The aim of the guidelines, according to CAPP, is to ensure protection of water resources and to improve transparency. The development of operating practices arises out of a previous initiative by CAPP to develop guiding principles for fracking.
Operating practices are set out which require:
the disclosure of the components of fracking fluids
the development of risk management plans for fracking fluid additives
the conduct of baseline water monitoring, including domestic well sampling and participating in regional groundwater monitoring initiatives
processes for wellbore construction which will ensure the integrity of wellbores, and the development of contingency plans in the event of a loss of wellbore integrity
the assessment, measurement and mon and monitoring of surface water sources
the identification, evaluation and mitigation of risks associated with the transport, handling, storage and disposal of fracking fluids
Full copies of each of the operating practices can be found here.