Bill Status of SB3483 98th General Assembly
Short Description: FRACKING-PROPERTY RIGHTS
Sen. Ira I. Silverstein, William Delgado and Heather A. Steans
| 1/13/2015||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act. Adds regulation of horizontal drilling with fracturing operations to the Act. Defines "owner of real property" and deletes the definition of "landowner". Requires high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations or horizontal drilling with fracturing operations to obtain the consent of all the owners of real property on which, under which, and through which a vertical or horizontal wellbore will be drilled, except where an interest in a parcel has been divided, in which case consent by those holding more than 50% of that interest shall be sufficient. Requires applications under the Act to submit the proposed subsurface location of any horizontal wellbore, the names and addresses of all owners of the surface under which a horizontal wellbore is planned, the names and addresses of all owners of the surface within 500 feet of an imaginary line on the surface directly over the subsurface trajectory of any horizontal wellbore, and the names and addresses of all owners of right to the subsurface through which a vertical or horizontal wellbore is planned. Adds notice requirements. Provides that when any change is made from the planned course of a horizontal wellbore and the change involves drilling on, under, or through real property that was not identified on the original permit application or for which notice was not given or consent not obtained and shown, the change shall be considered a significant deviation from the terms of the original application and permit approval shall not proceed until notice has been given and consent has been obtained and shown to the Department of Natural Resources' satisfaction. Makes other changes.