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House Bill 1209

House Bill 1209

ARCHIVE (2013)

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Environmental review of hydraulic fracturing. Requires an owner or operator of a well for oil and gas purposes to submit an environmental compliance plan (plan) to the department of natural resources (department) for review and approval of the plan before performing hydraulic fracturing. Requires that the plan contain certain information, including the chemical constituents to be used in the hydraulic fracturing, a description of the geology of the area where the well is located, and a pollution risk analysis. Provides that proprietary or trade secret information need not be disclosed in the plan, but that the department may require disclosure of the proprietary or trade secret information in case of a medical emergency. Requires the department to publish approved plans on its web site. Requires the department to prescribe processes for approving plans and for the disclosure of proprietary information in a medical emergency.
Current Status:
In Committee - first House
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