S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
May 9, 2014
Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, GRISANTI, MARCELLINO, LITTLE, O'MARA -- read
twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the
Committee on Environmental Conservation
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
proper screening of waste derived from oil and gas drilling operations
for radioactivity prior to disposal at regulated solid waste manage-
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that the
environmental conservation law provides for the established and permit-
ting of solid waste management facilities. Given the significant
increase in oil and gas drilling activity in Pennsylvania and other
states, which has resulted in the disposal in this state of wastes
generated from drilling activities in other states, and to address any
oil and gas drilling wastes that may be generated by operations in the
state, the legislature hereby finds that solid waste management facili-
ties that receive waste generated from oil and gas drilling activities
should be required to implement screening and rejection criteria for
radioactivity as a condition to obtaining a permit to operate such a
solid waste management facility.
S 2. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "oil
and gas waste management act of 2014".
S 3. Section 27-0707 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 2-d to read as follows:
2-D. ANY PERMIT ISSUED TO A SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY THAT
INTENDS TO ACCEPT WASTE FROM OIL AND GAS DRILLING ACTIVITIES SHALL
INCLUDE SCREENING AND REJECTION CRITERIA FOR RADIOACTIVITY IN SUCH
S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.