senate Bill S6778

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to oil and gas extraction; repealer

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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
Oct 11, 2019 referred to rules

S6778 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2302
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §23-0301, rpld §23-0901, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A6594
2017-2018: A3107
2021-2022: A4304

S6778 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to oil and gas extraction; repeals provisions related to compulsory integration and utilization in oil and natural gas pools and fields.

S6778 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6778 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6778

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  extraction  of  oil and gas; and to repeal section 23-0901 of such law
  relating to compulsory integration and utilization in oil and  natural
  gas pools and fields

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

  Section 1. Section 23-0301 of the environmental conservation  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  410  of  the  laws  of 1987, is amended to read as
follows:
§ 23-0301. Declaration of policy.
  [It] NOTWITHSTANDING ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF  THIS  ARTICLE  TO  THE
CONTRARY, IT is hereby declared to be in the public interest to regulate
the  development, production and utilization of natural resources of oil
and gas in this state in such a manner as will [prevent  waste]  PROTECT
THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE RESIDENTS OF THE STATE, PROVIDE
FOR  THE  DEVELOPMENT  AND EXTRACTION OF OIL AND GAS IN A SOUND ENVIRON-
MENTAL MANNER THAT PREVENTS CONTAMINATION OF LAND AND  WATER  RESOURCES,
AND  PROVIDE  FOR  THE  ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL OF
WASTE PRODUCTS RESULTING FROM THESE EXTRACTION ACTIVITIES; to  authorize
and  to provide for the operation and development of oil and gas proper-
ties in such a manner that a greater ultimate recovery of  oil  and  gas
may  be  had[, and] WITHOUT CREATING ADDITIONAL HARM OR CONTAMINATION TO
THE ENVIRONMENT, AND that the correlative rights of all SURFACE LAND AND
MINERAL RIGHTS owners and the rights of all persons including landowners
and the general public may be fully  protected[,];  and  to  provide  in
similar  fashion for the underground storage of gas, the solution mining
of salt and geothermal, stratigraphic and brine disposal wells.
  § 2.   Section  23-0901  of  the  environmental  conservation  law  is
REPEALED.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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