assembly Bill A10500

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes a moratorium on the siting of sewer sludge processing facilities

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Apr 30, 2018 referred to environmental conservation

A10500 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A1636

A10500 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a moratorium upon the siting of sludge processing facilities in this state, including any facility which converts sewer sludge including but not limited to human waste, farm animal waste, and food waste, such as yogurt by-products, into a bio-solid fertilizer.

A10500 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10500

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 30, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SANTABARBARA -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to establish a moratorium on the siting of sewer sludge  process-
  ing facilities in the state

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

  Section 1. Moratorium on the siting of sewer sludge processing facili-
ties. 1. For the purposes of this act, "sewer sludge processing  facili-
ty" shall include any facility that converts sewer sludge, including but
not  limited  to human waste, farm animal waste, and food waste, such as
yogurt by-products, into a bio-solid fertilizer.
  2. Notwithstanding any provision of law  to  the  contrary,  there  is
hereby established a moratorium upon the siting of sewer sludge process-
ing facilities in this state. The moratorium shall continue for a period
of  one year from the effective date of this act or until the department
of environmental conservation reports to the governor and  the  legisla-
ture on its findings and recommendations as required by subdivision 3 of
this section.
  3.  a.  The  department  of environmental conservation, in cooperation
with the department of health, shall immediately undertake a  review  of
all  available  data  relating to the potential environmental and health
risks and effects of sewer sludge processing facilities.
  b. The commissioner of  environmental  conservation,  or  his  or  her
designee, shall:
  i. Solicit input from environmental and public health specialists, and
other stakeholders in an open, public process;
  ii.  Examine  various  routes  of exposure and the health and environ-
mental impact of sewer sludge processing facilities, including, but  not
limited to, effects on soil, air quality, and drinking water; and
  iii.  Prepare  a  report  to  the  governor  and the legislature which
includes research and  studies  conducted  on  sewer  sludge  processing
facilities  which were the source of the report findings and recommenda-
tions for the siting of sewer sludge processing facilities. Such  report
shall be filed within one year of the effective date of this act, unless
the  commissioner  of environmental conservation requests in writing, an
extension of time.

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