|Petition Title||Petition to require oil and gas operators to participate in Frac Focus website|
|Date Filed||12/26/2013 [Transmittal Sheet]|
|Petitioner||Virginia Oil and Gas Association|
On behalf of the membership of the Virginia Oil and Gas Association, I hereby petition DMME to amend the Gas and Oil regulations to add a requirement that all companies are required to participate in Frac Focus. As you know, Frac Focus is a website developed by the Groundwater Protection Council. This will ensure that all chemicals used for fracing by Virginia's natural gas and oil industries will be fully disclosed and available to the public.
We believe DMME has the authority under Chapter 150 to open the Regulation for this limited purpose and this purpose only. Therefore we petition this new regulation under Code of Virginia, Section 2.2-4007.
This initiative is intended to alleviate public concern that they are not aware of chemicals utilized in the fracing process. Even though this Industry has been safely utilizing the fracing process for over 50 years, we want to be totally transparent. Please let me know should you have questions or need more information. Thank you.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304.545.7259
Virginia Oil and Gas Association
DMME will thoroughly review this petition and determine the appropriate action to take, including the possibility of absorbing this petition in the agency's already published Notice of Intended Regulatory Action for the Gas and Oil Regulation (4VAC25-150).
|Comment Period||Ended 2/16/2014 2 comments|
|Agency Decision||Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]|
|Agency Decision Summary|
|Associated regulatory action||Expanding disclosure of ingredients used in well stimulation & completion & reviewing best practices Latest Stage: Final|
|Name / Title:||Michael Skiffington / Program Support Manager|
1100 Bank Street
|Telephone:||(804)692-3212 FAX: (804)692-3237 TDD: ()-|