senate Bill S1678

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the brownfield opportunity area program

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S1678 - Details

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

S1678 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             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


  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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