assembly Bill A778

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the protection of public health from exposure to radon in natural gas

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May 17, 2016 reported referred to ways and means
May 04, 2016 reported referred to codes
Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
May 28, 2015 reported referred to codes
Jan 07, 2015 referred to health

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A778 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3414
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 35-B §§3560 - 3562, Pub Health L; amd §18-a, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6863, S4921
2017-2018: A4118
2019-2020: A1020

A778 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the protection of public health from exposure to radon in natural gas; requires continuous monitoring of the level of radon in the natural gas delivered; relates to compliance assurance system; requires public reporting.

A778 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   778

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, GOTTFRIED, ABINANTI, MILLER, ROBERTS,
  QUART, MARKEY,  BRENNAN,  OTIS,  PAULIN,  CAHILL,  DINOWITZ,  GUNTHER,
  ENGLEBRIGHT,  BUCHWALD -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COLTON, COOK,
  GALEF, GLICK, LIFTON, MAYER, RIVERA, ROBINSON,  SEPULVEDA,  THIELE  --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Health

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public health law and the public service law, in
  relation to the protection of public health from exposure to radon  in
  natural gas

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that
radon and its radioactive progeny are a major cause of lung cancer,  and
that  there  is no safe exposure level for public health protection. New
York State has benefited from low levels of those  elements  in  natural
gas  delivered  to  consumers,  due  to  the low levels of radioactivity
occurring in the gas from the sources upon which New York has  primarily
relied.  However, there is now concern that natural gas may be coming to
New York State from sources with high levels of radioactivity from those
elements. It is the intent of this act to prevent levels  of  radon  and
its radioactive progeny from exceeding current levels in gas distributed
to  residential  and  other consumers, mindful of internationally-recog-
nized mitigation action levels. It is the intent of  this  act  to  only
regulate the distribution of gas within the state.
  S  2. The public health law is amended by adding a new article 35-B to
read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 35-B
                                  RADON
SECTION 3560. DEFINITIONS.
        3561. PROTECTION FROM RADON.
        3562. GAS CORPORATION REQUIREMENTS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04246-01-5

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