Legislation in NY about Fracking

NYS Bill updates as of 4/ 20/13

Number:

NY SB 4630 – Updated (New 04/17/2013)

Sponsor:

GRISANTI

Title:

AN ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to the settlement of causes of action relating to hydraulic fracturing

Abstract:

Add S5003-b, CPLR Prohibits inclusion of non-disclosure agreements in settlements of hydraulic fracturing actions when there is evidence of threat to public health or safety.

Status:

REFERRED TO JUDICIARY – 04/16/2013

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Number:

NY SB 4656 – Updated (New 04/18/2013)

Sponsor:

GRISANTI

Title:

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the use of wastewater for road and land spreading

Abstract:

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.

Status:

REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION – 04/17/2013

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Number:

NY SB 4657 – Updated (New 04/18/2013)

Sponsor:

GRISANTI

Title:

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to creating the “High-volume Hydraulic Fracturing Waste Tracking Program”

Abstract:

Add Art 23 Title 25 SS23-2501 & 23-2503, En Con L Creates the high-volume hydraulic fracturing waste tracking program; requires the commissioner of environmental conservation to track the generation, transportation and receipt of liquid and solid waste associated with the production of oil and gas.

Status:

REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION – 04/17/2013

Number:

NY SB 4658 – Updated (New 04/18/2013)

Sponsor:

GRISANTI

Title:

AN ACT relating to wastewater treatment; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

Abstract:

Prohibits publicly owned treatment works from accepting wastewater associated with the exploration, delineation, development, or production of natural gas from high-volume hydraulic fracturing; provides exceptions.

Status:

REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS – 04/17/2013

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