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The public comment period for USEPA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures and potential regulation pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) comes to a conclusion on September 18, 2014 and sets the stage for a final decision by the agency as to whether it will move forward with potential rule-making under TSCA to regulate the disclosure of chemicals and mixtures used in the hydraulic fracturing process.
USEPA concluded its final webinar regarding the advanced notice on September 3, 2014, addressing the potential impacts of a future rule-making and what factors it may consider in making a determination as to whether a rule is needed.
All these actions stem from the submittal of a petition on August 4, 2011,by various environmental groups pursuant to Section 21 of TSCA requesting that USEPA undertake rule-making pursuant to Sections 4, 8(a), and 8(d) of TSCA focusing on the disclosure of and maintenance of information regarding chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process.
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