S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
April 4, 2012
Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed,
and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Tele-
AN ACT relating to wastewater treatment; and providing for the repeal of
such provisions upon expiration thereof
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, no publicly
owned treatment works shall accept wastewater associated with the explo-
ration, delineation, development, or production of natural gas where
high-volume hydraulic fracturing is utilized.
S 2. A publicly owned treatment works may appeal to the department of
environmental conservation division of water for an exemption from
section one of this act if it can meet a standard of performance that
shall permit no discharge of pollutants, or if not feasible, shall
reflect the greatest degree of effluent reduction achievable through
application of the best available demonstrated control technology, proc-
esses, operating methods, or other alternatives.
S 3. For purposes of this act, "High-volume hydraulic fracturing" or
"(HVHF)" means hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction using
greater than 300,000 gallons of water regardless of whether the well is
vertical, directional or horizontal.
S 4. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed three years after such date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.