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 Bill Status of SB3534  9th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. John O. Jones

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 725/6.8 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Oil and Gas Act. Creates a new provision concerning the extraction of hydrocarbons from shale using hydraulic fracturing. Provides the Department of Natural Resources shall, by rule, require an operator of a well on which a hydraulic fracturing treatment is performed to (i) complete specified forms that includes the total volume of water used and each chemical ingredient, subject to certain federal requirements, (ii) post the form on a specified website, (iii) submit the form to the Department, and (iv) provide the Department a list of all other chemical ingredients not previously listed. Provides that the Department, shall, by rule, require a service company that performs hydraulic fracturing treatments to (i) provide the operator of the well certain information, (ii) prescribe a process by which an entity may withhold and declare certain information as a trade secret but still comply with the disclosure requirements, (iii) require a person challenging a claim of entitlement to a trade secret to file the challenge by a specified date, (iv) limit the persons who may challenge a claim of entitlement to a trade secret, (vi) require, when a trade secret challenge occurs, that the Department promptly notify the service company performing the hydraulic fracturing treatment on the relevant well, and (v) prescribe a process, consistent with federal rules, that permits a health professional or emergency responder to obtain trade secret information. Provides that the protection and challenge of trade secrets under the provision is also governed by the State's Freedom of Information Act.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2012SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John O. Jones
  2/8/2012SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/22/2012SenateAssigned to Environment
  2/29/2012SenatePostponed - Environment
  3/7/2012SenateHeld in Environment
  3/9/2012SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 30, 2012
  3/27/2012SenatePostponed - Environment
  3/30/2012SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

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