Garrett County Board of County Commissioners Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Advisory Group (SGAG)
Next Meeting: (generally the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 4:30 to 6:30 pm) However, the March 2017 meeting is on a WEDNESDAY.
NOTE: There is NO meeting in February 2017.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Garrett County Health Department First Floor Meeting Room, 1025 Memorial Drive, Oakland, MD 21550
Call in information will be posted here when it is set up.
The public is invited to attend.
October 11, 2016 * Agenda * Minutes will be posted when approved
Proposed MDE Regulations Review Discussion Package presented by John Quilty
Final SGAG Comments on Proposed MDE Regulations submitted to the Commissioners
The Draft Scope of Work for Economic Study will be discussed.
Regulations Review Subgroup Discussion
Draft Comparison of 2015 Proposed MDE Regulations and PA/WV/OH Oil & Gas Regulations
Draft Comparison of Public Health Study and 2015 Proposed MDE Regulations with Comments
Draft - Correlating State-Assessed Risks with Risk-Mitigating Regulations
Downstream Strategies Bid Proposal for scoping for the study for Unconventional Natural Gas Development's Potential Economic Impact on tourism/second homes/real estate/outdoor recreation.
October 15, 2015 * Meeting Agenda * No meeting minutes recorded - no quorum
Handout: Introduction to Robert's Rules of Order
Handout: Maryland Open Meetings Act Chapter Four: Open and Closed Meetings
Handout: JQ Ramblings: Some Questions About Our Tasking on Regulations - prepared by John Quilty
The Board of Garrett County Commissioners, by appropriate action on Monday, March 2, 2015, voted to officially appoint seven members to serve on the Board of County Commissioners Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Advisory Group.
The Board of County Commissioners of Garrett County supports safe and responsible drilling of Marcellus Shale Gas reserves and believes it is important for such drilling to be done in a way that affords protection of our valuable natural resources, and more importantly our citizens.
The Group's members will review, advise, recommend, and support final decisions that the Board may adopt relative to the premise that responsible drilling and extraction of natural gas will occur in Garrett County. The Group will research, analyze, opine, and provide updates to the Board on the following areas:
- Transportation during drilling operations to include hours permitted
- State of Maryland and County permitting review and approval
- Bonding and agreement for County roadways
- Informative updates and presentations to the Garrett County Planning Commission
- Meet, confer, and review Department of the Environment Draft Regulations and provide input to the Board on potential omissions, additions, compliance, and regulatory matters
To submit comments to the group, email Chair Cheryl DeBerry at JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING or call 301-334-6968.