|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 09, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S7783
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7783 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §§17-0513 & 17-0709, En Con L
S7783 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7783 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to wastewater treatment facilities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to ensure that wastewater treatment facilities safely handle water from hydraulic fracturing operations. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would: *prohibit wastewater treatment facilities from accepting wastewater from hydraulic fracturing operations unless such facilities meet performance requirements; and, *require the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conserva- tion (DEC) to promulgate regulations establishing a standard of perform- ance for the discharge of pollutants from facilities that treat wastewa- ter from hydraulic fracturing facilities. Such standards shall permit no discharge of pollutants, or if not feasible, shall require the greatest possible degree of effluent reductions. EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER: Adds a new 17-0513 and a new § 17-0709 to the Environmental Conservation Law.
S7783 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7783 I N S E N A T E June 9, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sens. O'BRIEN, TKACZYK -- 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 wastewater treatment facilities 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 17-0513 to read as follows: S 17-0513. STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR WASTEWATER FACILITIES. NO WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY IN THE STATE SHALL ACCEPT ANY WASTE- WATER FROM HYDRAULIC FRACTURING OPERATIONS UNLESS SUCH FACILITY MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED IN SECTION 17-0709 OF THIS ARTICLE. S 2. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new section 17-0709 to read as follows: S 17-0709. WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED IN SUBDIVISION TWENTY-ONE OF SECTION 17-0105 OF THIS ARTICLE, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS ESTABLISHING A STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE FOR THE CONTROL OF THE DISCHARGE OF POLLUTANTS FROM FACILITIES WHICH TREAT WASTEWATER FROM HYDRAULIC FRACTURING OPERATIONS. THIS STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE SHALL PERMIT NO DISCHARGE OF POLLUTANTS, OR IF NOT FEASIBLE, SHALL REFLECT THE GREATEST DEGREE OF EFFLUENT REDUCTION ACHIEVABLE THROUGH APPLICATION OF THE BEST AVAILABLE DEMONSTRATED CONTROL TECHNOLO- GY, PROCESSES, OPERATING METHODS, OR OTHER ALTERNATIVES. THIS STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DETERMINES THAT A GREATER DEGREE OF EFFLUENT LIMITATION IS ACHIEVABLE BY THIS CATEGORY OF FACILITIES, AT WHICH TIME THIS STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE SHALL BE SUPERSEDED BY SUCH FEDERAL STANDARD. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that section two of this act shall take effect January 1, 2019. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04767-03-4
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