assembly Bill A9053A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the location of certain wind electric generation facilities around Fort Drum

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 22, 2018 advanced to third reading cal.721
Mar 21, 2018 reported
Mar 13, 2018 print number 9053a
Mar 13, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to energy
Jan 18, 2018 referred to energy

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A9053 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Services

A9053 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the location of certain wind electric generation facilities around Fort Drum.

A9053 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9053

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 18, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. JENNE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Energy

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to the  location  of
  certain  wind  electric  generation  facilities; and providing for the
  repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1. Section 168 of the public service law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 3-a to read as follows:
  3-A. THE STATE SHALL NOT GRANT FUNDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OR  OPERA-
TION OF A WIND ELECTRIC GENERATION FACILITY TO BE LOCATED WITHIN:
  (A) TEN MILES OF THE WHEELER-SACK ARMY AIRFIELD;
  (B) TEN MILES OF THE MONTAGUE WEATHER STATION;
  (C) FIVE MILES OF THE BOUNDARY OF THE WHEELER-SACK ARMY AIRFIELD REGU-
LATED  AIRSPACE  LOCATED WITHIN ST.  LAWRENCE, JEFFERSON AND LEWIS COUN-
TIES;
  (D) FIVE MILES OF THE BOUNDARY OF THE WHEELER-SACK ARMY AIRFIELD CLASS
D CONTROLLED AIRSPACE;
  (E) THE WHEELER-SACK ARMY AIRFIELD CLASS D CONTROLLED AIRSPACE; OR
  (F) THE ENCLOSED AREA BEGINNING AT THE POINT WHERE UNITED STATES ROUTE
ELEVEN INTERSECTS NEW YORK ROUTE TWENTY-SIX;  THEN  NORTH  ALONG  UNITED
STATES  ROUTE ELEVEN TO NEW YORK ROUTE FIFTY-SIX; THENCE SOUTH ALONG NEW
YORK ROUTE FIFTY-SIX TO THE BORDER OF THE ADIRONDACK STATE PARK;  THENCE
WEST  ALONG  THE BORDER OF THE ADIRONDACK STATE PARK TO A POINT DIRECTLY
DUE EAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF UNITED STATES ROUTE ELEVEN AND NEW  YORK
ROUTE  TWENTY-SIX;  THENCE  DUE WEST UNTIL THE POINT WHERE UNITED STATES
ROUTE ELEVEN INTERSECTS NEW YORK ROUTE TWENTY-SIX.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
this  act  shall  be  deemed  repealed fifteen years after it shall have
become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13862-05-8

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A9053A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Services

A9053A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the location of certain wind electric generation facilities around Fort Drum.

A9053A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 9053--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 18, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. JENNE, BLAKE, ORTIZ, WILLIAMS, HUNTER, PELLEGRI-
  NO, WALLACE, ENGLEBRIGHT, SIMOTAS, CRESPO -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Energy -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to restrict the location  of  certain  wind  electric  generation
  facilities  around  Fort  Drum;  and  providing for the repeal of such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that Fort
Drum is a premiere training  installation,  unlike  any  other  military
installation  in  New York State or anywhere east of the Mississippi. It
is the only instrumented joint air to ground range north of  Florida  in
the  eastern  United States able to execute live bomb training, and only
one of two Army installations capable of cold weather,  winter  training
in  the country. The singular weather and unique terrain makes Fort Drum
a peerless training installation.
  Furthermore, the legislature finds that  the  moving  blades  of  wind
turbines  already  operating within the immediate proximity of Fort Drum
have created interference with air traffic control and  Doppler  weather
radars. Currently, existing turbines have created a 41 square mile blind
spot  in the 60 mile view shed of Forth Drum's air traffic control radar
and corrupted the data of a significant portion of the  Doppler  weather
radar  view  shed. Therefore, the impact of any additional wind projects
in close proximity to Fort Drum would  significantly  degrade  the  data
from  such  radars.  Due to the unique nature of the terrain around Fort
Drum and the extensive interference with  the  radars'  view  sheds  and
because  the  impacts  on  radar  are  increased with height, number and
density of turbines, a specific state-imposed remedy for these  problems
is  needed.  Accordingly,  this act would eliminate any state incentives
for the development of wind turbines within the area that  could  inter-
fere with Fort Drum's radar systems while maintaining the incentives for
the  development of wind generated energy outside of the Fort Drum radar
area.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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