senate Bill S3397

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the promulgation of regulations requiring treatment works to test waste from hydraulic fracturing operations to test for radioactivity

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S3397 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง17-0833, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4251A

S3397 - Summary

Requires the promulgation of regulations requiring treatment works to test waste from hydraulic fracturing operations to test for radioactivity.

S3397 - Sponsor Memo

S3397 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3397

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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
  requiring  treatment  works  to  test  waste from hydraulic fracturing
  operations to test for radioactivity

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

  Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new section 17-0833 to read as follows:
S 17-0833. INDUSTRIAL WASTE FROM HYDRAULIC FRACTURING OPERATIONS.
  1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, AFTER HOLDING A  PUBLIC  HEARING  WITH  DUE
NOTICE,  PROMULGATE  REGULATIONS  REQUIRING  TREATMENT WORKS WHICH TREAT
INDUSTRIAL WASTE FROM HYDRAULIC FRACTURING  OPERATIONS  CONDUCTED  BY  A
PERMIT  HOLDER  UNDER TITLE FIVE OF ARTICLE TWENTY-THREE OF THIS CHAPTER
TO CAUSE TESTS TO BE PERFORMED ON THE WATER DISCHARGED THEREFROM.
  2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, TESTS TO BE PERFORMED  ON  THE  WATER
SHALL  MEAN  WATER  SAMPLING  TO  IDENTIFY  COMPOUNDS OR CONTAMINANTS OF
CONCERN. COMPOUNDS OR CONTAMINANTS OF CONCERN SHALL INCLUDE  INGREDIENTS
CONTAINED  IN  HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING  FLUIDS  AND  CHEMICAL  TREATMENTS,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINANTS SUCH  AS  RADIUM
AND ANY OTHER CONTAMINANTS IDENTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT.
  3.  NO WASTE FROM HYDRAULIC FRACTURING OPERATIONS OUTSIDE THE STATE OF
NEW YORK SHALL BE ACCEPTED, TREATED OR DISCHARGED BY ANY  PERMIT  HOLDER
PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE.
  4. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "HYDRAULIC FRACTURING" MEANS A PROCESS
USED  TO  CREATE FRACTURES IN ROCK BY MAN-MADE FRACTURING TECHNIQUES FOR
THE PURPOSES OF STIMULATING NATURAL GAS OR OIL WELL PRODUCTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have  become  a  law; provided, however, that effective immediately, the
addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule  or  regulation  necessary
for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized
and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.

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

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