assembly Bill A6177A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Reduces emissions of air pollutants from petroleum bulk storage facilities

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Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.714
substituted for a6177a
Jun 10, 2021 substituted by s841a
Jun 09, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.714
rules report cal.714
reported
Jun 02, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 24, 2021 reported referred to codes
May 20, 2021 print number 6177a
May 20, 2021 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Mar 10, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Feb 9, 2021 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S841
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committee
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Committee Vote: Feb 9, 2021

Co-Sponsors

A6177 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S841
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §17-1016, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9083

A6177 - Summary

Reduces emissions of air pollutants from petroleum bulk storage facilities by requiring that no person shall own or operate a facility containing an above-ground tank that does not have a shell color and roof color of either white or beige/cream; provides that such color requirements shall apply to every tank at a facility regardless of whether the tank is in active use for storage; defines terms.

A6177 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6177
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SEPTIMO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
   reducing  emissions  of  air  pollutants  from  petroleum bulk storage
   facilities
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
 new section 17-1016 to read as follows:
 § 17-1016. REDUCTION OF AIR POLLUTION FROM PETROLEUM BULK STORAGE FACIL-
              ITIES.
   1. STATEMENT OF FINDINGS. A.  ABOVE-GROUND  STORAGE  TANKS  CONTAINING
 PETROLEUM  AND  PETROLEUM-CONTAINING  PRODUCTS ARE A MAJOR SOURCE OF AIR
 POLLUTANTS,  INCLUDING  VOLATILE  ORGANIC  COMPOUNDS  SUCH  AS  BENZENE,
 TOLUENE, ETHYLBENZENE, XYLENE AND FORMALDEHYDE.
   B.  VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS CAUSE A VARIETY OF ADVERSE HUMAN HEALTH
 EFFECTS, INCLUDING EYE, NOSE AND THROAT IRRITATION; SHORTNESS OF BREATH;
 HEADACHES; FATIGUE; NAUSEA; DIZZINESS; SKIN PROBLEMS;  LUNG  IRRITATION;
 DAMAGE TO THE LIVER, KIDNEY AND CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM; AND CANCER.
   C.  STUDIES  HAVE SHOWN THAT THE COLOR OF AN ABOVE-GROUND STORAGE TANK
 SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECTS THE AMOUNT OF  AIR  POLLUTANTS  EMITTED  FROM  THE
 TANK. STORAGE TANKS PAINTED DARKER COLORS HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO EMIT TWO TO
 THREE TIMES AS MUCH AIR POLLUTION DURING WARM WEATHER THAN TANKS PAINTED
 LIGHTER COLORS.
   D.  REQUIRING  ABOVE-GROUND STORAGE TANKS TO BE PAINTED LIGHTER COLORS
 WILL HAVE SIGNIFICANT AIR QUALITY AND PUBLIC  HEALTH  BENEFITS,  PARTIC-
 ULARLY   IN  ENVIRONMENTAL  JUSTICE  COMMUNITIES  THAT  ALREADY  BEAR  A
 DISPROPORTIONATE POLLUTION BURDEN.
   2. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE  TERMS  BELOW  SHALL
 HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANING:

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02989-01-1

Co-Sponsors

A6177A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S841
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §17-1016, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9083

A6177A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Reduces emissions of air pollutants from petroleum bulk storage facilities by requiring that no person shall own or operate a facility containing an above-ground tank that does not have a shell color and roof color of either white or beige/cream; provides that such color requirements shall apply to every tank at a facility regardless of whether the tank is in active use for storage; defines terms.

A6177A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6177--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. SEPTIMO, FORREST, SIMON -- read once and referred
   to   the   Committee   on   Environmental  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
   reducing  emissions  of  air  pollutants  from  petroleum bulk storage
   facilities
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
 new section 17-1016 to read as follows:
 § 17-1016. REDUCTION OF AIR POLLUTION FROM PETROLEUM BULK STORAGE FACIL-
              ITIES.
   1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS  SECTION,  THE  TERMS  BELOW  SHALL  HAVE  THE
 FOLLOWING MEANING:
   A.  "SHELL  COLOR"  SHALL  MEAN THE COLOR AND SHADE COMBINATION OF THE
 PAINT ON THE SIDES OR SHELL OF A TANK.
   B. "ROOF COLOR" SHALL MEAN THE COLOR  AND  SHADE  COMBINATION  OF  THE
 PAINT ON THE ROOF OF A TANK.
   C.  "TANK" SHALL HAVE THE MEANING SET FORTH IN SECTION 17-1003 OF THIS
 TITLE EXCEPT THAT FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "TANK"  MEANS  AN  ABOVE-
 GROUND  TANK  AND  DOES NOT INCLUDE ASSOCIATED PIPES, LINES, FIXTURES OR
 OTHER ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT.
   2. TANK COLORING. A.  NO  PERSON  SHALL  OWN  OR  OPERATE  A  FACILITY
 CONTAINING  A  TANK  THAT  DOES  NOT MEET THE COLOR REQUIREMENTS OF THIS
 SUBDIVISION. SUCH COLOR REQUIREMENTS SHALL APPLY  TO  EVERY  TANK  AT  A
 FACILITY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE TANK IS IN ACTIVE USE FOR STORAGE.
   B.  A  TANK SHALL HAVE A SHELL COLOR AND ROOF COLOR OF EITHER WHITE OR
 BEIGE/CREAM.
   § 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2024.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02989-02-1