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|Directs the department of environmental conservation to adopt rules and regulations requiring permittees to conduct continuous air monitoring at an appropriate distance from permitted waste transfer stations to measure data for sulfur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, meteorological data, PM 1.0 and PM 2.5.|
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A7645 SPONSOR: Seawright
TITLE OF BILL: An act to direct the department of environmental conservation to adopt rules and regulations requiring permittees to place air monitoring equipment near permitted waste transfer stations   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require continuous air monitoring near waste transfer stations in New York State   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one requires the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to adopt rules and regulations requiring permit- tees to place air monitoring equipment at an appropriate distance from waste transfer stations. Section two is the effective clause.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION (IF APPLICABLE): Non-applicable   JUSTIFICATION: In 2019, a marine waste transfer station commenced operations on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. This new waste transfer station operates in a highly residential area in close proximity to athletic fields, public schools, the ferry landing, senior and public housing. Increased emissions through idling trucks, boat discharge and the opera- tion of a waste transfer station has the ability to negatively aggravate the air quality in the nearby publicly accessible areas. According to the NYC Department of Environmental Conservation, the Upper East Side already experiences high levels of air pollution. Research has shown that air pollution can worsen asthma symptoms. By requiring constant air monitoring and consultation with local elected officials and stakeholders, city residents would be provided with accu- rate information on the occurrence of air pollution and show the success or failure of pollution-reduction efforts. The purpose of the monitoring is to ensure that air emissions from opra- tion of the facility are and continue to be minimize. This bill provides for air quality monitoring of the waste transfer station for all waste transfer stations in New York State.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A7870B (Seawright)/S9114 (Golden): Passed Assembly/Referred to Senate Rules Committee.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect one year after enactment.