senate Bill S1397

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for draft and final environmental impact statements

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S1397 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง8-0105 & 8-0109, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1595
2009-2010: S4933

S1397 - Summary

Provides for draft and final environmental impact statements.

S1397 - Sponsor Memo

S1397 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1397

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MONTGOMERY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
  vation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to envi-
  ronmental impact statements

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions 6, 7 and 8 of section 8-0105 of the environ-
mental conservation law, as amended by chapter 228 of the laws of  1976,
are amended to read as follows:
  6.  "Environment OR ENVIRONMENTAL" means the physical conditions which
will be affected by a  proposed  action,  including  land,  air,  water,
minerals,  flora, fauna, noise, objects of historic or aesthetic signif-
icance, existing patterns of population concentration, distribution,  or
growth, and existing community or neighborhood character.  "ENVIRONMENT"
AND  "ENVIRONMENTAL" SHALL INCLUDE THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND INFRASTRUC-
TURAL IMPACTS ON THE PHYSICAL CONDITIONS AFFECTED BY A  PROPOSED  ACTION
OR  ACTIONS.  "ENVIRONMENT" AND "ENVIRONMENTAL" SHALL ENCOMPASS ADVERSE,
BENEFICIAL AND CUMULATIVE IMPACTS TO HUMAN HEALTH, LAND,  AIR,  SUNLIGHT
AND  PATTERN, MINERALS, FLORA, FAUNA, WATER, NATURAL HABITATS, WETLANDS,
FLOODPLAINS, WATERSHED, SEWERAGE SYSTEMS, NOISE, EXISTING AND  IMPENDING
POPULATION  CONCENTRATIONS  AND  GROWTH  PATTERNS, EXISTING COMMUNITY OR
NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTER, NEIGHBORHOOD AMENITIES, POLICE AND FIRE  DEPART-
MENTS,  HOSPITALS,  ELEMENTARY  AND  SECONDARY  SCHOOLS,  PUBLIC TRANSIT
SYSTEMS, ROADS AND ROADWAY PATTERNS, PUBLIC PARKING,  PARKS  AND  PUBLIC
RECREATIONAL  FACILITIES,  AND RESOURCES OF AGRICULTURAL, HISTORIC LAND-
MARK AND AESTHETIC SIGNIFICANCE.
  7. "DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT" MEANS A DETAILED PRELIMINARY
REPORT TO BE PREPARED AT THE INCEPTION OF PROPOSED ACTIONS THAT  DELINE-
ATES THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT PROPOSED ACTIONS WILL HAVE ON THE SPECIFIC

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

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