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* § 146. Board  decisions.  1. The board shall make the final decision  on an application under this article  for  a  certificate  or  amendment  thereof,  upon  the  record  made  before  the presiding examiner, after  receiving briefs and exceptions to  the  recommended  decision  of  such  examiner  and to the report of the associate examiner, and after hearing  such oral argument as the board shall determine. Except for  good  cause  shown   to   the  satisfaction  of  the  board,  a  determination  under  subdivision five of section one hundred forty-five of this article  that  the  applicant's  proposal is preferable to alternatives shall be final.  Such a determination shall be subject to rehearing and review only after  the final decision on an application is rendered.    2. The board shall render a decision upon the record either  to  grant  or  deny  the  application as filed or to certify the facility upon such  terms, conditions, limitations or modifications of the  construction  or  operation  of  the facility as the board may deem appropriate. The board  shall issue, with its decision, an opinion stating in full  its  reasons  for  its  decision. The board shall issue an order upon the decision and  the  opinion  embodying  the  terms  and  conditions  thereof  in  full.  Following any rehearing and any judicial review of the board's decision,  the  board's  jurisdiction  over  an application shall cease. The public  service commission shall monitor, enforce and administer compliance with  any terms and conditions set forth in the board's order. The  board  may  not  grant  a  certificate  for the construction or operation of a major  steam electric generating facility, either as proposed or as modified by  the board, unless it shall first find and determine:    (a) the public need for the facility and the basis thereof;    (b) the nature of  the  probable  environmental  impact,  including  a  specification   of   the   predictable  adverse  effect  on  the  normal  environment and ecology, public health and safety,  aesthetics,  scenic,  historic  and  recreational  value,  forest  and  parks,  air  and water  quality, fish and other marine life and wildlife;    (c) that the facility (i) represents the minimum adverse environmental  impact, considering the state of available technology,  the  nature  and  economics  of  the various alternatives, the interests of the state with  respect to asthetics, preservation of historic sites, forest and  parks,  fish  and  wildlife,  viable  agricultural  lands,  and  other pertinent  considerations, (ii) is compatible with public  health  and  safety  and  (iii)  will  not discharge any effluent that will be in contravention of  the standards adopted by the department of  environmental  conservation,  or  in  case  no  classification  has  been made of the receiving waters  associated with the facility, will not discharge any effluent that  will  be  unduly  injurious  to  the  propagation  and  protection of fish and  wildlife, the industrial development of the state, and public health and  public enjoyment of the receiving waters;    (d) that the facility  is  designed  to  operate  in  compliance  with  applicable  state  and  local  laws  and  regulations  issued thereunder  concerning, among other matters,  the  environment,  public  health  and  safety,  all  of  which shall be binding upon the applicant, except that  the board may refuse to apply any local ordinance,  law,  resolution  or  other  action or any regulation issued thereunder or any local standards  or requirement which would be otherwise applicable if it finds  that  as  applied  to  the  proposed  facility such is unreasonably restrictive in  view of the existing technology or the needs of or  costs  to  consumers  whether  located inside or outside of such municipality. The board shall  provide the municipality an opportunity to present evidence  in  support  of  such  ordinance,  law, resolution, regulation, or other local action  issued thereunder. For the purposes of this article an agreement between  the applicant and a municipality in which the proposed facility is to belocated,  entered  into  on  or  before  May  first,  nineteen   hundred  seventy-six,   relating   to  the  location  of  facilities  within  the  municipality shall be deemed to be and have the force and  effect  of  a  local law;    (e)   that   the  facility  is  consistent  with  long-range  planning  objectives for electric power supply in the state, including an economic  and reliable electric system; and for protection of the environment;    (f) that the facility will serve the public interest, convenience  and  necessity,  provided,  however,  that a determination of necessity for a  facility made by the power authority of the state of New  York  pursuant  to  section  ten hundred five of the public authorities law for which an  application for a certificate  has  been  filed  prior  to  July  first,  nineteen hundred seventy-eight shall be conclusive on the board; and    (g)  that  the  facility  is  in  the public interest, considering the  environmental impact of the facility, the total cost  to  society  as  a  whole,  the possible available sites or alternative available sources of  energy, as the case may be, both within the state and elsewhere and  the  immediacy  and  totality of the needs of the people of the state for the  facility within the context of the need for public utility services  and  for protection of the environment.    3.  The  board  shall,  either  as a part of the decision described in  subdivision two of this section or as part of any determination  as  may  be  appropriately  made in conformance with regulations adopted pursuant  to paragraph (b) of subdivision six of section one hundred forty-two  of  this  article,  issue  a  permit  under  section four hundred two of the  Federal Water Pollution  Control  Act  amendments  of  nineteen  hundred  seventy-two. Such permit shall be based upon the evidence of record with  respect  to  the  construction  and  operation  of  the water intake and  discharge systems of the facility and shall contain such conditions  and  limitations  as  the  board  shall  deem  appropriate. The issuance of a  permit as part of a determination hereunder shall not prevent the board,  if it be so disposed, from denying the application under subdivision two  of this section in which event the permit shall thenceforth be deemed to  be of no force or effect.    4. A copy of the board's decision and opinion shall be served on  each  party personally or by mail.    * NB Expired January 1, 1989    * NB Operative with regard to applications filed on or before December           31, 1988    * NB There are 2 § 146's

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Statutes > New-york > Pbs > Article-8 > 146

* § 146. Board  decisions.  1. The board shall make the final decision  on an application under this article  for  a  certificate  or  amendment  thereof,  upon  the  record  made  before  the presiding examiner, after  receiving briefs and exceptions to  the  recommended  decision  of  such  examiner  and to the report of the associate examiner, and after hearing  such oral argument as the board shall determine. Except for  good  cause  shown   to   the  satisfaction  of  the  board,  a  determination  under  subdivision five of section one hundred forty-five of this article  that  the  applicant's  proposal is preferable to alternatives shall be final.  Such a determination shall be subject to rehearing and review only after  the final decision on an application is rendered.    2. The board shall render a decision upon the record either  to  grant  or  deny  the  application as filed or to certify the facility upon such  terms, conditions, limitations or modifications of the  construction  or  operation  of  the facility as the board may deem appropriate. The board  shall issue, with its decision, an opinion stating in full  its  reasons  for  its  decision. The board shall issue an order upon the decision and  the  opinion  embodying  the  terms  and  conditions  thereof  in  full.  Following any rehearing and any judicial review of the board's decision,  the  board's  jurisdiction  over  an application shall cease. The public  service commission shall monitor, enforce and administer compliance with  any terms and conditions set forth in the board's order. The  board  may  not  grant  a  certificate  for the construction or operation of a major  steam electric generating facility, either as proposed or as modified by  the board, unless it shall first find and determine:    (a) the public need for the facility and the basis thereof;    (b) the nature of  the  probable  environmental  impact,  including  a  specification   of   the   predictable  adverse  effect  on  the  normal  environment and ecology, public health and safety,  aesthetics,  scenic,  historic  and  recreational  value,  forest  and  parks,  air  and water  quality, fish and other marine life and wildlife;    (c) that the facility (i) represents the minimum adverse environmental  impact, considering the state of available technology,  the  nature  and  economics  of  the various alternatives, the interests of the state with  respect to asthetics, preservation of historic sites, forest and  parks,  fish  and  wildlife,  viable  agricultural  lands,  and  other pertinent  considerations, (ii) is compatible with public  health  and  safety  and  (iii)  will  not discharge any effluent that will be in contravention of  the standards adopted by the department of  environmental  conservation,  or  in  case  no  classification  has  been made of the receiving waters  associated with the facility, will not discharge any effluent that  will  be  unduly  injurious  to  the  propagation  and  protection of fish and  wildlife, the industrial development of the state, and public health and  public enjoyment of the receiving waters;    (d) that the facility  is  designed  to  operate  in  compliance  with  applicable  state  and  local  laws  and  regulations  issued thereunder  concerning, among other matters,  the  environment,  public  health  and  safety,  all  of  which shall be binding upon the applicant, except that  the board may refuse to apply any local ordinance,  law,  resolution  or  other  action or any regulation issued thereunder or any local standards  or requirement which would be otherwise applicable if it finds  that  as  applied  to  the  proposed  facility such is unreasonably restrictive in  view of the existing technology or the needs of or  costs  to  consumers  whether  located inside or outside of such municipality. The board shall  provide the municipality an opportunity to present evidence  in  support  of  such  ordinance,  law, resolution, regulation, or other local action  issued thereunder. For the purposes of this article an agreement between  the applicant and a municipality in which the proposed facility is to belocated,  entered  into  on  or  before  May  first,  nineteen   hundred  seventy-six,   relating   to  the  location  of  facilities  within  the  municipality shall be deemed to be and have the force and  effect  of  a  local law;    (e)   that   the  facility  is  consistent  with  long-range  planning  objectives for electric power supply in the state, including an economic  and reliable electric system; and for protection of the environment;    (f) that the facility will serve the public interest, convenience  and  necessity,  provided,  however,  that a determination of necessity for a  facility made by the power authority of the state of New  York  pursuant  to  section  ten hundred five of the public authorities law for which an  application for a certificate  has  been  filed  prior  to  July  first,  nineteen hundred seventy-eight shall be conclusive on the board; and    (g)  that  the  facility  is  in  the public interest, considering the  environmental impact of the facility, the total cost  to  society  as  a  whole,  the possible available sites or alternative available sources of  energy, as the case may be, both within the state and elsewhere and  the  immediacy  and  totality of the needs of the people of the state for the  facility within the context of the need for public utility services  and  for protection of the environment.    3.  The  board  shall,  either  as a part of the decision described in  subdivision two of this section or as part of any determination  as  may  be  appropriately  made in conformance with regulations adopted pursuant  to paragraph (b) of subdivision six of section one hundred forty-two  of  this  article,  issue  a  permit  under  section four hundred two of the  Federal Water Pollution  Control  Act  amendments  of  nineteen  hundred  seventy-two. Such permit shall be based upon the evidence of record with  respect  to  the  construction  and  operation  of  the water intake and  discharge systems of the facility and shall contain such conditions  and  limitations  as  the  board  shall  deem  appropriate. The issuance of a  permit as part of a determination hereunder shall not prevent the board,  if it be so disposed, from denying the application under subdivision two  of this section in which event the permit shall thenceforth be deemed to  be of no force or effect.    4. A copy of the board's decision and opinion shall be served on  each  party personally or by mail.    * NB Expired January 1, 1989    * NB Operative with regard to applications filed on or before December           31, 1988    * NB There are 2 § 146's

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Statutes > New-york > Pbs > Article-8 > 146

* § 146. Board  decisions.  1. The board shall make the final decision  on an application under this article  for  a  certificate  or  amendment  thereof,  upon  the  record  made  before  the presiding examiner, after  receiving briefs and exceptions to  the  recommended  decision  of  such  examiner  and to the report of the associate examiner, and after hearing  such oral argument as the board shall determine. Except for  good  cause  shown   to   the  satisfaction  of  the  board,  a  determination  under  subdivision five of section one hundred forty-five of this article  that  the  applicant's  proposal is preferable to alternatives shall be final.  Such a determination shall be subject to rehearing and review only after  the final decision on an application is rendered.    2. The board shall render a decision upon the record either  to  grant  or  deny  the  application as filed or to certify the facility upon such  terms, conditions, limitations or modifications of the  construction  or  operation  of  the facility as the board may deem appropriate. The board  shall issue, with its decision, an opinion stating in full  its  reasons  for  its  decision. The board shall issue an order upon the decision and  the  opinion  embodying  the  terms  and  conditions  thereof  in  full.  Following any rehearing and any judicial review of the board's decision,  the  board's  jurisdiction  over  an application shall cease. The public  service commission shall monitor, enforce and administer compliance with  any terms and conditions set forth in the board's order. The  board  may  not  grant  a  certificate  for the construction or operation of a major  steam electric generating facility, either as proposed or as modified by  the board, unless it shall first find and determine:    (a) the public need for the facility and the basis thereof;    (b) the nature of  the  probable  environmental  impact,  including  a  specification   of   the   predictable  adverse  effect  on  the  normal  environment and ecology, public health and safety,  aesthetics,  scenic,  historic  and  recreational  value,  forest  and  parks,  air  and water  quality, fish and other marine life and wildlife;    (c) that the facility (i) represents the minimum adverse environmental  impact, considering the state of available technology,  the  nature  and  economics  of  the various alternatives, the interests of the state with  respect to asthetics, preservation of historic sites, forest and  parks,  fish  and  wildlife,  viable  agricultural  lands,  and  other pertinent  considerations, (ii) is compatible with public  health  and  safety  and  (iii)  will  not discharge any effluent that will be in contravention of  the standards adopted by the department of  environmental  conservation,  or  in  case  no  classification  has  been made of the receiving waters  associated with the facility, will not discharge any effluent that  will  be  unduly  injurious  to  the  propagation  and  protection of fish and  wildlife, the industrial development of the state, and public health and  public enjoyment of the receiving waters;    (d) that the facility  is  designed  to  operate  in  compliance  with  applicable  state  and  local  laws  and  regulations  issued thereunder  concerning, among other matters,  the  environment,  public  health  and  safety,  all  of  which shall be binding upon the applicant, except that  the board may refuse to apply any local ordinance,  law,  resolution  or  other  action or any regulation issued thereunder or any local standards  or requirement which would be otherwise applicable if it finds  that  as  applied  to  the  proposed  facility such is unreasonably restrictive in  view of the existing technology or the needs of or  costs  to  consumers  whether  located inside or outside of such municipality. The board shall  provide the municipality an opportunity to present evidence  in  support  of  such  ordinance,  law, resolution, regulation, or other local action  issued thereunder. For the purposes of this article an agreement between  the applicant and a municipality in which the proposed facility is to belocated,  entered  into  on  or  before  May  first,  nineteen   hundred  seventy-six,   relating   to  the  location  of  facilities  within  the  municipality shall be deemed to be and have the force and  effect  of  a  local law;    (e)   that   the  facility  is  consistent  with  long-range  planning  objectives for electric power supply in the state, including an economic  and reliable electric system; and for protection of the environment;    (f) that the facility will serve the public interest, convenience  and  necessity,  provided,  however,  that a determination of necessity for a  facility made by the power authority of the state of New  York  pursuant  to  section  ten hundred five of the public authorities law for which an  application for a certificate  has  been  filed  prior  to  July  first,  nineteen hundred seventy-eight shall be conclusive on the board; and    (g)  that  the  facility  is  in  the public interest, considering the  environmental impact of the facility, the total cost  to  society  as  a  whole,  the possible available sites or alternative available sources of  energy, as the case may be, both within the state and elsewhere and  the  immediacy  and  totality of the needs of the people of the state for the  facility within the context of the need for public utility services  and  for protection of the environment.    3.  The  board  shall,  either  as a part of the decision described in  subdivision two of this section or as part of any determination  as  may  be  appropriately  made in conformance with regulations adopted pursuant  to paragraph (b) of subdivision six of section one hundred forty-two  of  this  article,  issue  a  permit  under  section four hundred two of the  Federal Water Pollution  Control  Act  amendments  of  nineteen  hundred  seventy-two. Such permit shall be based upon the evidence of record with  respect  to  the  construction  and  operation  of  the water intake and  discharge systems of the facility and shall contain such conditions  and  limitations  as  the  board  shall  deem  appropriate. The issuance of a  permit as part of a determination hereunder shall not prevent the board,  if it be so disposed, from denying the application under subdivision two  of this section in which event the permit shall thenceforth be deemed to  be of no force or effect.    4. A copy of the board's decision and opinion shall be served on  each  party personally or by mail.    * NB Expired January 1, 1989    * NB Operative with regard to applications filed on or before December           31, 1988    * NB There are 2 § 146's

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