senate Bill S3287

Requires certain information to be filed with the department of public service

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  • 31 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Summary

Relates to the description of fuel gas transmission lines.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3674
Versions:
S3287
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง121-b, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
A6589B, A7589B, S5730A, A7589B

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BILL NUMBER:S3287

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to
requiring certain information to be filed with department of public
service

PURPOSE: To provide notice of proposed construction of gas gathering
lines and pipeline facilities for the purpose creating and maintaining
a map of infrastructure related to fuel gas transmission.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the public service law by adding a new section 121-b
to require the submission of maps of proposed gas gathering lines and
pipeline facilities to the Department of public Service. Directs the
Department to develop and maintain, in consultation with the
Department of Environmental conservation, a computer mapping system of
infrastructure related to the state's fuel gas transmission network.

Section 2 establishes an effective date of 180 days after the act
shall have become law and directs the addition, amendment and/or
repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of
the act on or before such effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: In light of the push to develop the Marcellus and
other shales, many landowners, farmers, environmental advocates and
others have expressed concerns over the lack of oversight of fuel gas
transmissions lines. currently, low pressure transmission lines (lines
with pressure of 124 pounds per square inch (psi) or less) are not
regulated, inspected, or mapped in any systematic way. This bill will
provide regulators with up to date information on the development of
infrastructure related to fuel gas transmission.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect 180 days after enactment.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3287

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring certain
  information to be filed with department of public service

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new  section
121-b to read as follows:
  S  121-B. FILING OF CERTAIN INFORMATION.  1. ALL PERSONS WHO INTEND TO
CONSTRUCT A GAS GATHERING LINE OR A PIPELINE FACILITY, SHALL  FILE  WITH
THE  DEPARTMENT  SPATIAL  MAPPING  DATA,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT LIMITED TO
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM  DATA,  DETAILING  THE  LOCATION  OF  SUCH
PROPOSED GATHERING LINE OR PIPELINE FACILITY.
  2.  THE  DEPARTMENT,  IN  CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRON-
MENTAL CONSERVATION, SHALL ESTABLISH AND  MAINTAIN  A  COMPUTER  MAPPING
SYSTEM FOR PLOTTING THE LOCATION OF GATHERING LINES AND PIPELINE FACILI-
TIES.    SUCH  MAPS SHALL OVERLAY LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF
ARTICLE TWENTY-THREE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW.
  3.  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL  HAVE  THE
FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "GATHERING  LINE"  MEANS  A  PIPELINE  THAT TRANSPORTS GAS FROM A
CURRENT PRODUCTION FACILITY TO A TRANSMISSION LINE, MAIN, OR DIRECTLY TO
AN END USER.
  (B)   "PIPELINE   FACILITY"   MEANS   NEW   AND   EXISTING   PIPELINE,
RIGHTS-OF-WAY, AND ANY RELATED EQUIPMENT, FACILITY, OR BUILDING, USED IN
THE  TRANSPORTATION OF GAS, OR IN THE TREATMENT OF GAS DURING THE COURSE
OF TRANSPORTATION, IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRODUCTION, GATHERING,  TREAT-
MENT  OR  PROCESSING  OF  SUCH GAS, BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY: (I) TRANS-
MISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATED BY A LOCAL DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSION FOR PURPOSES OF  PROVIDING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07061-01-3

S. 3287                             2

RETAIL  UTILITY  SERVICE; OR (II) TRANSMISSION PIPELINE CONSTRUCTED BY A
NATURAL GAS COMPANY UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE FEDERAL NATURAL  GAS  ACT
(15 U.S.C.A. SECTION 717 ET SEQ.).  THE DEPARTMENT SHALL HAVE THE OPTION
TO INCORPORATE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING PIPELINE FACILITIES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it  shall have become a law, provided however, that effective immediate-
ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal  of  any  rule  or  regulation
necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
effective date.

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