Environmental Justice Recently Adopted Regulations
Notice of Adoption of 6 NYCRR Part 487, Analyzing Environmental Justice Issues in Siting of Major Electric Generating Facilities Pursuant to Public Service Law Article 10 - Effective Date: July 12, 2012
The Department has adopted regulations in 6 NYCRR Part 487 to establish a regulatory framework for undertaking an analysis of environmental justice (EJ) issues associated with the siting of power plants pursuant to Article 10 (Article 10) of the Public Service Law.
The regulations in Part 487 implement the EJ provisions of Article 10. They are intended to enhance public participation and review of environmental impacts of proposed major electric generating facilities that affect EJ areas and reduce disproportionate environmental impacts in overburdened communities. As directed by Article 10, the Department's regulations establish how an applicant must undertake its EJ analysis, including the requirements for (i) an evaluation of significant and adverse disproportionate environmental impacts of the proposed facility, if any, resulting from its construction or operation, including (ii) a cumulative impact analysis of air quality, and (iii) a comprehensive demographic, economic and physical description of the community within which the facility will be located, compared and contrasted to the county and adjacent communities.
More about Environmental Justice Recently Adopted Regulations:
- Express Terms for 6 NYCRR Part 487 - Express Terms 6 NYCRR Part 487, Analyzing Environmental Justice Issues in Siting of Major Electric Generating Facilities Pursuant to Public Service Law Article 10.
- Express Terms Summary for 6 NYCRR Part 487 - Summary of Express Terms
- Part 487 Regulatory Impact Statement - Information on the regulations detailing, among other things, the statutory authority, legislative objectives, need for and benefits of the regulations, and expected cost.
- Part 487 Regulatory Impact Statement Summary - Summary of Regulatory Impact Statement
- Part 487 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for Small Businesses and Local Governments - Information about the effects of the regulations on small businesses and local governments, including compliance requirements, need for professional services, compliance costs, economic and technological feasibility, Department steps for minimizing any adverse impacts, and opportunities provided to small business and local governments to participate in the rulemaking process.
- Part 487 Rural Area Flexibility Analysis - Information on how rural areas may be affected by the rule and opportunities provided to persons in rural areas to participate in the rulemaking process.
- Part 487 Job Impact Statement - Information on the nature of impact the regulations will have on jobs and employment.
- Part 487 Assessment of Public Comments - Assessment of Public Comments Summary