Bill Text: NY S05612 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

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

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-20 - ordered to third reading rules cal.536 [S05612 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05612-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                       May 9, 2019

        Introduced  by  Sens.  HARCKHAM,  ADDABBO,  BRESLIN, CARLUCCI, GAUGHRAN,
          SKOUFIS  --  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be
          committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation --  committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee

        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.