senate Bill S8982

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to expanding the types of entities required to prepare and submit an emergency response plan

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Sep 16, 2020 referred to rules

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S8982 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§94 & 216, Pub Serv L

S8982 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the types of entities required to prepare and submit an emergency response plan.

S8982 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8982 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8982
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                            September 16, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law, in  relation  to  expanding  the
   types of entities required to prepare and submit an emergency response
   plan
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Section 94 of the public service law is amended by adding a
 new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
   5. (A) EACH CORPORATION SUBJECT TO THIS ARTICLE SHALL ANNUALLY, ON  OR
 BEFORE  DECEMBER  FIFTEENTH,  SUBMIT  TO  THE  COMMISSION  AN  EMERGENCY
 RESPONSE PLAN FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL.    THE  EMERGENCY  RESPONSE  PLAN
 SHALL  BE  DESIGNED  FOR THE REASONABLY PROMPT RESTORATION OF SERVICE IN
 THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY EVENT, DEFINED FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION
 AS AN EVENT WHERE WIDESPREAD OUTAGES HAVE OCCURRED IN THE SERVICE TERRI-
 TORY OF THE COMPANY DUE TO STORMS OR OTHER CAUSES BEYOND THE CONTROL  OF
 THE  COMPANY. THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE
 LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING: (I) THE IDENTIFICATION  OF  MANAGEMENT  STAFF
 RESPONSIBLE  FOR COMPANY OPERATIONS DURING AN EMERGENCY; (II) A COMMUNI-
 CATIONS SYSTEM WITH CUSTOMERS DURING AN EMERGENCY  THAT  EXTENDS  BEYOND
 NORMAL  BUSINESS  HOURS  AND  BUSINESS  CONDITIONS; (III) DESIGNATION OF
 COMPANY STAFF TO COMMUNICATE WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS AND APPROPRIATE  REGU-
 LATORY  AGENCIES;  (IV) PROVISIONS REGARDING HOW THE COMPANY WILL ASSURE
 THE SAFETY OF ITS EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS; (V) PROCEDURES FOR  DEPLOY-
 ING  PERSONNEL  CREWS  TO  WORK ASSIGNMENT AREAS; (VI) IDENTIFICATION OF
 ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED DURING AN EMERGENCY; (VII)  THE
 MEANS  OF OBTAINING ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT; (VIII) PROCEDURES
 TO PRACTICE THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN; AND (IX) SUCH OTHER  ADDITIONAL
 INFORMATION  AS THE COMMISSION MAY REQUIRE. EACH SUCH CORPORATION SHALL,
 ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, UNDERTAKE DRILLS IMPLEMENTING PROCEDURES TO PRACTICE
 ITS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT  PLAN.  THE  COMMISSION  MAY  ADOPT  ADDITIONAL
 REQUIREMENTS  CONSISTENT WITH ENSURING THE REASONABLY PROMPT RESTORATION
 OF SERVICE IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY EVENT.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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