senate Bill S84

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires comprehensive accident prevention planning for the prevention of petroleum spills and leaks, and auditing thereof, in certain cities

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S84 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A480
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง17-1006, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S8253, A3892

S84 - Bill Texts

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Requires owners and operators of petroleum bulk storage facilities located in cities of one million or more to undertake comprehensive accident prevention plans for the prevention of spills and leaks of petroleum; further requires such owners or operators to hire an independent company to quarterly audit the implementation of such plan.

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BILL NUMBER:S84

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to
comprehensive accident prevention planning by and auditing of
petroleum bulk storage facilities in cities with a population of
one million or more

SUMMARY:
Owners and operators of petroleum bulk storage facilities, in cities
with a population of one million or more persons, shall be required
to undertake comprehensive accident prevention planning and shall
hire an independent company to quarterly audit the implementation of
the hazard control plan.

JUSTIFICATION:
Over the years there have been several underground oil spills
totalling a reported 17 million gallons discovered underground in New
York State, as reported in January of 1989. Since that time there
have been several additional spills.

In 1988 alone the DEC investigated 10,500 spills, a 400% increase
since 1984. The danger to the environment from these spills is great,
including water and air pollution.

Accident prevention planning would greatly reduce the likelihood of
an oil spill.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
A.11561/S.8151 of 1989-1990
A.4358/S.4024 of 1991-1992
A.2583/S.1518 of 1993-1994
A.724/S.559 of 1995-96
A.16/S.198 of 1997-98
A.262/S.575 of 1999-00
A.552/S.2692 of 2001-02
A.216 of 2003-04
A.2066 of 2005-06
A.1620 of 2007-2008
S.8253/A.3892 of 2009-2010

FISCAL IMPLICATION:
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law, provided however, the commissioner
of environmental conservation shall promulgate rules and
regulations necessary to effectuate the provisions of this act
prior to such date.

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

                                   84

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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
  comprehensive accident prevention planning by and auditing of petrole-
  um  bulk storage facilities in cities with a population of one million
  or more

  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 17-1006 to read as follows:
S 17-1006. COMPREHENSIVE ACCIDENT PREVENTION IN CITIES WITH A POPULATION
             OF ONE MILLION OR MORE.
  EVERY OWNER OR OPERATOR OF A FACILITY, AS DEFINED IN  SUBDIVISION  ONE
OF  SECTION  17-1003  OF  THIS TITLE, LOCATED WITHIN A CITY WITH A POPU-
LATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE  SHALL  UNDERTAKE  COMPREHENSIVE  ACCIDENT
PREVENTION PLANNING FOR THE PREVENTION OF SPILLS AND LEAKS OF PETROLEUM,
AND  SHALL  HIRE  AN INDEPENDENT COMPANY TO AUDIT, ON A QUARTERLY BASIS,
THE IMPLEMENTATION BY SUCH OWNER OR OPERATOR OF THE HAZARD CONTROL  PLAN
ADOPTED FOR SUCH FACILITY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall  have  become a law. Effective immediately the commissioner of
environmental conservation may promulgate rules and  regulations  neces-
sary  to  effectuate  the provisions of this act prior to such effective
date.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00446-01-1

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