|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S321
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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S321 - Details
S321 - Summary
Requires environmental impact statements to consider cumulative effects of an action for projects in communities already experiencing the impact by polluting facilities; defines "cumulative environmental impacts".
S321 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S321 TITLE OF BILL: REVISED 12/10/12 An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the requirement for an environmental impact statement PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: The purpose of this bill is to ensure that lead agencies consider the cumulative effects of a proposed action when an environmental impact statement (EIS) is performed during the state Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) process. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would add a new provision to environmental impact statement preparation under SEQRA requiring an analysis of cumulative environmental impacts of a proposed action, including efforts to minimize such impacts. Under the bill cumulative environmental impacts would be defined as impacts that may occur when a proposed action or actions: * May result in changes in two or more elements of the environment; * When considered together with one or more pending or proposed actions, may result in changes in one or more common elements of the environment; * Will result in one or more other actions likely to be undertaken as
S321 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 321 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. AVELLA, MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the requirement for an environmental impact statement THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs (b) and (f) of subdivision 2 of section 8-0109 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 219 of the laws of 1990, are amended and a new paragraph (e-1) is added to read as follows: (b) the environmental impact of the proposed action including short- term [and], long-term AND CUMULATIVE effects; (E-1) AN ANALYSIS OF THE CUMULATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT; (f) mitigation measures proposed to minimize the environmental impact, INCLUDING CUMULATIVE EFFECTS; S 2. Section 8-0105 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows: 9. "CUMULATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS" MEANS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS THAT MAY OCCUR WHEN A PROPOSED ACTION OR ACTIONS: (I) MAY RESULT IN CHANGES IN TWO OR MORE ELEMENTS OF THE ENVIRONMENT; (II) WHEN CONSIDERED TOGETHER WITH ONE OR MORE PENDING OR PROPOSED ACTIONS, MAY RESULT IN CHANGES IN ONE OR MORE COMMON ELEMENTS OF THE ENVIRONMENT; (III) WILL RESULT IN ONE OR MORE OTHER ACTIONS LIKELY TO BE UNDERTAKEN AS A RESULT THEREOF; (IV) IS A PART OF A PROPOSAL OR PLAN THAT INCLUDES OR CONTEMPLATES ONE OR MORE OTHER SIMULTANEOUS OR SUBSEQUENT ACTIONS; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02659-01-3
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