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SECTION 1854-C
Permanent disposal facilities
Public Authorities (PBA) CHAPTER 43-A, ARTICLE 8, TITLE 9
§ 1854-c. Permanent disposal facilities. 1. The authority shall
consult and cooperate with the department of environmental conservation
and the commission for siting low-level radioactive waste disposal
facilities pursuant to the provisions of article twenty-nine of the
environmental conservation law and such department and commission shall
make available to the authority all information with respect to
potential sites and disposal methods which may be relevant to the design
of, or preparation of applications for state licenses, permits, or other
approvals for, such facilities. The authority shall make preparations
for submitting as soon as practicable applications for any state
licenses, permits, or other approvals required for the construction and
operation of permanent disposal facilities.

2. Upon certification by the department of environmental conservation
of siting and disposal method selections for permanent disposal
facilities pursuant to section 29-0105 of the environmental conservation
law, the authority shall immediately complete development of and submit,
as soon as practicable after such certification, but no later than the
first day of January nineteen hundred ninety, complete applications for
any state licenses, permits, or other approvals required for the
construction and operation of such permanent disposal facilities, in
accordance with the siting and disposal method certification of such
department. Upon such certification, the authority shall also
immediately take steps to acquire and hold in the name of the state of
New York any property interests which it may need to obtain for such
permanent disposal facilities.

3. Upon receipt of required state licenses, permits, or other
approvals for such permanent disposal facilities and if access is not
available on reasonable terms to disposal facilities outside of New York
for low-level radioactive waste estimated to be generated within New
York state during the life of such permanent disposal facilities, the
authority is authorized and directed to immediately construct, and to
operate and maintain, permanent disposal facilities in accordance with
such licenses, permits, and other approvals. Permanent disposal
facilities shall be completed and begin operation no later than the
first day of January nineteen hundred ninety-three.