senate Bill S326

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires a seismological impact study related to hydrofracking

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S326 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation
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S326 - Summary

Requires a seismological impact study related to hydrofracking.

S326 - Sponsor Memo

S326 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Environmental

AN ACT to require a seismological impact study related to hydrofracking


  Section 1.  The purpose of this legislation is to inform the people of
the state of New York of any and  all  potential  seismological  impacts
posed  by  the  extraction  of natural gas using horizontal drilling and
high-volume hydraulic fracturing and to provide  an  analysis  of  those
impacts.  Such  analysis  and information shall help facilitate informed
decisions regarding actions to be taken with respect to such  activities
in the state.
  S 2. Pursuant to appropriation, a school of geological sciences within
the  state university of New York (hereinafter "the school of geological
sciences") shall conduct a comprehensive seismological impact assessment
to examine potential geophysical impacts  that  may  be  caused  by  the
extraction  of  natural  gas  using  horizontal drilling and high-volume
hydraulic fracturing. For the purposes of  this  act,  a  "seismological
impact  assessment" shall mean a combination of procedures, methods, and
tools by which a policy, program, or project may be  judged  as  to  its
potential  effects  on the seismic activity in the surrounding area, and
the potential impact in New York state.
  S 3. Prior to the commencement  of  such  assessment,  the  school  of
geological  sciences  conducting such assessment shall prepare a scoping
document that will establish the parameters of the seismological  impact
assessment.  The scoping document shall include the analyses required by
this  act, as well as any other analyses conducted, and shall be subject
to public review, comment and revision.

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


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