A09492 Summary:

BILL NO    A09492 

SAME AS    SAME AS S07832

SPONSOR    Saladino

COSPNSR    Colton, McDonough, Montesano, Lavine, McKevitt

MLTSPNSR   



Directs the department of environmental conservation to create a report
outlining a plan to hydraulically contain and remediate the Navy Grumman plume
emanating of contaminants and chemicals in the underground aquifer and drinking
water of the southeastern portion of Nassau county.
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A09492 Actions:

BILL NO    A09492 

05/02/2014 referred to environmental conservation
06/03/2014 reported referred to ways and means
06/18/2014 reported referred to rules
06/19/2014 reported 
06/19/2014 rules report cal.559
06/19/2014 ordered to third reading rules cal.559
06/19/2014 passed assembly
06/19/2014 delivered to senate
06/19/2014 REFERRED TO RULES
06/20/2014 SUBSTITUTED FOR S7832
06/20/2014 3RD READING CAL.1685
06/20/2014 PASSED SENATE
06/20/2014 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
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A09492 Votes:

A09492 06/19/2014 128/0
AbbateYCorwinYGlickYLavineYNolanYRozicYTitusY
AbinantYCrespoYGoldfedYLentolYOaksYRussellYWalterY
ArroyoERCrouchYGoodellYLiftonYO'DonneYRyanYWeinsteY
AubryYCurranYGottfriABLopezYOrtizYSaladinYWeisenbER
BarclayYCusickYGrafYLupardoYOtisYSantabaYWeprinY
BarrettYCymbrowYGuntherYLupinacYPalmesaYScarborERWrightY
BenedetYDavilaYHawleyYMageeYPalumboYSchimelYZebrowsY
BlankenYDenDekkYHeastieERMagnareYPaulinYSchimmiYMr SpkrY
BorelliYDinowitYHennessYMalliotYPeoplesYSepulveY
BraunstYDiPietrYHevesiYMarkeyERPerryYSimanowY
BrennanYDupreyYHikindERMayerYPichardYSimotasY
BrindisYEnglebrYHooperYMcDonalYPretlowYSkartadY
BronsonYFahyYJacobsYMcDonouYQuartYSkoufisY
Brook-KYFarrellYJaffeeYMcKevitYRaYSolagesY
BuchwalYFinchYJohnsYMcLaughYRaiaYStecY
ButlerYFitzpatYKatzYMillerYRamosYSteckY
CahillYFriendYKavanagYMillmanYRiveraYStirpeY
CamaraERGalefYKearnsYMontesaYRobertsYSweeneyY
CerettoYGanttERKellnerABMorelleYRobinsoERTediscoY
ClarkYGarbariYKimYMosleyYRodriguYTenneyER
ColtonYGiglioYKolbYMoyaYRosaYThieleY
CookYGjonajYLalorYNojayYRosenthYTitoneY

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A09492 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A9492

TITLE OF BILL:  An act in relation to directing the department of
environmental conservation to issue a report outlining a plan to
hydraulically contain and remediate the Navy Grumman plume emanating
of contaminants and chemicals in the underground aquifer and drinking
water of the southeastern portion of Nassau county

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation is designed to
direct the DEC to create a report providing the legislature, the
state, and its residence, with a plan to contain clean and remediate
contaminants from a portion of Long Island's drinking water. It
further outlines how the facilities will be run until remediation of
the plume is complete. Such report must provide a timetable to ensure
that the containment takes place before the plume reaches
uncontaminated drinking water supply wells and the natural resources
of the region, and finally devises a strategy to work with the New
York State Department of Justice and the United States Department of
Justice to compel the United States Navy to pay for this project.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 directs the DEC to create
and deliver to the legislature a report of the options of achieving
hydraulic containment and remediation of the Navy Grumman plume
without the use of well head treatment and identifies the origin of
the plume and the responsible party.

Section 2 outlines what scientific and engineering techniques must be
delineated, the timetable each phase must be accomplished by, as well
as the boundaries and resources which must be protected.

Section 3 estimates the cost, scope, and timetable of such a project,
and how the DEC would partner with the New York State Department of
Justice and United States Department of Justice in order to enforce
the law.

Section 4 mandates that the act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: All scientific and engineering studies conducted in
this region prove that a growing and migrating plume of contaminants
have been traveling through the aquifer system in this region of Long
Island. While the concentrations of these contaminants raise questions
as to the level of danger they present, it is clear that the most
prudent approach is to remove all contaminants possible.  This
legislation sets out to create a comprehensive report designed to stop
the plume's migration, remove the contaminants, and protect the public
drinking water supply wells, and the natural resources including the
fresh water wetlands and salt water environment from dangerous
chemicals and contaminants.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None, As DEC staff can compile the data required
for the report from data they have already collected on this subject.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately

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A09492 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         9492

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                      May 2, 2014
                                      ___________

       Introduced by M. of A. SALADINO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
         tee on Environmental Conservation

       AN  ACT in relation to directing the department of environmental conser-
         vation to issue a report outlining a plan to hydraulically contain and
         remediate the Navy Grumman plume emanating of contaminants and  chemi-
         cals in the underground aquifer and drinking water of the southeastern
         portion of Nassau county

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. The New York state department of environmental conservation
    2  shall create and deliver to the state legislature a report detailing the
    3  options of intercepting and remediating a groundwater plume  of  contam-
    4  inants,  including  but  not  limited to PCE and TCE, emanating from the
    5  former Naval Weapons Industrial Plant operated by the United States Navy
    6  and the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation facilities in Bethpage,
    7  town of Oyster Bay, county of Nassau.
    8    S 2. This report must focus on the utilization of  hydraulic  contain-
    9  ment  and state of the art remediation practices to remove these contam-
   10  inants without utilizing well head treatment, which is a measure of last
   11  resort only. It must focus on how to accomplish this goal  in  a  timely
   12  manner  so  as to stop the migration of the Navy Grumman plume before it
   13  reaches the public water supply wells of the Massapequa  water  district
   14  and  the South Farmingdale water district as well as the New York Ameri-
   15  can Water Corporation wells. It must be designed  to  also  protect  the
   16  natural  resources,  specifically  the  fresh water bodies, tributaries,
   17  wetlands and the salt water natural resources of  the  Great  South  Bay
   18  from these contaminants.
   19    S 3. This report shall estimate the cost, scope, and timetable of such
   20  a  project  and  how the department of environmental conservation would,
   21  along with enlisting the assistance of the New York State department  of
   22  Law  and  the  United  States Department of Justice, enforce the law and
   23  cause the United States Navy to pay for or reimburse the  costs  associ-
   24  ated with this project.
   25    S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD14913-01-4
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