senate Bill S6676

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to airport noise studies

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Aug 28, 2019 referred to rules

S6676 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3063
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 13 Title 14 §§1389-hh - 1389-jj, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11277

S6676 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing a uniform metric for measuring noise impacts that will be used by airports for the purpose of noise exposure maps and noise compatibility programs.

S6676 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6676 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6676

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             August 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  airport  noise
  studies

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

  Section 1. Article 13 of the public health law is amended by adding  a
new title 14 to read as follows:
                                TITLE XIV
                          AIRPORT NOISE STUDIES
SECTION 1389-HH. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.
        1389-II. DEFINITIONS.
        1389-JJ. AIRPORT NOISE STUDIES.
  § 1389-HH. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. 1. THE LEGISLATURE HERE-
BY FINDS, DETERMINES, AND DECLARES THAT NOISE POLLUTION CAUSES A VARIETY
OF  ADVERSE  HUMAN  HEALTH  IMPACTS,  MANY OF WHICH ARE RELATED TO NOISE
INDUCED  STRESS  INCLUDING  HEARING  LOSS,  HYPERTENSION,   TACHYCARDIA,
INCREASED CORTISOL RELEASE, SLEEP DISRUPTION, AND COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT.
  2. THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER FINDS AND RECOGNIZES THAT THE FEDERAL ENVI-
RONMENTAL  PROTECTION  AGENCY  AND  THE  WORLD  HEALTH ORGANIZATION HAVE
RECOMMENDED A FIFTY-FIVE DAY-NIGHT AVERAGE SOUND LEVEL (DNL) NOISE EXPO-
SURE LEVEL TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM ADVERSE HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS.
  3. THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER  FINDS  AND  RECOGNIZES  THAT  THE  FEDERAL
AVIATION  ADMINISTRATION  ACCEPTS  AS  A  METRIC  FOR  DETERMINING NOISE
IMPACTS THE COMMUNITY NOISE EQUIVALENT LEVEL (CNEL).
  4. THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER FINDS THAT THE COMMUNITY  NOISE  EQUIVALENT
LEVEL  (CNEL)  INCLUDES  A  PENALTY  FOR  INCREASED SENSITIVITY TO NOISE
OCCURRING DURING EVENING HOURS  WHICH  ARE  SET  ASIDE  FOR  FAMILY  AND
STUDENT STUDY TIME.
  5. FOR THESE PURPOSES, THERE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED A UNIFORM METRIC FOR
MEASURING  NOISE IMPACTS THAT WILL BE USED BY AIRPORTS IN NEW YORK STATE

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

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