Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens on Wednesday told lawmakers there are no plans to issue hydrofracking permits this year.

“We have absolutely no plans to do so,” Martens said when asked about whether permits would be issued this year.

Martens is testifying before a joint Assembly-Senate hearing on the state budget’s environmental spending.

Martens added there is no proposed spending in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget to regulate and permit high-volume hydrofracking.

The state has missed multiple deadlines to develop regulations for potential development of natural gas through the controversial natural-gas extraction process.

The state Department of Health more than a year ago began an impact study on the effects hydrofracking has on human health, but that process is yet to be completed.