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File #: Int 0161-2014    Version: * Name: Requiring the office of emergency management to conduct an annual inventory of snow and weather emergency management equipment and resources.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 3/12/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the office of emergency management to conduct an annual inventory of snow and weather emergency management equipment and resources.
Sponsors: Darlene Mealy, Margaret S. Chin, Deborah L. Rose, Rosie Mendez, Ydanis A. Rodriguez
Council Member Sponsors: 5

Int. No. 161

 

By Council Members Mealy, Chin, Rose, Mendez and Rodriguez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the office of emergency management to conduct an annual inventory of snow and weather emergency management equipment and resources.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Title 30 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 30-104 to read as follows:

§ 30-104 Annual inventory of snow and weather emergency management equipment and resources.

a. The commissioner shall, on an annual basis, compile an inventory of all equipment and resources available for use by the city during a snow event. For the purposes of this section, the term “snow event” shall mean any snowfall equal to or in excess of six inches within a period of twenty-four hours in any of the five boroughs based on the department of sanitation’s measures. The inventory shall include information regarding:

(1) city-owned snow and emergency management equipment and resources;

(2) privately-owned snow and emergency management equipment and resources;

(3) the agency responsible for the deployment of such city-owned and privately-owned snow and emergency management equipment and resources;

(4) the location of such city-owned and privately-owned snow and emergency management equipment and resources; and

(5) the availability of such city-owned and privately-owned snow and emergency management equipment and resources.

b. The commissioner shall report the results of the inventory compiled pursuant to subdivision a of this section to the council as part of the annual snow preparedness and response report created pursuant to section 30-103.

c. The commissioner shall, on an annual basis, compile an inventory of all equipment and resources available for use by the city during any weather emergency other than a snow event. For purposes of this subdivision, the term "weather emergency" shall include, but not be limited to, the following events: coastal storm, earthquake, flooding, heat wave, hurricane, tornado, and weather-related blackout. This report shall include, for each category of weather emergency, information regarding:

(1) city-owned weather emergency management equipment and resources;

(2) privately-owned weather emergency management equipment and resources;

(3) the agency responsible for the deployment of such city-owned and privately-owned weather emergency management equipment and resources;

(4) the location of such city-owned and privately-owned weather emergency management equipment and resources; and

(5) the availability of such city-owned and privately-owned weather emergency management equipment and resources.

d. No later than April 1, 2015, and annually on April 1 thereafter, the commissioner shall report the results of the inventory compiled pursuant to subdivision c of this section to the council and make such report available to the public on the city's website.

§2. This local law shall take effect sixty days after its enactment.

 

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