Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||
referred to environmental conservation
|Jan 28, 2011||
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S2703
2011-2012 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2011-S2703 (ACTIVE) - Details
2011-S2703 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2703 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to high local environmental impact communities PURPOSE: This bill requires the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to publish a list of those areas in the State that are most adversely affected by existing environmental hazards. Section 1 of the bill adds a new section 3-0308 to the Environmental Conservation Law requiring DEC to publish a list of "high local environmental impact zones", which are defined as those areas of the State which are most adversely impacted by existing environmental hazards. The analysis of environmental burdens experienced in various areas will be based on the best information available (i.e., at the level of census tract, census block group or nine-digit zip code) to allow more precise targeting of high local impact zones wherever practicable. The biennial list will include zones that exist in whole or part in at least 5% of the zip codes in the state. In compiling this list, DEC must consider numerous potentially adverse environmental impacts within each zip code or area, including:
2011-S2703 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2703 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 28, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SERRANO, DILAN, DUANE, KRUEGER, PERKINS, STAVISKY -- 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 high local environmental impact communities 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 3-0308 to read as follows: S 3-0308. IDENTIFICATION OF HIGH LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ZONES. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PUBLISH A BIENNIAL LIST OF "HIGH LOCAL ENVI- RONMENTAL IMPACT ZONES", WHICH SHALL IDENTIFY THOSE AREAS OF THE STATE WHICH ARE MOST ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY EXISTING ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS. SUCH LIST SHALL IDENTIFY HIGH LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ZONES IN AS SPECIFIC DETAIL AS IS PRACTICABLE, AND SHALL IDENTIFY SUCH ZONES BY CENSUS TRACT, CENSUS BLOCK GROUP OR NINE DIGIT ZIP CODE TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, AND SHALL AT A MINIMUM INCLUDE ZONES EXISTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART IN NO FEWER THAN FIVE PERCENT OF THE FIVE-DIGIT ZIP CODES IN THE STATE. IN COMPILING SUCH LIST, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CONSIDER, AT A MINIMUM, EACH OF THE FOLLOWING FACTORS, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER FACTORS THAT THE COMMISSIONER DEEMS RELEVANT TO A DETERMINATION OF THE RELATIVE ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES: A. THE QUANTITIES OF TOXIC CHEMICALS RELEASED WITHIN THE AREA AS REPORTED IN THE TOXICS RELEASE INVENTORY COMPILED PURSUANT TO THE FEDER- AL EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (42 U.S.C. SS 11001 ET SEQ.); B. THE QUANTITIES OF EMISSIONS, DISCHARGES AND STORED WASTE AUTHORIZED AT FACILITIES LOCATED IN THE AREA BY PERMITS ISSUED PURSUANT TO ARTICLES 17, 19, 27, 29 AND 40 OF THIS CHAPTER; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00167-01-1 S. 2703 2
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