assembly Bill A4027

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to environmental conservation
Feb 01, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

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A4027 (ACTIVE) - Details

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
2013-2014: A1685
2015-2016: A4726
2017-2018: A3243
2019-2020: A3184

A4027 (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.

A4027 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4027
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. COLTON, L. ROSENTHAL, ABINANTI, RAMOS, PAULIN,
   DINOWITZ, WEPRIN, M. MILLER, PEOPLES-STOKES, SIMON --  Multi-Sponsored
   by  -- M. of A. CYMBROWITZ, GLICK, NOLAN, J. D. RIVERA, 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.
   §  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.
   §  3.  Subdivision 4 of section 23-0501 of the environmental conserva-
 tion law, as renumbered by section 1 of part WW of  chapter  58  of  the
 laws  of  2020,  is  renumbered subdivision 5 and a new subdivision 4 is
 added to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06124-01-1