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    As a general rule, the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission (AOGC) regulates what is done below ground and sets rules for the spacing of well pads.  The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) regulates what happens above ground that could affect the soil, water, and air in the area.  ADEQ does not create regulations.  They enforce regulations set by the Pollution Control and Ecology Commission (PC&E).  The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulate surface water use as well as the building of levees and dams that hold fresh water for fracturing.  The Arkansas Geological Survey (AGS) studies and supplies information about the geology of the area including fossil fuels, groundwater, and earthquakes.  The AGS has no regulatory authority.  The state legislature can also set regulations for the industry and the EPA has the legal authority to take back oversight of the industry if they show that the state is not doing an adequate job of regulating the industry.
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
(ADEQ)
Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission
(AOGC)
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
(ANRC)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(Little Rock Division)
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Arkansas Geological
Survey
(AGS)
Arkansas Pollution Control & Ecology Commission
(PC&E)
Arkansas Economic Development Energy Office
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA - Region 6)
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
(AGFC)
Arkansas Legislators