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OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
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(cf. Part 361)
For each siting condition, a siting consideration weight is assigned which may differ from the average weight based on the nature of the facility (see table 1).
Within the context of reviewing the siting considerations, each criterion is evaluated separately and a numerical value assigned to it. Assignment of a value of "1" means that the site conforms closely with the most desirable site conditions, assignment of a value of "2" means that the site has problems but is not wholly undesirable and an assignment of a value of "3" means that the site is undesirable from the viewpoint of the criterion being evaluated.
The assigned numerical value is multiplied by the percent of siting consideration weight for each evaluation criterion to determine the criterion score. The sum of criteria scores is then multiplied by the siting consideration weight to determine the siting consideration score for each siting criteria (see table 2). The procedure is repeated for each criterion. The resultant scores are then totalled to arrive at the total site score. Consult table 3 for an example of calculating the score for a siting condition.
TABLE 1. SITING CONSIDERATIONS AVERAGE WEIGHTS AND SPECIAL CASE WEIGHT CHANGES
Facility Type
Siting ConsiderationAverage WeightsLandfillIncineratorTransfer/StoragePits/Ponds/LagoonsTreatment
Population Density10
Population Adjacent to Transport Route7
Risk of Accident in Transportation10 + (2-4)
Proximity to Incompatible Structures3
Utility lines1
Municipal Effects4
Contamination of Ground and Surface Waters18 - (2-3) + (2-4)- (2-3)
Water Supply Sources8
Fires and Explosions11 + (2-4) + (1-3)
Air Quality12 + (4-6) + (1-2)
Areas of Mineral Exploitation3+ (1)+ (1)- (1) - (1)
Preservation of Endangered, Threatened, and Indigenous Species6
Conservation of Historic and Cultural Resources4
Open Space, Recreational and Visual Impacts3+ (1-2)+ (1-2)- (1-2)+ (1-2)- (1-2)
Total Score = 100
TABLE 2. SITING EVALUATION WORKSHEET
Siting ConsiderationCriteria% of Siting Consideration WeightRating 1, 2 or 3Siting Criteria ScoresSum of Criteria ScoreSiting Consideration WeightSiting Consideration Score
Population DensityPopulation within 0.5 miles of the site boundary70 10
The projected population and the rate of growth for the area within 0.5 mile of the site boundary during the 20-year period following initial site operation30
Population Adjacent to Transport RoutePopulation for areas within 0.5 mile of anticipated transportation routes70 7
The projected population and the rate of growth for areas within 0.5 mile of the transport routes during the 20-year period following initial site operation30
Risk of Accident in Transportation
Mode of transportation10 10
Length of transport route15
Accident rate of transport route20
Structures within 0.5 mile of the transportation route10
Transportation restrictions15
Nature and volume of waste being transported30
Proximity to Incompatible Structures
Proximity to airports50 3
Proximity to other incompatible structures50
Utility LinesProximity to major utility lines100 1
Municipal EffectsConsistency with the intent of master land use plan10 4
Consistency with local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations10
Public expense/revenue tradeoffs80
Contamination of Ground and Surface Waters
Ground and surface water aspects40 18
Runoff20
Hydrogeological characteristics40
Water Supply SourcesRelationship to water supply sources100 8
Fire and ExplosionsMinimum distance50 11
Fire department and emergency medical services20
Proximity to fire department and fire-fighting water supply. A suitable water supply shall be as recommended by the New York State Department of State Office of Fire Prevention and Control30
Air QualityAtmospheric stability20 12
Prevailing wind direction50
Wind speed30
Areas of Mineral ExploitationRisk of subsidence100 3
Preservation of Endangered, Threatened and Indigenous SpeciesDevelopmental and operational impacts on endangered, threatened and indigenous species or critical habitat100 6
Conservation of Historic and Cultural ResourcesProximity to historical or cultural resources100 4
Open Space, Recreational and Visual Impacts
Proximity to open space and recreational resources50 3
Relationship to scenic views or vistas30
Degree to which proposed facilities are readily noticeable to passersby20
Risk of Accident in TransportationMode of Transportation .10× 2= .20
Length of transport route .15× 3= .45
Accident rate of transport route .20× 1= .20
Structures within 0.5 miles of the transportation route .10× 1= .102.0× 10= 20
Transportation restrictions (traffic intersections, traffic/railroad intersections, tunnels, bridges and toll booths .15× 1= .15
Nature and volume of waste being transported .30× 3= .90
Site Score (Sum of Siting Consideration Scores) 150
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Current through October 15, 2019
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