senate Bill S1892

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the treatment of all waste resulting from the production of crude oil or natural gas in certain areas of the state

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S1892 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6100
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง15-0514, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6583, A9513

S1892 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits the treatment of all waste resulting from the production of crude oil or natural gas in certain areas of the state.

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BILL NUMBER:S1892

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to prohibiting the treatment of all waste resulting from the
production of crude oil or natural gas in certain areas of the state

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To Prohibit the processing or treatment
of hydraulic fracturing fluids in primary water supply aquifers and sole
source aquifers.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends the Environmental
Conservation Law (ECL) to direct the Department of Environmental Conser-
vation (DEC) to prohibit the treatment or preparation for reuse of all
waste water resulting from traditional or high volume hydraulic fractur-
ing activities in areas of the State where drinking water is derived
from a primary water supply aquifer or a sole source aquifer.

JUSTIFICATION: Surrounded by saltwater, Long Island derives almost all
of its drinking water from groundwater. In fact, Nassau and Suffolk
counties rely on a sole source aquifer for drinking water and depend on
an estimated 375 million gallons of water per day from this source for
various uses. A recent study by the Department of Environmental Conser-
vation included certain Long Island waste water treatment facilities on
a list of potential locations that could process waste water resulting
from hydraulic fracturing activities if specified upgrades were imple-
mented. This bill will safeguard the extremely sensitive sole source
aquifer that Long Islanders rely on for drinking water, as well as all
primary water supply aquifers across the state.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6583 (2012)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  1892

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MARTINS, FLANAGAN, LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  prohibiting the treatment of all waste resulting from  the  production
  of crude oil or natural gas in certain areas of the state

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

  Section 1. Section 15-0514 of the environmental  conservation  law  is
amended by adding a new subdivision 5-a to read as follows:
  5-A. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS WHICH SHALL
PROHIBIT  THE  TREATMENT OR PREPARATION FOR REUSE OF ALL WASTE RESULTING
FROM THE EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT, EXTRACTION OR PRODUCTION OF CRUDE OIL
OR NATURAL GAS, INCLUDING, BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  DRILLING  FLUIDS  AND
PRODUCED  WATERS,  WITHIN  AREAS OF THE STATE THAT DERIVE DRINKING WATER
FROM PRIMARY WATER SUPPLY AQUIFERS OR SOLE SOURCE AQUIFERS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04582-01-3

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