Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 09, 2012
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S6689
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-S6689 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Environmental Conservation
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§1-0303, 8-0109 & 8-0113, En Con L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S692, A542
2015-2016: S3205, A1973
2017-2018: S2953, A7081
2019-2020: S5540, A6016
2021-2022: S1031, A2103
2011-S6689 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Makes various provisions regulating the location of environmental facilities to insure equity of treatment for minority communities or economically distressed areas; requires environmental impact statements to state whether the siting of a facility will cause or increase a disproportionate burden on such areas.
2011-S6689 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6689 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the location of environmental facilities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA: The purpose of the bill is to make provision regarding equitable siting of environmental facilities. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill sets for the legislative intent of addressing the issue of environmental in equity. Section 2 of the bill amends Section 1-0303 of the Environmental Conservation law by adding three new subdivisions to define: Economically distressed area; minority community; and Ethnic group. Section 3 of the bill amends subdivision 2 of Section 8-0109 of the Environmental Conservation Law by adding a new paragraph (h-1) to require the Department of Environmental Conservation to modify its permitting, monitoring and enforcement standards to address high
2011-S6689 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6689 I N S E N A T E March 9, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, GIANARIS, PARKER -- 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 the location of environmental facilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares that each community in the state should equitably share the responsibilities, burdens, and benefits of managing and solving the state's environmental problems and the facilities necessary to accomplish such ends. The legislature further declares that there has been an inequitable pattern in the siting of environmental facilities in minority and economically distressed communities, which have borne a disproportionate and inequi- table share of such facilities. Consistent with its commitment to providing equal justice for its citizens, the state has a responsibility to establish requirements for the consideration of such decisions by state and local governments in order to insure equality of treatment for all communities. S 2. Section 1-0303 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding three new subdivisions 26, 27, and 28 to read as follows: 26. "ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED AREA" SHALL MEAN AN AREA CHARACTERIZED BY A POVERTY RATE OF AT LEAST TWENTY PERCENT; OR AN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE STATEWIDE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE. 27. "MINORITY COMMUNITY" SHALL MEAN ANY CENSUS TRACT OR SUBDIVISION THEREOF THAT INCLUDES TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OR MORE OF ANY ETHNIC GROUP. 28. "ETHNIC GROUP" SHALL MEAN THOSE GROUPS IDENTIFIED IN THE DEFI- NITION OF MINORITY GROUP MEMBER PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION EIGHT OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED TEN OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW. S 3. Subdivision 2 of section 8-0109 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new paragraph (h-1) to read as follows: (H-1) WHETHER SUCH ACTION MAY CAUSE OR INCREASE A DISPROPORTIONATE OR INEQUITABLE OR BOTH DISPROPORTIONATE AND INEQUITABLE BURDEN ON THOSE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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