Waste Minimization Program
Waste minimization is any activity which results in a reduction of the quantity or toxicity of an oil and gas waste that must be treated or disposed. Waste minimization is not specifically required in RRC rules, but is a voluntary action on the operator’s part. Waste minimization can be a good business decision. Many operators have found waste minimization to reduce operating costs, improve efficiency, reduce regulatory compliance concerns, and reduce future potential liability. Also, waste minimization can improve a company’s, and the oil and gas industry’s, public image.
The RRC has operated the Waste Minimization Program since 1992. The Waste Minimization Program’s purpose is to encourage and help oil and gas operators implement successful waste minimization techniques and plans. We also will help you find source reduction and recycling options.
Free Products Offered by the Waste Minimization Program
Annotated bibliography of waste minimization technology for crude oil and natural gas exploration, production, and pipeline transportation operationsThe annotated bibliography (PDF) offers numerous references to technical papers, articles, and publications. Each reference address a technology, process, procedure, or equipment modification that results in reduced waste generation or recycling. The bibliography is arranged by type of operation and specific processes within each type of operation. The "bookmarks" feature allows you to easily search the bibliography for your area of interest.