Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||
referred to environmental conservation
|Jan 07, 2015||
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S884
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S884 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S884 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S884 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the uniform treatment of waste PURPOSE: This bill would require hazardous wastes produced from oil and natural gas activities to be subject to the requirements for treatment of hazardous wastes. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends section 27-0903 of the Environmental Conservation Law to add a new section that would classify all waste resulting from oil or natural gas production activities as hazardous waste, if such waste meets the definition of hazardous wastes set forth in the Environmental Conservation Law. This section also directs the Department of Environmental Conservation to make all necessary changes to bring its rules and regulations into compliance. Section two contains the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: Currently, the regulations promulgated by the Department of Environmental Conservation that govern the waste produced by the oil and natural gas industries exempt "drilling fluids, produced waters, and other wastes associated with the exploration, development or production of crude oil, natural gas or
2015-S884 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 884 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 7, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sens. AVELLA, ADDABBO, BOYLE, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, GIANARIS, GOLDEN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, KENNEDY, KLEIN, KRUEGER, LATIMER, MARTINS, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS, RIVERA, SAMPSON, SANDERS, SAVINO, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVI- SKY, STEWART-COUSINS, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser- vation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the uniform treatment of waste THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 27-0903 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows: 4. UNIFORM TREATMENT OF WASTE. ALL WASTE RESULTING FROM THE EXPLORA- TION, DEVELOPMENT, EXTRACTION OR PRODUCTION OF CRUDE OIL OR NATURAL GAS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DRILLING FLUIDS AND PRODUCED WATERS, SHALL BE CONSIDERED HAZARDOUS WASTE UNDER THE LAW OF THIS STATE AND SUBJECT TO ALL PERTINENT GENERATION, TRANSPORTATION, TREATMENT, STORAGE, AND DISPOSAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS, IF SUCH WASTE MEETS THE DEFINITION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION 27-0901 OF THIS CHAPTER. WITHIN SIX MONTHS FROM THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVI- SION, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL MAKE ALL NECESSARY CHANGES TO BRING ITS REGU- LATIONS INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THIS SECTION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00455-01-5
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