Town of Mansfield, CT
Tolland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Mansfield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 107.
Road permit engineering standards and specifications — See Ch. A195.
[Adopted 10-26-2015, effective 11-27-2015 ]
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The application of natural gas waste or oil waste, whether or not such waste has received approval for use by DEEP (Department of Energy and Environmental Protection) or any other regulatory body, on any road or real property located within the Town for any purpose is prohibited.
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The introduction of natural gas waste or oil waste into any wastewater treatment facility within or operated by the Town is prohibited.
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The introduction of natural gas waste or oil waste into any solid waste management facility within or operated by the Town is prohibited.
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The sale, acquisition, storage, handling, treatment and/or processing of natural gas waste or oil waste within the Town is prohibited.
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All bids and contracts related to the purchase or acquisition of materials to be used to construct or maintain any publicly owned and/or maintained road or real property within the Town shall include a provision stating that no materials containing natural gas or oil waste shall be provided to the Town.
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All bids and contracts related to the retention of services to construct or maintain any publicly owned and/or maintained road or real property within the Town shall include a provision stating that no materials containing natural gas or oil waste shall be utilized in providing such a service.
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The following statement, which shall be a sworn statement under penalty of perjury, shall be included in all bids related to the purchase or acquisition of materials to be used to construct or maintain any publicly owned and/or maintained road or real property within the Town and all bids related to the retention of services to construct or maintain any publicly owned and/or maintained road or real property within the Town: "We ________ hereby submit a bid for materials, equipment and/or labor for the Town of Mansfield. The bid is for bid documents titled _________. We hereby certify under penalty of perjury that no natural gas waste or oil waste will be used by the undersigned bidder or any contractor, subcontractor, agent or vendor agent in connection with the bid; nor will the undersigned bidder or any subcontractor, agent or vendor agent thereof apply any natural gas waste or oil waste to any road or real property with the Town of Mansfield as a result of the submittal of this bid if selected."
This article shall apply to any and all actions occurring on or after the effective date of this article. The Town is empowered to issue "cease and desist" orders in case of any violation of the prohibitions and provisions stated above in §§ 127-1 and 127-2. It is further empowered to require remediation of any damage done to any land, road, building, aquifer, well, watercourse, air quality or other asset, be it public or private, within the Town of Mansfield. It may impose fines in any amounts it deems necessary with any and all infractions against this article.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
APPLICATION
The physical act of placing or spreading natural gas waste or oil waste on any road or real property located within the Town of Mansfield.
HYDRAULIC FRACTURING
The fracturing of underground rock formations, including shale and nonshale formations, by man-made fluid-driven techniques for the purpose of stimulating oil, natural gas, or other subsurface hydrocarbon production.
NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION ACTIVITIES
All geologic or geophysical activities related to the exploration for or extraction of natural gas, including, but not limited to, core and rotary drilling and hydraulic fracturing.
A. 
Any liquid or solid waste, or its constituents, that is generated as a result of natural gas extraction activities, which may consist of water, brine, chemicals, naturally occurring radioactive materials, heavy metals, or other contaminants;
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Leachate from solid wastes associated with natural gas extraction activities;
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Any waste that is generated as a result of or in association with the underground storage of natural gas;
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Any waste that is generated as a result of or in association with liquefied petroleum gas well storage operations; and
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Any products or byproducts resulting from the treatment, processing, or modification of any of the above wastes.
OIL EXTRACTION ACTIVITIES
All geologic or geophysical activities related to the exploration for or extraction of oil, including, but not limited to, core and rotary drilling and hydraulic fracturing.
A. 
Any liquid or solid waste, or its constituents, that is generated as a result of oil extraction activities, which may consist of water, brine, chemicals, naturally occurring radioactive materials, heavy metals, or other contaminants;
B. 
Leachate from solid wastes associated with oil extraction activities; and
C. 
Any products or byproducts resulting from the treatment, processing, or modification of any of the above wastes.
TOWN
The Town of Mansfield.