Member Spotlight: June

Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Leak Location Services, Inc. (LLSI) specializes in electrical leak location surveys of geomembrane liners. LLSI has performed geomembrane leak location surveys on six continents. LLSI has surveyed more than 460 million square feet of geomembrane over the past 23 years including 92 million square feet of geomembrane over the last three years. LLSI performs soil, water, and bare geomembrane surveys and provides permanent leak monitoring systems. For more information on LLSI, please contact Daren Laine at or visit


Gary Kolbasuk Receives Award of Merit

Congratulations to Gary Kolbasuk, Director of Innovation and Technology at Raven Industries, for receiving the Award of Merit from ASTM Committee D35.  The Award of Merit and its accompanying title of fellow is ASTM’s highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities.

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Geosynthetics 2015 to be held in February

FGI is pleased to be a cooperating organization for the Geosynthetics 2015conference. Geo-technical professionals will unite at Geosynthetics 2015 to explore, learn and share developments in geotechnical engineering technologies. This event will be held on February 15 – 18, 2015 in Portland, OR, USA. This conference will be co-located with the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) show.

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Oil and Gas: Updated Guidance, Increased Coordination, and Comprehensive Data Could Improve BLM’s Management and Oversight

Federal and state regulatory agencies manage and oversee the development of federal and Indian oil and gas resources by issuing rules and guidance, reviewing drilling applications, and inspecting wells to ensure compliance with environmental, safety, and other regulations.  GAO was asked to review oversight of federal and Indian oil and gas resources.  GAO recommends that, among other things, BLM ensure that its rules governing oil and gas development are consistent with technological advances, improve coordination of inspections with states, and improve the timeliness of revenue sharing agreement reviews. In commenting on a draft of this report, BLM agreed with GAO’s recommendations.

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