2013 New York Consolidated Laws
ENV - Environmental Conservation
Article 21 - POLLUTION CONTROL COMPACTS
Title 10 - (21-1001 - 21-1009) GREAT LAKES - ST. LAWRENCE RIVER BASIN WATER RESOURCES COMPACT
21-1007 - The Great Lakes Basin advisory council; convening.


NY Env Cons L § 21-1007 (2012) What's This?
 
  § 21-1007. The Great Lakes Basin advisory council; convening.
      1.  Not  later  than  three  months after the effective date of this
  section, the commissioner shall convene the Great Lakes  Basin  advisory
  council pursuant to section 21-0917 of this article.
    2.  The  advisory  council  shall  be  convened  for  the  purpose  of
  developing recommendations for legislation, regulations  or  rules  that
  are  necessary to implement and effectuate the requirements and purposes
  of the Compact. The recommendations shall  include,  but  shall  not  be
  limited to the following:
    a.  the  evaluation  and recommendations of the threshold levels to be
  included  in  the  implementing  legislation  regulation  or  rules  for
  regulating new or increased water withdrawals in the state;
    b.  the  establishment of a permitting program or alternative programs
  in order to meet the water management objectives of this state;
    c. the development of the state's water  conservation  and  efficiency
  programs;
    d.  the  method for establishing the baseline for determining a new or
  increased diversion, consumptive use, or withdrawal pursuant to  Section
  4.12.2 of the Compact; and
    e. the collection and application of scientific information to improve
  understanding  of the waters of the Great Lakes Basin and the impacts of
  withdrawals and diversions.
    3. The advisory council shall present its final recommendations to the
  governor and the legislature not later than eighteen  months  after  the
  effective date of this section.
    4.  The  department shall not adopt any rule or regulation pursuant to
  the Compact prior to advisory council issuing its final  recommendations
  to the governor and the legislature.

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