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Questionnaires for the Coalbed Methane Extraction Industry

In 2009 EPA collected data from the coalbed methane (CBM) extraction industry using two instruments: a screener questionnaire and a detailed questionnaire. The screener questionnaire focused on identifying CBM projects, which are the critical business units within the CBM industry that cannot be identified using publicly available information. A project is defined as a well, group of wells, lease, group of leases, or some other recognized unit that is operated as an economic unit when making production decisions. The detailed questionnaire focused on obtaining detailed data at the project level. EPA received approval for the Coalbed Methane Extraction Sector Survey on February 18, 2009, from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB Control No. 2040-0279). EPA is using the survey responses in its rulemaking to address discharges from unconventional extraction in the oil and gas industry.

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The following forms are provided as a reference.

Additional Information

To obtain more information on the rulemaking please contact Lisa Biddle, (biddle.lisa@epa.gov) at 202-566-0350.

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