Update standards and schedules for industrial hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities to include consideration of climate risk.

Statutory Language: 

CRRA § 5: “Paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section 40-0113 of the  environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 672 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:

b. Minimum standards and schedules for design, construction, installation, operation, maintenance, repair, monitoring, testing and inspection of facilities. Schedules  shall  be  based  on factors such as type of facility, type and quantity of  hazardous  substances  stored,  facility age,  condition  and  construction  type,  soil  conditions, location of facility relative to water supplies, surrounding population,  and  other environmental  factors  including  but  not  limited  to 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 available."