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Bill S4544-2013

Requires the department of environmental conservation to notify any community board in New York city of any new brownfield site cleanups

Requires the department of environmental conservation to notify any community board in New York city of any new brownfield site cleanups.

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Actions

  • May 20, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 8, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 7, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.567
  • Apr 10, 2013: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Environmental Conservation - May 7, 2013
Ayes (12): Grisanti, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, O'Mara, Young, Avella, Espaillat, Serrano, Latimer, Tkaczyk

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4544

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to requiring the department of environmental conservation to notify the community boards of New York city of any new brownfield site cleanups within such community board's boundaries

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

Requires the department of environmental conservation to notify any community board in New York City of any new brownfield site cleanups.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 adds a new section 27-1437 to the environmental conservation law. This section requires the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to notify any community board in a city with a population of one million or more of new brownfield site cleanups located within the community board's boundaries.

Section 2 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regulations requires a period of public comment for brownfield cleanup request. Upon completion of a brownfield cleanup request, the DEC must publish a notification of the commencement of a 30-day comment period on the request to participate in the environmental notice bulletin; and newspaper notices must be prepared by the requestor and, subject to Department review and approval, published in a local newspaper and mailed to the brownfield site contact list.

The additional requirement of notifying local community boards within New York City would allow for notice of opportunity' for public comment to be served to interested parties. Community boards hold monthly meetings where they notify the public and local civic organizations of upcoming public hearings for state and city governmental agencies. A requirement to notify local community boards, in addition to other individuals already required to be notified, would also give notice to those residing in the vicinity of the brownfield an opportunity to comment on the planned brownfield cleanup.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2013-14, A.5990 (Braunstein)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or

regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4544 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 10, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to requiring the department of environmental conservation to notify the community boards of New York city of any new brownfield site cleanups within such community board's boundaries THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new section 27-1437 to read as follows: S 27-1437. NOTIFICATION TO COMMUNITY BOARDS. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOTIFY ANY COMMUNITY BOARD LOCATED IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE OF ANY NEW BROWNFIELD SITE CLEANUPS LOCATED WITHIN SUCH COMMUNITY BOARD'S BOUNDARIES. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate- ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.

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