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State Oil and Gas Regulatory Exchange

FracFocus is the national hydraulic fracturing chemical registry Web site.

The site was created to provide the public access to reported chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing within their area as well as objective information on hydraulic fracturing, the chemicals used, the purposes they serve and the means by which groundwater is protected.

FracFocus is managed by the Ground Water Protection Council and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, two organizations whose missions both revolve around conservation and environmental protection.

Click here to visit the FracFocus website,

The Exchange Services

Consultations & Assessments

The Exchange provides evaluations on a broad range of topics depending on the requesting state’s needs. The Exchange Team evaluates the appropriateness, effectiveness, and efficiency of existing regulation(s), regulatory initiatives, or overall programs. These efforts allow states to draw on the expertise of their peers and others for input through informal consultations to address emerging challenges or formal assessments comprised of evaluations of existing practices, rules, or regulations.

The Exchange has worked with numerous state programs click here to see the consultations and assessments have been completed or are in progress.


The Exchange brings together individuals with expertise and diverse backgrounds by hosting workshops to focus on issues that affect multiple agencies.

Click here to read more about Exchange workshops.


The Exchange draws on the expertise of collaborating regulators and other stakeholders to study topics that affect oil and gas regulation.

Click here to learn more about the Exchange studies.

Last Modified on Feb 23, 2024
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