senate Bill S4842

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits high-volume hydraulic fracturing in reforestation areas

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Apr 26, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

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S4842 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5977
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§9-0101 & 9-0507, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A9419

S4842 - Summary

Prohibits high-volume hydraulic facturing in reforestation areas.

S4842 - Sponsor Memo

S4842 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4842

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- 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
  prohibiting high-volume hydraulic fracturing in reforestation areas

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

  Section 1. Section 9-0101 of the  environmental  conservation  law  is
amended by adding a new subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
  6-A.  "HIGH-VOLUME  HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING"  MEANS  THE  FRACTURING  BY
MAN-MADE FLUID-DRIVEN FRACTURING TECHNIQUES  THAT  UTILIZE  OVER  EIGHTY
THOUSAND  GALLONS  OF  FRACTURING  FLUID  FOR THE PURPOSE OF STIMULATING
NATURAL GAS OR OIL WELL PRODUCTION.
  S 2. Section 9-0507 of the environmental conservation law  is  amended
to read as follows:
S 9-0507. Leasing of oil and gas rights on reforestation areas.
  Notwithstanding  any  provisions of [Article VII] ARTICLE SEVEN of the
[Public Lands Law] PUBLIC LANDS LAW to  the  contrary,  the  department,
with  the approval of the state geologist, may, in any lands acquired by
the state in accordance with section 9-0501 OF THIS  TITLE,  enter  into
leases  for the purpose of aiding in discovering and removing any oil or
gas upon such lands or storage of gas or oil thereon, under  such  terms
as  may  be  prescribed by the department, and upon such conditions that
the exercise of such leasehold rights shall not interfere with the oper-
ation of such reforestation areas for the purposes for which  they  were
acquired  and  as  defined in [Section 3] SECTION THREE of article [XIV]
FOURTEEN of the [Constitution] STATE CONSTITUTION, EXCEPT  BY  MEANS  OF
HIGH-VOLUME HYDRAULIC FRACTURING. Any lease made and entered into pursu-
ant to this section shall be recorded in the [Office] OFFICE of [General
Services] GENERAL SERVICES.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09718-01-3

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