February 14, 2013

Tuesday February 12, 2013 DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens issued a statement that the Department of Health’s (DOH) Public Health Review of hydraulic fracking was not completed by the scheduled completion date of February 11, 2013 and that “a few more weeks” will be required to complete the studies of high volume hydraulic fracturing. Commissioner Martens further states that once the report is done if the health study finds that the SEGIS has adequately addressed health concerns and the DEC adopts it that hydraulic fracturing permit applications can be processed within ten days of issuance of SGEIS. Currently the extended deadline for issuing regulations is supposed to expire on February 27, 2013. It remains to be seen whether that deadline will be further extended by the time it takes for the Health Department to complete its studies. We will keep you posted of all developments

For more informaton, please see the following documents:

Statement from Commissioner Joseph Martens

Statement from Commissoner Nirav Shah

 

 

 

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