senate Bill S1119A

Relates to liquefied natural gas storage facilities and transportation

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 12 / Feb / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 12 / Feb / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 1119A
  • 28 / Feb / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.113
  • 04 / Mar / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / Mar / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 26 / Mar / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 26 / Mar / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 27 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Exempts certain storage facilities and related transportation from provisions of the liquefied natural and petroleum gas act.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4202A
Versions:
S1119
S1119A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง23-1706, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7313A, A10793

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1119A REVISED 2/25/13

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to amending the liquefied natural and petroleum gas act to
exempt the storage and transportation of small quantities of liquefied
natural gas

PURPOSE: To amend the liquefied natural and petroleum gas act to
exempt the storage and transportation of small quantities of liquefied
natural gas (LNG) to facilitate LNG fueling and the use of LNG as a
replacement for diesel.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 23-1706 of the
environmental conservation law to provide an exemption for the storage
of up to 40,000 gallons of LNG and associated transportation
activities provided that all transportation and storage activities
conform to federal, regulations and codes administered by the National
Fire Protection Association.

Section 2 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a domestic alternative
fuel for heavy duty trucking. LNG is becoming popular because it is
cheaper and cleaner than diesel - and it is a domestic energy source.
The need for LNG as a transportation fuel is well documented in
several studies commissioned or prepared by NYSERDA. A recent 2011
study documents, among other things, the safety of LNG and the
economic benefit that would result from an amendment to the law to
allow LNG for transportation purposes.

Further, LNG provides an effective range that is consistent with the
range for diesel. As a result, engine manufacturers are developing
engines that are fueled by LNG. Major fleet operators are making the
shift to natural gas as a fuel, with LNG being a fuel of choice
because of the cost savings and environmental benefits (e.g. lower
exhaust emissions).

By providing an exemption for the storage and transportation of LNG,
this legislation will reduce emissions, encourage the use of a
domestic energy source, and promote economic activity and benefits
within New York.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S7313A/A10793 of 2011-12 Amend and Recommit to
Environmental Conservation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                 1119--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAZIARZ, GALLIVAN, O'MARA -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  amending the liquefied natural and petroleum gas  act  to  exempt  the
  storage  and  transportation  of small quantities of liquefied natural
  gas

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

  Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new section 23-1706 to read as follows:
S 23-1706. EXEMPTIONS.
  THIS ACT SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS FACILITY WITH  A
COMBINED  STORAGE  CAPACITY  OF  FORTY  THOUSAND GALLONS OR LESS THAT IS
LOCATED OUTSIDE OF ANY CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR  MORE,
PROVIDED  THAT  THE  FACILITY  AND  ASSOCIATED TRANSPORTATION ACTIVITIES
SHALL COMPLY WITH NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION CODES AND  STAND-
ARDS  APPLICABLE  TO THE STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION OF LIQUEFIED NATURAL
GAS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02275-02-3

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