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H. B. No. 345 As IntroducedAs Introduced
|129th General Assembly|
Representatives Driehaus, Heard
Representatives Antonio, Fedor, Foley, Reece, Pillich
Establishes a moratorium on horizontal stimulation of
oil and gas wells until the United States
Environmental Protection Agency publishes a report
containing the results of a study of the
relationship of hydraulic fracturing to drinking
water resources and the Chief of the Division of
Oil and Gas Resources Management issues a report
analyzing how Ohio's rules address issues raised
in the USEPA report.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. (A) As used in this section, "well" and
"stimulation of a well" have the same meanings as in section
1509.01 of the Revised Code.
(B) Beginning on the effective date of this act, horizontal
stimulation of a well shall not occur in this state until both of
the following have occurred:
(1) The United States Environmental Protection Agency
publishes a report that contains a study of the relationship of
hydraulic fracturing to drinking water resources.
(2) The Chief of the Division of Oil and Gas Resources
Management has prepared and delivered a report to each member of
the General Assembly that analyzes how rules adopted by the Chief
under Chapter 1509. of the Revised Code address the issues
analyzed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in
the report referenced in division (B)(1) of this section.