|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
|Feb 01, 2013||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S3397
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3397 - Details
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §17-0833, En Con L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S3397 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3397 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to requiring treatment works to test waste from hydraulic frac- turing operations to test for radioactivity PURPOSE: To require treatment facilities to test for radioactivity in hydraulic fracturing waste through the promulgation of regulations set forth by the commissioner after hosting a public hearing. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Authorizes the commissioner to promulgate regulations in requiring treatment facilities that handle wastewater to test for radio- activity levels. In addition, identifies tests to be performed on the water, including ingredients found within hydraulic fracturing fluids. Finally, prohibits the acceptance, treatment or discharge of hydraulic fractured produced waste. Section 2: Effective date of bill. JUSTIFICATION: In late February/early March 2011, the New York Times published a series of articles documenting the gas drilling industry. In one of the featured articles, the Times discovered never-reported studies by the Environmental Protection Agency and a confidential study by the drilling industry that concluded radioactivity in drilling waste
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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