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California Department of Conservation ("DOC") Proposes Emergency Rulemaking for SB 4 Interim Well Stimulation Treatment...

On December 11, 2013, the DOC proposed an emergency rulemaking to implement interim provisions of SB 4. Public Resources Code section 3161, part of SB 4, provides for an interim grace period from the permitting requirement...more

Texas Environmental Update - December 4, 2013

We are pleased to provide you with this issue of Bracewell's Texas Environmental Update, offering the latest news about permitting, enforcement, regulatory developments, and other matters of interest to the regulated...more

California Proposes New Regulations on Hydraulic Fracturing Operations

California has recently issued proposed regulations that will significantly impact oil and gas extraction in the State. Oil and gas producers that use well stimulation techniques, including hydraulic fracturing (HF), should...more

California Department of Conservation Issues Notice of Proposed Regulations Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing

On November 15, 2013 the California Department of Conservation issued notice of proposed regulations regarding the use of well stimulation in oil and gas production. Well stimulation is a short term and non-continual process...more

California Department of Conservation Publishes Notice of Proposed Regulations for Well Stimulation

On November 15, 2013, the California Department of Conservation (“DOC”) published the notice of proposed rulemaking action regarding draft regulations for well stimulation. These proposed regulations will implement SB 4,...more

California Releases Draft Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations

On December 18, 2012, California’s Department of Conservation (Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources) issued a “discussion draft” of regulations that would govern hydraulic fracturing practices in the state....more

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