montana Lance Bullied on Day of H... (Anonymous)
2014/12/21 12:17 - Re: Islamic Flag at Lewisville Home Raises Eyebrows (WhosPlayin)
2014/12/21 11:03 - Re: Islamic Flag at Lewisville Home Raises Eyebrows (Anonymous)
2014/12/20 13:25 - Re: Islamic Flag at Lewisville Home Raises Eyebrows (Anonymous)
2014/12/19 0:56 - Re: Islamic Flag at Lewisville Home Raises Eyebrows (Anonymous)
2014/12/18 23:31 - Re: Islamic Flag at Lewisville Home Raises Eyebrows (Anonymous)
2014/12/18 6:09 - Re: Updated: Violent Car Thief Shot by Police After High ... (Anonymous)
2014/12/17 19:38 - Re: Islamic Flag at Lewisville Home Raises Eyebrows (Anonymous)
2014/12/17 15:53 - Re: Islamic Flag at Lewisville Home Raises Eyebrows (Anonymous)
2014/12/17 11:02 - Re: Islamic Flag at Lewisville Home Raises Eyebrows (Anonymous)
2014/12/16 20:59 - Re: Lewisville Blames Contractor for Ferguson Plaza Delays (Anonymous)
2014/12/16 1:55 - Re: Lewisville Blames Contractor for Ferguson Plaza Delays (Anonymous)
2014/12/15 21:53 - Re: Lewisville Blames Contractor for Ferguson Plaza Delays (Anonymous)
2014/12/13 19:52 - Re: Lewisville Blames Contractor for Ferguson Plaza Delays (Anonymous)
2014/12/13 17:39 - Re: Lewisville Blames Contractor for Ferguson Plaza Delays (Anonymous)
2014/12/8 0:20 - Re: Thankful for Lewisville PD (Anonymous)
2014/12/6 16:19 - Re: Holiday Stroll Planned in Old Town Lewisville on Dece... (jbcglc)
2014/12/4 20:50 - Re: Updated: Lewisville Police Release Name of Carjacker ... (Anonymous)
2014/12/2 2:51 - Re: Fox Hembry Cleanup Recap (Anonymous)
2014/11/29 1:04 - Re: Updated: Lewisville Police Release Name of Carjacker ... (Anonymous)

Lewisville Council to Seek Public Input on Oil and Gas Ordinance Change

Oil and Gas
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/12/20 11:20:00 (1246 reads)
Oil and Gas

Open in new windowWhen the Lewisville City Council meets Monday night, one of the topics up for discussion (PDF) is a change to the city's Oil and Gas Ordinance, seeking to establish professional qualifications for the city's oil and gas Technical Advisor.

The item is on the agenda at the request of Councilman Thornhill, who requested the city staff to review our current requirements for the city's Oil and Gas Inspector (currently our Fire Marshal) after the City of Fort Worth recently changed theirs.

Staff recommend passing the following qualifications:

The City shall employ a technical advisor or advisors who are experienced and educated in the Oil or Gas industry or the law as it pertains to Oil or Gas matters. Such technical advisor shall possess at a minimum, a degree in petroleum engineering with a background in drilling and production or demonstrate a proven background in the drilling, production, and operation of oil and gas wells. The function of such advisor(s) shall be to advise, counsel or represent the City on such matters relating to Oil or Gas operations within the City as the City may want or require and the effect thereof, both present and future, on the health, welfare, comfort and safety of the citizens of the City. In the event such Technical Advisor(s) is employed for the purpose of advising, counseling or representing the City relative to an Operator's unique and particular set of circumstances, case or request relating to this Ordinance, then the cost for such services of such Technical Advisor(s) shall be assessed against and paid for by such Operator in addition to any fees or charges assessed pursuant to this Ordinance, including an annual inspection of all wells.
Prior to the employment of a Technical Advisor, the City shall inform the Operator of the intended scope of work and the estimated costs and expenses.



The Council meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month in Council Chambers at City Hall.

- Rating: 0.00 (0 votes) - {$lang_ratethisnews}
 
The comments are owned by the poster. We aren't responsible for their content.

Poster Thread
Anonymous
Posted: 2009/12/20 16:30  Updated: 2009/12/20 19:20
 Re: Lewisville Council to Seek Public Input on Oil and Ga...
The qualifing person should be whom ever steps out in the field and does the physical inspections of the well sites. I would hope the Gas Inspector would be the qualifing person more so than an adviser.
Reply

Poster Thread
WhosPlayin
Posted: 2009/12/20 23:01  Updated: 2009/12/20 23:05
Editor
Joined: 2008/12/12
From:
Posts: 3954
 Re: Lewisville Council to Seek Public Input on Oil and Ga...
I'm not yet sure what to make of this. I agree that the person doing the inspection should know what they're looking at. The knowledge needed may be different based on whether it's a rig during the drilling process, or if it's a finished well.

I guess what matters the most to me is WHO the inspector is serving. I've had enough of the Texas Railroad Commission and their shameless service of the oil and gas industry to the exclusion of protecting Texans. I want to make sure that whoever we have out there doing the inspecting is not going to take "that's just how we do it" for an answer. If something is unsafe or polluting, we need a total hard-ass who will just red tag it and write a citation.

Given the recent air studies that show possible cancer-causing pollution from gas wells, we really need to get this right.
Reply

Poster Thread
WhosPlayin
Posted: 2009/12/21 21:19  Updated: 2009/12/21 21:27
Editor
Joined: 2008/12/12
From:
Posts: 3954
 Re: Lewisville Council to Seek Public Input on Oil and Ga...
It passed in tonight's Council meeting, kicking off a 30 day comment period. It should be noted that Councilman Thornhill wants to ensure that the actual on-the-ground inspector has the qualifications. Councilman Durham wanted to clarify that the public should not expect a 30 day comment period on everything, but as City Manager Claude King explained, it is done now on oil and gas issues because the public and industry stakeholders may have varying opinions. This blog was probably partially to blame for that because of some hellraising we did last year. (Not my best writing, but what can I say? I was peeved)

We'll post a link to the public comment website as soon as we get it.
Reply

Poster Thread
Anonymous
Posted: 2009/12/24 12:13  Updated: 2009/12/24 14:41
 Re: Lewisville Council to Seek Public Input on Oil and Ga...
The inspector should be someone who has ties to the community and a vested interest there NOT someone with ties to industry.

I'll take a private citizen with curiosity any day!
Reply

Poster Thread
WhosPlayin
Posted: 2009/12/22 17:22  Updated: 2009/12/22 17:22
Editor
Joined: 2008/12/12
From:
Posts: 3954
 Public Comments accepted on city website
The City of Lewisville's website is now accepting public comments here: http://www.cityoflewisville.com/wcmsi ... f/Content/Public+Comments
Reply


Other articles
2014/12/21 12:20:00 - I'll be home: Memories of World War II exhibit at MCL Grand
2014/12/21 12:10:00 - Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area
2014/12/18 7:21:20 - LISD Board Names Dr. Kevin Rogers as Interim Superintendent
2014/12/17 10:10:00 - Islamic Flag at Lewisville Home Raises Eyebrows
2014/12/15 8:20:51 - Online Fundraiser for Lewisville Firefighter Electrocuted on Duty
2014/12/13 15:50:00 - Lewisville Blames Contractor for Ferguson Plaza Delays
2014/12/13 10:50:00 - GLCT Performing Two Shows in December
2014/12/13 10:42:47 - MCL Grand to Host 3 Redneck Tenors - Dec. 31st, Jan 2nd, 3rd
2014/12/13 10:40:00 - Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area
2014/12/10 14:10:00 - Updated: Police Identify, Arrest Additional Suspects in Home Invasions


The Lewisville Texan Journal is a service of SagePost, Inc.
Login to Comment
User:
Pass:
Remember me
Lost your password?
Create New Account