senate Bill S7167

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Natural gas development habitat fragmentation protection

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 05, 2012 reported and committed to finance
May 01, 2012 referred to environmental conservation

S7167 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง23-0501, En Con L

S7167 - Summary

Expands acreage relating to the natural gas development habitat fragmentation protection.

S7167 - Sponsor Memo

S7167 - 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

                               May 1, 2012

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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  the
  natural gas development habitat fragmentation protection


  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the  "natural  gas  development  habitat fragmentation protection act of
  S 2. Clause (vi) of subparagraph (1) of paragraph b of  subdivision  1
of  section 23-0501 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by
chapter 376 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  (vi) For shale gas pools at any depth, for a horizontal  well  outside
any  existing  spacing  unit  for  the same formation and with a written
commitment from the well operator to  drill  infill  wells  pursuant  to
subdivision  4  of  section  23-0503  of this title, with all horizontal
infill wells in the unit to be drilled from a  common  well  pad  within
three  years  of the date the first well in the unit commences drilling,
notwithstanding the ten percent tolerance  specified  in  this  subpara-
graph,  up  to [640] 1,280 acres with the initial horizontal wellbore or
wellbores within the target  formation  approximately  centered  in  the
spacing  unit and no wellbore in the target formation less than 330 feet
from any unit boundary;
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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