Bill Status of SB3484 98th General Assembly
Short Description: FRACKING-FLOODPLAIN TASK FORCE
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. Provides that on the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Department shall suspend accepting and approving any and all new permits for high volume horizontal fracturing wells and operations, horizontal drilling with fracturing operations, and Class II injection wells located in any of the 100-year floodplains in this State. Creates the Floodplain Investigative Task Force to investigate any and all adverse environmental and public health effects of the flooding in Colorado in 2013 and produce a fully-researched report. Sets forth provisions concerning the contents of the report, including recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor for legislation to protect the public health and the environment from flood-related emergencies, blowouts, spillage, leakage, and damages associated with oil and natural gas wells, drilling operations, Class II injection wells, waste and wastewater containments, pipelines, infrastructure, chemicals, proppants, and byproducts. Sets forth Task Force membership. Requires the Task Force to submit its report to the General Assembly, the Governor, the Task Force on Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation, the Illinois State Water Survey, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Natural Resources, the Groundwater Advisory Council, the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management, and the Department of Public Health. Requires the Task Force to submit its report on or before July 1, 2015 and dissolves the Task Force on July 31, 2015. Repeals these provisions on August 1, 2015.