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A07722 Summary:

BILL NOA07722B
 
SAME ASSAME AS UNI. S06157-B
 
SPONSOREnglebright
 
COSPNSRThiele, Palumbo, Murray, Sepulveda, Rosenthal L
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 57-0107, En Con L
 
Relates to the central pine barrens area and the core preservation area; adds metes and bounds descriptions for property additions to the central pine barrens area and core preservation area.
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A07722 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7722B
 
SPONSOR: Englebright
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the central pine barrens area and the core preservation area   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of the bill is to amend the boundaries of the central pine barrens area and the core preservation area contained within, estab- lished pursuant to ECL Article 57.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivisions 10 and 11 of § 57-0107 of the Environ- mental Conservation Law. Section 2 contains an effective date and a severability clause.   JUSTIFICATION: This legislation expands the core preservation area of the central pine barrens through the inclusion of two environmentally sensitive areas located adjacent to the central pine barrens boundary - the Shoreham property/Wading River Marsh complex and the Mastic Woods complex. The Shoreham/Wading River complex consists of more than 800 acres of proper- ty containing extensive woodlands, fields, tidal marsh, a vernal pool, and nearly one-mile of shorefront on Long Island Sound. Based on inven- tory work by the New York Natural Heritage program this property contains more than a dozen rare plant populations and is composed of twenty-five distinct ecological communities. The Mastic Woods complex contains several forested pine barrens communities, providing habitat to many dozens of indigenous bird, mammal, and reptile and amphibian species, including habitat for the federally threatened Northern long- eared bat. It also encompasses the largest remaining undeveloped proper- ty within the Forge River watershed. This river is among the most significantly impaired waterbodies on Long Island and preservation of the woodlands will help prevent further deterioration.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeeding enactment on which it shall have become a law.
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