senate Bill S5486
(D, IP) 0 Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
Relates to generic environmental impact statements.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the town law, the village law and the
general city law, in relation to generic environmental impact statements
PURPOSE: To make a technical correction in the existing law.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends §261-b(3)(d) of the Town Law to
reflect the accurate statutory requirement for an environmental impact
Section 2 amends §7-706(3)(d) of the Village Law to reflect the accurate
statutory requirement for an environmental impact statement.
Section 3 amends §81(d)(3)(d) of the General City Law to reflect the
accurate statutory requirement for an environmental impact statement.
JUSTIFICATION: The current language of these sections of Town, Village,
and City law reference a section of DEC regulations that is inaccurate.
Rather than insert the accurate regulatory reference, this bill amends
the statute to refer to the originating statutory authority for an envi-
ronmental impact statement, article eight of the environmental conserva-
tion law. This will eliminate a generic environmental impact statement
pursuant to the provisions of 6NYCRR §617.15, the need to go back and
correct the regulatory reference should DEC renumber its regulations
again, and brings the language into compliance with the State Constitu-
tion which discourages the use of incorporation by reference.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None. This is a new bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This bill shall take effect immediately.
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