senate Bill S3870

Extends the moratorium on the issuance of environmental safety certificates for facilities and routes for the transportation of liquefied natural or petroleum gas

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  • 08 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.244
  • 23 / Mar / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 24 / Mar / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 29 / Mar / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A108

Summary

Extends the moratorium on the issuance of certificates of environmental safety for the siting of facilities and certification of routes for the transportation of liquefied natural or petroleum gas.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A108
Versions:
S3870
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง6, Chap 395 of 1978
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S3269A, A6914

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BILL NUMBER:S3870

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend chapter 395 of the laws of 1978, relating to moratoriums on
the issuance of certificates of environmental safety for the siting of
facilities and certification of routes for the transportation of
liquefied natural or petroleum gas, in relation to extending the
effectiveness of the provisions of such chapter

PURPOSE:
Extends effectiveness of Chapter 395 of the Laws of 1978 relating to
moratoriums on the issuance of certificates of environmental safety
for the siting of facilities and certification of routes to transport
liquefied natural or petroleum gas in cities with a population of one
million or more until April 1, 2011.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This legislation would continue, until April 1, 2013, the current ban
on the licensing of liquefied natural gas and petroleum facilities in
cities with a population of one million or more in the interest of
public safety.

JUSTIFICATION:
The potential for a large-scale human catastrophe inherent in the
storage of highly volatile, liquefied natural gas in densely
populated areas makes it mandatory that governmental agencies,
federal and state, exercise extreme caution in dealing with proposals
for activation of LNG facilities.

Experiences such as the 1973 explosion in an empty LNG tank on Staten
Island, in which 40 persons lost their lives, underline the potential
for tragedy involved in the operation of such storage facilities.

The object of this bill is to assure a calm, deliberate and reasoned
evaluation of such proposals and to assure the application of strict
public safety standards.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009: Chapter 84
2007: Chapter 31
2005: Chapter 66
2003: Chapter 33
2001: Chapter 18
1999: Chapter 25
1997: Chapter 235

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on April 1, 2011.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3870

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend chapter 395 of the laws of 1978, relating to moratoriums
  on the issuance of certificates of environmental safety for the siting
  of facilities and certification of routes for  the  transportation  of
  liquefied  natural  or  petroleum  gas,  in  relation to extending the
  effectiveness of the provisions of such chapter

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section 6 of chapter 395 of the laws of 1978, relating to
moratoriums on the issuance of certificates of environmental safety  for
the siting of facilities and certification of routes for the transporta-
tion  of liquefied natural or petroleum gas, as amended by chapter 84 of
the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  S 6. This act shall take effect immediately and remain in  full  force
and  effect  only  to and including April 1, 1999 provided, however that
the provisions of this act shall remain in  full  force  and  effect  in
cities  with  a  population of one million or more until April 1, [2011]
2013.
  S 2. This act shall take effect April 1, 2011.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00501-01-1

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