senate Bill S7489A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the department of environmental conservation to grant an easement through the Boutwell Hill state forest for electric generation facilities associated with a wind powered electric generation project

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jun 09, 2014 2nd report cal.
amended (t) 7489a
Jun 03, 2014 1st report cal.1157
May 15, 2014 referred to environmental conservation

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S7489 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10087
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

S7489 - Summary

Authorizes the department to grant an easement through the Boutwell Hill state forest for electric generation facilities associated with a wind powered electric generation project.

S7489 - Sponsor Memo

S7489 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7489

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to authorize the  department  of  environmental  conservation  to
  grant  an  easement  on a portion of real property within the Boutwell
  Hill state forest in the county of  Chautauqua  for  the  location  of
  electric  distribution  facilities  in  connection with a wind powered
  electric generation project located in either or both of the towns  of
  Charlotte and Cherry Creek

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. For the state to achieve the  goals  of
the  New  York state renewable portfolio standard, the state energy plan
and similar state energy policies, the development of  renewable  energy
sources,  including wind power, is essential. A proposed wind generation
project in the towns of Charlotte and Cherry Creek,  in  the  county  of
Chautauqua,  could generate up to 200 megawatts of clean renewable elec-
tricity from wind power with minimal impact on the environment  compared
with  other  electric  generation sources. To maximize the production of
electricity from such a wind power  project,  an  electric  distribution
line  would need to be located on a portion of real property adjacent to
or within the right of ways of public roads running through the Boutwell
Hill state forest.  The legislature finds that authorizing  the  depart-
ment  of  environmental conservation to enter into an easement agreement
for real property  within  the  Boutwell  Hill  state  forest  for  such
distribution line and appropriate access, conditioned on the requirement
that  such distribution line is subsequently certified pursuant to arti-
cle 10 of the public service law would serve a useful public purpose.
  S 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 9-0501 of the  environ-
mental  conservation  law  and  article  7  of the public lands law, the
department of environmental conservation is authorized to grant an ease-
ment for an electric distribution line on real property within the Bout-
well Hill state forest, which meets the following conditions:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15043-01-4

S7489A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10087
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

S7489A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the department to grant an easement through the Boutwell Hill state forest for electric generation facilities associated with a wind powered electric generation project.

S7489A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7489A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7489--A
    Cal. No. 1157

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered  to  first  report,
  amended  on  first  report,  ordered  to  a  second report and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report

AN ACT to authorize an easement on a portion of real property within the
  Boutwell Hill state  forest  in  the  county  of  Chautauqua  for  the
  location   of   electric  collection  or  distribution  facilities  in
  connection with a wind powered electric generation project located  in
  the towns of Charlotte and/or Cherry Creek

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. A proposed wind generation project,  in
the  county of Chautauqua in the towns of Charlotte and/or Cherry Creek,
could potentially generate up to 200 megawatts of clean renewable  elec-
tricity  from wind power with minimal impact on the environment compared
with other electric generation sources. To maximize  the  production  of
electricity  from  such  wind  power  project, an electric collection or
distribution line would need to pass through a portion of real  property
immediately  adjacent  to  or  within  the right of ways of public roads
running through the Boutwell Hill state forest.  The  legislature  finds
that  it  will serve a useful public purpose to authorize the department
of environmental conservation to execute an easement agreement for  real
property  within  the  Boutwell Hill state forest for such collection or
distribution line  and  appropriate  access,  in  the  event  that  such
collection  or distribution line proposed to be located on such easement
lands is certified pursuant to article 7 or 10  of  the  public  service
law.
  S  2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 9-0501 of the environ-
mental conservation law and the provisions of the public lands law,  the
department of environmental conservation is authorized to grant an ease-
ment  for  an  electric collection or distribution line on real property
within the Boutwell Hill state forest, which meets the following  condi-
tions:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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