S04656 Summary:

BILL NO    S04656 

SAME AS    SAME AS A09039

SPONSOR    GRISANTI

COSPNSR    AVELLA

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S23-0101, add S23-0315, En Con L

Prohibits the use of wastewater from high-volume hydraulic fracturing for road
and land spreading, for dust control or de-icing.
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S04656 Actions:

BILL NO    S04656 

04/17/2013 REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
01/08/2014 REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
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S04656 Text:

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

                                         4656

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                    April 17, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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:

    1    Section 1. Section 23-0101 of the environmental  conservation  law  is
    2  amended  by  adding  three new subdivisions 4-a, 7-a and 16-a to read as
    3  follows:
    4    4-A. "FLOWBACK FLUID" MEANS LIQUIDS PRODUCED DURING INITIAL COMPLETION
    5  AND CLEANUP OF THE WELL OR CLEANUP OF A  WELL  FOLLOWING  REFRACTURE  OR
    6  WORK OVER OF A WELL.
    7    7-A.  "HIGH-VOLUME  HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING"  OR  "HVHF" MEANS HYDRAULIC
    8  FRACTURING FOR NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION USING GREATER THAN  THREE  HUNDRED
    9  THOUSAND  GALLONS  OF  WATER REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE WELL IS VERTICAL,
   10  DIRECTIONAL OR HORIZONTAL.
   11    16-A. "PRODUCTION BRINE" OR "PRODUCED WATER" MEANS LIQUIDS CO-PRODUCED
   12  DURING OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION.
   13    S 2. The environmental conservation law is amended  by  adding  a  new
   14  section 23-0315 to read as follows:
   15  S 23-0315. WASTEWATER FOR ROAD AND LAND SPREADING; PROHIBITED.
   16    WASTEWATER  ASSOCIATED  WITH  THE  PRODUCTION  OF  NATURAL  GAS  USING
   17  HIGH-VOLUME HYDRAULIC FRACTURING, INCLUDING FLOWBACK  FLUID,  PRODUCTION
   18  BRINE  OR  PRODUCED  WATER,  SHALL  NOT  BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ROAD
   19  SPREADING FOR DUST CONTROL OR DE-ICING OR LAND SPREADING.
   20    S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD04772-01-3
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