N.Y. Navigation Law Section 179
New York environmental protection and spill compensation fund


1.

The New York environmental protection and spill compensation fund is hereby established as a nonlapsing, revolving fund in the department of audit and control to carry out the purposes of this article.

2.

Two separate accounts are hereby established within the fund established by subdivision one of this section:

(a)

An account which shall be credited with all license fees and penalties collected pursuant to paragraph (b) of subdivision one and paragraph (a) of subdivision four of § 174 (Licenses)section one hundred seventy-four of this article except as provided in § 179-A (New York environmental protection and spill remediation account)section one hundred seventy-nine-a of this article, the portion of the surcharge collected pursuant to paragraph (d) of subdivision four of § 174 (Licenses)section one hundred seventy-four of this article, penalties collected pursuant to paragraph (b) of subdivision four of § 174-A (Use of containment booms)section one hundred seventy-four-a of this article, money collected pursuant to § 187 (Reimbursements of moneys to fund)section one hundred eighty-seven of this article, all penalties collected pursuant to § 192 (Enforcement of article)section one hundred ninety-two of this article, and registration fees collected pursuant to subdivision two of Environmental Conservation Law § 17-1009 (Registration)section 17-1009 of the environmental conservation law.

(b)

An account which shall be credited with all surcharges collected pursuant to paragraph (c) of subdivision one and paragraph (b) of subdivision four of § 174 (Licenses)section one hundred seventy-four of this article. In addition, such account shall be credited with funds from the account established by paragraph (a) of this subdivision in an amount equal to two and three-quarters cents multiplied by the number of barrels of petroleum subject to the provisions of paragraph (d) of subdivision four of § 174 (Licenses)section one hundred seventy-four of this article. The amount so credited shall not exceed the amount equal to two and three-quarters cents multiplied by the number of barrels which would have been subject to the provisions of such paragraph (d) during the state fiscal year ending March thirty-first, nineteen hundred ninety-nine. Interest received on moneys in each account in the fund shall be credited to that account, respectively.

Source: Section 179 — New York environmental protection and spill compensation fund, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/NAV/179 (updated Apr. 28, 2017; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Accessed:
Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Apr. 28, 2017

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