Effective November 1, 2012, operators must report “the amount and type of chemicals used in a hydraulic fracturing operation . . . to www.fracfocus.org within 60 days of hydraulic fracturing completion for public disclosure.” Utah Admin. Code R. 649-3-39.1.
While this rule contains no exemption for trade secrets, Utah’s trade secrets laws may protect some of the additives used during the hydraulic fracturing process from public disclosure.