July 11, 2018 to July 12, 2018
The purpose of HEI’s Energy Research Program is to identify and conduct high priority research on the potential population exposures and health effects from the onshore development of oil and natural gas from shale and other unconventional resources (UOGD) across the United States.
The workshop provided an opportunity for the Energy Research Committee to hear from a broad range of stakeholders about their expert opinions and perspectives on the literature, important knowledge gaps, and research priorities along with the criteria used to define the priorities. The Committee will consider information received during the workshop as it conducts its own review of the literature and formulates research priorities for population-level exposure research.
Introductions and Workshop OverviewJul. 11, 2018 - 10:30am
10:50 AM Committee's Approach to Literature Review and Research Planning
11:10 AM Brief Description of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development
Overview of Exposure Assessment LiteratureJul. 11, 2018 - 11:20am
11:20 AM NIOSH Research of Occupational Exposures in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry
11:50 AM Community Exposures Near Unconventional Oil and Gas Development
Industry Trends and Related ResearchJul. 11, 2018 - 1:15pm
1:15 PM Overview of Air Emissions from Unconventional Oil and Gas Operations
1:45 PM MSEEL - The Marcellus Shale Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
Perspectives on Regulatory TrendsJul. 11, 2018 - 2:15pm
Moderator: Robert O'Keefe
Panel discussion with Martha Rudolph, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment; Michael Honeycutt, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; Nichole Saunders, Environmental Defense Fund.
Group Exercise #1Jul. 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
Speaker: All Workshop Participants
Group Exercise #1: What criteria should be used to prioritize research recommendations?
Air Quality LiteratureJul. 11, 2018 - 3:45pm
Moderator: Armistead (Ted) Russell
3:45 PM Emissions from Upstream Oil and Gas Operations in the United States: Key Questions for Health Assessments
4:15 PM Emissions and Near-field Dispersion of Air Toxics from Oil and Gas Drilling, Completions, and Production in Colorado
4:45 PM Barnett Shale Revisited: Plan for Exposure Assessment of Emissions from Unconventional Oil and Gas Development and Production
Recap from Previous DayJul. 12, 2018 - 8:00am
Water Quality LiteratureJul. 12, 2018 - 8:10am
8:10 AM Overview of Potential Water-related Human Exposures
8:25 AM Highlights from Recent Research on Surface and Ground Water Quality
8:55 AM Advancing Research on Oil and Gas Produced Water
9:15 AM Groundwater Quality and Hydraulic Fracturing: Current Understanding and Science Needs
Group Exercise #2Jul. 12, 2018 - 10:00am
Speaker: All Workshop Participants
Group Exercise #2: What potential human exposure would you study if you were given $2 million for research?
Human Health Risk AssessmentJul. 12, 2018 - 10:40am
10:40 AM Acute and Chronic Health Risks Estimated from Ambient Non-methane Levels in Colorado's Oil and Gas Basins
11:10 AM CDPHE's Assessment of Human Health Risk
Wrap-UpJul. 12, 2018 - 11:40am
Speaker: Donna Vorhees
Next steps in research planning and opportunities for continued participation.
Workshop participants received an invitation to display posters at the Workshop. The following posters were displayed throughout the Workshop. There was no formal poster presentation session.
Emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from oil and natural gas activities in several U.S. shale basins
An energizing new program to address public health concerns of oil and gas development in Colorado
Assessment of potential public health effects from oil and gas operations in Colorado
Quantifying the relationship between reported health symptoms and air exposures across multiple communities near Oil and Gas Operations in Colorado
Air Toxics Inhalation – Screening Level Health Hazard Assessment in Area with High Concentration of Natural Gas Production
A Semi-Quantitative Geospatial Pollutant-Specific Exposure Metric for Use in Health Studies Associated with Unconventional Natural Gas Development in Pennsylvania
Overview of Oil and Natural Gas Exploration and Production Industry Standards
Engaging Agencies and the Public in Atmospheric Monitoring Observations through Real-Time Data Posting
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