assembly Bill A1020

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the protection of public health from exposure to radon in natural gas

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Jan 14, 2019 referred to health

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A1020 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 35-B §§3560 - 3562, Pub Health L; amd §18-a, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6863
2015-2016: A778
2017-2018: A4118

A1020 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the protection of public health from exposure to radon in natural gas; requires continuous monitoring of the level of radon in the natural gas delivered; relates to a compliance assurance system; requires public reporting.

A1020 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1020

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, GOTTFRIED, ABINANTI, M. G. MILLER,
  QUART, OTIS, PAULIN, CAHILL, DINOWITZ, GUNTHER, ENGLEBRIGHT, BUCHWALD,
  STECK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COLTON,  COOK,  GALEF,  GLICK,
  LIFTON,  RIVERA,  THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the  public  service  law,  in
  relation  to the protection of public health from exposure to radon in
  natural gas

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that
radon  and its radioactive progeny are a major cause of lung cancer, and
that there is no safe exposure level for public health  protection.  New
York  State  has  benefited from low levels of those elements in natural
gas delivered to consumers, due  to  the  low  levels  of  radioactivity
occurring  in the gas from the sources upon which New York has primarily
relied. However, there is now concern that natural gas may be coming  to
New York State from sources with high levels of radioactivity from those
elements.  It  is  the intent of this act to prevent levels of radon and
its radioactive progeny from exceeding current levels in gas distributed
to residential and other consumers,  mindful  of  internationally-recog-
nized  mitigation  action  levels.  It is the intent of this act to only
regulate the distribution of gas within the state.
  § 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new article 35-B  to
read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 35-B
                                  RADON
SECTION 3560. DEFINITIONS.
        3561. PROTECTION FROM RADON.
        3562. GAS CORPORATION REQUIREMENTS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02554-01-9

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