BILL NO. 5
1st Session, 62nd General Assembly
62 Elizabeth II, 2013
Importation of Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Prohibition ActCHAPTER 36 OF THE ACTS OF 2013
The Honourable Randy Delorey
Minister of Environment
First Reading: December 2, 2013 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)
Second Reading: December 3, 2013
Third Reading: December 12, 2013
Royal Assent: December 12, 2013
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:2 In this Act,
(a) "hydraulic fracturing" means the transmission of a carrier fluid to apply pressure and transport proppants to an underground geologic formation to create or enhance subsurface fractures and facilitate the release of any petroleum or natural gas, but does not include fracturing for the production of wells for potable water;
(b) "hydraulic fracturing wastewater" means any water used in or produced from hydraulic fracturing or other geologic formation stimulation, and includes produced or formation water resulting from wells that have been hydraulically fractured;
(c) "produced or formation water" means water produced as a by-product from petroleum or natural gas production wells during the extraction of petroleum or natural gas and includes, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, brine, salts, metals and petroleum compounds.4 No person shall
(2) Where an offence under this Act is committed or continued on more than one day, the person who committed the offence is liable to be convicted for a separate offence for each day on which the offence is committed.
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