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SECTION 70
Minimum conditions for petroleum-bearing vessels in certain areas; tanker-avoidance zones
Navigation (NAV) CHAPTER 37, ARTICLE 4, PART 2-A
§ 70. Minimum conditions for petroleum-bearing vessels in certain
areas; tanker-avoidance zones. 1. The commissioner of environmental
conservation in consultation with the petroleum-bearing vessel advisory
commission established in section seventy-one of this article, the
United States Coast Guard, the board of commissioners of pilots and
appropriate officials of any state or country with concurrent
jurisdiction over water bodies which might be affected, through rule and
regulation may establish standards setting forth:

(a) the minimum conditions under which petroleum-bearing vessels as
defined in section one hundred seventy-two of this chapter may enter or
move upon the navigable waters of the state and any tidewaters bordering
on or lying within the boundaries of Nassau and Suffolk counties. Such
conditions may include, but not be limited to, visibility, the tide and
wind conditions and weather; and

(b) the minimum conditions under which petroleum-bearing vessels may
enter or leave any major facility, port or harbor. Such conditions may
include, but not be limited to, visibility, the tide and wind conditions
and weather.

2. The commissioner of environmental conservation may, in consultation
with the petroleum-bearing vessel advisory commission established in
section seventy-one of this article, the United States Coast Guard, the
board of commissioners of pilots and appropriate officials of any state
or country with concurrent jurisdiction over water bodies which might be
affected, establish tanker-avoidance zones, where it shall be unlawful
for petroleum-bearing vessels as defined in section one hundred
seventy-two of this chapter, to enter or move upon the navigable waters
of the state or any tidewaters bordering on or lying within the
boundaries of Nassau and Suffolk counties.