assembly Bill A7625

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to financial liability for major facilities, vessels, and railroads

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 29, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 06, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.304
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 24, 2015 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 17, 2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.572
rules report cal.572
reported
Jun 16, 2015 reported referred to rules
Jun 15, 2015 reported referred to ways and means
May 27, 2015 reported referred to codes
May 20, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

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A7625 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5751
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §181, add §181-f, Nav L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A1773, S1515

A7625 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to financial liability for major facilities, vessels, and railroads.

A7625 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  7625

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. FAHY, McDONALD, STECK -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the navigation law, in relation to  financial  responsi-
  bility for the liability of a major facility or vessel

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (e) of subdivision 3 of section 181 of the  navi-
gation  law,  as amended by chapter 584 of the laws of 1992 and subpara-
graphs (ii) and (iii) as amended by chapter 585 of the laws of 1992  and
as further amended by section 104 of part A of chapter 62 of the laws of
2011, is amended and a new paragraph (f) is added to read as follows:
  (e)  (i)  The  owner or operator of a MAJOR FACILITY OR A vessel shall
establish and maintain with the department evidence of financial respon-
sibility sufficient to meet the amount of liability established pursuant
to paragraph (a) of this subdivision. A PERSON MAY NOT CAUSE  OR  PERMIT
THE  OPERATION  OF  A  MAJOR  FACILITY  OR VESSEL IN THE STATE UNTIL THE
PERSON HAS FURNISHED TO THE DEPARTMENT, AND THE DEPARTMENT HAS  APPROVED
SUCH  EVIDENCE.  The  owner or operator of any vessel which demonstrates
financial responsibility pursuant to the requirements of the Federal Oil
Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.), shall be deemed to  have
demonstrated financial responsibility in accordance with this paragraph.
  (ii)  [The  commissioner  in  consultation  with the superintendent of
financial services may promulgate regulations  requiring  the  owner  or
operator  of a major facility other than a vessel to establish and main-
tain evidence of financial responsibility in an  amount  not  to  exceed
twenty-five  dollars,  per  incident, for each barrel of total petroleum
storage capacity at the facility, subject to a maximum  of  one  million
dollars  per  incident  per  facility  in an aggregate not to exceed two
million dollars per facility per year; provided, however,  that  if  the
owner  or  operator  establishes to the satisfaction of the commissioner
that a lesser amount will be sufficient to protect the  environment  and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10958-03-5