assembly Bill A467

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Mar 29, 2017 referred to energy and telecommunications
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Mar 02, 2017 advanced to third reading cal.87
Mar 01, 2017 reported
Feb 07, 2017 reported referred to codes
Jan 09, 2017 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A467 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4264
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง67-b, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A5083D, S5206A, S5206C
2013-2014: A9772A, S7430, S7430A

A467 - Summary

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

A467 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   467

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, ENGLEBRIGHT, ROSENTHAL, BUCHWALD, MOSLEY,
  OTIS,  COOK, GOTTFRIED, LIFTON, STECK, HOOPER, ABINANTI -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M.   of A.  ARROYO,  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  CLASSIFICATIONS.  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.
                                                           LBD01083-01-7