H.R. 1084 (112th): Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2011

Introduced:
Mar 15, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Diana DeGette
Representative for Colorado's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 15, 2011
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2766 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

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H.R. 1921 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 09, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 15, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 15, 2011
Referred to Committee Mar 15, 2011
 
Full Title

To repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
73 cosponsors (72D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Environment and the Economy

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3/15/2011--Introduced.
Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2011 - 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 related to oil, gas, or geothermal 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 prior to 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 a person conducting hydraulic fracturing operations, when a medical emergency exists and the proprietary chemical formula of a chemical used in such operations 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 whether a written statement of need or a confidentiality agreement has been provided.
Authorizes such person to require a written statement of need and a confidentiality agreement as soon thereafter as circumstances permit.

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