EPA Releases Hydrofracturing Database

On June 4th, EPA released the Draft Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources for public comment and peer review. As part of the study, EPA conducted new research which resulted in over 20 final peer reviewed publications, available here.

Last week, EPA released a supporting draft database containing information on the 1,173 hydraulic fracturing-related chemicals that were listed in the draft assessment.

Comments on these materials may be submitted using the e-Government Regulations.gov web site.  From the site, select “Environmental Protection Agency” and the keyword “EPA-HQ-OA-2015-0245” (for the docket ID) to comment on this data.