Update criteria for siting industrial hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities.
- Date Due:
- Responsible Entity:
- Update criteria for siting industrial hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities.
- DEC will set criteria for siting industrial hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities, including but not limited to consideration of future physical climate risk.
- PENDING: The New York State Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Plan has not been updated since 2010.
- CRRA § 4 adds ECL § 27-1103(2)(I)
CRRA § 4 adds ECL § 27-1103(2)(I): “Paragraphs g and h of subdivision 2 of section 27-1103 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 618 of the laws of 1987, are amended and a new paragraph i is added to read as follows:
g. The impact on the municipality where the facility is to be cited in terms of health, safety, cost and consistency with local planning, zoning or land use laws and ordinances, [and]
h. The nature of the probable environmental impact, including specification of the predictable adverse effects on the natural environment and ecology, public health and safety, scenic, historic, cultural and recreational value, water and air quality, wildlife and an evaluation of measures to mitigate adverse effects[.], and
i. The future physical climate risk due to sea level rise, and/or storm surges and/or flooding, based on available data predicting the likelihood of future extreme weather events, including hazard risk analysis data if applicable."