EPA Engaging Stakeholders in Next Steps on Hydraulic Fracturing Study

On September 19, EPA held a conference call with intergovernmental stakeholders to discuss next steps toward releasing its report on the Potential Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources. The timeline for the Agency’s next steps is as follows.

November 2012: Form three technical roundtables with select industry representatives.
December 2012: Conduct a public webinar that coincides with the release of its progress report.
February 2013: Conduct technical workshops/webinars with roundtable representatives.
March 2013: Public face-to-face Science Advisory Board Advisory Panel meeting.
Summer/Fall 2013: Reconvene technical roundtables to present and discuss EPA’s scientific research approach and progress.
2014: A final draft report is expected to be released for public comment and peer review in.

ASDWA will be engaging states in these next steps. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

For more information about EPA’s study, visit the web site at: http://www.epa.gov/hfstudy/.