EPA responded to a multi-NGO petition to disclose chemicals used in natural gas fracking under TSCA indirectly:  It will propose a section 8(a) rule (a Preliminary Assessment Information Rule  or PAIR is my guess) and get health and safety studies under section 8(d).  So any chemicals identified in the studies will be disclosed under their new policy.   The Agency said it didn’t want to duplicate state well-by-well disclosure regs.

EPA denied the petition to require testing under TSCA section 4, so if fracking chemicals haven't been studied, no disclosure.

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