To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to repeal a certain exemption for hydraulic fracturing, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act'' or the ``FRAC Act''.
SEC. 2. REGULATION OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING.
(a) Underground Injection.--Section 1421(d) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300h(d)) is amended by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following: ``(1) Underground injection.-- ``(A) In general.--The term `underground injection' means the subsurface emplacement of fluids by well injection. ``(B) Inclusion.--The term `underground injection' includes the underground injection of fluids or propping agents pursuant to hydraulic fracturing operations relating to oil or gas production activities. ``(C) Exclusion.--The term `underground injection' does not include the underground injection of natural gas for the purpose of storage.''. (b) Disclosure.--Section 1421(b) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300h(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(4) Disclosures of chemical constituents.-- ``(A) In general.--A person conducting hydraulic fracturing operations shall disclose to the State (or to the Administrator, in any case in which the Administrator has primary enforcement responsibility in a State), by not later than such deadlines as shall be established by the State (or the Administrator)-- ``(i) before the commencement of any hydraulic fracturing operations at any lease area or a portion of a lease area, a list of chemicals...