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AB2673 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 20, 2015
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, GALEF, DINOWITZ, GUNTHER, JAFFEE,
          -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRENNAN, CAHILL, COOK, GLICK,  GOTT-
          FRIED, ROSENTHAL, SCHIMEL, THIELE, TITONE -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Environmental Conservation
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
          wastewater from hydraulic fracturing
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  4  of  section  17-1905 of the environmental
     2  conservation law is amended by adding a  new  paragraph  f  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    f.  Promulgate  such  rules and regulations as may be necessary to (1)
     5  require that any wastewater from hydraulic  fracturing  be  screened  to
     6  determine  if  it  is  appropriate for treatment by any sewage treatment
     7  works so as to not cause  harm  to  the  treatment  processes  that  are
     8  designed  to  remove  nitrogen and organic human or mammalian waste; and
     9  (2) prohibit the acceptance by any sewage treatment works of  wastewater
    10  from  hydraulic fracturing containing any contaminants which such sewage
    11  treatment facility was not designed to treat, including, but not limited
    12  to  radioactivity,  carcinogens,  bases,  acids,  solvents,   slickening
    13  agents,  metals,  hydrocarbons  and high salinity solutions derived from
    14  hydraulic fracturing activities.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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