MDE Submits Regulatory Action on Fracking PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maryland Department of Environment   
Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:34
On Monday, September 26, 2016, Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) submitted a regulatory action to the Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) Committee. The purpose of the action is to update the regulations governing the exploration and production of oil and gas to address technologies that were not typically employed in Maryland when the existing regulations were adopted, including hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. The draft regulations will ensure that any exploration and production of oil and gas is conducted in a manner protective of public health, safety, the environment, and natural resources. Following AELR Committee review, the regulatory proposal will be published in the Maryland Register and be open for public comment for 30 days.
Copies of the draft regulations and summary document can be found on MDE's website:
Any questions should be directed to Jeffrey Fretwell –  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it v or 410-537-3537.
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