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Deja Vu All Over Again: The Ohio Senate Inserts TENORM Provisions Back Into the State’s Budget Bill

The Ohio Senate released its version of the state budget bill—Am. Sub. HB 59—on June 4.  As previously reported by the Shale Blog, the Governor’s original budget proposal included provisions for the disposal of TENORM (Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material).  The Ohio House removed those provisions from the budget bill amid strong opposition from both … Continue Reading

Ohio Legislators Strip Radioactive Drilling Waste, Severance Tax Provisions From Budget

Yesterday we discussed the grim prospects for the NORM and TENORM provisions in Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposed budget. Both industry and environmentalists opposed the provisions, and state legislators recently expressed their desire to address the issue in separate legislation. The Ohio House of Representatives released its proposed changes to HB 59 yesterday and, as … Continue Reading

Ohio Legislative Proposal Regulating Radioactive Drilling Wastes To Be Delayed Until Fall

Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposed budget was introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives in early February as HB 59. Our prior analysis of the original bill can be found here.  HB 59 includes amendments requested by three Ohio agencies that would govern the disposal of drilling wastes containing naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) and … Continue Reading
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