Currently, per the office of conservation rule, the following must be disclosed by the operator of a fractured well: types and volumes (in gal.) of hydraulic fracturing fluid, list of additives used, list of chemical ingredients subject to requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1200(g)(2), and maximum ingredient concentration within the additive. Notably, ingredients and concentrations of proprietary chemicals are not required. This information can be disclosed to fracfocus.org or the Office of Conservation.
Originally, there was no law requiring the commissioner to promulgate this rule. Representative Edwards felt that a statute should be in place that would solidify the requirements.In 2012 Rep. Edwards brought a bill doing just that. The bill also expanded some of the disclosure requirements. His bill mandated reporting be done 20 days after the completion of hydraulic operations and in a manner determined by the commissioner. It also requires the report to contain the type and volume of the hydraulic fracturing fluid; a list of additives used, including the specific trade name and the supplier of the additive; and list of ingredients contained in the hydraulic fracturing fluid, the associated CAS registry number, and the maximum concentration of each chemical ingredient in percent by mass that is subject to certain federal regulations governing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Also, for an ingredient that is subject to trade secret protection under the criteria set forth in 42 U.S.C. 11042(a)(2), the operator shall provide the contact information of the entity claiming trade secret protection and shall report, at a minimum, the chemical family associated with such ingredient. The new law provides that the provisions of it do not apply to operations conducted solely for the purpose of sand control or reduction of near wellbore damage.