|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||referred to environmental conservation|
|Jan 07, 2015||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S48
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S48 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Environmental Conservation
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§23-0305, 23-0101 & 71-1307, En Con L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3333, A9074, A3561
2017-2018: S575, A451, A4720
2019-2020: S1858, A2295, A7933
S48 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S48 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the use of waste from oil or natural gas extraction activities on any highway PURPOSE : This bill would prohibit waste water from oil and gas drilling, including hydrofracking, which contains a variety of chemical and radioactive contaminants, from being used on highways for purposes such as melting ice. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : The bill prohibits waste generated from oil and gas industry i.e., the waste water from hydrofracking operations, from being used on highways. Section 1 amends Environmental Conservation Law ("ECL") section 23-0305 by adding subdivisions 15 and 16 to prohibit use of waste generated from oil or natural gas extraction and waste generated from oil or natural gas storage on highways, and specifically refers to the Transportation Law definition of highway, to ensure that all public roads are included.
S48 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 48 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 7, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 prohibiting the use of waste from oil or natural gas extraction activ- ities on any highway THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 23-0305 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding two new subdivisions 15 and 16 to read as follows: 15. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROHIBIT THE USE OF WASTE GENERATED FROM OIL OR NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION ACTIVITIES ON ANY HIGHWAY, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION FOURTEEN OF SECTION TWO OF THE TRANSPORTATION LAW, FOR ANY PURPOSE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO USE FOR DE-ICING, DUST SUPPRESSION OR ANY OTHER USE. SUCH PROHIBITION SHALL EXTEND TO ALL WASTE FROM OIL OR NATURAL GAS WHETHER OR NOT SUCH WASTE RECEIVED A BENEFICIAL USE DETERMI- NATION PURSUANT TO 6 NYCRR PART 360. 16. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROHIBIT THE USE OF WASTE GENERATED FROM THE STORAGE OF OIL OR NATURAL GAS ON ANY HIGHWAY AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION FOURTEEN OF SECTION TWO OF THE TRANSPORTATION LAW, FOR ANY PURPOSE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DE-ICING, DUST SUPPRESSION OR ANY OTHER USE. SUCH PROHIBITION SHALL EXTEND TO ALL WASTE FROM OIL OR NATURAL GAS WHETHER OR NOT SUCH WASTE RECEIVED A BENEFICIAL USE DETERMINATION PURSU- ANT TO 6 NYCRR PART 360. S 2. Paragraphs d and e of subdivision 20 of section 23-0101 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 846 of the laws of 1981, are amended and two new paragraphs f and g are added to read as follows: 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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