assembly Bill A5424B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Suspends the issuance of permits for drilling wells for natural gas extraction in certain areas

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Jun 16, 2014 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 09, 2014 amended on third reading 5424b
Jan 08, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.254
returned to assembly
died in senate
Mar 06, 2013 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Mar 05, 2013 ordered to third reading rules cal.37
rules report cal.37
reported
reported referred to rules
reported referred to ways and means
Mar 04, 2013 reported referred to codes
Mar 01, 2013 print number 5424a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Feb 26, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

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A5424 - Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4236B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

A5424 - Bill Texts

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Suspends the issuance of permits for drilling wells for natural gas extraction in certain areas.

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

                                  5424

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SWEENEY, SILVER, FARRELL, LIFTON, GOTTFRIED,
  WEISENBERG, COLTON, BRENNAN,  GLICK,  CYMBROWITZ,  O'DONNELL,  JAFFEE,
  KAVANAGH,  ZEBROWSKI,  ABINANTI,  OTIS, ENGLEBRIGHT, DINOWITZ, MARKEY,
  PAULIN, MILLMAN, JACOBS, COOK, MILLER,  ROBINSON,  GALEF,  BRAUNSTEIN,
  SCARBOROUGH,  CLARK,  PERRY, ROBERTS, STEVENSON, HOOPER -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A. AUBRY,  CRESPO,  FAHY,  GIBSON,  HEVESI,  LAVINE,
  MAGNARELLI,  MAISEL, RYAN, SCHIMEL, SIMANOWITZ, THIELE, TITONE -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT suspending the issuance of permits for the drilling of wells  for
  natural  gas extraction in certain areas; and providing for the repeal
  of such provision upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. There is hereby established a suspension of the issuance of
permits  for  the  drilling  of a well for natural gas extraction in low
permeability natural gas pools such as the  Marcellus  and  Utica  shale
formations.
  The  purpose  of  such suspension shall be to afford the state and its
residents the opportunity to continue the review  and  analysis  of  any
potential  effects  on  water  and air quality, environmental safety and
public health.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
deemed repealed May 15, 2014.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09142-01-3

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A5424A - Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4236B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

A5424A - Bill Texts

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Suspends the issuance of permits for drilling wells for natural gas extraction in certain areas.

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

                                 5424--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SWEENEY, SILVER, FARRELL, LIFTON, GOTTFRIED,
  WEISENBERG, COLTON, BRENNAN,  GLICK,  CYMBROWITZ,  O'DONNELL,  JAFFEE,
  KAVANAGH,  ZEBROWSKI,  ABINANTI,  OTIS, ENGLEBRIGHT, DINOWITZ, MARKEY,
  PAULIN, MILLMAN, JACOBS, COOK, MILLER,  ROBINSON,  GALEF,  BRAUNSTEIN,
  SCARBOROUGH,   CLARK,  PERRY,  ROBERTS,  STEVENSON,  HOOPER,  KELLNER,
  CAHILL, ROSENTHAL, PEOPLES-STOKES -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.
  AUBRY,  BUCHWALD,  CRESPO,  FAHY,  GIBSON, HEVESI, LAVINE, MAGNARELLI,
  MAISEL, RYAN, SCHIMEL, SIMANOWITZ, THIELE, TITONE  --  read  once  and
  referred  to  the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT suspending the issuance of permits for the drilling of wells  for
  natural  gas extraction in certain areas; and providing for the repeal
  of such provision upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. There is hereby established a suspension of the issuance of
permits  for  the  drilling  of a well for natural gas extraction in low
permeability natural gas pools such as the  Marcellus  and  Utica  shale
formations.
  S  2.  1. A school of public health within the state university of New
York shall conduct a comprehensive health impact assessment following  a
model  recommended  by the centers for disease control and prevention to
examine potential public health impacts that  could  be  caused  by  the
extraction  of  natural  gas  using  horizontal drilling and high-volume
hydraulic fracturing. For  the  purposes  of  this  act,  health  impact
assessment shall mean a combination of procedures, methods, and tools by
which  a  policy,  program, or project may be judged as to its potential
effects on the health of a population, and  the  distribution  of  those
effects within the population.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09142-02-3

A. 5424--A                          2

  2.  Prior to the commencement of such assessment, the school of public
health conducting such assessment shall prepare a scoping document  that
will establish the parameters of the health impact assessment. The scop-
ing  document  shall include the analyses contained in this act, as well
as any other potential analyses to be conducted, and shall be subject to
public review, comment and revision.
  3.  Such  health  impact  assessment  of the extraction of natural gas
using horizontal drilling and  high-volume  hydraulic  fracturing  shall
include, at a minimum, the following analyses:
  (a)  Identification and assessment of the magnitude, nature and extent
of potential localized and statewide health impacts  utilizing  multiple
methods  and  information  derived  from  a combination of public health
tools including risk assessment, scientific literature,  and  population
analysis;
  (b)   Identification   and  assessment  of  disparate  community-level
impacts;
  (c) Estimated costs of any health impacts to the state, local  govern-
ments,  health  insurers,  employers  and the state's public and private
health care systems as a whole;
  (d) Recommendations for any mitigation of potential health impacts and
the methods and evidence used to arrive at such recommendations; and
  (e) A long-term plan for monitoring, evaluating, tracking and mitigat-
ing potential health impacts.
  4. A draft of such health impact  assessment  shall  be  released  for
public  review  and comment. The school of public health conducting such
assessment shall conduct a minimum of two public hearings regarding  the
findings  of  the  draft health impact assessment and allow at least one
hundred twenty days for the public to submit comments.  Upon the closing
of the public comment period, such school of public health  shall  cate-
gorize, review and respond to all public comments. If substantive chang-
es  to  the  health  impact  assessment  are  made as a result of public
comments, such school of public health shall issue a revised draft. Such
revised draft shall similarly be subject to public comment  and  review,
in compliance with the parameters set out for the initial draft.
  5.  After responding to all public comments as required by subdivision
four of this section, and upon completion of the health  impact  assess-
ment,  such  school  of  public health shall submit the completed health
impact assessment to the  New  York  state  department  of  health.  The
department  of health shall make such health impact assessment available
to the public and deliver copies to the legislature and the governor for
review.
  6. The health impact assessment required under subdivision one of this
section shall be completed within ninety days  after  the  final  public
comment period, but in no event shall such assessment be completed later
than April 15, 2015.
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed May 15, 2015.

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A5424B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4236B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

A5424B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Suspends the issuance of permits for drilling wells for natural gas extraction in certain areas.

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

                                 5424--B
                                                        Cal. No. 254

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SWEENEY, SILVER, FARRELL, LIFTON, GOTTFRIED,
  WEISENBERG, COLTON, BRENNAN,  GLICK,  CYMBROWITZ,  O'DONNELL,  JAFFEE,
  KAVANAGH,  ZEBROWSKI,  ABINANTI,  OTIS, ENGLEBRIGHT, DINOWITZ, MARKEY,
  PAULIN, MILLMAN, JACOBS, COOK, MILLER,  ROBINSON,  GALEF,  BRAUNSTEIN,
  SCARBOROUGH,  CLARK,  PERRY,  ROBERTS, HOOPER, KELLNER, CAHILL, ROSEN-
  THAL,  PEOPLES-STOKES,  ROZIC,  BRINDISI,  ORTIZ,  SKARTADOS,   STECK,
  SEPULVEDA,  WEPRIN, FAHY, GUNTHER, RUSSELL, SKOUFIS -- Multi-Sponsored
  by -- M. of  A.  AUBRY,  BUCHWALD,  CRESPO,  HEVESI,  LAVINE,  LENTOL,
  MAGNARELLI,  NOLAN, RIVERA, RYAN, SCHIMEL, SIMANOWITZ, THIELE, TITONE,
  WEINSTEIN -- read once and referred to the Committee on  Environmental
  Conservation  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee -- advanced  to  a  third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place on the
  order of third reading

AN ACT suspending the issuance of permits for the drilling of wells  for
  natural  gas extraction in certain areas; and providing for the repeal
  of such provision upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  No  horizontal natural gas or oil drilling or high-volume
hydraulic fracturing shall be conducted in the state, and the department
of environmental conservation shall issue no permits for the drilling of
a well for extraction of oil or natural gas that would involve  the  use
of horizontal drilling or high-volume hydraulic fracturing.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed 36 months after such effective date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09142-06-4

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