Bill S6911-2013

Relates to the use and costs of clean energy technologies at municipal waste water treatment plants

Relates to the use and costs of clean energy technologies at municipal waste water treatment plants.

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Actions

  • Apr 29, 2014: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Mar 28, 2014: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Energy and Telecommunications - Apr 29, 2014
Ayes (8): Maziarz, Carlucci, Griffo, O'Mara, Ritchie, Robach, Flanagan, Kennedy
Ayes W/R (2): Parker, Peralta
Nays (1): Dilan

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6911

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the use and costs of clean energy technologies at municipal waste water treatment plants

PURPOSE:

This bill will finance the cost of supporting the use of clean energy technologies at municipal waste water treatment plants.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends subdivision 5 and 6 of section 1892 of the Public Authorities Law, and adds subdivision 7 to support the use of clean energy technologies at municipal waste water treatment plants.

Section 2 amends subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 1896 of the Public Authorities Law to provide loans to finance the costs of clean energy technologies municipal waste water treatment plants.

Section 3 amends section 1896 of the Public Authorities Law by adding subdivision 6 stating NYSERDA shall provide financial assistance in the form of loans to finance the costs of clean energy technologies municipal waste water treatment plants on terms and conditions established by NYSERDA.

JUSTIFICATION:

With the increase in frequency of tropical storms to the State, we need to be better prepared for large storms and the aftermath that follows. Following Superstorm Sandy, 2 billion gallons of sewage spilled into our waterways from a failure at Nassau's Bay Park Wastewater Treatment Plant. Within the next couple months, a second incident occurred because of a power outage spilling 3 million more gallons of sewage. After Superstorm Sandy, the infrastructure of waste water treatment plants need to be improved to allow for a fast recovery which will benefit the community. The provision of funding to waste water treatment plants to support the use of clean energy technologies will prevent greater future costs of damage from another storm.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6911 IN SENATE March 28, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommu- nications AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the use and costs of clean energy technologies at municipal waste water treatment plants THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 5 and 6 of section 1892 of the public authori- ties law, as added by chapter 487 of the laws of 2009, are amended and a new subdivision 7 is added to read as follows: 5. create green job opportunities, including opportunities for new entrants into the state's workforce, the long-term unemployed and displaced workers; [and] 6. use innovative financing mechanisms to finance energy efficiency improvements through energy cost savings[.]; AND 7. SUPPORT THE USE OF CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES AT MUNICIPAL WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS. S 2. Subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 1896 of the public authorities law, as amended by chapter 388 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: (ii) one account which shall be maintained for monies made available to provide loans to finance the cost of approved qualified energy effi- ciency services for non-residential structures AND TO PROVIDE LOANS TO FINANCE THE COSTS OF CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES MUNICIPAL WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS. The initial balance of the residential account estab- lished in subparagraph (i) of this paragraph shall represent at least fifty percent of the total balance of the two accounts. The authority shall not commingle the monies of the revolving loan fund with any other monies of the authority or held by the authority, nor shall the authori- ty commingle the monies between accounts. Payments of principal, inter- est and fees shall be deposited into the account created and maintained for the appropriate type of eligible project.
S 3. Section 1896 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows: 6. THE AUTHORITY SHALL PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN THE FORM OF LOANS TO FINANCE THE COSTS OF CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES MUNICIPAL WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS ON TERMS AND CONDITIONS ESTABLISHED BY THE AUTHORITY. S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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