STATE OF NEW YORK
2019-2020 Regular Sessions
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.