senate Bill S6891

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to natural gas production discharges from high-volume hydraulic fracturing; requires notification within two hours by any person causing such a discharge

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Apr 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation

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S6891 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10208
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 23 Title 29 §§23-2901 - 23-2907, En Con L

S6891 - Summary

Relates to natural gas production discharges from high-volume hydraulic fracturing and requires notification within two hours by any person causing such a discharge; requires the department to notify the general public within 48 hours via their website.

S6891 - Sponsor Memo

S6891 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6891

                            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  Environmental
  Conservation

AN  ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to high
  volume hydraulic fracturing natural gas production discharge notifica-
  tions

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

  Section 1. Article 23 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new title 29 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 29
                    HIGH VOLUME HYDRAULIC FRACTURING
              NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION DISCHARGE NOTIFICATION
SECTION 23-2901. DEFINITIONS.
        23-2903. NOTIFICATION BY PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR DISCHARGE.
        23-2905. NOTIFICATION BY THE DEPARTMENT.
        23-2907. ENFORCEMENT OF TITLE; PENALTIES.
S 23-2901. DEFINITIONS.
  1.  "DISCHARGE" MEANS ANY INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL ACTION OR OMIS-
SION RESULTING IN THE RELEASING, SPILLING,  LEAKING,  PUMPING,  POURING,
EMITTING,  EMPTYING  OR  DUMPING  OF ANY SUBSTANCE USED IN OR ASSOCIATED
WITH PROCESSES RELATED TO NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION INTO THE WATERS OF  THE
STATE OR ONTO LANDS, OR INTO WATERS OR LANDS OUTSIDE THE JURISDICTION OF
THE  STATE  WHEN  DAMAGE  MAY  RESULT  TO  THE  LANDS, WATERS OR NATURAL
RESOURCES WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF  THE  STATE,  EXCEPTING  DISCHARGES
PURSUANT  TO  AND  IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF A VALID STATE OR
FEDERAL PERMIT.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "DISCHARGE" SHALL  NOT
INCLUDE  FRESH WATER OR SOLID WASTE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DRILL
CUTTINGS FROM OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION.
  2. "HIGH-VOLUME HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING"  OR  "(HVHF)"  MEANS  HYDRAULIC
FRACTURING  FOR  NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION USING GREATER THAN THREE HUNDRED
THOUSAND GALLONS OF WATER REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE  WELL  IS  VERTICAL,
DIRECTIONAL OR HORIZONTAL.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13951-06-2

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