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Rules about hydraulic fracturing to be promulgated.
The DEQ is proceeding with promulgation of rules on hydraulic fracturing. The rules cover water withdrawals, baseline water quality sampling, monitoring and reporting, and chemical additive disclosure. They will also update well spacing requirements and clarify terms describing well locations and drilling tracts.
Public hearings on the proposed rules were scheduled for July 15 in Gaylord and July 16 in Lansing. Interested parties can view or download a copy of the current draft of the proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Rules.
The DEQ appreciates your input during the rule making process. The comment period is now closed and the DEQ is now evaluating all comments received.