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Texas RRC – Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Rules Accepted

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 31, 2011

Texas hydraulic fracturing rules are close to being implemented. The rules will go to a 30 day comment period before being enacted. Texas was the first state to pass legislation that requires the disclosure of frack fluids.

The Texas Railroad Commission on Monday began the process of adopting a set of rules that would require oil and gas well operators to disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.

In a unanimous vote, the three members of the commission accepted the staff’s proposed rules after a hearing in Austin. Persons who wish to make comments can read the proposed rules and comment on them on the TRC website.

The rules are expected to be published in the Texas Register on September 9, after which there will be a 30-day comment period, concluding on October 11. In addition, there will be a public comment hearing on October 5 held at the commission’s headquarters in Austin.

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