|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S1239
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1239 - Details
S1239 - Summary
Restricts operation of diesel powered electrical generation systems in areas identified as not meeting certain federal air quality standards for ozone; provides limited exceptions for use.
S1239 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1239 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to restricting the operation of diesel powered electrical generation systems in areas identified as not meeting certain federal air quality standards for ozone PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To restrict the use of diesel powered electric turbines to meet summer electricity demand in areas of the state that already have severely compromised air quality, because diesel turbines are very dirty sources of air pollution. Diesel generated electricity will be allowed in prescribed circumstances, including customary uses such as emergency back-up during a power outage. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends the environmental conservation law by adding a new section 19-0311-a which prohibits the generation of electricity by diesel combustion in any part of the State that is designated pursuant to the federal Clean Air Act and EPA as being in non-attainment of the national ambient air quality standards for ozone unless: *the generating capacity is less than 100 kilowatts;
S1239 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1239 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PERKINS, 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 restricting the operation of diesel powered electrical generation systems in areas identified as not meeting certain federal air quality standards for ozone 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 19-0311-a to read as follows: S 19-0311-A. RESTRICTED OPERATION OF DIESEL POWERED ELECTRICAL GENERA- TORS. THE GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY FOR PUBLIC OR PRIVATE USE BY MEANS OF DIESEL COMBUSTION GENERATION FACILITIES SHALL BE PROHIBITED IN ANY COUN- TY OR PART THEREOF THAT IS DESIGNATED NONATTAINMENT FOR OZONE UNDER SECTION 7407 OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT ("ACT") AND CLASSIFIED AS SEVERE NONATTAINMENT UNDER SECTION 7511 OF THE ACT; OR DESIGNATED AS NONATTAIN- MENT FOR PM2.5 UNDER SECTION 7407 OF THE ACT, OR HAS BEEN SO DESIGNATED WITHIN THE PRIOR CALENDAR YEAR, UNLESS: 1. THE DIESEL COMBUSTION FACILITY HAS A GENERATING CAPACITY OF LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED KILOWATTS; 2. THE DIESEL COMBUSTION FACILITY COMPLIES WITH OR EXCEEDS EMISSION STANDARDS ADOPTED FOR SUCH FACILITIES BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR PARTICULATE MATTER AND NITROGEN OXIDES; 3. THE DIESEL COMBUSTION FACILITY IS USED SOLELY AS AN EMERGENCY BACK-UP SYSTEM DURING A POWER OUTAGE; OR 4. THE DIESEL COMBUSTION FACILITY USES COGENERATION TECHNOLOGY TO UTILIZE THE WASTE HEAT. S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2016. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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