senate Bill S849

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a wind siting designation board

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S849 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 48 ยง48-0101, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2435
2009-2010: S7923

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

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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