Full Title: HB2615: Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act
Author(s): Illinois State Representatives John E. Bradley and David Reis
Publisher(s): 98th General Assembly, State of Illinois
Publication Date: 2/2013



Creates the Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act. Prohibits high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations performed without a permit. Regulates where high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations are proposed, planned, or occurring may be located. Provides requirements for permit applications, modification, suspension, and revocation of permits, insurance, well construction and drilling, disclosures, water quality monitoring, investigation and enforcement, violations and penalties, and administrative review. Authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to adopt rules as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of this Act. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Mines and Minerals Regulatory Fund. Effective immediately.