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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2019

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Official Title as Introduced

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

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/25/2019Introduced in House

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Date All Actions
07/26/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
07/25/2019Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/25/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce07/25/2019 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change07/26/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/25/2019)

Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2019

This bill revises drinking water requirements concerning hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations.

Specifically, the bill gives the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to protect groundwater sources (e.g., wells) from certain pollution risks posed by fracking operations.

The bill also establishes requirements for disclosing the chemicals intended for use in fracking operations as well as the chemicals actually used in the operations. If the proprietary chemical formulas of chemicals used in fracking operations are necessary for treatment in medical emergencies, then the operations must disclose the formulas or the specific chemical identities of trade secret chemicals to the state, the EPA, or the treating physicians or nurses upon request, regardless of whether written statements of need or confidentiality agreements have been provided.