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A09343 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 23, 2016
        Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Environmental Conservation
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
          requiring the commissioner  of  environmental  conservation  to  place
          certain  air quality monitoring systems in certain communities located
          within a city having a population of one million or more

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
     2  new section 19-0322 to read as follows:
     3  § 19-0322. Air quality monitoring systems required within certain commu-
     4               nities within a city having a population of one million  or
     5               more.
     6    1.  The  commissioner  shall  place and operate an ambient air quality
     7  monitor network within low income communities and communities  in  which
     8  state  highways are located in cities having a population of one million
     9  or more. The network shall continuously measure data for  fine  particu-
    10  late  matter (PM) and levels of nitrogen oxide (NOx). Such data shall be
    11  documented on a weekly and monthly basis in each community.
    12    2. The commissioner or his or  her  representative  shall  report  the
    13  results  of  the air quality monitoring on a yearly basis to the depart-
    14  ment.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
    16  the  first  report  pursuant to section one of this act shall be due one
    17  year after it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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