senate Bill S4544

Signed by Governor Amended

Requires the department of environmental conservation to notify any community board in New York city of any new brownfield site cleanups

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 10 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.567
  • 08 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 4544A
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 4544B
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A5990A
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.122
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 19 / Jul / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 31 / Jul / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.266

Summary

Requires the department of environmental conservation to notify any community board in New York city of any new brownfield site cleanups.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5990
Versions:
S4544
S4544A
S4544B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง27-1437, En Con L

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BILL NUMBER:S4544

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to requiring the department of environmental conservation to
notify the community boards of New York city of any new brownfield
site cleanups within such community board's boundaries

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

Requires the department of environmental conservation to notify any
community board in New York City of any new brownfield site cleanups.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 adds a new section 27-1437 to the environmental conservation
law. This section requires the New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation to notify any community board in a city
with a population of one million or more of new brownfield site
cleanups located within the community board's boundaries.

Section 2 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
regulations requires a period of public comment for brownfield cleanup
request. Upon completion of a brownfield cleanup request, the DEC must
publish a notification of the commencement of a 30-day comment period
on the request to participate in the environmental notice bulletin;
and newspaper notices must be prepared by the requestor and, subject
to Department review and approval, published in a local newspaper and
mailed to the brownfield site contact list.

The additional requirement of notifying local community boards within
New York City would allow for notice of opportunity' for public
comment to be served to interested parties. Community boards hold
monthly meetings where they notify the public and local civic
organizations of upcoming public hearings for state and city
governmental agencies. A requirement to notify local community boards,
in addition to other individuals already required to be notified,
would also give notice to those residing in the vicinity of the
brownfield an opportunity to comment on the planned brownfield
cleanup.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2013-14, A.5990 (Braunstein)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it
shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective
immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or


regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its
effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on
or before such effective date.

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

                                  4544

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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
  requiring  the  department of environmental conservation to notify the
  community boards of New York city of any new brownfield site  cleanups
  within such community board's boundaries

  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 27-1437 to read as follows:
S 27-1437. NOTIFICATION TO COMMUNITY BOARDS.
  THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOTIFY ANY COMMUNITY BOARD LOCATED IN A CITY WITH
A  POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE OF ANY NEW BROWNFIELD SITE CLEANUPS
LOCATED WITHIN SUCH COMMUNITY BOARD'S BOUNDARIES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal  of  any  rule  or  regulation
necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
effective date.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09317-01-3

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