assembly Bill A8042

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to freshwater wetlands and repeals section 24-1305 relating thereto

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Jun 10, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

A8042 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§24-0105, 24-0107, 24-0301, 24-0701, 24-0703, 24-0901 & 24-0903, rpld §24-1305, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9764, S7617
2017-2018: A6282, S1749, S8796
2019-2020: A3658, S5576, S7366

A8042 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the definition of freshwater wetlands; repeals section relating to the applicability of the freshwater wetlands article; provides authority of DEC over wetlands which are one acre or more; amends permitting requirements for subdivision of land.

A8042 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                               June 10, 2021
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Environmental Conservation
 AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
   freshwater wetlands and repealing section 24-1305 of such law relating
   Section 1. Subdivision 7  of  section  24-0105  of  the  environmental
 conservation  law,  as  added  by chapter 614 of the laws of 1975 and as
 renumbered by chapter 654 of the laws of 1977, is  amended  to  read  as
   7. Any loss of freshwater wetlands deprives the people of the state of
 some  or  all  of  the  many  and  multiple  benefits to be derived from
 wetlands, to wit:
   (a) flood and storm control by the hydrologic absorption  and  storage
 capacity of freshwater wetlands;
   (b)  wildlife  habitat  by  providing  breeding,  nesting  and feeding
 grounds and cover for many forms of wildlife, wildfowl  and  shorebirds,
 including  migratory wildfowl and rare, ENDANGERED OR THREATENED species
 such as the bald eagle and osprey;
   (c) protection of subsurface water resources and provision  for  valu-
 able watersheds and recharging ground water supplies;
   (d)  recreation  by  providing  areas  for  hunting, fishing, boating,
 hiking, bird watching, photography, camping and other uses;
   (e) pollution treatment by serving as biological and  chemical  oxida-
 tion basins;
   (f)  erosion  control  by serving as sedimentation areas and filtering
 basins, absorbing silt and organic matter and  protecting  channels  and
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.