|SAME AS||SAME AS S00315|
|Authorizes the commissioner of transportation to conduct a study relating to airborne ultrafine particles; analyzes the impacts of certain large hub commercial airports on airborne ultrafine particles; analyzes the characteristics of such particles; identifies effectiveness of mitigation measures.|
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A4578 SPONSOR: Magnarelli
TITLE OF BILL: An act authorizing the commissioner of transportation to conduct a study relating to airborne ultrafine particles   PURPOSE: This legislation authorizes the commissioner of transportation to conduct a study relating to airborne ultrafine particles for the purpose of promoting a healthy environment.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Short title. "Protect New York Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act". Section 2: Definitions; Study: The commissioner of transportation shall conduct a study relating to airborne ultrafine particles; including, but not limited to: * John F. Kennedy International Airport; LaGuardia Airport; * Buffalo Niagara International Airport; * Syracuse Hancock Intetnational Airport; * Greater Rochester International Airport; * Albany International Airport; and * any other metropolitan large hub airport identified by the commission- er of transportation. Coordination: The commissioner of transportation shall coordinate with the commissioner of environmental conservation, the commissioner of health and any other agency the commissioner of transportation deems appropriate to provide data and other assistance necessary for such study. Report. The commissioner shall submit a report including recommendations and findings based on this study to the governor, the temporary presi- dent of the senate and the speaker of the assembly no later than two years after the effective date of this act. Section 3: Effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Airborne ultrafine particles is a threat to the health and environment of communities with large airports. This bill authorizes the commission- er of transportation to conduct a study relating to airborne ultrafine particles at large airports for the purpose of promoting a healthy envi- ronment so the State will have the necessary knowledge to take further steps to ensure clean air.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: This bill requires the department of transportation and related-agencies to us existing resources.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.