senate Bill S8193

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes and directs the commissioner of the department of health to conduct biomonitoring on the residents of Hoosick Falls, Hoosick, and Petersburgh regarding PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) contamination

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Sep 16, 2016 referred to rules

S8193 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health
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S8193 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes and directs the commissioner of the department of health to conduct biomonitoring on the residents of Hoosick Falls, Hoosick, and Petersburgh regarding PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) contamination.

S8193 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8193 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                           September 16, 2016

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN  ACT  authorizing and directing the commissioner of health to conduct
  biomonitoring on the residents of Hoosick Falls, Hoosick, and  Peters-
  burgh  regarding  PFOA  (perfluorooctanoic  acid)  contamination;  and
  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof


  Section  1.  The  commissioner  of  health  is  hereby  authorized and
directed to implement or continue to implement a biomonitoring study  in
the  village  of Hoosick Falls, town of Hoosick and town of Petersburgh.
Such study shall be conducted to document the residents' actual exposure
to PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and to  monitor  PFOA  levels  of  each
individual  in  the  study. Such study shall include blood samples taken
from its subjects every two years.  This study shall include those indi-
viduals who were a part of the biomonitoring and blood testing performed
by the department of health in 2016.
  S 2. Such biomonitoring shall continue  for  each  individual  in  the
study  until  such individual's PFOA blood level is reduced to two parts
per billion. Upon completion of each blood testing, a  report  including
the  number  of subjects in each locality, the aggregate results of such
testing, and any recommendations shall be transmitted to  the  governor,
the  temporary president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, the
chair of the senate health committee, and  the  chair  of  the  assembly
health committee. Each individual in the study shall also receive a copy
of the report as well as a copy of their blood test results.
  S 3. All costs associated with implementing the provisions of this act
shall be borne by the state hazardous waste remedial fund as established
by  section  97-b of the state finance law. The commissioner of environ-
mental conservation and  the  commissioner  of  health  shall  make  all
reasonable efforts to recover the full amount of any funds expended from
the  fund  pursuant to this act through litigation or cooperative agree-
ments with responsible persons. Any and all moneys  recovered  or  reim-
bursed  pursuant  to  this section through voluntary agreements or court

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


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