Operator Site Usage Training
The GWPC and IOGCC have made intentional efforts to inform stakeholders and the interested public in the details of FracFocus development. Updates have been provided at a number of public meetings and more informal meetings with environmental groups, the public, state and federal regulators and industry representatives.
On Monday, December 13, 2010 the GWPC & IOGCC held a public meeting to demonstrate features of the new chemical registry website with a special focus on encouraging operators to participate in disclosure. Further details concerning the FracFocus website were presented at the GWPC Underground Injection Control Conference in Austin, Texas in late January, 2011. This portion of the site will be used to announce additions and upgrades to the site and provide links to newsworthy items related to hydraulic fracturing.
This voluntary “disclosure” site allows authorized members of the oil and natural gas industry to upload chemical information for hydraulic fracturing jobs conducted after January 20, 2011.
Early into the project, designers recognized that simple discloses of the content of fracturing fluids was not enough. The intention is to provide the public with objective information on hydraulic fracturing, the chemicals used, and the purposes they serve. The public information portion of the website will interfacedirectly with the operator’s information. This allows the public to see what chemicals are being used in well sites near their property.
See a list of state regulatory agencies.