Assembly Bill A5979

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Enacts the "private well testing act"

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Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-A5979 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-0315, En Con L; amd §§206 & 1100, add §1111, Pub Health L; add §468, RP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7297
2017-2018: S119
2019-2020: S1854
2021-2022: A9533, S48

2023-A5979 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "private well testing act"; authorizes the department of health to promulgate rules and regulations to establish standards for the testing of drinking water from privately owned wells.

2023-A5979 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                              March 24, 2023
 Introduced  by M. of A. BURDICK -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Environmental Conservation
 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law,  the  public  health
   law  and  the  real property law, in relation to enacting the "private
   well testing act"

   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "private well testing act".
   § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 3-0315 of the environmental conservation
 law, as amended by section 12 of part T of chapter 57  of  the  laws  of
 2017, is amended to read as follows:
   1. The department in conjunction with the commissioner of health shall
 create and maintain a geographic information system, and associated data
 storage and analytical systems for purposes of collecting, streamlining,
 and  visualizing  integrated  data,  permits,  and  relevant sites about
 drinking water quality including,  but  not  limited  to,  incorporating
 supply  well  and monitoring well data, emerging contaminant data, water
 quality monitoring data, pertinent data from  remediation  and  landfill
 sites,  permitted  discharge locations and other potential contamination
 risks to water supplies. Such system shall also incorporate  information
 from  the source water assessment program collected by the department of
 OF  THE  PUBLIC  HEALTH  LAW,  data  from annual water supply statements
 prepared pursuant to section eleven  hundred  fifty-one  of  the  public
 health  law, information from the database pursuant to title fourteen of
 article twenty-seven of  this  chapter,  and  any  other  existing  data
 regarding  soil  and groundwater contamination currently gathered by the
 department, as well as data on contamination that is  readily  available
 from  the  United  States geological survey and other sources determined
 appropriate by the department. In addition to  facilitating  interagency
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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