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File #: Int 0054-2014    Version: Name: Use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel technologies in the city ferry fleet.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 2/26/2014
Enactment date: 1/8/2018 Law number: 2018/027
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel technologies in the city ferry fleet
Sponsors: Costa G. Constantinides, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Peter A. Koo, Annabel Palma, Deborah L. Rose, Ben Kallos, Chaim M. Deutsch, James Vacca, Daniel Dromm , Donovan J. Richards, Karen Koslowitz, Helen K. Rosenthal, James G. Van Bramer, Mark Treyger, Andy L. King, Rosie Mendez, Stephen T. Levin, Vincent J. Gentile, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Jumaane D. Williams, Mark Levine, Margaret S. Chin, Alan N. Maisel, Vanessa L. Gibson, Corey D. Johnson, Daniel R. Garodnick, Ritchie J. Torres, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Darlene Mealy, I. Daneek Miller, Andrew Cohen, Antonio Reynoso, Paul A. Vallone, Inez D. Barron, Brad S. Lander, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 38
Summary: Proposed Int. No. 54-A would require that the Commissioner study the feasibility of using alternative fuels, including at least 5% biodiesel, renewable diesel and alternative fuel technologies including hybrid electric, battery electric and fuel cell electric power trains. The Commissioner must submit a report on the results of the study by December 2019 and then, to the fullest extent practicable, implement the use of such alternative fuels or technologies.
Indexes: Oversight, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 54-A, 2. Int. No. 54, 3. Committee Report 1/13/15, 4. Hearing Testimony 1/13/15, 5. Hearing Transcript 1/13/15, 6. Proposed Int. No. 54-A - 12/12/17, 7. Committee Report 12/18/17, 8. Hearing Transcript 12/18/17, 9. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 10. December 19, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 11. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-19-17, 12. Int. No. 54-A (FINAL), 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Mayor's Letter
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
1/10/2018ACosta G. Constantinides City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/2018ACosta G. Constantinides Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/2018ACosta G. Constantinides Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/2017ACosta G. Constantinides City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/2017ACosta G. Constantinides City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/18/2017*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/18/2017*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/18/2017*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/18/2017ACosta G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/13/2015*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/13/2015*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/2/2014*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Re-referred to Committee by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2014*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2014*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 54-A

 

By Council Members Constantinides, Cornegy, Koo, Palma, Rose, Kallos, Deutsch, Vacca, Dromm, Richards, Koslowitz, Rosenthal, Van Bramer, Treyger, King, Mendez, Levin, Gentile, Rodriguez, Crowley, Williams, Levine, Chin, Maisel, Gibson, Johnson, Garodnick, Torres, Espinal, Mealy, Miller, Cohen, Reynoso, Vallone, Barron, Lander, Ferreras-Copeland and Menchaca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel technologies in the city ferry fleet

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Paragraph (1) of subdivision a of section 19-307 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 3 for the year 2008, is amended to read as follows:

(1) "City ferry" means any motorized watercraft that is used as a

means of commuter passenger mass transportation by water that is owned or operated by or on behalf of the city [of New York].

                     § 2. Section 19-307 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision k to read as follows:

                     k. The commissioner shall conduct a study to determine the feasibility of utilizing in city ferries (i) alternative fuels, which shall include but need not be limited to the combustion of biodiesel of at least five percent biodiesel by volume (B5) and up to 20 percent biodiesel by volume (B20) and renewable diesel and (ii) alternative fuel technologies, which shall include but need not be limited to hybrid electric, battery electric and fuel-cell electric power trains. The study shall include a review of the types and classes of ferries used and planned to be used and, as applicable, their compatibility with the alternative fuels and alternative fuel technologies studied, the availability of such fuels and technologies, the mixing and storage of such fuels and technologies and other relevant issues including barriers, opportunities and regulatory requirements related to the use of such fuels and technologies in city ferries. No later than December 31, 2019, the commissioner shall electronically submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council, and make publicly available online, a report detailing the findings of this study with recommendations relating to the use of alternative fuels and technologies in city ferries and shall thereafter, to the fullest extent the commissioner determines to be practicable based upon such report, implement the use of such fuels or technologies in city ferries.

§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

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