130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 418  As Introduced
As Introduced

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
2011-2012
H. B. No. 418


Representative Hagan, R. 

Cosponsors: Representatives Murray, Foley, Fedor, Goyal, Driehaus, Boyd, Antonio, Winburn, Heard 



A BILL
To establish a moratorium until January 1, 2015, on the disposal by injection into an underground formation of brine and other waste substances associated with the exploration or development of oil and gas resources.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. Notwithstanding Chapter 1509. of the Revised Code or any other provision of the Revised Code, on and after the effective date of this act and through December 31, 2014, no person shall dispose of brine or other waste substances associated with the exploration or development of oil and gas resources by injection into an underground formation. The Chief of the Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management in the Department of Natural Resources shall take any actions that are necessary in order to implement this act, including adopting rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
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