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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S1678
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1678 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§27-1403, 27-1413, 27-1415, 27-1417, 27-1420 & 27-1423, En Con L; amd §970-r, Gen Muni L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S1678 - Summary
Relates to the brownfield opportunity area program; encourages redevelopment in certain areas with brownfield opportunity area nomination and implementation strategies; defines brownfield opportunity area; develop a plan for redevelopment and revitalization of brownfield opportunity areas.
S1678 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1678 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law and the general municipal law, in relation to the brownfield opportunity area program PURPOSE: This bill would recognize the goals of the Brownfield Opportunity Area(BOA) program in the cleanup of brownfields, expand the Department of State's authority to coordinate among government units, and broaden funding opportunities for BOA sites. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 27-1403 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) to recognize the intent of the legislature to encourage the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfields located in BOAs. Section 2 amends section 27-1413 of the ECL to include BOA as a factor concerning a Track 2 cleanup. Section 3 amends section 27-1415 of the ECL to include BOA sites in the database system that monitors and tracks all brownfield sites. Section 4 amends section 27-1417 of the ECL to extend technical assistance grants to BOAs. Section 5 amends section 27-1420 of the ECL to require the Department
S1678 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1678 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 and the general municipal law, in relation to the brownfield opportunity area program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 27-1403 of the environ- mental conservation law, as added by section 1 of part A of chapter 1 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows: The legislature hereby finds that there are thousands of abandoned and likely contaminated properties that threaten the health and vitality of the communities they burden, and that these sites, known as brownfields, are also contributing to sprawl development and loss of open space. It is therefore declared that, to advance the policy of the state of New York to conserve, improve, and protect its natural resources and envi- ronment and control water, land, and air pollution in order to enhance the health, safety, and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well being, it is appropriate to adopt this act to encourage persons to voluntarily remediate brownfield sites for reuse and redevelopment by establishing within the department a statuto- ry program to encourage cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites. All remedies shall be fully protective of public health and the environ- ment including, but not limited to, groundwater according to its classi- fication pursuant to section 17-0301 of this chapter. A remedial program that achieves a permanent cleanup of a contaminated site, including the restoration of groundwater to its classified use, is to be preferred over a remedial program that does not do so. It is the intent of the legislature that the provisions of this brownfield cleanup program shall not be construed as limiting or otherwise affecting any authority conferred upon the department by any other provision of law. It is also EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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