Bill Summary for H 773 (2015-2016)

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Apr 16 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 773 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 14, 2015
AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO KNOW REGARDING THE COMPOSITION AND CONTENTS OF CHEMICALS INJECTED INTO THE EARTH BY OIL AND GAS DEVELOPERS USING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING TREATMENTS.
Intro. by Reives.

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Amends GS 113-391.1 to require an oil and gas developer or operators to disclose the identity of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid to the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources 15 days before initiating the hydraulic fracturing treatment. The information will be considered public information.

Amends GS 113-391.1(d) to exempt disclosures of confidential information concerning chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing from the penalties for unlawful disclosure. Effective December 1, 2015.

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