N.Y. Public Authorities Law Section 1851
Definitions


As used or referred to in this title, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:

1.

“Nuclear fission energy” shall mean all forms of energy released in the course of nuclear fission.

2.

“Authority” shall mean the New York state energy research and development authority continued pursuant to § 1852 (New York state energy research and development authority)section one thousand eight hundred fifty-two of this title.

3.

“Bonds” and “notes” shall mean such bonds and notes as are issued by the authority pursuant to this title.

4.

“Comptroller” shall mean the comptroller of the state.

5.

“Person” shall mean any natural person, firm, association, public or private corporation, public utility, organization, partnership, trust, estate, or joint stock company, or any political subdivision of the state, or any officer or agent thereof.

6.

“Real property” shall mean lands, waters, rights in lands or waters, structures, franchises, improvements and interests in land, including lands under water and riparian rights, and any and all other things and rights usually included within said term and includes also any and all interests in such property less than full title, such as easements permanent or temporary, rights-of-way, uses, leases, licenses and all other incorporeal hereditaments in every estate, interest or right, legal or equitable.

7.

“State” shall mean the state of New York.

8.

“State agency” shall mean any officer, department, board, commission, bureau, division, corporation, agency or instrumentality of the state.

9.

“Commissioner” shall mean the commissioner of transportation of the state of New York.

10.

“New energy technologies” shall mean all methods used to produce, distribute, conserve and store energy by methods not in common commercial use, with emphasis on renewable energy sources including but not limited to solar, wind, bioconversion and solid waste.

11.

“Energy conservation technologies” shall mean all methods of conserving energy, of improving the efficiency of energy utilization and of preserving and protecting the environment and the public health and safety in connection with the use of energy.

13.

“Special energy project” shall mean any land, works, system, building or other improvement, and all real and personal properties of any nature or any interest in any of them deemed necessary or desirable in connection therewith or incidental thereto, whether or not now in existence or under construction, which shall be suitable for or related to the furnishing, generation, production, exploration, transmission, distribution, conservation, conversion or storage of energy or energy resources, or the conversion of oil-burning facilities to alternate fuels, or for the acquisition, extraction, conversion, transportation, storage, loading, unloading or reprocessing of fuel of any kind for industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, commercial, storage, research, recreational, educational, dormitory, health, mental hygiene or multi-family housing facilities or purposes and which may, but shall not be required to, employ new energy technologies.

14.

“Low-level radioactive waste” shall mean radioactive waste that:

a.

is not high-level radioactive waste, transuranic waste, spent nuclear fuel, or the tailings or wastes produced by the extraction or concentration of uranium or thorium from any ore processed primarily for its source material content; and

b.

the United States nuclear regulatory commission, consistent with federal law, and in accordance with paragraph a of this subdivision, classifies as low-level radioactive waste.

15.

“Low-level radioactive waste management facilities” shall mean facilities for permanent disposal of low-level radioactive waste and any associated facilities for treatment and handling of such waste, including but not limited to, facilities for purposes of stabilization, volume reduction, or the protection of health and safety of workers or members of the public.

16.

“Permanent disposal facilities” shall mean low-level radioactive waste management facilities for permanent disposal of low-level radioactive waste generated within the state of New York other than such waste which is a federal responsibility pursuant to the provisions of federal law pertaining to state and federal responsibilities for disposal of low-level radioactive waste.

17.

“Generate” or “generation”, when used with respect to low-level radioactive waste, shall mean the production, or causing the production of, or activity which otherwise results in the creation or increase in volume of low-level radioactive waste. A person who generates low-level radioactive waste includes one who personally, or through the actions of any agent, employee, or contractor, generates low-level radioactive waste.

18.

“Generation attribute certificates” shall mean the environmental, vintage and other attributes associated with the generation of kilowatt-hours and/or megawatt-hours of electrical energy. Generation attribute certificates shall exist as a commodity separate and apart from kilowatt-hours and/or megawatt-hours.

Source: Section 1851 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBA/1851 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 20, 2024).

1850
Short title
1850‑A
Legislative declaration
1851
Definitions
1852
New York state energy research and development authority
1853
Approval power of the governor
1854
Purposes and specific powers of the authority
1854‑A
Nuclear waste repository siting
1854‑B
Low-level radioactive waste management facilities
1854‑C
Permanent disposal facilities
1854‑D
Generator reporting and fees
1855
General powers of the authority
1856
Acquisition of real property
1857
Officers and employees
1858
Assistance by state officers, departments, boards, divisions and commissions
1859
Deposit, investment and accounting of moneys of the authority
1860
Bonds and notes
1860‑A
Reserve funds and appropriations
1861
Exemption from taxation of the property and income of the authority
1862
Exemption from taxation of bonds and notes
1863
Bonds and notes legal investments for fiduciaries
1864
Right of state to require redemption of bonds
1865
Rights and remedies of bondholders and noteholders
1866
State not liable on bonds and notes
1867
Annual reports
1867‑A
Federal insurance or guaranty
1868
Inconsistent provisions of other acts
1868‑A
Actions
1869
Termination of the authority
1870
Title not affected if in part unconstitutional or ineffective
1871
Public service law not applicable to authority
1872
Green residential building program
1872‑A
Affordable residential green building program
1873
Examination and reporting of energy efficiency grant recipients
1875
Legislative findings and declaration of intent
1876
High temperature technology research program established
1877
Purposes of the high temperature technology research program
1878
State coordination, oversight and technology transfer
1879
Funds
1880
Legislative findings and declaration of intent
1881
High phase order electric transmission research project
1882
School energy efficiency collaboration program
1883
State oversight and funding
1884
Zero-emission bus roadmap

Accessed:
Jul. 20, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 1851’s source at nysenate​.gov

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