Bill S1256-2013

Authorizes and directs the Port Authority to conduct cumulative impact analysis of environmental hazards at Port Authority facilities

Authorizes and directs the Port Authority to conduct cumulative impact analysis of environmental hazards at Port Authority facilities and identifies the data to be included in such analysis.

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Actions

  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1256

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to directing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to conduct a cumulative impact analysis of all airborne environmental hazards from automobile, truck and airplane traffic and emissions therefrom resulting from the operation of all bridges, tunnels and airports operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill would authorize and direct The New York and New Jersey Port Authority to conduct cumulative analysis of airborne environmental hazards at Port Authority facilities and establishes a short-term working capital revolving loan program for detrimentally affected businesses and communities.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

To Amend Chapter 174 of the laws of 1968, constituting the New York State urban development corporation act, which establishes criteria for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey short term working capital revolving loan program

* The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey would conduct an analysis to determine the current levels of environmental hazards that exists in the vicinity of its bridges, tunnels and airport facilities.

* Port Authority is defined as bridge, tunnel and airport facility that is owned, operated, or utilized by or under contract with, a municipality or political subdivision and which is utilized by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

* Conducting a cumulative analysis would mean to study the impact on the environment which results from the incremental impact of an action when added to other past, present, and proposed future actions, regardless of the agency or person that undertakes such other actions.

* The loan applications and loan guarantees criteria would be for businesses locale within the Port Authority bridge, tunnel or airport facilities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12 S.1776 - Referred to Corporations, Authorities and Commissions 2009-10 S.5058 - Referred to Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect upon the enactment into law by the state of New Jersey of legislation having an identical effect with section one this act; but if the state of New Jersey shall have already enacted such legislation, then this act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1256 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions AN ACT in relation to directing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to conduct a cumulative impact analysis of all airborne envi- ronmental hazards from automobile, truck and airplane traffic and emissions therefrom resulting from the operation of all bridges, tunnels and airports operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. (a) Cumulative impact analysis. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shall perform a cumulative impact analysis to deter- mine the current level of environmental hazards concentrated in the vicinity of its bridges, tunnels and airport facilities, including the impacts associated with multiple overlapping projects and cross media pollutants. This cumulative environmental impact analysis shall be conducted and coordinated with established procedures, accepted by the department of environmental conservation. (b) The cumulative impact analysis authorized by this section shall include, but not be limited to, the identification of: (i) automobile, truck and airplane traffic and emissions and all hazardous waste and industrial waste as defined in sections 27-0901 and 17-0105 of the envi- ronmental conservation law; (ii) regulated air contaminants and air contamination sources as defined in section 19-0107 of such law; and (iii) toxic pollutants as defined in section 17-0105 of such law. Such study shall also include an analysis of the environment on current resi- dents and their activities; the extent of decay and blight imposed on the surrounding community and the extent to which the operation of the Port Authorities bridges, tunnels and airport facilities and uncon-
trolled sites pose a threat to both public health and overall community development. (c) Until such time as the department of environmental conservation shall determine the health effects connected with the existence of such hazards, the Port Authority shall provide for the creation of air quali- ty monitoring and programmatic remediation in the form of respiratory health care assistance to persons living in the community contiguous a Port Authority facility. (d) For the purposes of this act, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (i) A "Port Authority bridge, tunnel and airport facility" means a facility that is owned, operated, or utilized by, or under contract with, a municipality or political subdivision and which is utilized by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. (ii) "Cumulative impact analysis" means the study of impact on the environment which results from the incremental impact of an action when added to other past, present, and proposed future actions, regardless of the agency or person that undertakes such other actions. S 2. This act shall take effect upon the enactment into law by the state of New Jersey of legislation having an identical effect with section one of this act; but if the state of New Jersey shall have already enacted such legislation, then this act shall take effect imme- diately and provide that the state of New Jersey shall notify the legis- lative bill drafting commission upon the occurrence of the enactment of the provisions provided for in section one of this act in order that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely effective data base of the official text of the laws of the state of New York in furtherance of effecting the provisions of section 44 of the legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law.

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