|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
|May 16, 2013||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S5412
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5412 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§23-0101, 23-0305, 17-1905, 27-0703, 71-1307, 71-1933 & 71-2703, En Con L
S5412 - Summary
Relates to prohibiting the acceptance of wastewater from oil or natural gas extraction activities at wastewater treatment facilities and landfills.
S5412 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5412 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to banning the acceptance of wastewater from oil or natural gas extraction activities at wastewater treatment facilities and landfills PURPOSE: To regulate the sale, application, and disposal of waste associated with natural gas exploration and extraction activities SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the section 23-0101 of the environmental conservation law to expand the definition of waste to include waste that is generated as a result of oil or natural gas extraction. Section 2 amends section 23-0101 to add a new subdivision to define natural gas extraction activities. Natural gas extraction activities is defined as all geologic or geophysical activities related to the exploration for or the extraction of natural gas. Section 3 amends section 23-0305 of the environmental conservation law to add a new subdivision to prohibit the application of waste from oil or natural gas extraction activities on any state-owned property.
S5412 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5412 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 16, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GIPSON -- 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 banning the acceptance of wastewater from oil or natural gas extraction activities at wastewater treatment facilities and landfills THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 20 of section 23-0101 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 846 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows: 20. "Waste" means a. Physical waste, as that term is generally understood in the oil and gas industry; b. The inefficient, excessive or improper use of, or the unnecessary dissipation of reservoir energy; c. The locating, spacing, drilling, equipping, operating, or producing of any oil or gas well or wells in a manner which causes or tends to cause reduction in the quantity of oil or gas ultimately recoverable from a pool under prudent and proper operations, or which causes or tends to cause unnecessary or excessive surface loss or destruction of oil or gas; d. The inefficient storing of oil or gas; [and] e. The flaring of gas produced from an oil or condensate well after the department has found that the use of the gas, on terms that are just and reasonable, is, or will be economically feasible within a reasonable time[.]; AND F. ANY WASTE THAT IS GENERATED AS A RESULT OF OIL OR NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION ACTIVITIES, WHICH INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, LEACHATE FROM SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATED WITH NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION ACTIVITIES. THIS WASTE MAY CONSIST OF AMONG OTHER SUBSTANCES, WATER, CHEMICAL ADDI- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10823-02-3
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