senate Bill S6895

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of wastewater from high-volume hydraulic fracturing for road and land spreading

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Jun 05, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Apr 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation

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Jun 5, 2012 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S6895
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Nay
7
Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Jun 5, 2012

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S6895 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §23-0101, add §23-0315, En Con L

S6895 - Summary

Prohibits the use of wastewater from high-volume hydraulic fracturing for road and land spreading, for dust control or de-icing.

S6895 - Sponsor Memo

S6895 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6895

                            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
  prohibiting the use of wastewater for road and land spreading

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

  Section  1.  Section  23-0101 of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding three new subdivisions 4-a, 7-a and 16-a  to  read  as
follows:
  4-A. "FLOWBACK FLUID" MEANS LIQUIDS PRODUCED DURING INITIAL COMPLETION
AND  CLEANUP  OF  THE  WELL OR CLEANUP OF A WELL FOLLOWING REFRACTURE OR
WORK OVER OF A WELL.
  7-A. "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.
  16-A. "PRODUCTION BRINE" OR "PRODUCED WATER" MEANS LIQUIDS CO-PRODUCED
DURING OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION.
  S  2.  The  environmental  conservation law is amended by adding a new
section 23-0315 to read as follows:
S 23-0315. WASTEWATER FOR ROAD AND LAND SPREADING; PROHIBITED.
  WASTEWATER  ASSOCIATED  WITH  THE  PRODUCTION  OF  NATURAL  GAS  USING
HIGH-VOLUME  HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING, INCLUDING FLOWBACK FLUID, PRODUCTION
BRINE OR PRODUCED WATER, SHALL NOT BE  USED  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  ROAD
SPREADING FOR DUST CONTROL OR DE-ICING OR LAND SPREADING.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14158-05-2

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