(a) Contract means
any State grant, loan, agreement, or any other instrument by which the State
provides or otherwise makes available assistance in the form of funds or the
services of State personnel.
Contractor means a municipality, natural person or business entity, that is a
party to a contract as defined in this section; this term includes general or
prime contractors, subcontractors, vendors, consultants, subconsultants,
providers of professional services and suppliers.
(c) Department means the Department of
Environmental Conservation of the State of New York.
Goals means a quantitative objective to
be achieved in a specified period of time, for employment of minority and women
workers or contracts with minority and women-owned business enterprises, that
is required by contract, and established pursuant to section
(e) Good-faith efforts means
actions taken to meet goals required by contract.
Minority means a member of any of the
(1) persons having origins
in any of the Black African racial groups, not of Hispanic origin;
(2) Hispanic persons of Mexican, Puerto
Rican, Dominican, Cuban, Central or South American origin, regardless of
(3) Asian and Pacific
Islander persons having origins in the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian
subcontinent, or the Pacific islands; and
(4) American Indian or Alaskan native persons
having origins in any of the original peoples of North America and maintaining
identifiable tribal affiliations through membership and participation, or
(g) Minority-owned business enterprise has
the meaning set forth in section 52-0113 of the ECL.
(h) Women-owned business enterprise has the
meaning set forth in section 52- 0113 of the ECL.