|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 30, 2018||referred to environmental conservation|
assembly Bill A10500
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A10500 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Environmental Conservation
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation
- Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
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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