senate Bill S5826

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of wastewater from high-volume hydraulic fracturing for road and land spreading

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 19, 2019 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 18, 2019 delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1570
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 15, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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S5826 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A596
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §23-0101, add §23-0315, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6895
2013-2014: S4656
2015-2016: S4314, A1043
2017-2018: S3910, A4745
2021-2022: S4480, A1332

S5826 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of wastewater from high-volume hydraulic fracturing for road and land spreading, for dust control or de-icing.

S5826 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5826 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5826

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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 wastewater for road and land spreading

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

  Section 1. Section 23-0101 of the environmental  conservation  law  is
amended  by  adding  three new subdivisions 4-a, 7-a and 16-a to read as
follows:
  4-A. "FLOWBACK FLUID" MEANS LIQUIDS PRODUCED DURING INITIAL COMPLETION
AND CLEANUP OF THE WELL OR CLEANUP OF A  WELL  FOLLOWING  REFRACTURE  OR
WORK OVER OF A WELL.
  7-A.  "HIGH-VOLUME  HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING"  OR  "HVHF" MEANS HYDRAULIC
FRACTURING FOR NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION USING GREATER THAN  THREE  HUNDRED
THOUSAND  GALLONS  OF  WATER REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE WELL IS VERTICAL,
DIRECTIONAL OR HORIZONTAL.
  16-A. "PRODUCTION BRINE" OR "PRODUCED WATER" MEANS LIQUIDS CO-PRODUCED
DURING OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION.
  § 2. The environmental conservation law is amended  by  adding  a  new
section 23-0315 to read as follows:
§ 23-0315. WASTEWATER FOR ROAD AND LAND SPREADING; PROHIBITED.
  WASTEWATER  ASSOCIATED  WITH THE PRODUCTION OF NATURAL GAS USING HIGH-
VOLUME HYDRAULIC FRACTURING, INCLUDING FLOWBACK FLUID, PRODUCTION  BRINE
OR  PRODUCED  WATER, SHALL NOT BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ROAD SPREADING
FOR DUST CONTROL OR DE-ICING OR LAND SPREADING.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03319-01-9

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