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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to energy and telecommunications|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S699
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S699 - Details
S699 - Summary
Provides that, prior to granting a certificate for the construction of an electric transmission line facility, the public service commission must find that the facility conforms to the most recent state energy plan and consider whether approval of the facility would cause adverse impacts on the state's environmental quality due to electric generation.
S699 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S699 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to approval of electric transmission line facilities PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to require the Public Service Commission (PSC), to consult the most recent State Energy Plan (SEP) before issuing a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need ("certificate") for an electric transmission line. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends paragraph (d) of subsection (1) of section 126 of the public service law. JUSTIFICATION: This bill requires that in an Article VII proceeding on an electric transmission line, the PSC must determine whether or not the proposed facility, if built, would correspond with the most recent energy plan, while considering the prospect of additional environmental impacts that may be caused by increased electrical generation as a result of such facility was improved. The legislation is intended to prevent the approval of projects which may directly result in increased electrical generation produced from dirty
S699 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 699 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to approval of elec- tric transmission line facilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 1 of section 126 of the public service law, as added by chapter 272 of the laws of 1970, is amended to read as follows: (d) in the case of an electric transmission line, (1) what part, if any, of the line shall be located underground; (2) that such facility conforms to [a long-range plan for expansion of the electric power grid of the electric systems serving this state and interconnected utility systems, which will serve the interests of electric system economy and reliability] THE MOST RECENT STATE ENERGY PLAN AS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE SIX OF THE ENERGY LAW, WITH CONSIDERATION OF WHETHER THE APPROVAL OF SUCH FACILITY WOULD CAUSE ADVERSE IMPACTS ON THE STATE'S ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY DUE TO AN INCREASE IN IN-STATE OR OUT-OF-STATE ELECTRIC GENERATION; S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02772-01-3
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