Bill Text: NY S03392 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to the uniform treatment of waste from the exploration, development, extraction, or production of crude oil or natural gas.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2020-01-08 - REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION [S03392 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03392-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 6, 2019
        Introduced by Sens. MAY, KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and
          when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
        AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
          uniform treatment of waste
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.   Section 27-0903 of the environmental conservation law is
     2  amended by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
     3    4. Uniform treatment of waste.  All waste resulting from the  explora-
     4  tion, development, extraction or production of crude oil or natural gas,
     5  including  but not limited to drilling fluids and produced waters, shall
     6  be considered hazardous waste under the law of this state and subject to
     7  all  pertinent  generation,  transportation,  treatment,  storage,   and
     8  disposal  laws  and  regulations,  if such waste meets the definition of
     9  hazardous waste set forth in subdivision three  of  section  27-0901  of
    10  this chapter. Within six months from the effective date of this subdivi-
    11  sion, the department shall make all necessary changes to bring its regu-
    12  lations into compliance with this section.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.