Bill Text: NY S08766 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires applications for licenses granted by certain entities to include specific information to enable such entities to evaluate such license applications for compliance with the goals set forth in the New York state climate leadership and community protection act.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-04-14 - REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS [S08766 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S08766-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          8766

                    IN SENATE

                                     April 14, 2022
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic  Devel-
          opment and Small Business

        AN  ACT  to amend the state administrative procedure act, in relation to
          requiring  certain  entities  to  evaluate  license  applications  for
          compliance  with  the  goals  set  forth in the New York state climate
          leadership and community protection act

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

     1    Section 1. The state administrative procedure act is amended by adding
     2  a new section 403 to read as follows:
     3    §  403.  Compliance  with  the  New  York state climate leadership and
     4  community protection act. 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the
     5  contrary, the department of environmental conservation,  the  department
     6  of  public  service, the New York power authority, the Long Island power
     7  authority, the office of renewable energy siting, and the New York state
     8  energy research and development  authority  shall,  by  promulgation  of
     9  regulations, require an application for a license to include information
    10  regarding  compliance  with  the  goals  set forth in the New York state
    11  climate leadership and community protection act. Such information  shall
    12  require that each applicant provide information stating:
    13    a.  how  the license aligns with the New York state climate leadership
    14  and community protection act, including:
    15    (i) how the license aligns with the greenhouse gas emission limits set
    16  forth in section 75-0107 of the environmental conservation law;
    17    (ii) what are the estimated greenhouse gas  emissions  resulting  from
    18  the license;
    19    (iii) what energy source will be used;
    20    (iv) what are the short-term and long-term energy sources that will be
    21  used  for  the license and what are the anticipated short-term and long-
    22  term effects of using such energy sources;
    23    b. how the license will impact the goals set forth  in  the  New  York
    24  state  climate leadership and community protection act, including calcu-

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD14564-03-2

        S. 8766                             2

     1  lations of energy usage, incorporating upstream impacts  from  point  of
     2  energy usage;
     3    c.  an assessment of impact on environmental justice pursuant to arti-
     4  cle forty-eight of the environmental conservation law; and
     5    d. the number of jobs estimated to be  created  as  a  result  of  the
     6  license, if any.
     7    2.  This section shall apply to applications for the issuance, modifi-
     8  cation or renewal of any permit, license, certificate, approval,  regis-
     9  tration, charter, or similar form of permission or authority required by
    10  law,  or by state agency rules having the force and effect of law, which
    11  is required for a business  undertaking,  project  or  activity  for  an
    12  applicant,  but  shall  not  include  bonds  or  other forms of security
    13  required to be submitted by  applicants,  any  individual  licenses  for
    14  practicing  a profession prescribed in title eight of the education law,
    15  filings under the uniform  commercial  code,  or  routine  licenses  and
    16  permits  for  individual  privileges, including licenses for operating a
    17  motor vehicle.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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