assembly Bill A9772A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2014 print number 9772a
Jun 10, 2014 amend and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
May 22, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A9772 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7430
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §67-b, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A5083, S5206
2017-2018: A467, S4264

A9772 - Summary

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

A9772 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9772

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 22, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced   by  M.  of  A.  PAULIN,  BRENNAN,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  ROSENTHAL,
  BUCHWALD, GALEF, MOSLEY, OTIS, COOK, GOTTFRIED, JACOBS, LIFTON,  STECK
  --  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  ARROYO, CAMARA, LUPARDO, THIELE --
  read once and referred to the Committee on  Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

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.
                                                           LBD15044-01-4

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

A9772A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7430
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §67-b, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A5083, S5206
2017-2018: A467, S4264

A9772A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A9772A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 9772--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 22, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced   by  M.  of  A.  PAULIN,  BRENNAN,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  ROSENTHAL,
  BUCHWALD, GALEF, MOSLEY, OTIS, COOK, GOTTFRIED, JACOBS, LIFTON,  STECK
  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. ARROYO, CAMARA, LUPARDO, THIELE --
  read once and referred to the Committee on  Corporations,  Authorities
  and   Commissions  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

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.
                                                           LBD15044-03-4

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