|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 25, 2012||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S6316
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6316 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6316 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to the brownfield opportunity area program; encourages redevelopment in certain areas with brownfield opportunity area nomination and implementation strategies; defines brownfield opportunity area; develop a plan for redevelopment and revitalization of brownfield opportunity areas.
S6316 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6316 I N S E N A T E January 25, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 and the general municipal law, in relation to the brownfield opportunity area program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of section S 27-1403 of the environ- mental conservation law, as added by section 1 of part A of chapter 1 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows: The legislature hereby finds that there are thousands of abandoned and likely contaminated properties that threaten the health and vitality of the communities they burden, and that these sites, known as brownfields, are also contributing to sprawl development and loss of open space. It is therefore declared that, to advance the policy of the state of New York to conserve, improve, and protect its natural resources and envi- ronment and control water, land, and air pollution in order to enhance the health, safety, and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well being, it is appropriate to adopt this act to encourage persons to voluntarily remediate brownfield sites for reuse and redevelopment by establishing within the department a statuto- ry program to encourage cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites. All remedies shall be fully protective of public health and the environ- ment including, but not limited to, groundwater according to its classi- fication pursuant to section 17-0301 of this chapter. A remedial program that achieves a permanent cleanup of a contaminated site, including the restoration of groundwater to its classified use, is to be preferred over a remedial program that does not do so. IT IS THE INTENT OF THE LEGISLATURE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS BROWNFIELD CLEANUP PROGRAM SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LIMITING OR OTHERWISE AFFECTING ANY AUTHORITY CONFERRED UPON THE DEPARTMENT BY ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW. IT IS ALSO THE INTENT OF THE LEGISLATURE TO ENCOURAGE THE CLEANUP AND REDEVELOPMENT OF BROWNFIELDS LOCATED IN BROWNFIELD OPPORTUNITY AREAS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY-R OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, AND TO ENCOURAGE SUCH REDEVELOPMENT TO BE IN CONFORMANCE WITH THE BROWNFIELD EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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