More Obstacles On Calif.'s Road To Fracking Regulation

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT) -- Recently, California legislators introduced four bills that relate to hydraulic fracturing. On Feb. 20, 2013, Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Calif., introduced SB 395 to regulate water produced during fracking operations. The bill would require the regulation of “produced water,” defined to expressly include water produced by fracking, as a hazardous waste by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control.

This “hazardous waste” designation would give the DTSC authority to regulate the management of fracking wastewater, including the requirement for hazardous waste manifests to transport these fluids and add another administrative layer to the regulation...
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