assembly Bill A1685

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of hydraulic fracturing in the extraction of oil and gas

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 09, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

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A1685 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S673
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§23-0501 & 23-0305, add §17-0513, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7218, S4220
2015-2016: A4726, S883
2017-2018: A3243, S1535

A1685 - Summary

Prohibits the use of hydraulic fracturing in the extraction of oil and gas; prohibits acceptance, disposal and/or processing of any fluid used in a hydraulic fracturing process.

A1685 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1685

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  COLTON,  ROSENTHAL,  MAISEL, PAULIN, MILLER,
  JAFFEE, JACOBS, STEVENSON, SCARBOROUGH, WEISENBERG, KELLNER,  MILLMAN,
  ABINANTI,   CRESPO,   DINOWITZ,  WEINSTEIN,  WEPRIN,  SCHIMEL,  RAMOS,
  ROBERTS, SKARTADOS, PEOPLES-STOKES -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.
  BRENNAN,  CLARK, CYMBROWITZ, GIBSON, GLICK, NOLAN, ROBINSON, THIELE --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  prohibiting  the  use  of hydraulic fracturing and the disposal and/or
  processing of any fluid which was used in a hydraulic fracturing proc-
  ess

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  b  of  subdivision 1 of section 23-0501 of the
environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 4
to read as follows:
  (4) "HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING"  MEANS  FRACTURING  OF  ROCK  BY  MAN-MADE
FLUID-DRIVEN  FRACTURING  TECHNIQUES  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  STIMULATING
NATURAL GAS OR OIL WELL PRODUCTION.  ANY FLUID USED IN SUCH A FRACTURING
TECHNIQUE SHALL BE DEEMED  A  "HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING  FLUID",  INCLUDING
WATER OR LIQUID PROPANE GAS.
  S  2. Section 23-0305 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 15 to read as follows:
  15. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT ISSUE A PERMIT FOR THE DRILLING OR OPERA-
TION OF ANY WELL PROPOSING TO  USE  HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING  OR  HYDRAULIC
FRACTURING  FLUIDS,  AS  SUCH  TERMS ARE DEFINED BY SUBPARAGRAPH FOUR OF
PARAGRAPH B OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 23-0501 OF THIS  ARTICLE,  FOR
THE EXTRACTION OF GAS AND/OR OIL.
  S  3.  Subdivision 3 of section 23-0501 of the environmental conserva-
tion law is renumbered subdivision 4 and a new subdivision 3 is added to
read as follows:

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

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