|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 29, 2020||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S8435
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8435 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8435 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8435 SPONSOR: JACKSON TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to including comprehensive climate change risk analysis as part of every environmental assessment statement and requiring updates to rules and regulations regarding the state environmental quality review PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to ensure that the state periodically updates the state environmental quality review (SEQR) rules and regu- lates. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Section 8-0109 of the Environmental Conservation Law to update SEQR to include measurement and analysis of all impacts of climate change; the carbon footprint per person per building block prior
S8435 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8435 I N S E N A T E May 29, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. JACKSON -- 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 including comprehensive climate change risk analysis as part of every environmental assessment statement and requiring updates to rules and regulations regarding the state environmental quality review THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs (i), (i) and (j) of subdivision 2 of section 8-0109 of the environmental conservation law, paragraph (i) as added by chapter 182 of the laws of 1990, paragraph (i) as amended by chapter 238 of the laws of 1991 and paragraph (j) as amended by chapter 219 of the laws of 1990, are amended to read as follows: (i) effects of proposed action on solid waste management where appli- cable and significant; [and (i)] (J) effects of any proposed action on, and its consistency with, the comprehensive management plan of the special groundwater protection area program, as implemented by the commissioner pursuant to article fifty-five of this chapter; [and (j)] (K) MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS OF ALL IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE CHANGES, ATMO- SPHERIC CHEMISTRY CHANGES, EXTREME PRECIPITATION CHANGES, DROUGHT RISK CHANGES, SEA LEVEL CHANGES, SUCH MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS SHALL BE DONE FOR EVERY ASPECT OF AN ACTION; (L) THE CARBON FOOTPRINT PER PERSON PER BUILDING BLOCK PRIOR TO THE PROPOSED ACTION AND AT THE CONCLUSION OF A REASONABLE WORST CASE DEVEL- OPMENT SCENARIO FOR SUCH PROPOSED ACTION, AS APPLICABLE; (M) A REASONABLE WORST CASE DEVELOPMENT SCENARIO PERIOD OF ONE HUNDRED YEARS FOR ASSESSING POTENTIAL FLOODING RISKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS FOR THE LIFE OF ANY NEW BUILDING WHICH IS PART OF A PROPOSED ACTION; AND (N) such other information consistent with the purposes of this arti- cle as may be prescribed in guidelines issued by the commissioner pursu- ant to section 8-0113 of this chapter. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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