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S. 724 (106th): A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to clarify that underground injection does not include certain activities, and for other purposes.


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3/25/1999--Introduced. Amends provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act concerning regulations for State programs for protection of underground sources of drinking water to exclude from the definition of "underground injection" the underground injection of fluids or propping agents pursuant to hydraulic fracturing operations for purposes of reservoir stimulation related to oil or gas production activities. Grants the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency the sole authority to determine whether an activity not regulated as underground injection before October 11, 1995, shall be regulated under such provisions.