|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 04, 2012||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S6891
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6891 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- 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
BILL NUMBER:S6891 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to high volume hydraulic fracturing natural gas production discharge notifications PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require notification within two hours by any person causing a discharge of substances associated with natural gas production where high-volume hydraulic fracturing is utilized. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends article 23 of the environmental conservation law by adding a new title 29 which provides for high-volume hydraulic fracturing natural gas production discharge notification. Any person responsible for a discharge shall immediately notify the department, but in no case later than two hours after the discharge. The department shall notify the public through a new or existing database via its website, updated daily, within forty-eight hours of receipt of such notification. This section further provides penalties for violations of any provisions of this title or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder.
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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