assembly Bill A4726

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
Feb 05, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

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A4726 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S883
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§23-0501 & 23-0305, add §17-0513, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7218, S4220
2013-2014: A1685, S673
2017-2018: A3243, S1535
2019-2020: A3184, S6683
2021-2022: A4027

A4726 (ACTIVE) - 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.

A4726 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4726

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. COLTON, ROSENTHAL, PAULIN, MILLER, JAFFEE, SCAR-
  BOROUGH,  ABINANTI,  CRESPO,  DINOWITZ,  WEINSTEIN,  WEPRIN,  SCHIMEL,
  RAMOS,  ROBERTS, SKARTADOS, PEOPLES-STOKES -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A. BRENNAN, CLARK, CYMBROWITZ, GLICK, NOLAN,  ROBINSON,  THIELE  --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental 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.
                                                           LBD00454-01-5

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