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AB9552 Text:

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

                                         9552

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                      May 7, 2014
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SIMANOWITZ  -- read once and referred to the
         Committee on Environmental Conservation

       AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to  time
         periods regarding state environmental quality review

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

    1    Section 1. Section 8-0107 of the environmental  conservation  law,  as
    2  added by chapter 612 of the laws of 1975, is amended to read as follows:
    3  S 8-0107. Agency implementation.
    4    All  agencies shall review their present statutory authority, adminis-
    5  trative regulations, and current policies and procedures for the purpose
    6  of determining whether there are  any  deficiencies  or  inconsistencies
    7  therein  which prohibit full compliance with the purposes and provisions
    8  of this article, and shall recommend or effect such measures as  may  be
    9  necessary to bring their authority and policies into conformity with the
   10  intent,  purposes,  and procedures set forth in this article. They shall
   11  carry out its terms with minimum procedural  and  administrative  delay,
   12  shall avoid unnecessary duplication of reporting and review requirements
   13  by  providing, where feasible, for combined or consolidated proceedings,
   14  and shall expedite all proceedings hereunder in the interests of  prompt
   15  review.   TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN THIS ARTICLE OR ESTABLISHED PURSUANT
   16  TO REGULATION SHALL BE MANDATORY AND ARE NOT SUBJECT TO  ANY  PERIOD  OF
   17  EXTENSION.
   18    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD15031-01-4
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