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Hydraulic Fracturing Study Plan

EPA Designated Federal Officer (DFO):Edward Hanlon
202-564-2134
hanlon.edward@epa.gov

Responsible Committee/Panel:Hydraulic Fracturing Study Plan Review Panel

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BACKGROUND.

EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) is initiating a study of the potential environmental and human health implications of hydraulic fracturing with special emphasis on the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and drinking water resources. To develop that report, it will consider SAB advice from June 2010, an "Advisory on EPA’s Research Scoping Document Related to Hydraulic Fracturing," EPA-SAB-10-009 . The June 2010 Advisory was developed through the SAB Environmental Engineering Committee Hydraulic Fracturing Research Plan Review Meeting that occurred in April 2010.

ORD has requested that the SAB review its draft Study Plan and may also call on the SAB to review the study results in late FY 2012.

Agency Review Document(s):

PDF for Draft Plan to Study the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources-February 2011. (PDF, 140 pp., 2,491,070 bytes)

PDF for Draft Plan to Study the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources (February 2011): Report without Appendices. (PDF, 82 pp., 1,907,001 bytes)

PDF for Draft Plan to Study the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources (February 2011): APPENDICES. (PDF, 58 pp., 1,206,407 bytes)


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