SB 1541

85(R) - 2017
Senate Natural Resources & Economic Development
Senate Natural Resources & Economic Development

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Craig Estes

Bill Caption

Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of drill cuttings.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, the Natural Resources Code has provisions that handle the treatment and recycling of drill cuttings. SB 1541 would clarify the definition of “treatment” to mean a manufacturing, mechanical, or chemical process other than sizing, shaping, diluting, or sorting. This bill would also require the commission to ensure the beneficial use of recycled drill cuttings to be at least as protective of public health, public safety, and the environment as the use of an equivalent product made without recycled drill cuttings or the disposal of the drill cuttings.

Vote Recommendation Notes

SB 1541 appears to be procedural and clarifying in nature which neither uplifts nor offends our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.