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DEP Announces the Members of the Conventional Oil

Pennsylvania DEP Announces the Members of the Conventional Oil and Gas Advisory Committee (COGAC)

HARRISBURG, PA -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the members of the Conventional Oil and Gas Advisory Committee (COGAC). COGAC's mission is to increase transparency and communication about regulating the conventional oil and gas drilling industry.

COGAC will advise DEP in the development of regulations relating to conventional oil and gas extraction. COGAC will be given the opportunity to review and comment on all regulations of a technical nature prior to submission to the Environmental Quality Board.

COGAC consists of voting and non-voting members, all of whom are residents of Pennsylvania. All members were chosen by the Acting Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection.

The voting members consist of representatives of the Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers (PIPP), Pennsylvania Grade Crude Coalition (PGCC), Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA), Pennsylvania Coal Alliance (PCA) and the Citizens Advisory Council. These members are:
•Mark L. Cline, Sr., Production Supervisory & On-Site Manager, Cline Oil, Inc. (PIPP)
•David Ochs, Senior Geologist/Geology and Operations Manager, Kriebel Resources Co., LLC (PIOGA)
•A. Bruce Grindle, President, Oil & Gas Management, Inc. (PGCC)
•Dave Yingling, Engineer, Rosebud Mining (PCA)
•Burt A. Waite, Senior Geologist, Moody and Associates (CAC)

The non-voting members are:
•Jim Morrison, Chief Administrator, Municipality of Murrysville
•Doug D'Amore, DCNR Sproul State District Forester
•R. Keith Hite, Vice President of Public Relations, Blackford Ventures; Former Executive Director, PA State Association of Township Supervisors
•Sherry Tune, Forest Supervisor, Allegheny National Forest Service

COGAC will meet on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 10:00 AM in Room 105 of the Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA, 17101. This advisory committee meeting is open to the public and can be accessed by way of a DEP webinar. For more information, or to participate in the webinar, visit and click on the "DEP Webinars" button.
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