senate Bill S31

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a moratorium on the issuance of permits for the drilling of wells and prohibits drilling within two miles of the New York city water supply infrastructure

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S31 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5378
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง23-0501, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1230, A4237
2009-2010: S6654B, A1322C

S31 - Summary

Establishes a moratorium on the issuance of permits for the drilling of wells and prohibits drilling within ten miles of the New York city water supply infrastructure.

S31 - Sponsor Memo

S31 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   31

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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 envi-
  ronmental protection related to the drilling of oil and gas wells, and
  providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3  of  section  23-0501  of  the  environmental
conservation  law is renumbered subdivision 5 and two new subdivisions 3
and 4 are added to read as follows:
  3. COMMENCING WITH THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THERE SHALL
BE A MORATORIUM ON THE ISSUANCE OF  PERMITS  FOR  THE  DRILLING  OF  NEW
WELLS.
  4.  (A) NO PERMIT TO DRILL AN OIL OR GAS WELL USING HYDRAULIC FRACTUR-
ING SHALL BE ISSUED FOR THE DRILLING OF ANY OIL OR GAS WELL  WITHIN  TEN
MILES OF:
  (I) THE NEW YORK CITY WATER SUPPLY INFRASTRUCTURE;
  (II) THE NEW YORK CITY WATERSHED; OR
  (III)  THE  AREA  AROUND  AND  INCLUDING  ANY  WATER  SYSTEM  THAT HAS
RECEIVED, AT ANY POINT IN TIME,  A  FILTRATION  AVOIDANCE  DETERMINATION
FROM THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY;
  (B)  NO  PERMIT TO DRILL AN OIL OR GAS WELL USING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING
SHALL BE ISSUED FOR THE DRILLING OF ANY OIL OR GAS WELL WITHIN AN APPRO-
PRIATE DISTANCE, TO BE  DETERMINED  BY  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  OF  THE
DEPARTMENT, OF:
  (I) ANY AREA OVERLYING A SOLE SOURCE AQUIFER;
  (II)  ANY OTHER AREA IDENTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT AS NECESSARY FOR THE
PROTECTION OF DRINKING WATER RESOURCES;
  (III) ANY AREA IDENTIFIED AS A CRITICAL HABITAT FOR  A  THREATENED  OR
ENDANGERED  SPECIES UNDER SECTION FOUR OF THE FEDERAL ENDANGERED SPECIES

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

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