senate Bill S408

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits radioactive or hazardous waste disposal or transfer stations from being sited within one thousand five hundred feet of school property

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S408 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §27-0111, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4448
2009-2010: S1432

S408 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits radioactive or hazardous waste disposal or transfer stations from being sited within one thousand five hundred feet of school property.

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BILL NUMBER:S408

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the siting
and licensing of radioactive or hazardous waste disposal or transfer
stations

PURPOSE:

To prohibit radioactive hazardous waste disposal or transfer stations
from being sited within 1500 feet of school property.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new section
27-0111.

JUSTIFICATION:

In the past, New York state has been very irresponsible, allowing
radioactive waste facilities to be sited next to or too close to
places of concern, such as a public elementary school. If some sort
of disaster would occur at this hazardous waste facility, something
as serious as a fire, because of its proximity to the school, the
results could be devastating. Especially, if the nearest fire house
was recently closed due to budget cuts. Therefore, it is with
responsibility that I introduce this legislation to not allow the
siting and licensing of hazardous or radioactive waste disposal or
transfer stations to be within 1500 feet of the boundary of any
school property.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011/12: S.4448
2009/10: S.1432/A.5176 Veto
6813

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                   408

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- 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, in relation  to  the
  siting  and  licensing  of  radioactive or hazardous waste disposal or
  transfer stations

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

  Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new section 27-0111 to read as follows:
S 27-0111. SITING  AND  LICENSING  OF  RADIOACTIVE  OR  HAZARDOUS  WASTE
            DISPOSAL OR TRANSFER STATIONS.
  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, A RADIOAC-
TIVE  WASTE  DISPOSAL  STATION,  A RADIOACTIVE WASTE TRANSFER STATION, A
HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL STATION, OR A HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSFER  STATION
SHALL NOT BE SITED WITHIN ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FEET OF THE BOUNDARY
OF  ANY  SCHOOL PROPERTY. FURTHERMORE, NO LICENSE SHALL BE ISSUED TO ANY
INDIVIDUAL TO OPERATE ANY RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL  STATION,  RADIOAC-
TIVE  WASTE  TRANSFER  STATION,  HAZARDOUS  WASTE  DISPOSAL  STATION, OR
HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSFER STATION WITHIN ONE THOUSAND FIVE  HUNDRED  FEET
OF THE BOUNDARIES OF A SCHOOL PROPERTY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00691-01-3

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