senate Bill S1477

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the regulation of the use of hydraulic fracturing fluids

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

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S1477 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §23-0305, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S425
2009-2010: S8321

S1477 - Summary

Relates to the regulation of the use of hydraulic fracturing fluids.

S1477 - Sponsor Memo

S1477 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1477

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, AVELLA, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, HOYLMAN, MONTGOM-
  ERY,  PERKINS,  RIVERA,  SERRANO,  STEWART-COUSINS  --  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
  use of hydraulic fracturing fluids

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

  Section  1.  The opening paragraph and paragraph d of subdivision 8 of
section 23-0305 of the environmental conservation  law,  as  amended  by
chapter 846 of the laws of 1981, are amended to read as follows:
  With  respect  to oil pools or fields and natural gas pools or fields,
the department shall [have power to]:
  d. (I) Require the drilling, casing, operation, plugging  and  replug-
ging  of  wells  and  reclamation of surrounding land in accordance with
rules and regulations of the department in such manner as to prevent  or
remedy  the  following, including but not limited to: the escape of oil,
gas, brine or water out of one stratum into another;  the  intrusion  of
water  into  oil or gas strata other than during enhanced recovery oper-
ations; the pollution of fresh water supplies by oil, gas,  salt  water,
HYDRAULIC   FRACTURING  FLUIDS  or  other  contaminants;  and  blowouts,
cavings, seepages and fires.  SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS  SHALL  REQUIRE
THE  DISCLOSURE  OF  ALL HYDRAULIC FRACTURING FLUID COMPONENTS AND SHALL
PROHIBIT THE USE OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING FLUIDS THAT CONTAIN A  CHEMICAL
SUBSTANCE  THAT  POSES A RISK TO HUMAN HEALTH, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, HYDRAULIC FRACTURING FLUIDS THAT CONTAIN A CHEMICAL  SUBSTANCE  THAT
HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED PURSUANT TO THE FEDERAL TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT
AS PERSISTENT, BIOACCUMULATIVE AND TOXIC OR IS A KNOWN MUTAGEN.
  (II)  NO  PERMIT  SHALL BE ISSUED FOR THE DRILLING OR OPERATION OF ANY
WELL PROPOSING TO USE HYDRAULIC FRACTURING FLUIDS UNTIL  THE  DEPARTMENT

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

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