senate Bill S4898

Mandates NYS Transit Authority to produce annual reports concerning actions to reduce noise

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  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1114
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A1358

Summary

Mandates NYC Transit Authority to produce annual reports concerning actions to reduce noise.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1358
Versions:
S4898
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1204-a, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
A6155, A6155

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BILL NUMBER:S4898

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in
relation to mandating the NYC transit authority to create annual
reports concerning actions to reduce noise

PURPOSE OF THE BILL: This legislation provides clarification within
the rapid transit noise code, regarding the authority's responsibility
to produce an annual report detailing efforts to reduce noise
throughout the system.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends subdivision 4 of § 1204-a of the public
authorities law, adding language clarifying the authority's
responsibility to produce annual noise abatement reports.

JUSTIFICATION: The rapid transit noise code was adopted into law in
1982 in response to studies detailing the adverse effects excessive
noise has on people on a daily basis. Part of this code involved the
issuance of an annual noise abatement report which itemized monies
spent, bids requested and received, contracts let, and actual work
done on noise abatement programs during the previous year.

Since 1994 the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) has failed to
comply with the noise abatement report provision within the code.
NYCTA's interpretations regarding their responsibilities under the
code are in conflict with other independent analysis. This bill is
being submitted to clarify NYCTA's responsibilities with regards to
the annual noise abatement report.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013-2014: A.1358 (Colton) 2011-2012:
A.6155 (Colton)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately

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

                                  4898

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to mandating the
  NYC transit authority to create annual reports concerning  actions  to
  reduce noise

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 1204-a of the  public  authorities
law,  as added by chapter 736 of the laws of 1982, is amended to read as
follows:
  4. [Within twelve months of the  completion  of  the  study  conducted
pursuant  to subdivision two of this section, and at twelve month inter-
vals thereafter, the] THE authority shall submit to the governor and the
legislature [comprehensive] ANNUAL  reports  detailing  the  authority's
progress  to date in abating subway noise. The report shall include, but
not be limited  to  an  itemized  summary  of  all  monies  spent,  bids
requested  and  received,  contracts  let, and actual work done on noise
abatement programs during the previous period. Any and all subway  noise
measurements  made  during  the previous period shall be included, with,
whenever possible, analyses of such measurements.
  Such ANNUAL report shall also  include  a  detailed  analysis  of  all
FUTURE noise abatement activities planned for the [next] UPCOMING twelve
months.  [Following the first twelve month interval these] THESE reports
shall also include comprehensive statements  of  progress  made  on  all
planned  noise  abatement  activities  included  in  the previous annual
report.
  Nothing herein shall preclude such report from being  incorporated  in
the authority's annual capital report submitted pursuant to the "capital
financing  and  services  system act of nineteen hundred eighty-one," so
long as it is maintained as a separate, distinct and identifiable compo-
nent in such report.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04169-01-3

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