The entities interested in applying for a hydraulic fracturing permits are required to register under the provisions of the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act (HFRA). The registration must be submitted to the IDNR at least 30 days before submitting a permit application. IDNR is currently accepting online registrations. The online registration form and more information about the registration requirements can be found on the IDNR website.
Even though the registration is open and available to the public, IDNR will neither accept fracking permit applications nor issue fracking permits until the draft HFRA administrative rules become effective.