senate Bill S6986

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the water quality standards for coliform; repealer

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May 21, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.632
Apr 11, 2014 referred to environmental conservation

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May 13, 2014 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: May 13, 2014

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S6986 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §17-0301 sub 5 ¶c sub¶¶ 1, 2, 4 & 7, amd §17-0301, En Con L

S6986 - Summary

Relates to the water quality standards for coliform.

S6986 - Sponsor Memo

S6986 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6986

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- (at request of the Department of Environ-
  mental  Conservation)  --  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
  water quality standards for coliform; and to repeal certain provisions
  of such law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Subparagraphs 1, 2, 4 and 7 of paragraph c of subdivision 5
of section 17-0301 of the environmental conservation  law  are  REPEALED
and subparagraphs 3, 5 and 6 are renumbered subparagraphs 1, 2 and 3.
  S 2. The opening paragraph and subparagraphs 1 and 3 of paragraph c of
subdivision  5 of section 17-0301 of the environmental conservation law,
subparagraphs 1 and 3 as renumbered by section  one  of  this  act,  are
amended to read as follows:
  [Organisms  of the coliform group or any other organisms] PATHOGENS OR
INDICATORS FOR PATHOGENS from wastes of animal or human origin shall not
exceed the [following prescribed] standards for usage of the  classified
waters of the state[:].
  (1) [Sources of water] SURFACE WATERS USED for bathing, fishing, boat-
ing,  and  any  other  usages except shellfishing for market purposes in
tidal salt waters[: For such sources the monthly median  coliform  value
for  one hundred ml of sample shall not exceed two thousand four hundred
from a minimum of five examinations and  provided  that  not  more  than
twenty  percent  of  the  samples  shall exceed a coliform value of five
thousand for one hundred ml of sample and provided further that  surface
waters]  receiving treated sewage discharges which pass through residen-
tial communities where there is a potential exposure  of  population  to
the  surface  waters  shall  be  protected  by  the requirement that all
[effluents] EFFLUENT from sewage treatment plants THAT ARE  REQUIRED  TO
PROVIDE  A  MINIMUM OF EFFECTIVE SECONDARY TREATMENT shall be adequately
disinfected prior to discharge into the surface waters  [in  order  that
the monthly median coliform value for one hundred ml of sample shall not
exceed two thousand four hundred from a minimum of five examinations and

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

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