2010 New York Code
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Article 4 - VESSELS
Part 2-A - (70 - 71) PETROLEUM-BEARING VESSELS
70 - Minimum conditions for petroleum-bearing vessels in certain areas; tanker-avoidance zones.

§ 70. Minimum  conditions  for  petroleum-bearing  vessels  in certain
  areas; tanker-avoidance zones.  1.  The  commissioner  of  environmental
  conservation  in consultation with the petroleum-bearing vessel advisory
  commission established in  section  seventy-one  of  this  article,  the
  United  States  Coast  Guard,  the  board of commissioners of pilots and
  appropriate  officials  of  any  state  or   country   with   concurrent
  jurisdiction over water bodies which might be affected, through rule and
  regulation may establish standards setting forth:
    (a)  the  minimum  conditions under which petroleum-bearing vessels as
  defined in section one hundred seventy-two of this chapter may enter  or
  move upon the navigable waters of the state and any tidewaters bordering
  on  or  lying within the boundaries of Nassau and Suffolk counties. Such
  conditions may include, but not be limited to, visibility, the tide  and
  wind conditions and weather; and
    (b)  the  minimum conditions under which petroleum-bearing vessels may
  enter or leave any major facility, port or harbor. Such  conditions  may
  include, but not be limited to, visibility, the tide and wind conditions
  and weather.
    2. The commissioner of environmental conservation may, in consultation
  with  the  petroleum-bearing  vessel  advisory commission established in
  section seventy-one of this article, the United States Coast Guard,  the
  board  of commissioners of pilots and appropriate officials of any state
  or country with concurrent jurisdiction over water bodies which might be
  affected, establish tanker-avoidance zones, where it shall  be  unlawful
  for   petroleum-bearing  vessels  as  defined  in  section  one  hundred
  seventy-two of this chapter, to enter or move upon the navigable  waters
  of  the  state  or  any  tidewaters  bordering  on  or  lying within the
  boundaries of Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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