2021 New York Laws
NAV - Navigation
Article 4 - Vessels
Part 2-A - Petroleum-Bearing Vessels
70 - Minimum Conditions for Petroleum-Bearing Vessels in Certain Areas; Tanker-Avoidance Zones.

Universal Citation: NY Nav L § 70 (2021)
§ 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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