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Center for Sustainable Shale Development "Fact Sheet" on Performance Standards

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The new Center for Sustainable Shale Development, a collective of both drilling companies and environmentalist groups, have proposed a new standards certification program. This fact sheet is a very short, very condensed version of what the new standards address.

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Center for Sustainable Shale Development "Fact Sheet" on Performance Standards

  1. 1. Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) Fact Sheet on Producer Performance Standards Organization’s Initial Focus on 15 Initial StandardsThe newly formed Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) announced that it has established15 initial performance standards that are protective of air quality, water resources and climate.While full details on the standards are available at www.sustainableshale.org, the major areas addressedby the initial performance standards include:Air and Climate protection, including: Limitations on Flaring Use of Green Completions/Reduced Emissions Reduced Engine Emissions Emissions Controls on Storage TanksSurface and Ground Water Protection, including: Maximizing Water Recycling Development of Groundwater Protection Plans Closed Loop Drilling Well Casing Design Groundwater Monitoring Wastewater Disposal Impoundment Integrity Reduced Toxicity Fracturing FluidCSSD also plans to collaboratively develop and share best practices.It is anticipated that these performance standards will expand and evolve over time as new informationis developed. These standards will form the foundation of CSSD’s independent, third-party certificationprocess.Gas producers can begin seeking certification in these areas later in 2013. 1

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