As used in this title, unless the context otherwise requires:

Terms Used In N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 23-1705

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the department of environmental conservation. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 23-0101
  • Gas: means all natural, manufactured, mixed, and byproduct gas, and all other hydrocarbons not defined as oil in this section. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 23-0101
  • Natural gas: means natural or petroleum gas in a non-liquid or gaseous state, whether under pressure or otherwise, and whether or not the product of conversion from liquefied natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 23-1705
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Permit: means an environmental safety permit issued by the department pursuant to this title. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 23-1705
  • Product: means any commodity made from oil or gas and includes refined crude oil, crude tops, topped crude, processed crude, processed crude petroleum, residue from crude petroleum, cracking stock, uncracked fuel oil, fuel oil, treated crude oil, residuum, gas oil, casinghead gasoline, natural-gas gasoline, kerosene, benzine, wash oil, waste oil, blended gasoline, lubricating oil, blends or mixtures of oil with one or more liquid products or by-products derived from oil or gas, and blends or mixtures of two or more liquid products or by-products derived from oil or gas, whether herein enumerated or not. See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law 23-0101

1. “Liquefied natural gas”, sometimes referred to as “LNG”, and “liquefied petroleum gas”, sometimes referred to as “LPG”, are gas cooled to its liquid state provided, however, the provisions of this act shall not be deemed to apply to liquefied petroleum gas in the form of butane, bottled gas, propane, propylene or butylene when used, stored or transported at their respective normal temperatures, are not subject to this act.

2. “Liquefied natural or petroleum gas facility” means any structure or facility which is used for the storage or confinement of liquefied natural or petroleum gas, or for the conversion of liquefied natural or petroleum gas into natural gas. The former shall be designated as a “liquefied natural or petroleum gas storage facility”; the latter as a “liquefied natural or petroleum gas conversion facility”.

3. “Liquefied natural or petroleum gas transportation activity” means the loading, unloading, or transportation, by whatever means, of liquefied natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas.

4. “Natural gas” means natural or petroleum gas in a non-liquid or gaseous state, whether under pressure or otherwise, and whether or not the product of conversion from liquefied natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas. The storage and transportation of natural gas, whether under pressure or not, and which take place at normal temperatures, are not subject to this act.

5. “Non-conforming facility” means a liquefied natural or petroleum gas facility in actual use and operation on September first, nineteen hundred seventy-six which is exempted from the requirements of section 23-1707 but is subject to the requirements of section 23-1719.

6. “Person” means any individual, corporation, partnership, association, cooperative or otherwise, trust or estate, governmental agency, authority, public benefit corporation, municipality or agency thereof, board or commission, or other public or private legal entity.

7. “Permit” means an environmental safety permit issued by the department pursuant to this title.