W&M performed a wide range of environmental services for the pre-acquisition of proposed urban drill sites located in north Texas in the Barnett Shale. W&M completed Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA), Environmental Protection Plans (EPP), Hazardous Materials Management Plans (HMMP), storm water pollution prevention plans (SWP3), Noise Monitoring Plans (NMP), and noise monitoring at the drill sites. Because of variances associated with some of the drill sites and stringent municipal requirements, W&M assisted the client with the review process and public meetings. As a result of our work, many of the drill sites were approved. Additionally, W&M conducted noise monitoring to optimize compressor locations and ensure that their operation met local noise ordinances.
W&M worked on several proposed urban gas drilling sites located in the Town of Flower Mound. Our work has included Phase I ESAs, EPPs, Emergency Response Plans (ERP), HMMPs, NMPs, and noise monitoring. W&M utilized the Bruel & Kjaer noise monitor to determine drill rig noise levels while operating at a location outside the town. These measurements were then used to model noise levels for the site within the town to determine compliance. Noise abatement measures were specified to obtain compliance at the drill pad and compressor site.