EPA releases draft permitting guidance for diesel fuel in fracing

05/14/2012
The US Environmental Protection Agency released draft underground injection control (UIC) program permitting guidance for Class II wells that use diesel fuel during hydraulic fracturing. The draft guidance aims to clarify how companies can comply with a 2005 law that made fracing exempt from the requirement to have a UIC permit except when diesel is used as a fracing fluid, EPA said. It said the draft guidance outlines for EPA permit writers, where the agency is the permitting authority, requirements for diesel fuels used for fracing wells, technical recommendations for permitting those wells, and a description of diesel fuels for EPA underground injection control permitting. The draft gu...
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