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SECTION 27-1103
Criteria for siting industrial hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 27, TITLE 11
§ 27-1103. Criteria for siting industrial hazardous waste treatment,

storage and disposal facilities.

1. The commissioner shall, after investigation and opportunity for
public comment, within one year from the effective date of this section,
publish criteria for siting industrial hazardous waste treatment,
storage and disposal facilities. Such siting criteria shall be designed
to insure the maximum safety of the public from hazards associated with
treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous wastes. The commissioner
shall also within one year from such effective date adopt criteria
prescribing the form and content of applications for a certificate of
environmental safety and public necessity to construct an industrial
hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facility.

2. The criteria issued pursuant to subdivision one of this section for
the siting of industrial hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal
facilities shall take into account, among other factors:

a. The consistency of the application with the plan adopted pursuant
to section 27-1102 of this title,

b. The density of population in areas neighboring such facility,

c. The density of population in areas adjacent to delivery routes to
such facility,

d. The risk of accident during the transportation of hazardous wastes,

e. The risk of contamination of ground and surface waters by leaching
and runoff from such facility,

f. The risk of fires or explosions from improper storage and disposal
methods,

g. The impact on the municipality where the facility is to be cited in
terms of health, safety, cost and consistency with local planning,
zoning or land use laws and ordinances,

h. The nature of the probable environmental impact, including
specification of the predictable adverse effects on the natural
environment and ecology, public health and safety, scenic, historic,
cultural and recreational value, water and air quality, wildlife and an
evaluation of measures to mitigate adverse effects, and

i. The future physical climate risk due to sea level rise, and/or
storm surges and/or flooding, based on available data predicting the
likelihood of future extreme weather events, including hazard risk
analysis data if applicable.

3. The criteria issued by the commissioner pursuant to subdivision one
of this section prescribing the form of an application for a certificate
of environmental safety and public necessity to construct an industrial
hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facility shall require
the applicant to supply detailed information regarding:

a. The location of the proposed facility,

b. A description of the design and capacity of the facility,

c. The expected sources of hazardous wastes for the facility, the
proposed methods of transporting such wastes to and from the facility,
and the routes which deliveries will traverse,

d. The need for the facility,

e. The environmental impacts of the proposed facility,

f. A description of reasonable alternative locations for the proposed
facility, and

g. Such other information as the commissioner shall prescribe as to
whether the proposed facility is necessary and compatible with the
surrounding environment and with the health, safety and welfare of
neighboring populations.