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 5, 2011
Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 the
disposal of drugs by incineration
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Title 27 of article 27 of the environmental conservation
law, as added by chapter 625 of the laws of 2008, is amended by adding a
new section 27-2705 to read as follows:
S 27-2705. DISPOSAL OF DRUGS BY INCINERATION.
ANY COUNTY, TOWN, CITY OR VILLAGE IN THIS STATE MAY APPLY TO THE
DEPARTMENT FOR A PERMIT TO INCINERATE UNUSED, UNWANTED OR EXPIRED DRUGS
AT FACILITIES OWNED AND MAINTAINED BY SUCH COUNTY, TOWN, CITY OR
VILLAGE. SUCH APPLICATION FOR SUCH PERMIT SHALL BE IN A MANNER AND FORM
TO BE DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT. SUCH PERMIT, WHEN ISSUED, SHALL
PERMIT SUCH COUNTY, TOWN, CITY OR VILLAGE TO DISPOSE OF DRUGS BY INCIN-
ERATION WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINING A VARIANCE FROM THE DEPARTMENT. AS PART
OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL TAKE SUFFICIENT STEPS
AND MAKE SUFFICIENT INSPECTIONS OF THE INCINERATION FACILITIES FOR WHICH
SUCH PERMIT IS SOUGHT IN ORDER TO INSURE THAT THE DISPOSAL OF DRUGS BY
INCINERATION SHALL BE HAD IN A MANNER TO COMPLY WITH ALL ENVIRONMENTAL
AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH INCINERATION.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.