S03397 Summary:

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Add S17-0833, En Con L
Requires the promulgation of regulations requiring treatment works to test waste from hydraulic fracturing operations to test for radioactivity.
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S03397 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2013-2014 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 1, 2013
        Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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
          requiring  treatment  works  to  test  waste from hydraulic fracturing
          operations to test for radioactivity

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
     2  new section 17-0833 to read as follows:
     3  § 17-0833. Industrial waste from hydraulic fracturing operations.
     4    1. The commissioner shall, after holding a  public  hearing  with  due
     5  notice,  promulgate  regulations  requiring  treatment works which treat
     6  industrial waste from hydraulic fracturing  operations  conducted  by  a
     7  permit  holder  under title five of article twenty-three of this chapter
     8  to cause tests to be performed on the water discharged therefrom.
     9    2. For purposes of this section, tests to be performed  on  the  water

    10  shall  mean  water  sampling  to  identify  compounds or contaminants of
    11  concern. Compounds or contaminants of concern shall include  ingredients
    12  contained  in  hydraulic  fracturing  fluids  and  chemical  treatments,
    13  including, but not limited to, radioactive contaminants such  as  radium
    14  and any other contaminants identified by the department.
    15    3.  No waste from hydraulic fracturing operations outside the state of
    16  New York shall be accepted, treated or discharged by any  permit  holder
    17  pursuant to this article.
    18    4. For purposes of this section "hydraulic fracturing" means a process
    19  used  to  create fractures in rock by man-made fracturing techniques for
    20  the purposes of stimulating natural gas or oil well production.

    21    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    22  have  become  a  law; provided, however, that effective immediately, the
    23  addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule  or  regulation  necessary
    24  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized
    25  and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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