NY ECON DEV § 103. General functions, powers and duties of council

The council shall have the following functions, powers and duties:

1. To advise the governor and the legislature with regard to programs for the regulation and control of atomic energy activities, and to make recommendations to the governor and the legislature designed to assure that the regulatory programs of the state, including its political subdivisions, affecting atomic energy activities encourage the development and use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes within the state, while fully protecting the interest, health and safety of the public.

2. To advise and assist the governor and the legislature in developing and implementing state policies and programs for the regulation and control of atomic energy activities.

3. To coordinate the regulatory programs of the agencies, and instrumentalities of the state and its political subdivisions and agencies of such subdivisions, affecting atomic energy activities, and to correlate such programs with the regulatory programs of the federal government and other states.

4. To develop a coordinated position with respect to regulatory programs of the federal government affecting atomic energy activities in the state, taking into account the interests of all agencies and instrumentalities of the state and its political subdivisions, and agencies of such subdivisions;  to coordinate the participation of all such bodies in the regulatory processes of the federal government relating to such regulatory programs;  and to coordinate the presentation of views concerning such regulatory programs of all such bodies for consideration by the federal government.

5. To consider, in cooperation and consultation with appropriate officials of other states, existing interstate compacts relating to regulation of atomic energy activities and adaptations, modifications or changes of such compacts and new compacts or other arrangements for cooperation, coordination or joint or mutual action by this state and other states, with respect to regulation of atomic energy activities, and to make such recommendations with respect thereto to the governor and the legislature as the council deems appropriate.

6. To carry out the obligations of the state to the New York state atomic and space development authority under any contract providing for the assumption of jurisdiction in the event of conditions specified in any such contract over land and facilities held or developed by such authority for the concentration and storage of radioactive byproducts;  to enter into amendments to any such contract subject to the approval of the director of the budget;  and, after any such assumption of jurisdiction by the council, pursuant to any such contract or amendments, to operate, develop and manage in the name of the state such land and facilities, and to care for, manage, use and dispose of any radioactive byproducts concentrated or stored at such land and facilities.

7. To review periodically the programs of the agencies and instrumentalities of the state and political subdivisions thereof, and agencies of such subdivisions, for responding, handling and providing assistance, in the event of an accident, fire or disaster believed to involve radioactive materials and to make such recommendations with respect to such programs as the council deems appropriate to such bodies.