S.587 - FRAC Act

A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to repeal a certain exemption for hydraulic fracturing, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

All Bill Titles

  • Official: A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to repeal a certain exemption for hydraulic fracturing, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: FRAC Act as introduced.
  • Short: Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act as introduced.

This Bill currently has no wiki content. If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, and then select the wiki tab to create it.

Bill’s Views

  • Today: 1
  • Past Seven Days: 5
  • All-Time: 3,256
 
Introduced
 
Senate
Passes
 
House
Passes
 
President
Signs
 

 
03/15/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act or the FRAC Act - Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to repeal the exemption from restrictions on underground injection of fluids or propping agents granted to hydraulic fracturing operations relating to oil and gas production activit

Official Summary

Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act or the FRAC Act - Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to repeal the exemption from restrictions on underground injection of fluids or propping agents granted to hydraulic fracturing operations relating to oil and gas production activities under such Act. Requires:
(1) state underground injection programs to direct a person conducting hydraulic fracturing operations to disclose to the state (or the Administrator if the Administrator has primary enforcement responsibility in such state) the chemicals intended for use in underground injections before the commencement of such operations and the chemicals actually used after the end of such operations; and
(2) a state or the Administrator to make such disclosure available to the public. Requires the applicable person using hydraulic fracturing, when a medical emergency exists and the proprietary chemical formula of a chemical used in such hydraulic fracturing is necessary for medical treatment, to disclose such formula or the specific chemical identity of a trade secret chemical to the state, the Administrator, or the treating physician or nurse upon request, regardless of the existence of a written statement of need or a confidentiality agreement. Authorizes such person to require the execution of such statement and agreement as soon as practicable.

...Read the Rest

Organizations Supporting S.587

  • Change.org
  • Food and Water Watch
  • Pennsylvania Council of Churches
  • American Rivers
  • National Parks Conservation Association
  • Clean Water Action
  • ...and 4 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing S.587

  • Energy in Depth
  • Independent Petroleum Association of America
  • American Petroleum Institute
  • Occidental Petroleum
  • Chevron
  • Shell
  • ...and 7 more. See all.


Latest Letters to Congress

See All Letters (17)
 


Vote on This Bill

95% Users Support Bill

18 in favor / 1 opposed
 

Send Your Senator a Letter

about this bill Support Oppose Tracking
Track with MyOC