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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.






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.”

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