U.S. EPA suggests Ohio law on chemical disclosure violates the Right-to-Know Act for emergency responders

A letter from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests that an Ohio law requiring oil and gas companies to disclose some (but not all) details about chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process violates the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Passed in 2001, H.B. 94 modified the existing practice of requiring oil and gas well owners to submit information about hazardous substances to both the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and Ohio EPA's Emergency Response Commission, and required the information to be sent solely to ODNR. As a result of the U.S. EPA's letter, the Emergency Response Commission is currently reviewing whether oil and gas companies are "in compliance with their reporting obligations under state and federal law," the article said. 

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