senate Bill S706

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Limits medical waste treatment facilities construction, prohibits issuance of permits to facilities, provides for annual review of permits issued to previously-existing facilities

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S706 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4823
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง27-1517, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1718, A4369
2009-2010: S2616, A4445A

S706 - Summary

Prohibits the establishment or conversion of medical waste treatment, storage, transfer or disposal facilities in any area of the state not zoned for such uses; prohibits the issuance of permits to such facilities; provides for the annual review of permits issued to previously-existing medical waste treatment, storage, transfer or disposal facilities located in areas not zoned for such use.

S706 - Sponsor Memo

S706 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   706

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- 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
  prohibiting  the  establishment  or conversion of medical waste treat-
  ment, storage, transfer or disposal facilities within one-half mile of
  any residential area, prohibiting the  issuance  of  permits  to  such
  facilities,  and  providing for the annual review of permits issued to
  previously-existing medical  waste  treatment,  storage,  transfer  or
  disposal facilities located within one mile of any residential area

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

  Section 1. Section 27-1517 of the environmental  conservation  law  is
amended by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4.  A.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY:  (I) NO
FACILITY  PROVIDING  FOR  THE  STORAGE,  TRANSPORTATION,  TREATMENT   OR
DISPOSAL OF REGULATED MEDICAL WASTE SHALL BE CONSTRUCTED WITHIN ANY AREA
WITHIN  THE STATE WHERE LOCAL ZONING LAWS PROHIBIT THE OPERATION OF SUCH
FACILITY OR IN ANY AREA WHICH IS WITHIN ONE-HALF MILE OF  A  RESIDENTIAL
AREA LOCATED WITHIN THE STATE; AND
  (II)  NO EXISTING FACILITY LOCATED WITHIN THE STATE SHALL BE CONVERTED
TO A FACILITY PROVIDING FOR THE STORAGE,  TRANSPORTATION,  TREATMENT  OR
DISPOSAL OF REGULATED MEDICAL WASTE UNLESS THE FACILITY IS LOCATED IN AN
AREA  WHERE  LOCAL ZONING LAWS PERMIT THE OPERATION OF SUCH FACILITY AND
SUCH AREA IS NOT WITHIN ONE-HALF MILE  OF  A  RESIDENTIAL  AREA  LOCATED
WITHIN THE STATE.
  B.  NO  PERMIT  AUTHORIZING  THE STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION, TREATMENT OR
DISPOSAL OF REGULATED MEDICAL WASTE SHALL  BE  ISSUED  TO  ANY  FACILITY
DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION BY THE DEPARTMENT OR BY ANY
REGIONAL,  DISTRICT OR COUNTY OFFICES OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00052-01-3

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