Authorizes the department to issue airport air strike hazard permits when the department finds that wildlife has become a nuisance, destructive to public or private property or a threat to public health or welfare.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 11, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. LUPARDO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
tee on Environmental Conservation
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to
authorizing the issuance of special airport air strike hazard permits
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 11-0522 to read as follows:
3 § 11-0522. Special airport air strike hazard permits authorizing take
4 for wildlife control at airports.
5 1. For the purposes of this section, an airport air strike hazard
6 permit may be issued to an employee of the federal or state government
7 responsible for wildlife management at an airport, or an airport as
8 defined in subdivision five of section two hundred forty of the general
9 business law, or contractor thereof, when such person or airport or
10 contractor is acting pursuant to a wildlife management plan.
11 2. The department may, after reviewing the airport wildlife management
12 plan, and upon a finding that wildlife has become a nuisance, destruc-
13 tive to public or private property or a threat to public health or
14 welfare, issue a special permit to any person authorized in subdivision
15 one of this section who is qualified to conduct such wildlife management
16 activities at the airport and the affected area surrounding the airport
17 as directed by the federal aviation administration.
18 3. In addition to other permitted wildlife management activities, the
19 department is authorized to exempt the permit holder from the provisions
20 of subdivisions three and eight of section 11-0505 and subdivision one
21 of section 11-0521 of this title and paragraph a of subdivision one and
22 subdivisions two, four, and five of section 11-0931 of this article.
23 4. Nothing in this section shall be construed as requiring or obligat-
24 ing the department to issue a permit to take wildlife or direct the
25 taking of any wildlife when in its opinion, the nuisance, destruction of
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 property or threat to public health and welfare will not be effectively
2 abated thereby, or where the person or airport has not demonstrated
3 qualifications necessary to take wildlife in such a manner to the satis-
4 faction of the department.
5 § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
6 have become a law. Effective immediately the addition, amendment and/or
7 repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of
8 this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and completed
9 on or before such effective date.