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EPA's Study of Hydraulic Fracturing and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources

Public Outreach

EPA understands the importance of outreach to individual citizens, communities, tribes, state and federal partners, industry, trade associations, and environmental organizations.

Webinars on the Hydraulic Fracturing Study

Information Requests

In fall 2012, EPA published a Federal Register Notice, establishing a docket where stakeholders could submit relevant data and scientific literature to ensure that EPA is up-to-date on evolving industry practices and technologies. The submission deadline was extended from April to November 2013, to provide the public with more of an opportunity to provide feedback to the Agency.

Meetings and Consultations

During summer 2010, EPA engaged stakeholders in a dialogue about the hydraulic fracturing study through facilitated meetings. EPA also consulted with experts in the field through peer review and technical workshops. Meeting materials and summaries from stakeholder events can be found below and are also available at Docket Number EPA-HQ-ORD-2010-0674.

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Sector-Specific Meetings and State and Federal Partner Consultations

Public Meetings

Tribal Government Consultations