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New York Consolidated Laws, Environmental Conservation Law - ENV § 29-0301. Appointment of the commission

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1. There is hereby created a commission for siting low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities.  The commission shall consist of seven members appointed by the governor whose appointment shall be effective when issued.  The members of the commission, to the extent practicable, shall be competent and knowledgeable concerning low-level radioactive waste and shall be qualified as follows:

a. a geologist;

b. a medical doctor;

c. a health physicist;

d. a professional engineer;

e. a social scientist;

f. an environmentalist who represents a non-profit environmental organization;

g. a private citizen who shall be designated to act as chairperson.

2. The chairperson shall appoint an executive director to the commission.

3. In the event of resignation of one of the commission members, the governor shall appoint a replacement.  Each member shall receive the sum of two hundred dollars for each day in which the member is actually and primarily engaged in the performance of the duties specified herein plus actual and necessary expenses incurred by such member in the performance of such duties.

4. The members of the commission, the executive director and any employees of the commission shall be considered public officers for purposes of the public officers law.

5. Four of the seven members of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business of the commission and the decision of four members of the commission shall constitute action of the commission;  provided, however, that no application for certification pursuant to section 29-0105 of this article shall be made except upon the affirmative vote of four or more members of the commission.

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