The Department of Energy (DOE) released a draft report of the findings and recommendations of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on FracFocus 2.0. The 24-page report recommends “full disclosure of all known constituents” in fluids that are used in hydraulic fracturing. The report advocates for a “systems approach,” which would require “reporting by disaggregated chemicals.” This method would see chemicals reported separately from the additive names and products that contain them. SEAB’s believes that this approach should adequately protect trade secrets. The report encourages state and federal regulators to utilize the State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations (STRONGER) process to develop and adopt standards for companies that make trade secret claims, as well as develop a process for validating compliance with reporting requirements. The task force is expected to present the findings of the draft report at SEAB’s meeting on March 27-28 in Washington, DC.