Bill Text: NY A08349 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to protection of certain streams; adds class C streams to the list of protected streams.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 61-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-20 - substituted by s5612a [A08349 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A08349-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      June 15, 2019

        Introduced  by  M. of A. RYAN -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Ways and Means

        AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
          protection of certain streams

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 2  of  section  15-0501  of  the  environmental
     2  conservation  law,  as  amended  by  chapter 233 of the laws of 1979, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    2. For the purposes of this section, stream shall mean that portion of
     5  any fresh surface watercourse, except lakes or ponds  having  a  surface
     6  area  greater  than  ten  acres  at  mean low water level, for which the
     7  department has adopted  or  may  hereafter  adopt  pursuant  to  section
     8  17-030l, any of the following classifications or standards:
     9    AA and AA (T),
    10    A and A (T),
    11    B and B (T),
    12    C and C (T)
    13    Small  ponds  or  lakes with a surface area at mean low water level of
    14  ten acres or less, located in the course of a stream, shall  be  consid-
    15  ered a part of the stream and subject to regulation under this section.
    16    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    17  have become a law.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.