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period the commission may request and shall receive from any department, division, board, bureau, commission or agency of the state

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of any political subdivision thereof such assistance and data as will enable it to properly carry out its activities hereunder and achieve the purposes herein set forth. Consistent with the objectives of the commission the commissioner of general services shall retain the services of one or more architects or architectural firms having expertise in the field of historical restoration to assist the commissioner in the planning and execution of restoration and rehabilitation projects hereunder and to provide advice and assistance to the commission to such extent the

commissioner of general services may direct. Maintenance undistributed For services and expenses

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The legislature hereby finds that the improper landfilling

of municipal and industrial waste presents a serious threat to the health and welfare of the people of the state and to the state's air, land and water resources; in particular, to the state's surface and groundwater, which constitute irreplaceable resources which are critical to public health and the general well being of the people of the state.

MISCELLANEOUS - STATE OPERATIONS

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The legislature also finds that due to the state's

erely limited landfill capacity and due to the unacceptability of burying certain wastes, alternative technologies such as waste reduction, recycling and resource recovery are preferable to landfilling because they hold the potential to replace dwindling landfill capacity and thereby afford a higher degree of protection to the pu

blic health and environment of this state. The legislature further finds that the disposal of solid

waste through the uncontrolled and improper use of such technologies as resource recovery may also cause public health and environmental problems and have therefore not

been uniformly accepted by the public. Accordingly, legislative commission solid waste

management is hereby established (a) to evaluate present solid waste management practices employed in New York state with particular attention to those

of the state which are experiencing a severe shortage of landfill capacity; (b) to assess new technologies available for solid waste management and to evaluate environmental and performance standards and criteria

may

be proposed for such technologies; (c) to examine economic and legal impediments to the implementation of such technologies, including recommendations to mitigate such impediments; (d) to examine impacts to local communities in which solid waste management facilities are sited, including any incentives which may be offered to such communities in the process of siting such facilities; and (e) to make recommendation to the legislature for action it may determine is necessary to provide for the proper disposal of solid waste in New York state with specific recommendation for areas of the state ex

periencing a severe shortage of landfill capacity. The commission shall consist of ten members to be ap

pointed as follows: three members of the senate shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; three members of the assembly shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly; two members of the senate shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and two members of the assembly shall be appointed by the minority leader of the assembly. From among the members

appointed, chairman and vice chairmen shall be designated by the joint action of the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly. Any vacancy that occurs in the commission shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. No member, officer or employee of the commission shall be disqualified from holding any other public office or employment, nor shall he forfeit any such office

employment by reason of his appointment hereunder, notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special,

or local law, ordinance, or city charter. The commission may employ and at pleasure remove such per

sonnel as it may deem necessary for the performance of

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its functions and fix compensation within the amount ap-
propriated therefor. The commission may meet within and
without the state; hold public and private hearings and
otherwise have all of the powers of a legislative com-
mittee under the legislative law. The members of the
commission shall receive no compensation for their
vices but shall be allowed their actual and necessary
expenses incurred in the

performance of their duties
hereunder.
Employees of the commission shall be considered to be em-

ployees of the legislature for all purposes. The commission may request and shall receive from any sub

division, department, board, bureau, commission, office, agency other instrumentality of the state or of any political subdivision thereof, such facilities, sistance and data as it deems necessary or desirable for

the proper execution of its powers and duties. The commission is hereby authorized and empowered to make

and sign any agreements, and to do and perform any acts that may be necessary, desirable or proper to carry out

the purposes and objectives set forth herein. The commission shall submit a report to the governor and

the legislature containing its findings or before March thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-six. The commission shall continue in existence until March

thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-six. Maintenance undistributed

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LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND HAZARDOUS WASTES

General fund

State Purposes Account

The legislature hereby finds that New York State has ini

tiated a massive clean up of inactive toxic waste dump sites; this program is unique in the nation and is highly complex, requiring a large commitment of public

and private resources. The legislature further finds that efforts to prevent, in

the first instance, the generation of toxic wastes must receive major new emphasis in the development and adoption of new technologies and manufacturing and produc

tion processes. The legislature further finds that New York's waste ex

change program has been successful in directing wastes to productive use, thereby reducing the volume of wastes requiring managed disposal, but that the potential exists for even greater quantities of waste to be

recycled and reused. The legislature further finds that for those waste pro

ducts which require disposal, carefully maintained facilities must

be

available to ensure that disposal protects our irreplaceable surface and ground water

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resources and the public health generally, while allow

ing for a continued viable economy. The legislature further finds that a strong and effective

enforcement program is essential and the full cooperation and coordination of all state agencies involved in the state's overall hazardous waste prevention,

control and clean up program are absolutely essential. Accordingly, a legislative commission on toxic substances

and hazardous wastes is hereby established to (a) examine the adequacy and enforcement of state programs relating to all aspects of ,

the prevention, control, disposal and clean up of toxic substances and hazardous wastes; (b) evaluate the quantity and types of toxic substances and hazardous wastes being generated in the state; (c) assess efforts to recycle, reuse and otherwise reduce the quantity of toxic substances and hazardous wastes requiring disposal; (d) examine emerging technologies for the safe management and disposal of toxic substances and hazardous wastes;

(e) examine legal, regulatory and economic elements as they may relate to the development, testing and adaptation of such technologies; (f) address the feasibility of a joint public and private cooperative research and development effort on new methods for reducing the generation of toxic substances and for managing the disposal of hazardous wastes; (8) monitor the state's program to clean up existing hazardous waste disposal sites, estimate the continuing resources needed to sustain the effort and assess the feasibility and impact the state, its municipalities and the private sector of any recommended means of funding continuing program needs; and (h) make recommendations to the legislature for such actions which the commission may determine are necessary to

provide for any and all aspects of the state's program to reduce the generation of toxic substances, clean up existing hazardous waste sites and assure the safe, future disposal of toxic substances and hazardous

wastes. The commission shall consist of ten members to be ap

pointed as follows: three members of the senate shall be appointed by the temporary president

president of the senate; three members of the assembly shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly; two members of the senate shall be appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; and two members of the assembly shall be appointed by the minority leader of the assembly. From among the members so appointed, chairman

and

vice chairman shall be designated by the joint action of the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly. Any vacancy that occurs in the commission shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. No member, officer or employee of the commission shall be disqualified from holding any other public office or employment, nor shall he forfeit any such office

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or employment by reason of his appointment hereunder, notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special,

or local law, ordinance, or city charter.
The commission may employ and at pleasure remove such per-

sonnel as it may deem necessary for the performance of
its functions and fix compensation within the amount ap-
propriated therefor. The commission may meet within and
without the state; hold public and private hearings and
otherwise have all of the powers of a legislative
mittee under the legislative law. The members of the
commission shall receive no compensation for their ser.
vices but shall be allowed their actual and necessary
expenses incurred in the performance of their duties

hereunder.
Employees of the commission shall be considered to be em-

ployees of the legislature for all purposes. The commission may request and shall receive from any sub

division, department, board, bureau, commission, office, agency other instrumentality of the state or of any political subdivision thereof, such facilities, assistance and data as it deems necessary or desirable for

the proper execution of its powers and duties. The commission is hereby authorized and empowered to make

and sign any agreements, and to do and perform any acts that may be necessary, desirable or proper to carry out

the purposes and objectives set forth herein. The commission shall submit a report to the governor and the legislature containing its findings

before March thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-six. The commission shall continue in existence until March thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-six.

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§ 2. The

of twenty-nine million, five hundred thousand dollars ( $29,500,000) is hereby appropriated solely for transfer by the governor to the general, special revenue, capital projects, proprietary fiduciary funds to meet unanticipated emergencies pursuant to section fifty-three of the state finance law; provided, however, that no more than four million five hundred thousand dollars ($4,500,000) of this appropriation may be transferred by the governor to the general fund or the capital projects fund. Transfers to special revenue, proprietary or fiduciary funds shall be limited to funds received, or to be received from other than state sources.

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