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US Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Regulations Handbook, 2012

- Be ahead of competition by keeping yourself abreast with all the latest policy changes pertaining to hydraulic fracturing across different states in the US

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 4

1.1 List of Tables 5

1.2 List of Figures 5

2 Introduction 6

2.1 Overview 6

2.2 GlobalData Report Guide 6

3 Overview of Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in the US 8

3.1 Need and Importance of Regulatory Structure 8

3.2 Major Regulatory Laws for Hydraulic Fracturing in the US 11

3.2.1 Federal Level 11

3.2.2 State Level 11

4 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing at the Federal Level 12

4.1 Environment Protection Agency 12

4.2 Bureau of Land Management 12

4.3 Federal Level Laws 13

4.3.1 Safe Drinking Water Act 13

4.3.2 Clean Water Act 13

4.3.3 Clean Air Act 14

5 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Colorado 15

5.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Colorado 15

5.2 Fracking Regulations by Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission 17

5.3 Rules and Regulations Framed by Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for Hydraulic Fracturing 19

5.4 Local Government Regulations in Colorado 20

6 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Texas 21

6.1 Overview of Shale Plays in Texas 21

6.2 Fracking Regulations of the Rail Road Commission 21

6.3 Rules and Regulations Framed by the Rail Road Commission 23

7 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Pennsylvania 24

7.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Pennsylvania 24

7.2 Fracking Regulations by the Department of Environmental Protection 25

7.3 Rules and Regulations framed by the Department of Environmental Protection 26

7.3.1 Rules under the Oil and Gas Act (Act 223) 26

7.3.2 Act of July 25, 1961, Oil and Gas Conservation Law 29

8 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in North Dakota 30

8.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in North Dakota 30

8.2 Oil and Gas Division of Department of Mineral Resources Regulates Hydraulic Fracturing Activities in North Dakota 31

8.3 Rules and Regulations Framed by the Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division 31

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