Meeting Name: Committee on Environmental Protection Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/5/2017 9:30 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Committee Room - City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Attachments - Int. No. 359-A
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Int 0359-2014 *Costa G. ConstantinidesProposed Int. No. 359-ARequiring a study of environmental justice areas and the establishment of an environmental justice portal.IntroductionThe bill requires the Environmental Justice (EJ) Interagency Working Group (IWG), as put forth by Proposed Int. No. 886-A, to conduct a comprehensive EJ Study identifying the locations and boundaries of EJ areas within the City, describing environmental concerns affecting these areas and identifying data, studies, programs and other resources that are available and that may be used to advance EJ goals. The bill requires the IWG to issue recommendations for legislation, policy, budget initiatives and other measures to address environmental concerns affecting EJ communities. The bill also requires the IWG to make publicly available online an interactive map showing the boundaries of EJ areas within the City and the locations of sites, facilities and infrastructure which may raise environmental concerns. Finally, the bill requires the Administration to create an Environmental Justice Portal on the City’s website, providing easy access to EJ resources including relevant maps, data, studies and information about Agency programs.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0359-2014 *Costa G. Constantinides Requiring a study of environmental justice areas and the establishment of an environmental justice portal.IntroductionThe bill requires the Environmental Justice (EJ) Interagency Working Group (IWG), as put forth by Proposed Int. No. 886-A, to conduct a comprehensive EJ Study identifying the locations and boundaries of EJ areas within the City, describing environmental concerns affecting these areas and identifying data, studies, programs and other resources that are available and that may be used to advance EJ goals. The bill requires the IWG to issue recommendations for legislation, policy, budget initiatives and other measures to address environmental concerns affecting EJ communities. The bill also requires the IWG to make publicly available online an interactive map showing the boundaries of EJ areas within the City and the locations of sites, facilities and infrastructure which may raise environmental concerns. Finally, the bill requires the Administration to create an Environmental Justice Portal on the City’s website, providing easy access to EJ resources including relevant maps, data, studies and information about Agency programs.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0359-2014 *Costa G. Constantinides Requiring a study of environmental justice areas and the establishment of an environmental justice portal.IntroductionThe bill requires the Environmental Justice (EJ) Interagency Working Group (IWG), as put forth by Proposed Int. No. 886-A, to conduct a comprehensive EJ Study identifying the locations and boundaries of EJ areas within the City, describing environmental concerns affecting these areas and identifying data, studies, programs and other resources that are available and that may be used to advance EJ goals. The bill requires the IWG to issue recommendations for legislation, policy, budget initiatives and other measures to address environmental concerns affecting EJ communities. The bill also requires the IWG to make publicly available online an interactive map showing the boundaries of EJ areas within the City and the locations of sites, facilities and infrastructure which may raise environmental concerns. Finally, the bill requires the Administration to create an Environmental Justice Portal on the City’s website, providing easy access to EJ resources including relevant maps, data, studies and information about Agency programs.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0359-2014 ACosta G. Constantinides Requiring a study of environmental justice areas and the establishment of an environmental justice portal.IntroductionThe bill requires the Environmental Justice (EJ) Interagency Working Group (IWG), as put forth by Proposed Int. No. 886-A, to conduct a comprehensive EJ Study identifying the locations and boundaries of EJ areas within the City, describing environmental concerns affecting these areas and identifying data, studies, programs and other resources that are available and that may be used to advance EJ goals. The bill requires the IWG to issue recommendations for legislation, policy, budget initiatives and other measures to address environmental concerns affecting EJ communities. The bill also requires the IWG to make publicly available online an interactive map showing the boundaries of EJ areas within the City and the locations of sites, facilities and infrastructure which may raise environmental concerns. Finally, the bill requires the Administration to create an Environmental Justice Portal on the City’s website, providing easy access to EJ resources including relevant maps, data, studies and information about Agency programs.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 0886-2015 *Inez D. BarronProposed Int. No. 886-AIdentifying and addressing environmental justice issues.IntroductionEnvironmental Justice (EJ) means the fair treatment and involvement of all persons, regardless of race, color, national origin or income, with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, policies and activities, and with respect to the distribution of environmental benefits (such as financial assistance for environmental projects). The City currently does not have a comprehensive law relating to EJ. The bill requires the Mayor to establish an Interagency Working Group (IWG) consisting of representatives from City agencies relevant to EJ, including DEP, DOHMH, Planning, DOT, DSNY and DOB. The IWG will be chaired by a special coordinator of EJ, who will be appointed by the Mayor. The bill requires the IWG to develop a comprehensive Environmental Justice Plan (EJ Plan) that provides guidance on incorporating EJ concerns into City decision-making, identifies possible Citywide initiatives for promoting EJ and provides specific recommendations for City agencies to bring their operations, programs and projects in line with EJ concerns. The IWG must update the EJ Plan every five years. The bill also establishes an EJ Advisory Board (AB) consisting of Mayoral and Speaker appointees, all of whom must have EJ qualifications. The AB will make recommendations to the IWG concerning ways to promote EJ, will hold public hearings to fact-find and will closely consult the IWG during development of the EJ Plan.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0886-2015 *Inez D. Barron Identifying and addressing environmental justice issues.IntroductionEnvironmental Justice (EJ) means the fair treatment and involvement of all persons, regardless of race, color, national origin or income, with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, policies and activities, and with respect to the distribution of environmental benefits (such as financial assistance for environmental projects). The City currently does not have a comprehensive law relating to EJ. The bill requires the Mayor to establish an Interagency Working Group (IWG) consisting of representatives from City agencies relevant to EJ, including DEP, DOHMH, Planning, DOT, DSNY and DOB. The IWG will be chaired by a special coordinator of EJ, who will be appointed by the Mayor. The bill requires the IWG to develop a comprehensive Environmental Justice Plan (EJ Plan) that provides guidance on incorporating EJ concerns into City decision-making, identifies possible Citywide initiatives for promoting EJ and provides specific recommendations for City agencies to bring their operations, programs and projects in line with EJ concerns. The IWG must update the EJ Plan every five years. The bill also establishes an EJ Advisory Board (AB) consisting of Mayoral and Speaker appointees, all of whom must have EJ qualifications. The AB will make recommendations to the IWG concerning ways to promote EJ, will hold public hearings to fact-find and will closely consult the IWG during development of the EJ Plan.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0886-2015 *Inez D. Barron Identifying and addressing environmental justice issues.IntroductionEnvironmental Justice (EJ) means the fair treatment and involvement of all persons, regardless of race, color, national origin or income, with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, policies and activities, and with respect to the distribution of environmental benefits (such as financial assistance for environmental projects). The City currently does not have a comprehensive law relating to EJ. The bill requires the Mayor to establish an Interagency Working Group (IWG) consisting of representatives from City agencies relevant to EJ, including DEP, DOHMH, Planning, DOT, DSNY and DOB. The IWG will be chaired by a special coordinator of EJ, who will be appointed by the Mayor. The bill requires the IWG to develop a comprehensive Environmental Justice Plan (EJ Plan) that provides guidance on incorporating EJ concerns into City decision-making, identifies possible Citywide initiatives for promoting EJ and provides specific recommendations for City agencies to bring their operations, programs and projects in line with EJ concerns. The IWG must update the EJ Plan every five years. The bill also establishes an EJ Advisory Board (AB) consisting of Mayoral and Speaker appointees, all of whom must have EJ qualifications. The AB will make recommendations to the IWG concerning ways to promote EJ, will hold public hearings to fact-find and will closely consult the IWG during development of the EJ Plan.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0886-2015 AInez D. Barron Identifying and addressing environmental justice issues.IntroductionEnvironmental Justice (EJ) means the fair treatment and involvement of all persons, regardless of race, color, national origin or income, with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, policies and activities, and with respect to the distribution of environmental benefits (such as financial assistance for environmental projects). The City currently does not have a comprehensive law relating to EJ. The bill requires the Mayor to establish an Interagency Working Group (IWG) consisting of representatives from City agencies relevant to EJ, including DEP, DOHMH, Planning, DOT, DSNY and DOB. The IWG will be chaired by a special coordinator of EJ, who will be appointed by the Mayor. The bill requires the IWG to develop a comprehensive Environmental Justice Plan (EJ Plan) that provides guidance on incorporating EJ concerns into City decision-making, identifies possible Citywide initiatives for promoting EJ and provides specific recommendations for City agencies to bring their operations, programs and projects in line with EJ concerns. The IWG must update the EJ Plan every five years. The bill also establishes an EJ Advisory Board (AB) consisting of Mayoral and Speaker appointees, all of whom must have EJ qualifications. The AB will make recommendations to the IWG concerning ways to promote EJ, will hold public hearings to fact-find and will closely consult the IWG during development of the EJ Plan.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available