assembly Bill A10585A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates the "sewage pollution right to know act"

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

do you support this legislation?

You must fill out the form below in order to support or oppose this bill. X

You must login or fill out the fields below for the senator to have an accurate account of the support or opposition to this bill.

More information?
Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.
Use this box to enter a message to your senator.

Actions

view actions (15)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 09, 2012 signed chap.368
Aug 06, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.594
substituted for s6268d
referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 19, 2012 ordered to third reading rules cal.400
rules report cal.400
reported
Jun 18, 2012 amend and recommit to rules 10585a
Jun 13, 2012 reported referred to rules
Jun 07, 2012 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

view votes

Bill Amendments

Original
A (Active)
Original
A (Active)

Co-Sponsors

view all co-sponsors

A10585 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6268D
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §17-0826-a, En Con L

A10585 - Summary

Enacts the "sewage pollution right to know act"; requires publicly owned treatment works to report discharges of untreated or partially treated sewage.

A10585 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  10585

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 7, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON  RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Sweeney,
  Jaffee,  Weisenberg,  Colton,  Lifton,  Lupardo,  Schimel,  Zebrowski,
  Cahill,  Englebright,  Galef,  Magnarelli, Millman, Benedetto, Castro,
  Cook,  Kellner,  Lavine,  Linares,  M. Miller,  P. Rivera,  N. Rivera,
  Roberts,  Rosenthal,  Saladino,  Ramos,  Abinanti,  Hooper, Stevenson,
  Weprin, Clark, Boyland, Brennan, Curran, Cymbrowitz, Gabryszak, Glick,
  Gottfried, Jacobs, Katz, Lentol, Markey,  McDonough,  McEneny,  Nolan,
  Paulin,  Perry,  Robinson,  Thiele)  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  creating the sewage pollution right to know act

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be  cited  as  the  "sewage
pollution right to know act".
  S  2.  The  environmental  conservation law is amended by adding a new
section 17-0826-a to read as follows:
S 17-0826-A. MANDATORY SEWAGE  RELEASE  REPORTING  AND  NOTIFICATION  BY
               PUBLICLY  OWNED TREATMENT WORKS AND OPERATORS OF PUBLICLY
               OWNED SEWER SYSTEMS.
  1. PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS OR THE OPERATOR OF A PUBLICLY  OWNED
SEWER  SYSTEM  SHALL  IMMEDIATELY,  BUT IN NO CASE LATER THAN TWO HOURS,
REPORT DISCHARGES OF UNTREATED OR PARTIALLY  TREATED  SEWAGE,  INCLUDING
COMBINED  SEWER  OVERFLOWS,  EXCEPT  PARTIALLY TREATED SEWAGE DISCHARGED
DIRECTLY FROM A PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS  THAT  IS  IN  COMPLIANCE
WITH  A  DEPARTMENT  APPROVED  PLAN OR PERMIT, TO THE DEPARTMENT AND THE
LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT, OR IF THERE IS NONE, THE NEW YORK STATE  HEALTH
DEPARTMENT.  SUCH  REPORT  SHALL,  AT  A MINIMUM, INCLUDE, TO THE EXTENT
KNOWABLE WITH EXISTING SYSTEMS AND MODELS:
  (A) THE VOLUME AND TREATED STATE OF THE DISCHARGE;
  (B) THE DATE AND TIME OF THE DISCHARGE;
  (C) THE EXPECTED DURATION OF THE DISCHARGE;
  (D) A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF  THE  STEPS  BEING  TAKEN  TO  CONTAIN  THE
DISCHARGE EXCEPT FOR WET WEATHER COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW DISCHARGES;

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

Co-Sponsors

view all co-sponsors

A10585A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6268D
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §17-0826-a, En Con L

A10585A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "sewage pollution right to know act"; requires publicly owned treatment works to report discharges of untreated or partially treated sewage.

A10585A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                10585--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 7, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON  RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Sweeney,
  Jaffee,  Weisenberg,  Colton,  Lifton,  Lupardo,  Schimel,  Zebrowski,
  Cahill,  Englebright,  Galef,  Magnarelli, Millman, Benedetto, Castro,
  Cook,  Kellner,  Lavine,  Linares,  M. Miller,  P. Rivera,  N. Rivera,
  Roberts,  Rosenthal,  Saladino,  Ramos,  Abinanti,  Hooper, Stevenson,
  Weprin, Clark, Castelli, Boyland, Brennan, Curran, Cymbrowitz, Gabrys-
  zak, Glick, Gottfried, Jacobs, Katz, Latimer,  Lentol,  Markey,  McDo-
  nough,  McEneny,  Nolan, Paulin, Perry, Robinson, Thiele) -- read once
  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Environmental  Conservation  --
  reported  and  referred  to  the Committee on Rules -- Rules Committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  creating the sewage pollution right to know act

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be  cited  as  the  "sewage
pollution right to know act".
  S  2.  The  environmental  conservation law is amended by adding a new
section 17-0826-a to read as follows:
S 17-0826-A. MANDATORY SEWAGE  RELEASE  REPORTING  AND  NOTIFICATION  BY
               PUBLICLY  OWNED TREATMENT WORKS AND OPERATORS OF PUBLICLY
               OWNED SEWER SYSTEMS.
  1. PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS OR THE OPERATOR OF A PUBLICLY  OWNED
SEWER  SYSTEM  SHALL  IMMEDIATELY,  BUT  IN NO CASE LATER THAN TWO HOURS
AFTER DISCOVERY, REPORT DISCHARGES OF  UNTREATED  OR  PARTIALLY  TREATED
SEWAGE,  INCLUDING  COMBINED  SEWER  OVERFLOWS, EXCEPT PARTIALLY TREATED
SEWAGE DISCHARGED DIRECTLY FROM A PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS THAT IS
IN COMPLIANCE WITH A DEPARTMENT APPROVED PLAN OR PERMIT, TO THE  DEPART-
MENT  AND THE LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT, OR IF THERE IS NONE, THE NEW YORK
STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. SUCH REPORT SHALL, AT A  MINIMUM,  INCLUDE,  TO
THE EXTENT KNOWABLE WITH EXISTING SYSTEMS AND MODELS:
  (A) THE VOLUME AND TREATED STATE OF THE DISCHARGE;
  (B) THE DATE AND TIME OF THE DISCHARGE;

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

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.