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  • Pennsylania Department of Environmental Protection - Utilization of Mine Influenced Water for Natural Gas Extraction Activities This paper outlines: (i) a process for DEP review of proposals to utilize MIW; (ii) possible options for storing MIW used for natural gas extraction activities; and, (iii) potential solutions to address long-term liability issues. DEP is available to any interested parties to discuss potential sites and technical issues, to help structure a project with respect to permitting requirements and liability issues, and to assist with developing partnerships between oil and gas industry representatives and local watershed organizations or other organizations involved in MIW treatment or abandoned mine reclamation efforts.

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