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The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) announces the release of Directive 083: Hydraulic Fracturing – Subsurface Integrity, which establishes new requirements and consolidates existing requirements for hydraulic fracturing operations.
A draft of the directive was released for stakeholder feedback on December 6, 2012, and closed on February 4, 2013. A summary of the feedback and the ERCB response is available on the ERCB website.
ERCB’s Directive 027: Shallow Fracturing Operations – Restricted Operations will be rescinded and Bulletin 2012-02: Hydraulic Fracturing; Interwellbore Communication Between Energy Wells will be superseded simultaneous with the effective date of this directive.
Directive 083 is available on the ERCB website www.ercb.ca. Printed copies of the directive may be purchased from ERCB Information Services, Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW; telephone: 403-297-8311 or 1-855-297-8311 (toll free); fax: 403-297-7040; e-mail: email@example.com.
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