senate Bill S7430A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to reporting requirements for various classifications of gas leaks by utility corporations

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
Jun 10, 2014 amended on third reading 7430a
Jun 02, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 29, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 28, 2014 1st report cal.925
May 14, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications

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Co-Sponsors

S7430 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9772A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §67-b, Pub Serv L

S7430 - Summary

Establishes in statute reporting requirements for various classifications of gas leaks by utility corporations.

S7430 - Sponsor Memo

S7430 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7430

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 reporting of
  natural gas leaks by gas corporations

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

  Section  1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section
67-b to read as follows:
  S 67-B. NATURAL GAS LEAK REPORTING  REQUIREMENTS.  1.  THE  DEPARTMENT
SHALL  ESTABLISH A UNIFORM NATURAL GAS LEAK CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM AS SET
FORTH IN THIS SECTION.
  2. ALL LEAKS SHALL BE ASSESSED A CLASS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING SYSTEM:
  (A) TYPE 1 CLASSIFICATION. (1) A TYPE 1 LEAK IS ONE WHICH, DUE TO  ITS
LOCATION  AND/OR RELATIVE MAGNITUDE, CONSTITUTES A POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS
CONDITION TO THE PUBLIC OR BUILDINGS. IN THE EVENT  OF  A  TYPE  1  LEAK
CLASSIFICATION THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS APPLY:
  (I)  THE  LEAK  SHALL  REQUIRE AN IMMEDIATE EFFORT TO PROTECT LIFE AND
PROPERTY;
  (II) CONTINUOUS ACTION SHALL BE THEREAFTER TAKEN UNTIL  THE  CONDITION
IS NO LONGER HAZARDOUS; AND
  (III)  COMPLETION  OF REPAIRS SHALL BE SCHEDULED ON A REGULAR DAY-AFT-
ER-DAY BASIS, OR THE CONDITION KEPT UNDER DAILY SURVEILLANCE  UNTIL  THE
SOURCE OF THE LEAK HAS BEEN CORRECTED.
  (2) TYPE 1 LEAKS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
  (I) DAMAGE BY CONTRACTORS OR OUTSIDE SOURCES RESULTING IN LEAKAGE;
  (II)  ANY  INDICATION  ON A COMBUSTIBLE GAS INDICATOR (CGI) OF NATURAL
GAS ENTERING BUILDINGS OR TUNNELS;
  (III) ANY READING ON A CGI WITHIN FIVE FEET (1.5 METERS) OF A BUILDING
WALL;
  (IV) ANY READING OF FOUR PERCENT OR GREATER GAS-IN-AIR ON A CGI WITHIN
MANHOLES, VAULTS OR CATCH BASINS (SAMPLING WILL BE  CONDUCTED  WITH  THE
STRUCTURE IN ITS NORMAL CONDITION AS NEARLY AS PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE); OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15044-01-4

Co-Sponsors

S7430A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9772A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §67-b, Pub Serv L

S7430A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes in statute reporting requirements for various classifications of gas leaks by utility corporations.

S7430A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7430A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7430--A
    Cal. No. 925

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAZIARZ, PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and  Tele-
  communications  --  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to
  first and second report, ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public service law, in relation to reporting of
  natural gas leaks by gas corporations

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

  Section  1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section
67-b to read as follows:
  S 67-B. NATURAL GAS LEAK REPORTING  REQUIREMENTS.  1.  THE  DEPARTMENT
SHALL  ESTABLISH A UNIFORM NATURAL GAS LEAK CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM AS SET
FORTH IN THIS SECTION.
  2. ALL LEAKS SHALL BE ASSESSED A CLASS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING SYSTEM:
  (A) TYPE 1 CLASSIFICATION. (1) A TYPE 1 LEAK IS ONE WHICH, DUE TO  ITS
LOCATION  AND/OR RELATIVE MAGNITUDE, CONSTITUTES A POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS
CONDITION TO THE PUBLIC OR BUILDINGS. IN THE EVENT  OF  A  TYPE  1  LEAK
CLASSIFICATION THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS APPLY:
  (I)  THE  LEAK  SHALL  REQUIRE AN IMMEDIATE EFFORT TO PROTECT LIFE AND
PROPERTY;
  (II) CONTINUOUS ACTION SHALL BE THEREAFTER TAKEN UNTIL  THE  CONDITION
IS NO LONGER HAZARDOUS; AND
  (III)  COMPLETION  OF REPAIRS SHALL BE SCHEDULED ON A REGULAR DAY-AFT-
ER-DAY BASIS, OR THE CONDITION KEPT UNDER DAILY SURVEILLANCE  UNTIL  THE
SOURCE OF THE LEAK HAS BEEN CORRECTED.
  (2) TYPE 1 LEAKS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
  (I) DAMAGE BY CONTRACTORS OR OUTSIDE SOURCES RESULTING IN LEAKAGE;
  (II)  ANY  INDICATION  ON A COMBUSTIBLE GAS INDICATOR (CGI) OF NATURAL
GAS ENTERING BUILDINGS OR TUNNELS;
  (III) ANY READING ON A CGI WITHIN FIVE FEET (1.5 METERS) OF A BUILDING
WALL;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15044-02-4

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