senate Bill S5485

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires pesticide applicators and businesses to notify emergency response organizations of chemicals used and stored

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
May 30, 2013 reported and committed to finance
May 16, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

S5485 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §33-1209, amd §33-0705, En Con L; add §99-v, St Fin L

S5485 - Summary

Requires pesticide applicators and businesses to notify emergency response organizations of chemicals used and stored; creates a fund to aid in clean up of pesticide spills and releases.

S5485 - Sponsor Memo

S5485 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5485

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 state finance
  law, in relation to notification of emergency response organizations

  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 33-1209 to read as follows:
S 33-1209. NOTIFICATION OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE ORGANIZATIONS  AND  HOSPI-
             TALS; RESPONSIBILITY FOR RELEASES.
  1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, EACH CERTIFIED APPLICA-
TOR,  REGISTERED  PESTICIDE  BUSINESS  OR  AGENCY, AND COMMERCIAL PERMIT
HOLDER SHALL:
  A. ANNUALLY NOTIFY LOCAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE ORGANIZATIONS  AND  HOSPI-
TALS  OF  THE  PRODUCT  AND CHEMICAL NAMES, REGISTRATION NUMBERS, TYPES,
QUANTITIES AND LOCATION OF ALL PESTICIDES STORED;
  B. PROVIDE THE LOCAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE ORGANIZATIONS AND LOCAL HOSPI-
TALS WITH THEIR EMERGENCY RESPONSE  PLAN  INCLUDING  IDENTIFICATION  AND
LOCATION  OF  RESIDENTIAL  AREAS, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, NURSING HOMES, AND
OTHER SIMILAR FACILITIES WITHIN ONE MILE OF THE STORAGE SITE FOR NOTIFI-
CATIONS PURPOSES; AND
  C. MAINTAIN A CURRENT INVENTORY OF THE PESTICIDES IN STORAGE.  A  COPY
OF  SUCH  INVENTORY  SHALL BE KEPT AT A LOCATION WHICH IS ACCESSIBLE AND
REMOVED FROM THE STORAGE AREA. IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE,  SPILL  OR  OTHER
SIMILAR  INCIDENT  INVOLVING  THE  PESTICIDE  STORAGE  AREA, THE CURRENT
INVENTORY SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL  EMERGENCY  RESPONSE  ORGANIZA-
TIONS AND HOSPITALS.
  2. EACH CERTIFIED APPLICATOR, REGISTERED PESTICIDE BUSINESS OR AGENCY,
AND COMMERCIAL PERMIT HOLDER SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING OBLIGATIONS IN THE
EVENT THAT IT RELEASES OR SPILLS PESTICIDE DURING TRANSPORT:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09377-02-3

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