Guidebook for Waste and Soil Remediation: For Nonhazardous Petroleum and Salt Contaminated Sites
9 Clean Closure Techniques
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With the increased environmental and regulatory sensitivity associated with the operation of earthen pits, it would be proactive for an operator working in a state with minimum regulations to adopt clean closure practices that embrace the best engineering and cost-effective techniques available. Obviously the goal is to close pits using responsible and environmentally sound procedures in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and∕or agreements with the land owner(s).
Closure techniques addressed in this chapter are intended to provide oil and gas operators and Regulatory Agency with information on the key steps in designing and implementing pit closures. These guidelines are intended for drilling reserve pits, but the procedure apply to emergency pits, and the decommissioning and closure of production pits. On-site waste management techniques and limiting constituent guideline values presented in this chapter and other chapters are applicable to E&P wastes in general and contaminated soils associated with leaks and spills of saltwater, petroleum hydrocarbon and reserve pit liquids.