The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) has revised its regulations dealing with hydraulic fracturing. Specifically, the AOGCC has amended 20 AAC 25.005, 20 AAC 25.280, 20 AAC 25.990, and added a new section 20 AAC 25.283 in order to define hydraulic fracturing, require notice to nearby owners and operators prior to commencement of hydraulic fracturing, require water sampling and analysis, require disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids and additives, increase wellbore integrity and assure containment of hydraulic fracturing fluids.
The Lieutenant Governor signed and filed the regulation changes on December 8, 2014, with an effective date of January 7, 2015.
The regulations will appear in Register 213, April, 2015, of the Alaska Administrative Code. For further information or to obtain a copy of the amended regulations, contact Jody Colombie at (907) 793-1221, fax (907) 276-7542, or e-mail Jody Colombie.