2022 New York Laws
NAV - Navigation
Article 4 - Vessels
Part 2-A - Petroleum-Bearing Vessels
71 - Petroleum-Bearing Vessel Advisory Commission.

Universal Citation: NY Nav L § 71 (2022)
§ 71. Petroleum-bearing vessel advisory commission. 1. Creation of the
petroleum-bearing  vessel  advisory  commission.    The  commissioner of
environmental conservation shall establish  a  petroleum-bearing  vessel
advisory  commission  to  make  recommendations  on  plans, policies and
programs affecting petroleum-bearing vessels. Such  advisory  commission
shall  be  composed of nine members to be appointed by the commissioner.
The chairperson shall be designated by the commissioner of environmental
conservation. All members of the commission shall have knowledge of  and
experience in the pilotage of commercial vessels. At least three members
shall  be  licensed  pilots  by  the state of New York, and at least two
members shall be pilots licensed by states contiguous to New York or  by
Canada  and  at least two members shall be experienced in the navigation
and pilotage of tug boats and petroleum-bearing barges. Appointments  to
the  advisory  commission  shall  be made no later than the first day of
January next succeeding the date on which this section will have  become
a law.
  2.  Meetings of the advisory commission. The advisory commission shall
meet at least annually.
  3. Duties of the advisory commission. The  advisory  commission  shall
have the following powers and duties:

(a) to advise the commissioner of environmental conservation in establishing minimum conditions for petroleum-bearing vessels in certain waters, pursuant to section seventy of this article.

(b) to advise the commissioner of environmental conservation in establishing tanker-avoidance zones, pursuant to section seventy of this article. 4. Term of appointment. All members of the advisory commission shall serve terms of three years. 5. State assistance. The commissioner of environmental conservation and all state agencies shall make any and all documents readily available to the advisory commission which are needed to properly and thoroughly carry out its responsibilities. The commissioner of environmental conservation shall also make available to the advisory commission such staff assistance reasonably necessary to allow the advisory commission to carry out its duties and responsibilities.

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