Directs the department of health and other state departments and agencies to conduct a study on the quality of life and human health impacts of Westchester County airport; and provides for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 29, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
tee on Environmental Conservation
AN ACT to direct the department of health and other state departments
and agencies to conduct a study on the quality of life and human
health impacts of Westchester County airport; and to provide for the
repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The department of health, with the assistance of the
2 department of environmental conservation, the department of transporta-
3 tion, and any other state agencies the Governor deems appropriate, shall
4 conduct a study describing the environmental, noise, and human health
5 impacts caused by runways, including new runways, and air traffic at
6 Westchester County airport. In conducting this study, such departments
7 and state agencies shall monitor actual noise levels experienced in
8 2022, 2023 and 2024 and shall pay particular attention to the impact of
9 air pollution, noise pollution, the emission of gases and fluids by
10 aircraft, and similar factors on the quality of life and health of
11 persons who live adjacent to flight paths used by aircraft at Westches-
12 ter County airport. The department of health shall deliver a written
13 report of its findings to the Governor and the Legislature on or before
14 March 31, 2025.
15 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
16 deemed repealed thirty days after the delivery of the report to the
17 Governor and the Legislature as provided in section one of this act.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.