On March 25, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Science Advisory Board (SAB) announced the formation of the Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel designed to peer-review congressionally mandated research by the agency on the health impacts of fracking. The EPA is set to release its draft report in 2014. The panel is made up of 31 experts from companies, consulting firms, government, and universities. Concurrently, the Obama Administration is drafting hydraulic fracturing regulations for drilling on public lands, although the details of the rules have not been released.