Friday, November 15, 2013

The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Opens the Comment Period for new Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations.

On November 1st, The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) announced a public comment period for the third draft of proposed regulations that will change the way hydraulic fracturing is regulated in the state.  The AOGCC’s new regulations will require the notification of landowners, surface owners, and operators within one-half mile of the wellbore, the sampling and analysis of water wells before and after hydraulic fracturing, the disclosure of the chemicals in the hydrolic fracturing fluids, the requirements for wellbore integrity and cementing, and require the containment of hydraulic fracturing fluids.

Comments on the proposed regulation changes can be set by fax to (907) 276-7542, by email, or by submitting written comments by mail to:
Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
333 West 7th Avenue, Suite 100
Anchorage, Alaska 9950

All written comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on January 10, 2014. Oral or written comments may also be submitted on January 15, 2014 at the public hearing in Anchorage.

Click here for a copy of the proposed regulation changes.
Click here for more information on submitting public comments.

Written by Joseph Negaard - Research Assistant
The Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center
November 15, 2013

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