A05262 Summary:

COSPNSRThiele, D'Urso, Sayegh, Williams, Arroyo, Griffin, Epstein, Ortiz, Abinanti, Magnarelli, Colton, Stirpe, Barron, Wallace, Carroll, Gottfried, Steck, Perry, Stern, Reyes, Fahy, Rosenthal D, Mosley, Burke, McDonald, Paulin, Blake, Miller MG, Pichardo, Jones, Lupardo, Quart, De La Rosa, O'Donnell, Rivera, Dickens, Glick, Romeo, Simon, Zebrowski, Hevesi, Ryan, Rosenthal L, Rodriguez, Simotas, Weprin, Rozic, Santabarbara, Walker, Frontus, Cook, Solages, Cusick, Otis, Vanel, Dinowitz, Hunter, Barrett, Jaffee, Gunther, Raia, Seawright, DenDekker, Galef, Niou, Fernandez, Jacobson, Hyndman, Nolan, Benedetto, Aubry, Lavine, McMahon, Wright, Palumbo
MLTSPNSRBuchwald, Crouch, Cymbrowitz, Lentol
Add §19-0329, En Con L
Establishes the low carbon fuel standard of 2019; such standard is intended to reduce carbon intensity from the on-road transportation sector by 20% by 2030, with further reductions to be implemented based upon advances in technology.
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A05262 Actions:

02/08/2019referred to environmental conservation
05/30/2019amend and recommit to environmental conservation
05/30/2019print number 5262a
01/08/2020referred to environmental conservation
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A05262 Committee Votes:

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A05262 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A05262 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 8, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  WOERNER,  THIELE,  D'URSO, SAYEGH, WILLIAMS,
          BARRON, WALLACE, CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Committee on
          Environmental Conservation  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
          establishing the "low carbon fuel standard of 2019"
          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 may be known and may be cited as the
     2  "low carbon fuel standard of 2019".
     3    § 2. The environmental conservation law is amended  by  adding  a  new
     4  section 19-0329 to read as follows:
     5  § 19-0329. Low carbon fuel standard.
     6    (1)  A  low carbon fuel standard is hereby established. The low carbon
     7  fuel standard is intended to reduce carbon intensity  from  the  on-road
     8  transportation  sector  by  twenty  percent by two thousand thirty, with
     9  further reductions to be implemented based upon advances  in  technology
    10  as determined by the commissioner.
    11    (2)  The  low  carbon  fuel  standard  shall apply to all providers of
    12  transportation fuels in New York, shall be  measured  on  a  full  fuels
    13  lifecycle  basis  and  may  be met through market-based methods by which
    14  providers exceeding the performance required by a low carbon fuel stand-
    15  ard shall receive credits that may be applied to future  obligations  or
    16  traded  to  providers  not  meeting  the  low  carbon fuel standard. For
    17  purposes of this section the term "providers" shall include,  but  shall
    18  not  be  limited  to,  all refiners, blenders, producers or importers of
    19  transportation fuels, "carbon intensity" means the quantity of lifecycle
    20  greenhouse gas emissions per unit of fuel energy, and "full fuels  life-
    21  cycle" means the aggregate of greenhouse gas emissions, including direct
    22  emissions  and significant indirect emissions, such as significant emis-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  sions from land use changes as determined by the commissioner. The  full
     2  fuels lifecycle includes all stages of fuel and feedstock production and
     3  distribution,  from  feedstock  generation  or  extraction  through  the
     4  distribution  and  delivery and use of the finished fuel by the ultimate
     5  consumer. In calculating full fuels lifecycle greenhouse gas  emissions,
     6  the  mass  values  for  all  non-carbon-dioxide greenhouse gases must be
     7  adjusted to account for their relative global warming  potentials.  This
     8  conversion  shall use the most appropriate conversion relative to global
     9  warming potentials as determined by the commissioner.
    10    (3) Within twenty-four months following adoption  of  the  low  carbon
    11  fuel standard, the commissioner, in consultation with the New York state
    12  energy  research and development authority, shall promulgate regulations
    13  establishing a low carbon fuel standard with performance  objectives  to
    14  implement  subdivision  one  of  this  section.  Such regulations may be
    15  phased into effect giving  priority  to  the  heavy-duty  transportation
    16  sector  consisting  of vehicles with the classification of six or higher
    17  as classified by the Federal Highway Administration. The low carbon fuel
    18  standard shall take into consideration  the  low  carbon  fuel  standard
    19  adopted  in California and other states, may rely upon the carbon inten-
    20  sity of values established for transportation fuels in such  states  and
    21  shall  include  coordination  with  other Northeastern states to promote
    22  regional reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
    23    (4) The regulations adopted pursuant to  this  section  shall  include
    24  fees  for  the  registration of providers to offset the costs associated
    25  with implementation of the low carbon fuel standard.
    26    (5) Within twenty-four months following the  adoption  of  regulations
    27  implementing  a  low carbon fuel standard, the commissioner shall report
    28  to the legislature regarding the  implementation  of  the  program,  the
    29  reductions  in  greenhouse gas emissions that have been achieved through
    30  the low carbon fuel standard and targets for future reductions in green-
    31  house gas emissions from the transportation sector.
    32    (6) Nothing in this section shall preclude the department from  enact-
    33  ing  or  maintaining  other  programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
    34  from the transportation sector.
    35    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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