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File #: Int 1465-2017    Version: Name: Phasing out the use of residual fuel oil and fuel oil grade no. 4 in boilers in in-city power plants.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 2/1/2017
Enactment date: 1/8/2018 Law number: 2018/031
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to phasing out the use of residual fuel oil and fuel oil grade no. 4 in boilers in in-city power plants
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres, Costa G. Constantinides, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Donovan J. Richards, Rosie Mendez, Helen K. Rosenthal, Margaret S. Chin, Corey D. Johnson, Karen Koslowitz, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Ben Kallos, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Jumaane D. Williams, Mark Levine, Vincent J. Gentile, Andrew Cohen, Carlos Menchaca, James G. Van Bramer, Chaim M. Deutsch, James Vacca, Deborah L. Rose, Mark Treyger, Paul A. Vallone, Vanessa L. Gibson, Inez D. Barron, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Alan N. Maisel
Council Member Sponsors: 28
Summary: This bill would accelerate the timeline for such plants to shift from using higher grade fuel oil (e.g. fuel oil grade number 6 or 4) to lower grade fuel oil (fuel oil grade number 2). Currently, power plants can burn fuel oil grade number 6 until 2020 and fuel oil grade number 4 until 2030. Under this bill, plant owners would have the option of either (1) continuing to burn fuel oil grade number 6 until 2021, but switching immediately thereafter to fuel oil grade number 2 or (2) switching from fuel oil grade number 4 to fuel oil grade number 2 by 2025 (instead of 2030).
Indexes: Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1465-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1465, 3. Int. No. 1465 - 2/1/17, 4. February 1, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 4/24/17, 6. Hearing Testimony 4/24/17, 7. Hearing Transcript 4/24/17, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1465-A - 11/27/17, 9. Committee Report 11/29/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 11/29/17, 11. November 30, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. December 11, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. December 19, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-30-17, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-11-17, 16. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-19-17, 17. Int. No. 1465-A (FINAL), 18. Fiscal Impact Statement, 19. Mayor's Letter, 20. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 30, 2017, 21. Local Law 31, 22. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 11, 2017, 23. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 19, 2017
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
1/10/2018ARitchie J. Torres City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/2018ARitchie J. Torres Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/2018ARitchie J. Torres Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/2017ARitchie J. Torres City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/2017ARitchie J. Torres City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2017ARitchie J. Torres City Council Laid Over by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/2017ARitchie J. Torres City Council Laid Over by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/29/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/29/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Environmental Protection Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/29/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Environmental Protection Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/29/2017ARitchie J. Torres Committee on Environmental Protection Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Environmental Protection Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/2017*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/2017*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1465-A

 

By Council Members Torres, Constantinides, Salamanca, Richards, Mendez, Rosenthal, Chin, Johnson, Koslowitz, Espinal, Kallos, Rodriguez, Cornegy, Williams, Levine, Gentile, Cohen, Menchaca, Van Bramer, Deutsch, Vacca, Rose, Treyger, Vallone, Gibson, Barron, Crowley and Maisel

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to phasing out the use of residual fuel oil and fuel oil grade no. 4 in boilers in in-city power plants

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 24-168 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 38 for the year 2015, is amended to read as follows:

§ 24-168 Use of proper fuel in fuel burning equipment. (a) No person shall cause or permit the use of a kind or grade of fuel in fuel burning equipment that is not designed to burn that kind or grade of fuel. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to prohibit the use of bioheating fuel equipment that is adapted for such use.

(b) No person shall cause or permit the burning of refuse material in fuel burning equipment unless the equipment is designed to burn refuse material.

(c) [No] Except as provided in subdivision (f) of this section, no person shall cause or permit a boiler to burn residual fuel oil on or after January 1, 2020.

(d) [No] Except as provided in subdivision (f) of this section, no person shall cause or permit a boiler to burn fuel oil grade no. 4 on or after January 1, 2030, or for a boiler used to generate electricity and/or steam in an electric, steam, or combined electric and steam generation facility, on or after January 1, 2025.

(e) No person shall cause or permit the use of a kind or grade of fuel in a diesel powered generator other than ultra low sulfur diesel.

(f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, at the election of the owner or operator of a boiler used to generate electricity and/or steam in an electric, steam, or combined electric and steam generation facility, residual fuel oil may be burned in such boiler until December 31, 2021, if such owner or operator notifies the department of such election on or before June 30, 2019, in a form and manner established by the department, and provided further that on and after January 1, 2022, no person shall cause or permit such boiler to burn residual fuel oil or fuel oil grade no. 4.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

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