Ohio Drillers Can't Dodge EPA Chemical Reporting Regs

By Andrew Scurria (October 1, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT) -- Ohio energy drillers must reveal potentially harmful chemicals used in shale fracturing operations to local officials despite state law allowing companies to evade such disclosures, state regulators recently said, implementing guidance from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency determination.

The federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act says that facilities using chemicals designated "extremely hazardous substances" by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration must disclose those chemicals to state-level emergency response officials, but under an Ohio law passed in 2001 energy companies only had to give the information to the state Department of Natural Resources.

The Ohio State Emergency Response Commission, an...

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