senate Bill S6893

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits publicly owned treatment works from accepting wastewater associated with the exploration, delineation, development, or production of natural gas

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Jun 05, 2012 reported and committed to finance
May 03, 2012 committee discharged and committed to environmental conservation
Apr 04, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications


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S6893 - Details

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S6893 - Summary

Prohibits publicly owned treatment works from accepting wastewater associated with the exploration, delineation, development, or production of natural gas from high-volume hydraulic fracturing; provides exceptions.

S6893 - Sponsor Memo

S6893 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            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 Energy and  Tele-

AN ACT relating to wastewater treatment; and providing for the repeal of
  such provisions upon expiration thereof


  Section 1. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, no  publicly
owned treatment works shall accept wastewater associated with the explo-
ration,  delineation,  development,  or  production of natural gas where
high-volume hydraulic fracturing is utilized.
  S 2.  A publicly owned treatment works may appeal to the department of
environmental conservation division  of  water  for  an  exemption  from
section  one  of  this act if it can meet a standard of performance that
shall permit no discharge of  pollutants,  or  if  not  feasible,  shall
reflect  the  greatest  degree  of effluent reduction achievable through
application of the best available demonstrated control technology, proc-
esses, operating methods, or other alternatives.
  S 3. For purposes of this act, "High-volume hydraulic  fracturing"  or
"(HVHF)"  means  hydraulic  fracturing  for natural gas extraction using
greater than 300,000 gallons of water regardless of whether the well  is
vertical, directional or horizontal.
  S  4.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed three years after such date.

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


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