|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S1477
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- Passed Senate
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S1477 - Details
S1477 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1477 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the use of hydraulic fracturing fluids PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to provide greater regulation of the use of hydraulic fracturing fluids used for oil and gas drilling. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would require the Department of Environmental Conservation to develop the following rules and regulations: *requiring the disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids; and, *prohibiting the use of hydraulic fracturing fluids containing chemicals that pose a risk to human health including, but not limited to, fluids that are persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (as defined by the EPA) or are known mutagen. *prohibit the issuance of drilling permits for wells proposing to use hydraulic fracturing fluids until the DEC has adopted rules and
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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