Regulatory Development and Retrospective Review Tracker
Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Mixtures
a.k.a. Hydraulic Fracturing; TSCA Section 8(a) and 8(d) Reporting
RIN: 2070-AJ93 (What's this?)
Current Phase: Pre-Proposal (What's this?)
In response to a petition filed under section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA issued a TSCA Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which published in May of 2014 to solicit input on possible reporting. EPA plans to develop a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) using TSCA rulemaking authority for information collection to obtain data for agency risk characterizing, maximize transparency and public understanding. EPA anticipates that States, tribes, industry, public interest groups, and members of the public will provide input to EPA on reporting information needs and concerns.
|ANPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review||03/11/2014|
|ANPRM: Received by OMB||03/13/2014|
|ANPRM: Regulatory Review Concluded||05/08/2014|
|ANPRM: Comment Period Open||05/19/2014|
|ANPRM: Published in FR||05/19/2014|
|ANPRM: Comment Period Extension Published in FR||07/14/2014|
|ANPRM: Comment Period Closed||08/18/2014|
|ANPRM: Comment Period Closed with Extension||09/18/2014|
This rulemaking involves a topic that is likely to be of particular interest to or have particular impact upon minority, low-income, tribal, and/or other vulnerable populations because:
- The topic is likely to have the following impact: The agency is particularly concerned about the potential for disproportionate impacts from hydraulic fracturing in environmental justice communities, and would like to have a better understanding of the chemicals and mixtures that are used during that process, and subsequently disposed of, in and around these communities.
Some of EPA's rulemakings undergo regulatory review (What's this?), as prescribed by Executive Order 12866 and coordinated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The following list describes which of this rulemaking's stages have completed review and published in the Federal Register, if any, and provides links to the review documents where available. Consult the "Timeline" section of this Web page for the dates of each review.
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