The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC ) has released a revised environmental impact statement (EIS ) on high-volume hydraulic fracturing. The latest EIS apparently addresses many of the 13,000 public comments received in response to a 2009 draft. For example, the revised version contains several mitigation measures, including an offer to limit, “when appropriate,” simultaneous development of well pads and wells in proximity to each other to minimize the impact on communities. The draft also contains mitigation measures addressing concerns about traffic, noise and visual impacts. DEC will accept public comments on the revised EIS until December 12, 2011. The agency also plans to issue draft hydraulic fracturing regulations in October and hold four public meetings to discuss the regulations in December.