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SECTION 177-B
Habitat protection plan
Navigation (NAV) CHAPTER 37, ARTICLE 12, PART 2
§ 177-b. Habitat protection plan. The commissioner may require every
major facility which engages in the transfer of petroleum to file with
the department a habitat protection plan as a condition of issuance of a
license pursuant to section one hundred seventy-four of this article.
Such plan shall provide protection from the potential adverse impact of
any discharge on the habitat of threatened or endangered species and the
mitigation of potential damage to wetlands in reasonable proximity to
the facility. Such plan shall contain provisions for the rehabilitation
of animals damaged by the discharge of petroleum.