senate Bill S8816A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the filling of borrow pits in Jamaica Bay

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 01, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.270
substituted for a10188a
May 31, 2022 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 24, 2022 amended on third reading (t) 8816a
May 16, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.1378
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 20, 2022 referred to environmental conservation

S8816 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10188
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §15-0505, En Con L; amd §3, Chap 288 of 2014
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7295

S8816 - Summary

Relates to the filling of borrow pits in Jamaica Bay; directs the department of environmental conservation to conduct a study on ecological restoration needs in Jamaica Bay.

S8816 - Sponsor Memo

S8816 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8816
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 20, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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  the
   filling of borrow pits in Jamaica Bay; and to amend chapter 288 of the
   laws  of  2014 amending the environmental conservation law relating to
   the filling of borrow pits in Jamaica Bay, in relation to  making  the
   provisions of such chapter permanent
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  Legislative intent. Due to the increase in vessel size  in
 recent  years, New York State waterways such as channels, berthing areas
 and harbors are being excavated in a process known as dredging to  main-
 tain sufficient depth for safe and efficient vessel operation.
   Dredged  material  is  naturally  accumulated  sediment,  much  of the
 dredged material does  contain  some  contaminants  at  varying  concen-
 trations.
   Jamaica  Bay  was  dredged to supply soil for a number of construction
 projects. This process created borrow pits in the bay. These borrow pits
 have been identified as an attractive alternative for the  disposing  of
 dredge material.
   §  2.  Subdivisions  1 and 3-a of section 15-0505 of the environmental
 conservation law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 233 of the laws of
 1979 and subdivision 3-a as added by chapter 288 of the  laws  of  2014,
 are amended to read as follows:
   1.  No  person, local public corporation or interstate authority shall
 excavate or place fill below the mean high water level  in  any  of  the
 navigable  waters  of the state, or in marshes, estuaries, tidal marshes
 and wetlands that are adjacent to and contiguous at any point to any  of
 the  navigable  waters  of the state and that are inundated at mean high
 water level or tide, without a permit issued pursuant to  subdivision  3
 of  this  section. For the purposes of this section, fill shall include,
 but shall not be limited to, earth, clay,  silt,  sand,  gravel,  stone,
 rock,  shale,  concrete  (whole  or  fragmentary), ashes, cinders, slag,
 metal, DREDGED MATERIAL or any other similar  material  whether  or  not
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S8816A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10188
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §15-0505, En Con L; amd §3, Chap 288 of 2014
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7295

S8816A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the filling of borrow pits in Jamaica Bay; directs the department of environmental conservation to conduct a study on ecological restoration needs in Jamaica Bay.

S8816A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8816A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8816--A
     Cal. No. 1378
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 20, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
   -- committee discharged and said bill committed to  the  Committee  on
   Rules  --  ordered  to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
   retaining its place in the order of third reading

 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
   filling  of  borrow  pits  in Jamaica Bay; to amend chapter 288 of the
   laws of 2014 amending the environmental conservation law  relating  to
   the  filling  of borrow pits in Jamaica Bay, in relation to making the
   provisions of such chapter permanent; in  relation  to  directing  the
   department of environmental conservation to conduct a study on ecolog-
   ical restoration needs in Jamaica Bay; and providing for the repeal of
   certain provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent. Due to the increase in vessel  size  in
 recent  years, New York State waterways such as channels, berthing areas
 and harbors are being excavated in a process known as dredging to  main-
 tain sufficient depth for safe and efficient vessel operation.
   Dredged  material  is  naturally  accumulated  sediment,  much  of the
 dredged material does  contain  some  contaminants  at  varying  concen-
 trations.
   Jamaica  Bay  was  dredged to supply soil for a number of construction
 projects. This process created borrow pits in the bay. These borrow pits
 have been identified as an attractive alternative for the  disposing  of
 dredge material.
   §  2.  Subdivisions  1 and 3-a of section 15-0505 of the environmental
 conservation law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 233 of the laws of
 1979 and subdivision 3-a as added by chapter 288 of the  laws  of  2014,
 are amended to read as follows:
   1.  No  person, local public corporation or interstate authority shall
 excavate or place fill below the mean high water level  in  any  of  the
 navigable  waters  of the state, or in marshes, estuaries, tidal marshes
 and wetlands that are adjacent to and contiguous at any point to any  of
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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