senate Bill S1256

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes and directs the Port Authority to conduct cumulative impact analysis of environmental hazards at Port Authority facilities

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 09, 2013 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

S1256 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1776
2009-2010: S5058

S1256 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes and directs the Port Authority to conduct cumulative impact analysis of environmental hazards at Port Authority facilities and identifies the data to be included in such analysis.

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BILL NUMBER:S1256

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
in relation to directing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
to conduct a cumulative impact analysis of all airborne environmental
hazards from automobile, truck and airplane traffic and
emissions therefrom
resulting from the
operation of all bridges, tunnels and airports operated by the Port
Authority of New York and New Jersey

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill would authorize and direct The New York and New Jersey Port
Authority to conduct cumulative analysis of airborne environmental
hazards at Port Authority facilities and establishes a short-term
working capital revolving loan program for detrimentally affected
businesses and communities.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

To Amend Chapter 174 of the laws of 1968, constituting the New York
State urban development corporation act, which establishes criteria
for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey short term working
capital revolving loan program

* The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey would conduct an
analysis to determine the current levels of environmental hazards
that exists in the vicinity of its bridges, tunnels and airport
facilities.

* Port Authority is defined as bridge, tunnel and airport facility
that is owned, operated, or utilized by or under contract with, a
municipality or political subdivision and which is utilized by the
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

* Conducting a cumulative analysis would mean to study the impact on
the environment which results from the incremental impact of an
action when added to other past, present, and proposed future
actions, regardless of the agency or person that undertakes such
other actions.

* The loan applications and loan guarantees criteria would be for
businesses locale within the Port Authority bridge, tunnel or airport
facilities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12 S.1776 - Referred to Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
2009-10 S.5058 - Referred to Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.


EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect upon the enactment into law by the state of
New Jersey of legislation having an identical effect with section one
this act; but if the state of New Jersey shall have already enacted
such legislation, then this act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  1256

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN  ACT  in relation to directing the Port Authority of New York and New
  Jersey to conduct a cumulative impact analysis of all  airborne  envi-
  ronmental  hazards  from  automobile,  truck  and airplane traffic and
  emissions therefrom resulting  from  the  operation  of  all  bridges,
  tunnels  and  airports  operated by the Port Authority of New York and
  New Jersey

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. (a) Cumulative impact analysis.  The Port Authority of New
York and New Jersey shall perform a cumulative impact analysis to deter-
mine the current level of  environmental  hazards  concentrated  in  the
vicinity  of  its bridges, tunnels and airport facilities, including the
impacts associated with multiple overlapping projects  and  cross  media
pollutants.  This  cumulative  environmental  impact  analysis  shall be
conducted and coordinated with established procedures, accepted  by  the
department of environmental conservation.
  (b)  The  cumulative  impact analysis authorized by this section shall
include, but not be limited to, the identification of:  (i)  automobile,
truck  and  airplane  traffic  and emissions and all hazardous waste and
industrial waste as defined in sections 27-0901 and 17-0105 of the envi-
ronmental conservation law; (ii)  regulated  air  contaminants  and  air
contamination  sources  as  defined  in section 19-0107 of such law; and
(iii) toxic pollutants as defined in section 17-0105 of such  law.  Such
study shall also include an analysis of the environment on current resi-
dents  and  their  activities; the extent of decay and blight imposed on
the surrounding community and the extent to which the operation  of  the
Port  Authorities  bridges,  tunnels  and  airport facilities and uncon-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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trolled sites pose a threat to both public health and overall  community
development.
  (c)  Until  such  time as the department of environmental conservation
shall determine the health effects connected with the existence of  such
hazards, the Port Authority shall provide for the creation of air quali-
ty  monitoring  and  programmatic remediation in the form of respiratory
health care assistance to persons living in the community  contiguous  a
Port Authority facility.
  (d)  For  the purposes of this act, the following terms shall have the
following meanings: (i) A "Port Authority  bridge,  tunnel  and  airport
facility"  means  a facility that is owned, operated, or utilized by, or
under contract with, a municipality or political subdivision  and  which
is utilized by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
  (ii)  "Cumulative  impact  analysis"  means the study of impact on the
environment which results from the incremental impact of an action  when
added to other past, present, and proposed future actions, regardless of
the agency or person that undertakes such other actions.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect upon the enactment into law by the
state of New Jersey of  legislation  having  an  identical  effect  with
section  one  of  this  act;  but  if the state of New Jersey shall have
already enacted such legislation, then this act shall take effect  imme-
diately and provide that the state of New Jersey shall notify the legis-
lative  bill drafting commission upon the occurrence of the enactment of
the provisions provided for in section one of this act in order that the
commission may maintain an accurate and timely effective  data  base  of
the official text of the laws of the state of New York in furtherance of
effecting  the  provisions  of  section  44  of  the legislative law and
section 70-b of the public officers law.

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