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AB 591 - An Act to Amend Sections 3210, 3213, and 3215 Of, and to Add Section 3017 To, the Public Resources Code, Relating to Oil and Gas Production.

Oil and gas production: hydraulic fracturing. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
Author(s):
Summary:
Under existing law, the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources in the Department of Conservation regulates the drilling, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of oil and gas wells in the state. The State Oil and Gas Supervisor supervises the drilling, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of wells and the operation, maintenance, and removal or abandonment of tanks and facilities… More
Under existing law, the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources in the Department of Conservation regulates the drilling, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of oil and gas wells in the state. The State Oil and Gas Supervisor supervises the drilling, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of wells and the operation, maintenance, and removal or abandonment of tanks and facilities related to oil and gas production within an oil and gas field regarding safety and environmental damage. Existing law requires the owner or operator of a well to keep, or cause to be kept, a careful and accurate log, core record, and history of the drilling of the well. Within 60 days after the date of cessation of drilling, rework, or abandonment operations, the owner or operator is required to file with the district deputy certain information, including the history of work performed. This bill would define “hydraulic fracturing” and require a person carrying out hydraulic fracturing on behalf of an owner or operator at a well to provide to the owner or operator a list of the chemical constituents used in the hydraulic fracturing fluid and the amount of water and hydraulic fracturing fluid recovered from the well. The bill would additionally require the history of the drilling of the well to include certain information regarding the amount and source of water used in the exploration or production from the well and the radiological components or tracers injected into the well. The bill would also require the history to include, if hydraulic fracturing was used at the well, a complete list of the chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing and the amount and disposition of water and hydraulic fracturing fluid recovered from the well.

The bill would require the owner or operator to submit to the supervisor information regarding the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, who would be required to add this information to existing Internet maps on the division’s Internet Web site and to make this information available to the public. This bill would require the State Oil and Gas Supervisor on or before January 1, 2013, and annually thereafter, to prepare and transmit to the Legislature a comprehensive report on hydraulic fracturing in the exploration and production of oil and gas resources in California. Hide
 
Status:
The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on July 2, 2012. 
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on June 1, 2011.

voted YES: 50 voted NO: 23
7 voted present/not voting

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An Act to Amend Sections 3210, 3213, and 3215 Of, and to Add Section 3017 To, the Public Resources Code, Relating to Oil and Gas Production.

AB 591 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Under existing law, the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources in the Department of Conservation regulates the drilling, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of oil and gas wells in the state. The State Oil and Gas Supervisor supervises the drilling, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of wells and the operation, maintenance, and removal or abandonment of tanks and facilities related to oil and gas production within an oil and gas field regarding safety and environmental damage. Existing law requires the owner or operator of a well to keep, or cause to be kept, a careful and accurate log, core record, and history of the drilling of the well. Within 60 days after the date of cessation of drilling, rework, or abandonment operations, the owner or operator is required to file with the district deputy certain information, including the history of work performed. This bill would define “hydraulic fracturing” and require a person carrying out hydraulic fracturing on behalf of an owner or operator at a well to provide to the owner or operator a list of the chemical constituents used in the hydraulic fracturing fluid and the amount of water and hydraulic fracturing … More
Under existing law, the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources in the Department of Conservation regulates the drilling, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of oil and gas wells in the state. The State Oil and Gas Supervisor supervises the drilling, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of wells and the operation, maintenance, and removal or abandonment of tanks and facilities related to oil and gas production within an oil and gas field regarding safety and environmental damage. Existing law requires the owner or operator of a well to keep, or cause to be kept, a careful and accurate log, core record, and history of the drilling of the well. Within 60 days after the date of cessation of drilling, rework, or abandonment operations, the owner or operator is required to file with the district deputy certain information, including the history of work performed. This bill would define “hydraulic fracturing” and require a person carrying out hydraulic fracturing on behalf of an owner or operator at a well to provide to the owner or operator a list of the chemical constituents used in the hydraulic fracturing fluid and the amount of water and hydraulic fracturing fluid recovered from the well. The bill would additionally require the history of the drilling of the well to include certain information regarding the amount and source of water used in the exploration or production from the well and the radiological components or tracers injected into the well. The bill would also require the history to include, if hydraulic fracturing was used at the well, a complete list of the chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing and the amount and disposition of water and hydraulic fracturing fluid recovered from the well.

The bill would require the owner or operator to submit to the supervisor information regarding the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, who would be required to add this information to existing Internet maps on the division’s Internet Web site and to make this information available to the public. This bill would require the State Oil and Gas Supervisor on or before January 1, 2013, and annually thereafter, to prepare and transmit to the Legislature a comprehensive report on hydraulic fracturing in the exploration and production of oil and gas resources in California. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Sections 3210, 3213, and 3215 Of, and to Add Section 3017 To, the Public Resources Code, Relating to Oil and Gas Production.
Author(s)
Bob Wieckowski
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Oil and gas production: hydraulic fracturing
Major Actions
Introduced2/16/2011
Referred to Committee
Passed Assembly Committee on Natural Resources4/25/2011
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations5/27/2011
Passed Assembly6/01/2011
Passed Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water6/14/2011
Passed Senate Committee on Environmental Quality6/27/2011
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/15/2011
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations7/02/2012
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteAssembly Committee on Natural ResourcesDo pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.4/25/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
6 voted YES 3 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.5/27/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
10 voted YES 5 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
currently selectedAssemblyAB 591 WIECKOWSKI Assembly Third Reading6/01/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
50 voted YES 23 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on Natural Resources and WaterDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Environmental Quality.6/14/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water
5 voted YES 3 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on Environmental QualityDo pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.6/27/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality
5 voted YES 1 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.8/15/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
8 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.7/02/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
7 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/16/2011
2/16/2011Read first time. To print.
2/17/2011From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.
3/03/2011Referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
4/12/2011From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on NAT. RES. Read second time and amended.
4/13/2011Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
select this voteVote4/25/2011Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
5/09/2011From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 3.) (April 25).
5/10/2011Read second time and amended.
5/11/2011Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
5/18/2011In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
5/27/2011From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 10. Noes 5.) (May 27). Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
select this voteVote5/27/2011Do pass as amended.
5/31/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
6/01/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 50. Noes 23. Page 1734.)
6/01/2011In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
currently selectedAssembly Vote on Passage6/01/2011AB 591 WIECKOWSKI Assembly Third Reading
6/08/2011Referred to Coms. on N.R. & W. and E.Q.
6/14/2011From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on E.Q. (Ayes 5. Noes 3.) (June 14). Re-referred to Com. on E.Q.
select this voteVote6/14/2011Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Environmental Quality.
select this voteVote6/27/2011Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
7/06/2011From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (June 27).
7/07/2011Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
select this voteVote8/15/2011Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
8/15/2011In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.
8/25/2011In committee: Held under submission.
4/09/2012From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR.
4/10/2012Withdrawn from committee. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.
5/09/2012From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on RLS.
5/10/2012Withdrawn from committee. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
7/02/2012In committee: Placed on APPR. suspense file.
select this voteVote7/02/2012Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
8/16/2012In committee: Held under submission.

Total contributions given to Assemblymembers from interest groups that…

19 Organizations Supported and 3 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
An Act to Amend Sections 3210, 3213, and 3215 Of, and to Add Section 3017 To, the Public Resources Code, Relating to Oil and Gas Production.: AB 591 WIECKOWSKI Assembly Third Reading

19 organizations supported this bill

California Coastal Protection Network
Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water (2011, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.
California League of Conservation Voters
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water (2011, June 10). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 3, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Water Association
Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water (2011, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Clean Water Action
Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water (2011, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Earthworks
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water (2011, June 10). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 3, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Environment California
Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water (2011, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Environmental Working Group
Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water (2011, June 10). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 13, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Food & Water Watch
Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water (2011, June 10). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 13, 2011, from Leg. Info.
League of Conservation Voters
Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water (2011, June 10). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 13, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water (2011, June 10). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 13, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Los Angeles Times
Editorial (2011, May 9). Something in the water. LA Times. Retrieved June 27, 2011, from http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinionla/la-ed-fracking-20110509,0,5070483.story.
Natural Resources Defense Council
Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water (2011, June 10). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 13, 2011, from Leg. Info.
People for the American Way
Baker, Marge with Joanne Spalding, Deborah Rogers, Bill Allayaud, Sarah Callahan, Mark McLeod, & Mike Sorogen (2011, May 6). Transcript of PFAW's Teleconference on Hydrofracking . Retrieved June 27, 2011, from PFAW.
Planning and Conservation League
Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water (2011, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Rural Coalition Of Southern Monterey County
Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water (2011, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Sierra Club California
Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water (2011, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Supervisor Jane Parker - Monterey County Board Of Supervisors
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water (2011, June 10). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 3, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Ventana Conservation And Land Trust
Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water (2011, June 10). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 13, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Water Replenishment District of Southern California
Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water (2011, June 10). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 13, 2011, from Leg. Info.

3 organizations opposed this bill

American Chemistry Council
Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water (2011, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.
California Independent Petroleum Association
Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water (2011, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Western States Petroleum Association
Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water (2011, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$500$3,000
Luis AlejoDCA-28$5,250$3,000
Michael AllenDCA-7$5,400$0
Tom AmmianoDCA-13$500$0
Toni AtkinsDCA-76$9,300$0
Jim BeallDCA-24$750$0
Bill BerryhillRCA-26$4,000$13,800
Marty BlockDCA-78$13,800$0
Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$5,500$0
Susan BonillaDCA-11$1,150$9,400
Steven BradfordDCA-51$6,000$2,500
Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
Joan BuchananDCA-15$4,250$1,000
Betsy ButlerDCA-53$11,350$0
Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
Nora CamposDCA-23$2,000$1,000
Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$3,035$2,750
Connie ConwayRCA-34$4,000$23,750
Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
Roger DickinsonDCA-9$1,000$0
Tim DonnellyRCA-59$0$750
Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
Paul FongDCA-22$1,000$0
Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
Beth GainesRCA-4$3,750$10,900
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$4,929$5,000
Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
Mike GattoDCA-43$5,500$4,000
Rich GordonDCA-21$1,500$800
Jeff GorellRCA-37$1,500$1,000
Shannon GroveRCA-32$1,000$10,700
Curt HagmanRCA-60$1,500$9,300
Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-52$1,500$14,300
Diane HarkeyRCA-73$6,000$11,500
Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
Roger HernandezDCA-57$3,500$11,400
Jerry HillDCA-19$1,500$0
Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
Ben HuesoDCA-79$150$2,500
Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
Brian JonesRCA-77$1,000$4,000
Steve KnightRCA-36$2,000$3,500
Ricardo LaraDCA-50$4,200$2,500
Dan LogueRCA-3$2,000$12,800
Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$0$1,000
Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
Allan MansoorRCA-68$3,000$4,000
Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
Jeff MillerRCA-71$2,750$18,050
Holly MitchellDCA-47$0$1,500
Bill MonningDCA-27$9,800$0
Mike MorrellRCA-63$500$6,500
Brian NestandeRCA-64$1,000$7,800
Jim NielsenRCA-2$2,500$2,000
Chris NorbyRCA-72$3,000$6,900
Kristin OlsenRCA-25$3,500$10,250
Richard PanDCA-5$4,500$6,500
Henry PereaDCA-31$6,000$15,600
John PerezDCA-46$7,900$1,000
Manuel PerezDCA-80$0$4,000
Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$3,350$0
Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
Norma TorresDCA-61$1,000$7,900
David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
Don WagnerRCA-70$2,500$2,000
Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$3,000$9,610
Das WilliamsDCA-35$0$0
Mariko YamadaDCA-8$500$0

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$500$3,000
Luis AlejoDCA-28$5,250$3,000
Michael AllenDCA-7$5,400$0
Tom AmmianoDCA-13$500$0
Toni AtkinsDCA-76$9,300$0
Jim BeallDCA-24$750$0
Bill BerryhillRCA-26$4,000$13,800
Marty BlockDCA-78$13,800$0
Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$5,500$0
Susan BonillaDCA-11$1,150$9,400
Steven BradfordDCA-51$6,000$2,500
Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
Joan BuchananDCA-15$4,250$1,000
Betsy ButlerDCA-53$11,350$0
Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
Nora CamposDCA-23$2,000$1,000
Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$3,035$2,750
Connie ConwayRCA-34$4,000$23,750
Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
Roger DickinsonDCA-9$1,000$0
Tim DonnellyRCA-59$0$750
Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
Paul FongDCA-22$1,000$0
Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
Beth GainesRCA-4$3,750$10,900
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$4,929$5,000
Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
Mike GattoDCA-43$5,500$4,000
Rich GordonDCA-21$1,500$800
Jeff GorellRCA-37$1,500$1,000
Shannon GroveRCA-32$1,000$10,700
Curt HagmanRCA-60$1,500$9,300
Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-52$1,500$14,300
Diane HarkeyRCA-73$6,000$11,500
Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
Roger HernandezDCA-57$3,500$11,400
Jerry HillDCA-19$1,500$0
Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
Ben HuesoDCA-79$150$2,500
Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
Brian JonesRCA-77$1,000$4,000
Steve KnightRCA-36$2,000$3,500
Ricardo LaraDCA-50$4,200$2,500
Dan LogueRCA-3$2,000$12,800
Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$0$1,000
Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
Allan MansoorRCA-68$3,000$4,000
Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
Jeff MillerRCA-71$2,750$18,050
Holly MitchellDCA-47$0$1,500
Bill MonningDCA-27$9,800$0
Mike MorrellRCA-63$500$6,500
Brian NestandeRCA-64$1,000$7,800
Jim NielsenRCA-2$2,500$2,000
Chris NorbyRCA-72$3,000$6,900
Kristin OlsenRCA-25$3,500$10,250
Richard PanDCA-5$4,500$6,500
Henry PereaDCA-31$6,000$15,600
John PerezDCA-46$7,900$1,000
Manuel PerezDCA-80$0$4,000
Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$3,350$0
Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
Norma TorresDCA-61$1,000$7,900
David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
Don WagnerRCA-70$2,500$2,000
Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$3,000$9,610
Das WilliamsDCA-35$0$0
Mariko YamadaDCA-8$500$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Water utilities$85,700
Environmental policy$39,935
Municipal & county government organizations$31,800
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$12,000
Public official (elected or appointed)$3,500
Democratic-based groups (but not official party committees) and generic liberal/progressive ones$2,179

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Petroleum refining & marketing$178,310
Chemicals$60,400
Independent oil & gas producers$31,050
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