senate Bill S3872C

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the development of a generation attribute tracking system by the New York state energy research and development authority

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 17, 2012 signed chap.436
Aug 06, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1510
substituted for s3872c
Jun 21, 2012 substituted by a6114c
ordered to third reading cal.1510
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 27, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 25, 2012 print number 3872c
amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 04, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 14, 2011 referred to energy
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1220
Jun 13, 2011 committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 10, 2011 print number 3872b
amend (t) and recommit to finance
May 03, 2011 amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
May 10, 2011 reported and committed to finance
May 03, 2011 print number 3872a
Mar 08, 2011 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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Jun 21, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

S3872C
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committee
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Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 27, 2012 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S3872C
11
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committee
11
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0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Mar 27, 2012

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Jun 14, 2011 - Rules committee Vote

S3872B
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committee
23
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0
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1
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0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 10, 2011 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S3872A
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10
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Nay
2
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0
Absent
0
Excused
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Committee Vote: May 10, 2011

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Bill Amendments

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S3872 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6114C
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1851 & 1854, Pub Auth L

S3872 - Bill Texts

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Requires the development of a generation attribute certification and tracking system by the New York State energy research and development authority; defines generation attribute certificate.

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BILL NUMBER:S3872

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring
the development of a renewable energy
credit certification and tracking system by the New York state energy
research and development authority

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this bill is to prepare a
tracking system for renewable energy credits. As New York State moves
closer to a market system in which energy is bought and sold through
a credit
mechanism, it is important to track the creation of the energy
generated, as well as when this energy is bought and sold in the
marketplace to ensure the credibility of the renewable energy
credit market.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill amends section 1854 of the public authorities law by adding a
new subdivision 19.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation requires the New York State Energy Research and
Development Agency (NYSERDA) to establish a tracking system for
Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). A REC is defined as the
environmental attributes associated with one mega-watt hour of
qualified renewable energy generation. NYSERDA will be required to
consult with the Department of Public Service staff and the New York
Independent Systems Operator in the development of this tracking
system. As New York, and the country, moves toward a market based
system to stimulate renewable energy generation, New York State must
begin to develop the infrastructure necessary to successfully monitor
the sale and trade of this energy.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3872

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the
  development  of  a  renewable energy credit certification and tracking
  system by the New York state energy research and development authority

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

  Section  1.  Section  1851 of the public authorities law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 18 to read as follows:
  18. "RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDIT" OR "REC" SHALL  MEAN  THE  ENVIRONMENTAL
ATTRIBUTES  ASSOCIATED  WITH  ONE  MEGAWATT-HOUR  OF QUALIFIED RENEWABLE
ENERGY GENERATION.
  S 2. Section 1854 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 19 to read as follows:
  19. TO ESTABLISH A PROCESS  AND  PROCEDURE  FOR  CERTIFYING  RENEWABLE
ENERGY CREDITS AND A SYSTEM FOR TRACKING THE SALE AND TRADING OF RENEWA-
BLE  ENERGY CREDITS. EACH INITIAL ISSUANCE, SALE, AND TRADING OF RENEWA-
BLE ENERGY CREDITS SHALL BE RECORDED IN THE TRACKING SYSTEM  AND  EASILY
REPORTABLE.  THE  AUTHORITY  SHALL CONSULT WITH THE NEW YORK STATE INDE-
PENDENT SYSTEM OPERATOR AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE TO  AID  IN
DEVELOPMENT  OF  THE  RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDIT CERTIFICATION AND TRACKING
SYSTEM.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10062-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S3872A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6114C
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1851 & 1854, Pub Auth L

S3872A - Bill Texts

view summary

Requires the development of a generation attribute certification and tracking system by the New York State energy research and development authority; defines generation attribute certificate.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3872A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring
the development of a renewable energy
credit certification and tracking system by the New York state energy
research and development authority

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this bill is to prepare a tracking system for renewable
energy credits. As New York State moves closer to a market system in
which energy is bought and sold through a credit mechanism, it is
important to track the creation of the energy generated, as well as
when this energy is bought and sold in the marketplace to ensure the
credibility of the renewable energy credit market.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:;
This bill amends section 1854 of the public authorities law by adding
a new subdivision 19.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation requires the New York State Energy Research and
Development Agency (NYSERDA) to establish a tracking system for
Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). A REC is defined as the
environmental attributes associated with one mega-watt hour of
qualified renewable energy generation. NYSERDA will be required to
consult with the Department of Public Service staff and the New York
Independent Systems Operator in the development of this tracking
system. As New York, and the country, moves toward a market based
system to stimulate renewable energy generation, New York State must
begin to develop the infrastructure necessary to successfully monitor
the sale and trade of this energy.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3872--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the
  development of a renewable energy credit  certification  and  tracking
  system by the New York state energy research and development authority

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

  Section 1. Section 1851 of the public authorities law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 18 to read as follows:
  18.  "RENEWABLE  ENERGY  CREDIT" OR "REC" SHALL MEAN THE ENVIRONMENTAL
ATTRIBUTES ASSOCIATED WITH  ONE  MEGAWATT-HOUR  OF  QUALIFIED  RENEWABLE
ENERGY GENERATION.
  S 2. Section 1854 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 19 to read as follows:
  19.  TO  ESTABLISH  A  PROCESS  AND PROCEDURE FOR CERTIFYING RENEWABLE
ENERGY CREDITS AND A SYSTEM FOR TRACKING THE SALE AND TRADING OF RENEWA-
BLE ENERGY CREDITS. EACH INITIAL ISSUANCE, SALE, AND TRADING OF  RENEWA-
BLE  ENERGY  CREDITS SHALL BE RECORDED IN THE TRACKING SYSTEM AND EASILY
REPORTABLE. THE AUTHORITY SHALL CONSULT WITH THE NEW  YORK  STATE  INDE-
PENDENT  SYSTEM  OPERATOR AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE TO AID IN
DEVELOPMENT OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDIT  CERTIFICATION  AND  TRACKING
SYSTEM AND MAY CONTRACT AND DELEGATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE OPERATION OF
THE SYSTEM TO A THIRD PARTY PENDING APPROVAL BY THE AUTHORITY'S BOARD OF
DIRECTORS.  SUCH  SYSTEM  SHALL  BE  DEVELOPED  WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF THE
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION AND SHALL BE  COMPATIBLE  WITH  OTHER
SUCH  SYSTEMS OPERATING IN OTHER REGIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
TO THE GREATEST EXTENT  FEASIBLE.  IT  SHALL  ALSO  ACCOUNT  FOR  ENERGY
IMPORTS FROM AREAS WITHOUT SIMILAR TRACKING SYSTEMS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10062-03-1

Co-Sponsors

S3872B - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6114C
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1851 & 1854, Pub Auth L

S3872B - Bill Texts

view summary

Requires the development of a generation attribute certification and tracking system by the New York State energy research and development authority; defines generation attribute certificate.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3872B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring
the development of a
generation attribute
tracking system by the New York state energy
research and development authority

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this bill is to prepare a tracking system for
generation attributes. As New York State moves closer to a market
system in which energy is bought and sold through a credit mechanism,
it is important to track the creation of the energy generated, as
well as when this energy is bought and sold in the marketplace to
ensure the credibility of the energy credit market.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:;
This bill amends section 1854 of the public authorities law by adding
a new subdivision 19.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation requires the New York State Energy Research and
Development Agency (NYSERDA) to establish a tracking system for
Generation attributes. A "Generation Attribute" is defined as the
attributes associated with one mega-watt hour of energy generation.
NYSERDA will be required to consult with the Department of Public
Service staff and the New York Independent Systems Operator in the
development of this tracking system. As New York, and the country,
moves toward a market based system to stimulate energy generation;
New York State must begin to develop the infrastructure necessary to
successfully monitor the sale and trade of this energy.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3872--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ,  DUANE, PARKER -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Energy
  and  Telecommunications -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to  said  committee  --  reported
  favorably  from  said  committee  and  committed  to  the Committee on
  Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the
  development  of a generation attribute tracking system by the New York
  state energy research and development authority

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

  Section  1.  Section  1851 of the public authorities law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 18 to read as follows:
  18. "GENERATION ATTRIBUTE CERTIFICATE" SHALL  MEAN  THE  ENVIRONMENTAL
ATTRIBUTES  ASSOCIATED  WITH  ONE  MEGAWATT-HOUR  OF QUALIFIED RENEWABLE
ENERGY GENERATED BY A SOURCE WITHIN NEW YORK STATE INCLUDING ALL GENERA-
TORS PARTICIPATING IN THE WHOLESALE ENERGY MARKETS AS WELL AS THOSE  NOT
PARTICIPATING IN THE WHOLESALE ENERGY MARKETS INCLUDING BEHIND-THE-METER
INSTALLATION;  SUCH  CERTIFICATES  SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,
INFORMATION ON THE TYPE OF FUEL USED SUCH THAT THE CERTIFICATES MAY ALSO
BE USED AS RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDITS OR RECS  WHEN  THE  FUEL  SUPPLY  SO
QUALIFIES.
  S 2. Section 1854 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 19 to read as follows:
  19.  TO  ESTABLISH  A  PROCESS AND PROCEDURE FOR CERTIFYING GENERATION
ATTRIBUTE CERTIFICATES AND A SYSTEM FOR TRACKING THE SALE AND TRADING OF
SUCH CERTIFICATES INDEPENDENTLY FROM THE SIMULTANEOUSLY GENERATED  ENER-
GY.  EACH  INITIAL  ISSUANCE, SALE, AND TRADING OF CERTIFICATES SHALL BE
RECORDED IN THE TRACKING SYSTEM AND  EASILY  REPORTABLE.  THE  AUTHORITY
SHALL  CONSULT  WITH  THE NEW YORK STATE INDEPENDENT SYSTEM OPERATOR AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10062-04-1

S. 3872--B                          2

THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE TO AID IN DEVELOPMENT OF  THE  TRACKING
SYSTEM AND MAY CONTRACT AND DELEGATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE OPERATION OF
THE  SYSTEM  TO THE INDEPENDENT SYSTEM OPERATOR OR A THIRD PARTY PENDING
APPROVAL  OF  THE  AUTHORITY'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  SUCH SYSTEM SHALL BE
DEVELOPED WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION
AND  SHALL  BE  COMPATIBLE  WITH  OTHER  SUCH SYSTEMS OPERATING IN OTHER
REGIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA TO THE GREATEST EXTENT FEASIBLE.
IT SHALL ALSO ACCOUNT FOR ENERGY  IMPORTS  FROM  AREAS  WITHOUT  SIMILAR
TRACKING SYSTEMS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

S3872C (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6114C
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1851 & 1854, Pub Auth L

S3872C (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view summary

Requires the development of a generation attribute certification and tracking system by the New York State energy research and development authority; defines generation attribute certificate.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3872C

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring
the development of a
generation attribute
tracking system by the New York state energy
research and development authority

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this bill is to prepare a tracking system for
generation attribute certificates. As New York State moves closer to
a market system in which energy is bought and sold through a
certificate mechanism, it is important to track the creation of the
energy generated. as well as when this energy is bought and sold in
the marketplace to ensure the credibility of the generation attribute
certificate market.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill amends section 1851 of the public authorities law by adding
a new subdivision 18, and amends section 1854 of the public
authorities law by adding a new subdivision 19.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation requires the New York State Energy Research and
Development Agency NYSERDA) to establish a tracking system for
generation attribute certificates, which are defined as "the
environmental, vintage and other attributes associated with the
generation of kilowatt hours and/or megawatt-hours of electrical
energy". NYSERDA will be required to consult with the Department of
Public Service in the development of this tracking system. As New
York, and the country. moves toward a market based system to
stimulate renewable energy generation, New York State must begin to
develop the infrastructure necessary to successfully monitor the sale
and trade of this commodity.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3872--C

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ,  DUANE, PARKER -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Energy
  and  Telecommunications -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to  said  committee  --  reported
  favorably  from  said  committee  and  committed  to  the Committee on
  Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted to the
  Committee on Energy and Telecommunications in accordance  with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the
  development of a generation attribute tracking system by the New  York
  state energy research and development authority

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

  Section 1. Section 1851 of the public authorities law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 18 to read as follows:
  18.  "GENERATION ATTRIBUTE CERTIFICATES" SHALL MEAN THE ENVIRONMENTAL,
VINTAGE AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES ASSOCIATED WITH  THE  GENERATION  OF  KILO-
WATT-HOURS AND/OR MEGAWATT-HOURS OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY. GENERATION ATTRI-
BUTE  CERTIFICATES  SHALL  EXIST  AS A COMMODITY SEPARATE AND APART FROM
KILOWATT-HOURS AND/OR MEGAWATT-HOURS.
  S 2. Section 1854 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 19 to read as follows:
  19. TO, ON ITS OWN OR THROUGH A QUALIFIED ENTITY,  DIRECTLY  OR  INDI-
RECTLY, AND IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE:
  (A) DEVELOP AND ADMINISTER A GENERATION ATTRIBUTE TRACKING SYSTEM THAT
RECORDS GENERATION ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION WITHIN THE STATE, AND PROCESSES
GENERATION  ATTRIBUTE  INFORMATION FROM ENERGY OUTSIDE THE STATE THAT IS
IMPORTED TO AND CONSUMED WITHIN THE  STATE,  AS  A  BASIS  FOR  CREATING
GENERATION ATTRIBUTE CERTIFICATES;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10062-07-1

S. 3872--C                          2

  (B) ASSIGN INITIAL OWNERSHIP OF GENERATION ATTRIBUTE CERTIFICATES;
  (C)  PROVIDE  FOR THE TRANSFER OR CONVEYANCE, OWNERSHIP AND RETIREMENT
OF GENERATION ATTRIBUTE CERTIFICATES;
  (D) OBTAIN GENERATION, DELIVERY AND CONSUMPTION INFORMATION FROM INDE-
PENDENT SYSTEM OPERATORS,  GENERATORS,  PUBLIC  UTILITY  COMPANIES,  AND
RETAIL  LOAD-SERVING ENTITIES PRODUCING, DELIVERING OR SELLING ELECTRIC-
ITY IN THE STATE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, "ELECTRIC CORPORATIONS"
AS DEFINED UNDER SUBDIVISION THIRTEEN  OF  SECTION  TWO  OF  THE  PUBLIC
SERVICE  LAW, "COOPERATIVES" AS DEFINED UNDER SUBDIVISION (A) OF SECTION
TWO OF THE RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE LAW, AND ANY PUBLICLY- OR  MUNICI-
PALLY-OWNED UTILITIES, INCLUDING THE POWER AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW
YORK  AND  THE  LONG  ISLAND  POWER  AUTHORITY,  DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE
AUTHORITY TO VERIFY OR SUPPLEMENT  SUCH  GENERATION  ATTRIBUTE  TRACKING
SYSTEM;
  (E) FACILITATE PARTICIPATION IN, AND USE OF, SUCH GENERATION ATTRIBUTE
TRACKING  SYSTEM  BY  BUYERS,  SELLERS  AND  BROKERS WITH RESPECT TO THE
OWNERSHIP, TRANSFER OR CONVEYANCE, AND RETIREMENT OF  GENERATION  ATTRI-
BUTE CERTIFICATES; AND
  (F)  PERFORM  SUCH ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AS MAY BE DEEMED NECESSARY BY
THE AUTHORITY TO ENSURE COOPERATION AND THE SMOOTH EXCHANGE OF  INFORMA-
TION  AMONG  AND  BETWEEN  THE  GENERATION ATTRIBUTE TRACKING SYSTEM AND
SIMILAR SYSTEMS WITHIN OR OUTSIDE THE STATE.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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