Kate Lindekugel

About Kate Lindekugel

As an environmental scientist, Kate has more than 13 years of experience including ecological surveys and field studies, functional assessments, preparing environmental reports and permits, data management, stream channel and wetland restoration, peer reviewed research, and coordinating with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, as well as public and private stakeholders.

Exemptions Implemented for Storm Water Plans

By |2018-11-02T08:52:48-05:00April 15th, 2013|Tags: , , |

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 exempted oil and gas activities from EPA storm water plans and permits. However, there are certain circumstances that are not exempt from storm water regulations. In June 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the ‘Final Rule’ exempting oil and natural gas construction activities from the National [...]

Understanding Surface Water Permitting

By |2018-11-02T08:52:59-05:00April 5th, 2013|Tags: , , , |

According to state laws, a permit application may need to be filed to obtain water rights. Surface water is readily available for multiple activities, such as hydrostatic testing, hydraulic fracturing, or just keeping the dust settled on a construction site. Before putting a pump in the nearby creek or pond to get the [...]

EPA’s New VOC Emission Requirements for Storage Tanks

By |2018-11-02T08:53:58-05:00November 1st, 2012|Tags: , , |

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its requirements on August 2, 2013, for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) emissions from storage tanks, which are primarily used by the oil and natural gas industry. This update is a part of the VOC performance standards for storage tanks, which was published in 2012. A key component [...]