senate Bill S2962A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the clean fuel standard of 2021

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 17, 2021 print number 2962a
Mar 17, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 26, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

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S2962 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A862
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19-0329, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S4003, A5262

S2962 - Summary

Establishes the clean fuel standard of 2021; such standard is intended to reduce carbon intensity from the on-road transportation sector by 20% by 2030, with further reductions to be implemented based upon advances in technology.

S2962 - Sponsor Memo

S2962 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2962
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER,  ADDABBO, BAILEY, BIAGGI, BRESLIN -- 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
   establishing the "low carbon fuel standard of 2021"

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Short title. This act may be known and may be cited as the
 "low carbon fuel standard of 2021".
   § 2. The environmental conservation law is amended  by  adding  a  new
 section 19-0329 to read as follows:
 § 19-0329. LOW CARBON FUEL STANDARD.
   (1)  A  LOW CARBON FUEL STANDARD IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED. THE LOW CARBON
 FUEL STANDARD IS INTENDED TO REDUCE CARBON INTENSITY  FROM  THE  ON-ROAD
 TRANSPORTATION SECTOR BY TWENTY PERCENT BY TWO THOUSAND THIRTY-TWO, WITH
 FURTHER  REDUCTIONS  TO BE IMPLEMENTED BASED UPON ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY
 AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
   (2) THE LOW CARBON FUEL STANDARD  SHALL  APPLY  TO  ALL  PROVIDERS  OF
 TRANSPORTATION  FUELS  IN  NEW  YORK,  SHALL BE MEASURED ON A FULL FUELS
 LIFECYCLE BASIS AND MAY BE MET THROUGH  MARKET-BASED  METHODS  BY  WHICH
 PROVIDERS EXCEEDING THE PERFORMANCE REQUIRED BY A LOW CARBON FUEL STAND-
 ARD  SHALL  RECEIVE CREDITS THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO FUTURE OBLIGATIONS OR
 TRADED TO PROVIDERS NOT  MEETING  THE  LOW  CARBON  FUEL  STANDARD.  FOR
 PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION THE TERM "PROVIDERS" SHALL INCLUDE, BUT SHALL
 NOT BE LIMITED TO, ALL REFINERS, BLENDERS,  PRODUCERS  OR  IMPORTERS  OF
 TRANSPORTATION FUELS, "CARBON INTENSITY" MEANS THE QUANTITY OF LIFECYCLE
 GREENHOUSE  GAS EMISSIONS PER UNIT OF FUEL ENERGY, AND "FULL FUELS LIFE-
 CYCLE" MEANS THE AGGREGATE OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, INCLUDING DIRECT
 EMISSIONS AND SIGNIFICANT INDIRECT EMISSIONS, SUCH AS SIGNIFICANT  EMIS-
 SIONS  FROM LAND USE CHANGES AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER. THE FULL
 FUELS LIFECYCLE INCLUDES ALL STAGES OF FUEL AND FEEDSTOCK PRODUCTION AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S2962A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A862
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19-0329, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S4003, A5262

S2962A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the clean fuel standard of 2021; such standard is intended to reduce carbon intensity from the on-road transportation sector by 20% by 2030, with further reductions to be implemented based upon advances in technology.

S2962A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2962A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2962--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER, ADDABBO, BAILEY, BIAGGI, BRESLIN, COMRIE,
   GAUGHRAN, HARCKHAM,  HINCHEY,  HOYLMAN,  KAMINSKY,  KAPLAN,  KAVANAGH,
   PERSAUD,  RIVERA,  SERRANO,  SKOUFIS, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
   mental Conservation -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
   establishing the "clean fuel standard of 2021"
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  Legislative findings and declarations:
   1. The transportation sector in New York is a leading source of crite-
 ria  pollutants  and the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions that
 endanger public health  and  welfare  by  causing  and  contributing  to
 increased  air  pollution  and  dangerous  climate  change.  Meeting the
 pollution reduction requirements of the Climate Leadership and  Communi-
 ties  Protection  Act will require sharp decreases in transportation-re-
 lated emissions.
   2. Shifting  from  today's  petroleum-based  transportation  fuels  to
 alternative  fuels has the potential to significantly reduce transporta-
 tion emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases and is recommended
 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as an important pathway
 for holding global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
   3. The Climate Leadership and Communities Protection Act  directs  the
 Department  of  Environmental  Protection to promulgate regulations that
 will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including from on-road vehicles.
   4. New York signed a 15-state MOU to develop an action plan to  reduce
 toxic diesel emissions from medium and heavy-duty vehicles by 2050.
   5.   A  clean  fuels  standard  regulation  would  promote  innovation
 production and use of non-petroleum fuels that reduce vehicle and  fuel-

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01173-03-1

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