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A04578 Summary:

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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A04578 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 4, 2021
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAGNARELLI  -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT authorizing the commissioner of transportation to conduct a study
          relating to airborne ultrafine particles
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
     2  the "Protect New York Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act".
     3    § 2. 1. Definitions. a. For the purpose of  this  section,  "ultrafine
     4  particles"  "UFP"  and  "UFP's" shall mean particles with diameters less
     5  than or equal to 100 nanometers.
     6    2. Airborne ultrafine particle study. The commissioner of  transporta-
     7  tion  shall  conduct  a  study  relating to airborne ultrafine particles
     8  ("UFP's"). The scope of such study shall include:
     9    (a) summarizing the relevant literature and studies done  on  airborne
    10  UFP's worldwide;
    11    (b)  analyzing the impacts of certain large hub commercial airports on
    12  airborne UFP's, including, but not limited to:
    13    (i) John F. Kennedy International Airport;
    14    (ii) LaGuardia Airport;
    15    (iii) Buffalo Niagara International Airport;
    16    (iv) Syracuse Hancock International Airport;
    17    (v) Greater Rochester International Airport;
    18    (vi) Albany International Airport; and
    19    (vii) any other metropolitan  large  hub  airport  identified  by  the
    20  commissioner of transportation.
    21    (c) investigating the characteristics of airborne UFP's, including but
    22  not limited to:
    23    (i) the spatial and temporal distributions of UFP concentrations;
    24    (ii) the primary sources of UFP's;
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    (iii) the extent to which aircraft and airport operations are contrib-
     2  uting  to  the distribution of UFP concentrations when compared to other
     3  sources;
     4    (iv)  the  potential health effects associated with elevated UFP expo-
     5  sure, including heart and lung diseases, asthma, nervous  system  disor-
     6  ders  and  other  health  effects  that have been considered in previous
     7  studies; and
     8    (v) the potential UFP exposure by susceptible and vulnerable groups.
     9    (d) identifying measures, including the use  of  sustainable  aviation
    10  fuels, intended to reduce emissions from aircraft and airport operations
    11  and to assess potential impacts on UFP-related emissions; and
    12    (e)   identifying   information  gaps  related  to  understanding  the
    13  relationships between UFP exposure and health effects, contributions  of
    14  aviation-related  emissions  to  UFP  exposure  and the effectiveness of
    15  mitigation measures.
    16    3. Coordination. The commissioner of transportation  shall  coordinate
    17  with the commissioner of environmental conservation, the commissioner of
    18  health  and  any  other  agency the commissioner of transportation deems
    19  appropriate to provide data and  other  assistance  necessary  for  such
    20  study.
    21    4.  Report. The commissioner shall submit a report including recommen-
    22  dations and findings based on this study to the governor, the  temporary
    23  president  of  the  senate and the speaker of the assembly no later than
    24  two years after the effective date of this act.
    25    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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