HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2590        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2940


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Sean Garballey


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act involving hydraulic fracturing.






Date Added:

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex


Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin


Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire


David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex


Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable


Linda Campbell

15th Essex


Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex


Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex


Daniel A. Wolf

Cape and Islands


Brian R. Mannal

2nd Barnstable


Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex


Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire


John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire


Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex


Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex


Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex


Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex


Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex


Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol


Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2590        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2940

By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2940) of Sean Garballey and others relative to the reporting of hydraulic fracturing processes employed in the extraction of natural gas.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.


SEE HOUSE, NO. 3055 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act involving hydraulic fracturing.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1. Section seven of chapter 25A of the general laws as appearing in the 2010 official edition is hereby amended by inserting after the second sentence of the third paragraph the following:

“In each and every report, each such company, supplier, and aggregator shall

(a) identify and describe any and all fluids and the volumes thereof used in the extraction of the natural gas it supplies, distributes, or transmits in Massachusetts and

(b) certify that any hydraulic fracturing process employed in the extraction of said natural gas complied with the underground injection control program requirements applicable to class II oil and gas related wells set forth in Parts 144-48 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations promulgated under section 1421(d)(1) of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.”