Congressional Research Service
[Fracking Insider] …we call your attention to a very helpful Summary of Chemical Disclosure Laws published by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) last week. The Report explains how states, as well as BLM and the FRAC Act, treat the disclosure of the components of frack fluid. The common issues that each jurisdiction grapples with include: (1) who must disclose and to whom; (2) what must be disclosed; (3) how do you disclose (i.e., on fracfocus, to state permitting authority, etc.); (4) when do you disclose; and, (5) how are trade secrets protected.
Appendix B of the report provides a very helpful chart that briefly explains how each of the 15 states that require disclosure (and BLM and the FRAC Act) approach these common issues. We hope you find it useful.