Earlier we analyzed proposed rules issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that would regulate hydraulic fracturing activities on public and Indian lands. In this morning’s Federal Register, the BLM announced that it is extending by 60 days the period for public comment on its proposed rules. Comments are now due on September 10, 2012, rather than July 10. The extension comes in response to criticism from the energy sector and state governments, among others, of the rules and the limited time allotted for public review.
Comments on the proposed rules can be filed electronically here. This blog will continue to monitor BLM’s proposed rules as they proceed through the regulatory process.