senate Bill S1230

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes a moratorium on the issuance of permits for the drilling of wells and prohibits drilling within two miles of the New York city water supply infrastructure

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 06, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

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S1230 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4237
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง23-0501, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6654B, A1322C

S1230 - Summary

Establishes a moratorium on the issuance of permits for the drilling of wells and prohibits drilling within five miles of the New York city water supply infrastructure.

S1230 - Sponsor Memo

S1230 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1230

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DUANE  -- 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 envi-
  ronmental protection related to the drilling of oil and gas wells, and
  providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of  section  23-0501 of the environmental
conservation law is renumbered subdivision 5 and two new subdivisions  3
and 4 are added to read as follows:
  3. COMMENCING WITH THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THERE SHALL
BE  A  MORATORIUM  ON  THE  ISSUANCE  OF PERMITS FOR THE DRILLING OF NEW
WELLS.
  4. (A) NO PERMIT TO DRILL AN OIL OR GAS WELL USING HYDRAULIC  FRACTUR-
ING  SHALL  BE ISSUED FOR THE DRILLING OF ANY OIL OR GAS WELL WITHIN TEN
MILES OF:
  (I) THE NEW YORK CITY WATER SUPPLY INFRASTRUCTURE;
  (II) THE NEW YORK CITY WATERSHED; OR
  (III) THE  AREA  AROUND  AND  INCLUDING  ANY  WATER  SYSTEM  THAT  HAS
RECEIVED,  AT  ANY  POINT  IN TIME, A FILTRATION AVOIDANCE DETERMINATION
FROM THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY;
  (B) NO PERMIT TO DRILL AN OIL OR GAS WELL USING  HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING
SHALL BE ISSUED FOR THE DRILLING OF ANY OIL OR GAS WELL WITHIN AN APPRO-
PRIATE  DISTANCE,  TO  BE  DETERMINED  BY  RULES  AND REGULATIONS OF THE
DEPARTMENT, OF:
  (I) ANY AREA OVERLYING A SOLE SOURCE AQUIFER;
  (II) ANY OTHER AREA IDENTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT AS NECESSARY FOR  THE
PROTECTION OF DRINKING WATER RESOURCES;
  (III)  ANY  AREA  IDENTIFIED AS A CRITICAL HABITAT FOR A THREATENED OR
ENDANGERED SPECIES UNDER SECTION FOUR OF THE FEDERAL ENDANGERED  SPECIES

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01162-01-1

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