|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|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|
senate Bill S6893
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S6893 - Details
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S6893 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6893 TITLE OF BILL: An act relating to wastewater treatment; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Prohibits publicly owned treatment works from accepting wastewater associated with natural gas production where high volume hydraulic fracturing is utilized. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 provides that no publicly owned treatment works shall accept wastewater associated with the exploration, delineation, development, or production of natural gas where high-volume hydraulic fracturing is utilized. Section 2 provides that a publicly owned treatment works may appeal to the department for an exemption from section 1 of this act if certain standards are met. Section 3 defines high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Section 4 provides the effective date.
S6893 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6893 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- communications AN ACT relating to wastewater treatment; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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. LBD13948-07-2
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