assembly Bill A7497

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the acceptance of wastewater from oil or natural gas extraction activities at wastewater treatment facilities and landfills

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
May 22, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

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A7497 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5412
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง23-0101, 23-0305, 17-1905, 27-0703, 71-1307, 71-1933 & 71-2703, En Con L

A7497 - Summary

Relates to prohibiting the acceptance of wastewater from oil or natural gas extraction activities at wastewater treatment facilities and landfills.

A7497 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7497

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BUCHWALD -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  banning  the  acceptance  of  wastewater  from  oil  or  natural   gas
  extraction activities at wastewater treatment facilities and landfills

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 20 of  section  23-0101  of  the  environmental
conservation  law,  as  amended  by  chapter 846 of the laws of 1981, is
amended to read as follows:
  20. "Waste" means
  a. Physical waste, as that term is generally understood in the oil and
gas industry;
  b. The inefficient, excessive or improper use of, or  the  unnecessary
dissipation of reservoir energy;
  c. The locating, spacing, drilling, equipping, operating, or producing
of  any  oil  or  gas well or wells in a manner which causes or tends to
cause reduction in the quantity of oil  or  gas  ultimately  recoverable
from  a  pool  under  prudent  and proper operations, or which causes or
tends to cause unnecessary or excessive surface loss or  destruction  of
oil or gas;
  d. The inefficient storing of oil or gas; [and]
  e.  The  flaring  of gas produced from an oil or condensate well after
the department has found that the use of the gas, on terms that are just
and reasonable, is, or will be economically feasible within a reasonable
time[.]; AND
  F. ANY WASTE THAT IS GENERATED AS A  RESULT  OF  OIL  OR  NATURAL  GAS
EXTRACTION  ACTIVITIES,  WHICH INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, LEACHATE
FROM SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATED  WITH  NATURAL  GAS  EXTRACTION  ACTIVITIES.
THIS  WASTE MAY CONSIST OF AMONG OTHER SUBSTANCES, WATER, CHEMICAL ADDI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10823-02-3