senate Bill S1171

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes time periods for the stages of determining and approving environmental impact statements

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Jan 11, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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S1171 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-0109, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6932
2017-2018: S930

S1171 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes time periods for the stages of determining and approving environmental impact statements.

S1171 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1171 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1171

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AMEDORE, AKSHAR -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Environmental
  Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  determinations upon the need for an  environmental  impact  statement,
  and  completion  of draft environmental impact statements and environ-
  mental impact statements

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of  section  8-0109  of the environmental
conservation law, as amended by chapter 252 of  the  laws  of  1977,  is
amended to read as follows:
  3.  (A)  An agency may require an applicant to submit an environmental
report to assist  the  agency  in  carrying  out  its  responsibilities,
including  the  initial determination and, (where the applicant does not
prepare the environmental impact statement), the preparation of an envi-
ronmental impact statement under this article. The  agency  may  request
such  other  information  from  an applicant necessary for the review of
environmental impacts. Notwithstanding any use of outside  resources  or
work,  agencies  shall make their own independent judgment of the scope,
contents and adequacy of an environmental impact statement.
  (B) IN THE EVENT AN AGENCY REQUIRES AN APPLICANT TO SUBMIT AN ENVIRON-
MENTAL REPORT, SUCH AGENCY SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE THEREOF  TO  THE  APPLI-
CANT.
  (I)  UPON NOTICE OF THE REQUIREMENT TO SUBMIT AN ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT,
AN APPLICANT SHALL SUBMIT SUCH REPORT TO THE AGENCY WITHIN  SIXTY  DAYS;
AND
  (II)  UPON  RECEIPT  OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT FROM AN APPLICANT, THE
AGENCY SHALL, WITHIN FORTY DAYS, REVIEW AND MAKE A DETERMINATION OF  THE
NEED FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT AND THE SUBMISSION OF A DRAFT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01598-01-9

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