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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S448
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S448 - Details
S448 - Summary
Establishes a moratorium on the acceptance, disposal and/or processing of any fluid which was used in and drill cuttings from a hydraulic fracturing process performed outside of the state until 120 days after federal Environmental Protection Agency issues a report on the effects of hydraulic fracturing on water quality and public health, and submission of proof to the governor and legislature that the department of environmental conservation is capable of effectively regulating hydraulic fracturing drilling fluids, drill cutting and soil disposal.
S448 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S448 TITLE OF BILL: An act to establish a moratorium upon the disposal and/or processing of any fluid which was used in and cuttings from a hydraulic fracturing process outside of the state pending the issuance of a report thereon by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and certain justifications from the department of environmental conservation; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill would place a moratorium on the importation of any hydraulic fracturing fluids until 120 days after the issuance of the EPA 2-year comprehensive study of potential adverse impacts of hydraulic fracturing and fracturing fluids on water quality and public health. JUSTIFICATION: EPA announced on March 18, 2010 that it would be conducting a comprehensive 2-year research study to investigate the potential adverse impacts that hydraulic fracturing and fracturing
S448 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 448 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to establish a moratorium upon the disposal and/or processing of any fluid which was used in and cuttings from a hydraulic fracturing process outside of the state pending the issuance of a report thereon by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and certain justifica- tions from the department of environmental conservation; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, there is hereby established a moratorium upon the acceptance, disposal and/or processing of any drilling fluid or drill cuttings in this state, when such drilling fluid or drill cuttings has been used in a hydraulic fracturing process occurring outside of this state. The purpose of such moratorium shall be to afford the state and its residents the opportu- nity to review a report to be issued by the federal Environmental Protection Agency on the effects of hydraulic fracturing on public health. (b) For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall mean: (i) "Drill cuttings" shall mean solid products removed from the well bore during an oil or gas well drilling operation. (ii) "Drilling fluids" shall mean drilling mud, chemical additives contained in or added to drilling fluids during the hydraulic fracturing drilling process, flow back water that returns to the surface after the hydraulic fracturing process, or any other residual liquids involved in drilling. (iii) "Hydraulic fracturing" shall mean the fracturing of rock by man-made fluid-driven fracturing techniques for the purpose of stimulat- ing natural gas or oil well production. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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