senate Bill S336

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires a health impacts assessment for horizontal gas drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing

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S336 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:

S336 - Summary

Requires a health impact assessment for horizontal gas drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing; imposes a moratorium on such activities pending adoption and implementation of the final health impact assessment.

S336 - Sponsor Memo

S336 - 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,  MONTGOMERY  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT to require a health impacts assessment for horizontal gas drill-
  ing and high-volume hydraulic fracturing; and imposing a moratorium on
  such activities pending  adoption  and  implementation  of  the  final
  health  impacts  assessment;  and  providing  for  the  repeal of such
  provisions upon the expiration thereof


  Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that the
people  of  the state of New York should be properly informed of any and
all potential public health impacts posed by horizontal gas drilling and
high-volume hydraulic fracturing  and  their  related  activities.  Such
analysis and information should serve as a tool for the people and their
representatives to make informed decisions regarding actions to be taken
with  respect to horizontal gas drilling and high-volume hydraulic frac-
turing activities in the state.
  S 2. A School of Public Health within the State University of New York
(hereinafter "the School of Public Health") shall conduct  a  comprehen-
sive  health  impacts  assessment,  following a model recommended by the
United States  Centers  For  Disease  Control  and  Prevention  and  the
National Academy of Sciences, to examine potential public health impacts
that  could be caused by horizontal gas drilling and high-volume hydrau-
lic fracturing and related activities conducted in connection with  such
  S  3.  Prior  to  the  commencement  of research, the School of Public
Health shall prepare a scoping document that will establish the scope of
assessments to be made by the health  impacts  assessment.  The  scoping
document  shall  include  the required analyses contained in this act as

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


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