Meeting Name: Committee on Environmental Protection Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/27/2016 12:50 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 16th Fl.
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Attachments for Oversight, Attachments - Int. No. 325, Attachments - Int. No. 717, Attachments - Int. No. 642-A
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T2016-4902 *  Oversight - Enforcement of NYC Idling RestrictionsOversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2016-4902 *  Oversight - Enforcement of NYC Idling RestrictionsOversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0325-2014 *Daniel R. Garodnick Requiring the implementation of technology to allow traffic enforcement agents to issue idling tickets through their hand-held computers.IntroductionThis bill would require that the hand-held computers used by the Police the Department’s traffic enforcement agents be capable of issuing tickets for violations of the City’s anti-idling law.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0325-2014 *Daniel R. Garodnick Requiring the implementation of technology to allow traffic enforcement agents to issue idling tickets through their hand-held computers.IntroductionThis bill would require that the hand-held computers used by the Police the Department’s traffic enforcement agents be capable of issuing tickets for violations of the City’s anti-idling law.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0642-2015 *Costa G. ConstantinidesProposed Int. No. 642-AUse of clean heating oil.IntroductionThe bill requires heating oil sold or used in the City to contain: 5% biodiesel, by volume, starting October 1, 2017; 10%, starting October 1, 2025; 15%, starting October 1, 2030; 20%, starting October 1, 2034. The bill requires that, by 2020, the Administration must consult with, among others, representatives of the heating oil industry, the biodiesel industry, heating oil equipment manufacturers, and building owners and managers to conduct a survey identifying any commonly used heating oil equipment that might have a compatibility issue with using the required, higher-level biodiesel blends, and to make recommendations with respect to any such issues identified. NYCDEP will then be required to promulgate rules consistent with such recommendations, including exemptions or other special regulatory provisions for such equipment. The bill requires that, in 2023, DEP issue a report re-assessing whether there is sufficient biodiesel supply to meet the B10, B15, and B20 mandates identified in the bill. The bill expands waiver provisions already present in existing law (and adds new waiver provisions). For example, waivers would generally be available where NYCDEP determines that there is an insufficient supply of biodiesel to satisfy the relevant mandates, that the price of the required biodiesel blend significantly exceeds the price of oil, or where manufacturers of a particular boiler have noted that the boiler cannot accommodate a particular biodiesel blend without extensive modifications.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0642-2015 *Costa G. Constantinides Use of clean heating oil.IntroductionThe bill requires heating oil sold or used in the City to contain: 5% biodiesel, by volume, starting October 1, 2017; 10%, starting October 1, 2025; 15%, starting October 1, 2030; 20%, starting October 1, 2034. The bill requires that, by 2020, the Administration must consult with, among others, representatives of the heating oil industry, the biodiesel industry, heating oil equipment manufacturers, and building owners and managers to conduct a survey identifying any commonly used heating oil equipment that might have a compatibility issue with using the required, higher-level biodiesel blends, and to make recommendations with respect to any such issues identified. NYCDEP will then be required to promulgate rules consistent with such recommendations, including exemptions or other special regulatory provisions for such equipment. The bill requires that, in 2023, DEP issue a report re-assessing whether there is sufficient biodiesel supply to meet the B10, B15, and B20 mandates identified in the bill. The bill expands waiver provisions already present in existing law (and adds new waiver provisions). For example, waivers would generally be available where NYCDEP determines that there is an insufficient supply of biodiesel to satisfy the relevant mandates, that the price of the required biodiesel blend significantly exceeds the price of oil, or where manufacturers of a particular boiler have noted that the boiler cannot accommodate a particular biodiesel blend without extensive modifications.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0642-2015 *Costa G. Constantinides Use of clean heating oil.IntroductionThe bill requires heating oil sold or used in the City to contain: 5% biodiesel, by volume, starting October 1, 2017; 10%, starting October 1, 2025; 15%, starting October 1, 2030; 20%, starting October 1, 2034. The bill requires that, by 2020, the Administration must consult with, among others, representatives of the heating oil industry, the biodiesel industry, heating oil equipment manufacturers, and building owners and managers to conduct a survey identifying any commonly used heating oil equipment that might have a compatibility issue with using the required, higher-level biodiesel blends, and to make recommendations with respect to any such issues identified. NYCDEP will then be required to promulgate rules consistent with such recommendations, including exemptions or other special regulatory provisions for such equipment. The bill requires that, in 2023, DEP issue a report re-assessing whether there is sufficient biodiesel supply to meet the B10, B15, and B20 mandates identified in the bill. The bill expands waiver provisions already present in existing law (and adds new waiver provisions). For example, waivers would generally be available where NYCDEP determines that there is an insufficient supply of biodiesel to satisfy the relevant mandates, that the price of the required biodiesel blend significantly exceeds the price of oil, or where manufacturers of a particular boiler have noted that the boiler cannot accommodate a particular biodiesel blend without extensive modifications.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0642-2015 ACosta G. Constantinides Use of clean heating oil.IntroductionThe bill requires heating oil sold or used in the City to contain: 5% biodiesel, by volume, starting October 1, 2017; 10%, starting October 1, 2025; 15%, starting October 1, 2030; 20%, starting October 1, 2034. The bill requires that, by 2020, the Administration must consult with, among others, representatives of the heating oil industry, the biodiesel industry, heating oil equipment manufacturers, and building owners and managers to conduct a survey identifying any commonly used heating oil equipment that might have a compatibility issue with using the required, higher-level biodiesel blends, and to make recommendations with respect to any such issues identified. NYCDEP will then be required to promulgate rules consistent with such recommendations, including exemptions or other special regulatory provisions for such equipment. The bill requires that, in 2023, DEP issue a report re-assessing whether there is sufficient biodiesel supply to meet the B10, B15, and B20 mandates identified in the bill. The bill expands waiver provisions already present in existing law (and adds new waiver provisions). For example, waivers would generally be available where NYCDEP determines that there is an insufficient supply of biodiesel to satisfy the relevant mandates, that the price of the required biodiesel blend significantly exceeds the price of oil, or where manufacturers of a particular boiler have noted that the boiler cannot accommodate a particular biodiesel blend without extensive modifications.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 0717-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal Civil penalties for idling infractions and enforcement through citizen complaints.IntroductionProposed Int. No. 717-A would require reporting on idling complaints and their dispositions. It would also increase the award for citizen enforcement of idling complaints from an amount which “shall not exceed 25%” of proceeds collected to 25% of such proceeds where the department of environmental protection brings the proceeding. Finally this legislation requires the department to publish on its website the best practices for filing citizen complaints and gathering documentation.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0717-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal Civil penalties for idling infractions and enforcement through citizen complaints.IntroductionProposed Int. No. 717-A would require reporting on idling complaints and their dispositions. It would also increase the award for citizen enforcement of idling complaints from an amount which “shall not exceed 25%” of proceeds collected to 25% of such proceeds where the department of environmental protection brings the proceeding. Finally this legislation requires the department to publish on its website the best practices for filing citizen complaints and gathering documentation.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available