The US Environmental Protection Agency announced it will seek public comment on what information could be reported and disclosed for hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures and the approaches for obtaining this information.
Ideas about incentives and recognition programs that could support the development and use of safer chemicals in hydraulic fracturing also will be solicited, EPA said in a May 9 advance notice of proposed rulemaking.
Comments will be accepted for 90 days following the s publication in the Federal Register early next week
Look I think today’s announcement represents an important step in increasing the public’s access to information on chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing activities and the industry should voluntarily and immediately.
This is low hanging fruit and very frustrating contention point with the public that we can fix today.