assembly Bill A6530

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires applicants for major projects located near an environmental justice community to submit an enhanced public participation plan

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Mar 19, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

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A6530 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3211
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 58 §§58-0101 - 58-0111, En Con L

A6530 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires applicants for major projects located near an environmental justice community to submit an enhanced public participation plan.

A6530 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6530
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. BARNWELL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
   requiring applicants for major  projects  located  near  environmental
   justice communities to submit an enhanced public participation plan

   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 article 58 to read as follows:
                                 ARTICLE 58
                     ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COMMUNITIES
 SECTION 58-0101. DECLARATION OF LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT.
         58-0103. DEFINITIONS.
         58-0105. ENHANCED PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN.
         58-0107. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT.
         58-0109. APPLICANT CERTIFICATION.
         58-0111. PROHIBITIONS.
 § 58-0101. DECLARATION OF LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT.
   1.  THE  LEGISLATURE  FINDS  AND DECLARES THAT IT IS THE POLICY OF THE
 STATE OF NEW YORK TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND INCORPORATE MEAS-
 URES FOR ACHIEVING ENVIRONMENTAL  JUSTICE  INTO  THE  STATE'S  PROGRAMS,
 POLICIES,  REGULATIONS, LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS AND ACTIVITIES. THE LEGIS-
 LATURE FURTHER FINDS  AND  DECLARES  THAT  ECONOMICALLY  DISTRESSED  AND
 MINORITY COMMUNITIES IN THE STATE HAVE LONG BORNE A DISPROPORTIONATE AND
 INEQUITABLE  POLLUTION  BURDEN,  CAUSED BY HISTORIC SITING OF SOURCES OF
 POLLUTION IN THOSE COMMUNITIES.
   2. MANY ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED AND MINORITY COMMUNITIES IN THE  STATE
 SUFFER  FROM  ELEVATED RATES OF RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES, INCLUDING ASTHMA,
 BRONCHITIS, AND EMPHYSEMA, AND OTHER ADVERSE HEALTH  EFFECTS  ASSOCIATED
 WITH THE LONG-TERM AND CHRONIC EXPOSURE TO MULTIPLE SOURCES OF POLLUTION
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04348-03-1