senate Bill S673

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of hydraulic fracturing in the extraction of oil and gas

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
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S673 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1685
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§23-0501 & 23-0305, add §17-0513, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A7218A, S4220B, A7218B

S673 - Summary

Prohibits the use of hydraulic fracturing in the extraction of oil and gas; prohibits acceptance, disposal and/or processing of any fluid used in a hydraulic fracturing process.

S673 - Sponsor Memo

S673 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   673

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. AVELLA, ADAMS, ADDABBO, CARLUCCI, DILAN, ESPAILLAT,
  HASSELL-THOMPSON, KLEIN, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, PERKINS,  RIVERA,  SAMP-
  SON,  SAVINO,  SERRANO,  SQUADRON,  STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  prohibiting  the  use  of hydraulic fracturing and the disposal and/or
  processing of any fluid which was used in a hydraulic fracturing proc-
  ess

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  b  of  subdivision 1 of section 23-0501 of the
environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 4
to read as follows:
  (4) "HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING"  MEANS  FRACTURING  OF  ROCK  BY  MAN-MADE
FLUID-DRIVEN  FRACTURING  TECHNIQUES  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  STIMULATING
NATURAL GAS OR OIL WELL PRODUCTION.  ANY FLUID USED IN SUCH A FRACTURING
TECHNIQUE SHALL BE DEEMED  A  "HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING  FLUID",  INCLUDING
WATER OR LIQUID PROPANE GAS.
  S  2. Section 23-0305 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 15 to read as follows:
  15. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT ISSUE A PERMIT FOR THE DRILLING OR OPERA-
TION OF ANY WELL PROPOSING TO  USE  HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING  OR  HYDRAULIC
FRACTURING  FLUIDS,  AS  SUCH  TERMS ARE DEFINED BY SUBPARAGRAPH FOUR OF
PARAGRAPH B OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 23-0501 OF THIS  ARTICLE,  FOR
THE EXTRACTION OF GAS AND/OR OIL.
  S  3.  Subdivision 3 of section 23-0501 of the environmental conserva-
tion law is renumbered subdivision 4 and a new subdivision 3 is added to
read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03421-01-3

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