- ADEM (Arkansas Department of Emergency Management) was called when birds started dropping from the sky. This is standard protocol for a possible spill or what ADEQ calls "UPSET" [the thing is Energy companies are not required to report 'UPSET conditions'. They are self monitored.
- ADEM Contacted their person on call 24 hours per day at ADEQ. It is possible that a there was air quality problems stemming from Gas Well, or Sour gas. This happens all the time. It is not reported to the public, the gas well companies have no requirement to report this to ADEQ.
- The Director of ADEQ was notified, and The Director notified the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission, and Beebe, the Governor may have been in the string of calls.
- The Chief of the Air Division got a call.
- The head of Manager of Compliance and Enforcement is given the word, This report will be inconclusive. They all are.
- US Environmental Services, makes a load cleaning up the dead birds...who is the consulting / engineering company? Who is so close to the Arkansas pollution commission. who has a lot of interest in Beebe, oh I meant the town...
- Arkansas Reclamation
Director Marks discussed Arkansas Department of Environmental
Quality’s (“ADEQ”) proposed 2009 legislation package.
She reported that Regulation No. 8 did not go through the
Legislative Council but will be reviewed in December and would
be ready to go before the commission in January.
Director Marks reported on a study that ADEQ is doing on
commercial land farming activity to see what affect it is having
on the soils and water bodies of the state.
Commissioner Schueck asked for an update regarding the
complaints against the Arkansas Reclamation Company located in
Beebe that were discussed at the last meeting. Discussion
Chair Thompson called on Senator Kim Hendren to speak to th..."