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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S849
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S849 - Details
S849 - Summary
Establishes a wind siting designation board consisting of the department of environmental conservation's nine regional planning bodies each of which will consider applications on an individual basis and may consider designating areas within a region where it shall be impermissible to site a wind farm; outlines the nine regions.
S849 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S849 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to establishing a wind siting designation board PURPOSE: To establish a uniform method to site and designate areas where windmills are permitted in New York state. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the Environmental Conservation law, creating Article 48, Wind Siting. 1. Establishes a wind siting designation board. 2. Outlines the duties of the wind siting designation board. 3. Establishes nine regional planning bodies and follows those designated under the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. 4. Outlines the nine regional planning bodies. Section 2: This act shall effect immediately. EXISTING LAW: None. JUSTIFICATION: New York State has been experiencing an influx of interest in siting
S849 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 849 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 Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to establishing a wind siting designation board THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new article 48 to read as follows: ARTICLE 48 WIND SITING SECTION 48-0101. WIND SITING. S 48-0101. WIND SITING. 1. THE WIND SITING DESIGNATION BOARD IS HEREBY CREATED, AND SHALL CONSIST OF NINE REGIONAL PLANNING BODIES EACH OF WHICH SHALL BE LOCATED WITHIN ONE OF THE DEPARTMENT'S NINE REGIONS PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION. EACH REGIONAL PLANNING BODY OF THE WIND SITING DESIG- NATION BOARD SHALL CONSIST OF THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF EACH DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION REGION WITHIN SUCH REGIONAL PLANNING BODY; ONE MEMBER WHO SHALL BE DESIGNATED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY AND WHO SHALL RESIDE WITHIN THE REGIONAL PLANNING BODY TO WHICH SUCH PERSON IS APPOINTED; ONE MEMBER WHO SHALL BE DESIGNATED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION WHO SHALL RESIDE WITHIN THE REGION THE REGIONAL PLANNING BODY REPRESENTS; AND THREE MEMBERS FROM A LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITY WITHIN THE REGION THE REGIONAL PLANNING BODY REPRESENTS, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE THREE MEMBERS SHALL NOT BE FROM THE SAME ORIGINATING ENTITY AND THAT SUCH MEMBERS SHALL BE APPOINTED IN JOINT AGREEMENT BY THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR. MEMBERS OF THE BOARD SHALL SERVE FOR A TERM OF SIX YEARS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IF ANY MEMBER SHALL DISAFFILIATE FROM THE ORIGINATING ENTITY FROM WHICH HE OR SHE WAS APPOINTED TO THE BOARD, THEN SUCH MEMBER EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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