senate Bill S6894
(R, IP) 0 Senate District
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Authorizes the creation of a geographic information system-based display to provide high-volume hydraulic fracturing information to the public; indicates the locations of permitted wells for hydraulic fracturing, the location of public water supply wells and intakes, and the stage of the hydraulic fracturing operation for each permitted well.
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the creation
of a geographic information system-based display to provide high-volume
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To create a geographic information
system-based display to provide high-volume hydraulic fracturing
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 provides that the department shall establish a geographic
information system-based display, which shall indicate the locations
of permitted wells for high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF). the
location of public water supply wells and intakes, and the stage of
the HVHF operation for each permitted well; including, but not
limited·to, the approximate percentage of the required water for HFHV
fluid that has been accessed and stored on site, whether HVHF is in
progress, and whether gas is being collected. Such information shall
be updated weekly and shall be publicly accessible on the
Section 2 provides the effective date.
High-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) operations in New York should
be transparent and subject to public scrutiny. The most effective way
to provide information to the public is through geographic
information systems (GIS), which presents geographically reference
data in a user-friendly format. The department already uses GIS to
provide certain information regarding oil and gas operations in New
York state. This bill would require the department to disclose
additional information concerning HVHF activities including the
location of drill sites and public water supply wells and intakes, as
well as the stage of the drilling process.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
To be determined.
This act shall take effect on the one
twentieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective
immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or
regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on it
effective date is authorized to be made on or before such date.
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