Take the FracTracker Violations Quiz!

Violations issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) can be found on the Compliance Report. Each violations has many columns of data, including whether it was broadly categorized as either “Administrative” or “Environmental Health and Safety” (EH&S). This is a distinction that has caused no shortage of confusion, to the point where I have argued that the distinction is actually meaningless.

But don’t take my word for it! Take the words of the DEP field agents who entered the various codes and comments. On the link below, I have made a quiz where I give you the code description or comment for ten different violations, and you use that information to decide whether you think they should be categorized as “Administrative” or “Environmental Health and Safety”.  At worst, you have a 50/50 shot at getting each question right, and you only need five out of ten to pass.

Good luck!

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4 replies
  1. Matt Kelso
    Matt Kelso says:

    Although the scoring is set up so that you should pass if you guess randomly (50 percent of 10 questions with only two choices each), don’t feel bad if you don’t. So far, only 5 out of 29 participants have passed, or just over 17 percent. So far, the highest score is 60, the lowest 10, and the average is about 33.8. At least half of the users have gotten only 2 out of the 10 questions correct.

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