A09492 Summary:

BILL NOA09492
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07832
 
SPONSORSaladino
 
COSPNSRColton, 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 NOA09492
 
05/02/2014referred to environmental conservation
06/03/2014reported referred to ways and means
06/18/2014reported referred to rules
06/19/2014reported
06/19/2014rules report cal.559
06/19/2014ordered to third reading rules cal.559
06/19/2014passed assembly
06/19/2014delivered to senate
06/19/2014REFERRED TO RULES
06/20/2014SUBSTITUTED FOR S7832
06/20/20143RD READING CAL.1685
06/20/2014PASSED SENATE
06/20/2014RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
12/17/2014delivered to governor
12/29/2014signed chap.543
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A09492 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9492
 
SPONSOR: Saladino
  TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to directing the department of environmental conservation to issue a report outlining a plan to hydrau- lically 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 contam- inants 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 legis- lation 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:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9492
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                       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    § 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    § 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    § 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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