The Environmental Protection Agency announced July 25 that Warrendale-based Talisman Energy USA Inc. has agreed to pay a $62,457 penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous chemical reporting requirements at 52 natural gas drilling sites and compressor stations in Pennsylvania. The consent agreement is the first settlement of alleged Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act violations at fracking facilities in Region 3. The statute requires companies that store hazardous chemicals to submit material safety data and chemical lists with state and local emergency response agencies.