ACTION ALERT: Illinois Hydraulic fracturing Rules hearings and comments

For those of you interested in the Hydraulic Fracturing for gas and oil in Illinois.

From The IL Dept. of Natural Resources website

Public hearings regarding the proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act administrative rules have been scheduled on the following dates at the following locations:

Updated November 20, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
6:30pm-8:30pm (Doors open at 5:30pm)
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
726 S. Halsted Street, Student Center East, Room 302
Chicago, IL 60607
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
6:30pm-8:30pm (Doors open at 5:30pm)
Rend Lake College Theater
468 North Ken Gray Parkway
Ina, IL 62846
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Thursday, December 5, 2013
6:30pm-8:30pm (Doors open at 5:30pm)
Holiday Inn Effingham, Hotel Ballroom
1301 Avenue of MidAmerica
Effingham, IL 62401
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
6:30pm-8:30pm (Doors open at 5:30pm)
Decatur Civic Center, Auditorium
#1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza
Decatur, IL 62523
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
6:00pm-8:00pm (Doors open at 5:00pm)
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC)
Student Center, Ballroom B
1255 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
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Procedures for the Public Hearings:

  • The purpose of the public hearings is to facilitate the submission of views, and comments, regarding specific aspects of the proposed administrative rules implementing the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act. TheProposed Administrative Rules are available on this website for your review.
  • The hearing will be conducted by a Hearing Officer. Staff from IDNR will be present to listen to comments, but staff probably will not be able to respond to each comment due to time limitations.
  • The Department will have a sign-up sheet at each location for people who would like to make a public comment. The Hearing Officer will use a lottery system to determine the order of the speakers.
  • In order to listen to as many comments as possible, the Hearing Officer will limit each person to four minutes. The Department recommends that commenters reference the section of the proposed rules that relates to their comment so that the Department can better understand the recommendation.
  • Each person who intends to provide comments should bring a written copy of his or her remarks so that the Department has a record of the testimony. If anyone is unable to speak due to time constraints, the Department will accept written comments at the end of the hearing.
  • If you cannot attend either public hearing, the Department will continue to accept comments through Friday, January 3, 2014, via mail to the Department’s Headquarters in Springfield, or through an online submittal form. Written comments carry the same weight as oral testimony at a hearing, and IDNR staff will consider both equally during the rulemaking process.
  • If you have questions regarding the rulemaking process, please visit the website of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules of the General Assembly.
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