Study impacts of urban heat island effect

Statutory Language: Chapter 563 of 2022 § 1

“The department of environmental conservation, in consultation with the environmental justice interagency coordinating council and the climate justice working group, shall conduct a study on the impacts of the urban heat island effect on disadvantaged communities. The study shall at a minimum, identify urban disadvantaged communities with concentrations of heat islands, include recommendations on how to identify, prevent and address adverse health and environmental impacts from urban heat island effects, and include existing and/or recommended funding available to address such impacts, including but not limited to projects eligible pursuant to paragraph e of subdivision 1 of section 58-0703 of the environmental conservation law.