S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 11, 2011
Introduced by Sen. KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to
updates of the model environmental impact assessment form
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Paragraph (l) of subdivision 2 of section 8-0113 of the
environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 252 of the laws of
1977, is amended to read as follows:
(l) A model assessment form to be used during the initial review to
assist an agency in CARRYING OUT its responsibilities AND DUTIES under
this article. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PERIODICALLY UPDATE THE FORM WHICH
SHALL BE DESIGNED TO ASSIST APPLICANTS AND LEAD AGENCIES IN DETERMINING
WHETHER A PROPOSED PROJECT OR ACTION MAY HAVE A SIGNIFICANT EFFECT ON
THE ENVIRONMENT. SUCH UPDATES SHALL ENSURE THE CONSIDERATION OF CHANGES
AND EMERGING ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.