Bill Text: NY S02167 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to the installation of water monitoring systems at class C high hazard dams.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-20 - REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS [S02167 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S02167-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 20, 2021

        Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-

        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the installa-
          tion of water monitoring systems at class C high hazard dams

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

     1    Section 1. Section 1005-b of the public authorities law is amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision 15 to read as follows:
     3    15.  (a) For purposes of this subdivision, the term "dam" shall mean a
     4  dam classified by the department  of  environmental  conservation  as  a
     5  class  C  or  high  hazard  dam pursuant to section 673.5 of part 673 of
     6  title 6 of the New York state code of rules and regulations.
     7    (b) The canal corporation shall install a water monitoring  system  at
     8  any dam within its jurisdiction, as set forth in subdivision one of this
     9  section,  provided that the governing board of the municipality in which
    10  such dam is located or any other municipality which is adjacent to  such
    11  municipality  and downstream from such dam, after public hearing, adopts
    12  a local law, ordinance or resolution providing for such installation.
    13    (c) Water monitoring systems installed at dams pursuant to this subdi-
    14  vision shall be able to provide information in real time about the water
    15  level and flood risk at such dams. Such information shall be made avail-
    16  able: (i) to local emergency management authorities in order  to  assist
    17  such  authorities in their ability to respond to dangerous conditions or
    18  flooding at such dams; and (ii) on the webpage.
    19    (d) The canal corporation is hereby authorized to promulgate rules and
    20  regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this subdivision.
    21    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    22  it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
    23  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    24  tation  of  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
    25  completed on or before such date.

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