senate Bill S7411

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to future climate risk including sea level rise projections and other weather-related data

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May 14, 2014 referred to environmental conservation

S7411 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd En Con L, generally; amd §325, Ag & Mkts L; amd §1161, Pub Health L

S7411 - Summary

Relates to future climate risk including sea level rise projections and other weather-related data.

S7411 - Sponsor Memo

S7411 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7411

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- 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, the agriculture  and
  markets  law  and  the public health law, in relation to the consider-
  ation of future climate risk including sea level rise projections  and
  other  weather-related data; and in relation to requiring the prepara-
  tion of model local zoning laws relating to climate risk

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section  6-0107  of the environmental
conservation law is amended by adding a  new  paragraph  k  to  read  as
follows:
  K.  TO  MITIGATE  FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS BY INCLUDING CONSIDER-
ATION OF SEA LEVEL RISE PROJECTIONS AND AVAILABLE  WEATHER-RELATED  DATA
PREDICTING THE LIKELIHOOD OF FUTURE SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS.
  S  2. Item (e) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph d of subdivision 1 of
section 17-1909 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chap-
ter 565 of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as follows:
  (e) conforms with applicable rules and regulations of the  department,
INCLUDING  A  DEMONSTRATION THAT FUTURE CLIMATE RISK INCLUDING SEA LEVEL
RISE PROJECTIONS AND AVAILABLE WEATHER-RELATED DATA PREDICTING THE LIKE-
LIHOOD OF FUTURE SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS HAS BEEN CONSIDERED.
  S 3. Paragraphs g and h of subdivision 2 of  section  27-1103  of  the
environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 618 of the laws of
1987, are amended  and a new paragraph i is added to read as follows:
  g. The impact on the municipality where the facility is to be sited in
terms  of  health,  safety,  cost  and  consistency with local planning,
zoning or land use laws and ordinances, [and]
  h. The nature of the probable environmental impact, including specifi-
cation of the predictable adverse effects on the natural environment and
ecology, public health and safety, scenic, historic, cultural and recre-
ational value, water and air quality,  wildlife  and  an  evaluation  of
measures to mitigate adverse effects[.], AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10228-13-4

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