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File #: Int 0181-2018    Version: * Name: Operators of private pumping stations.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to operators of private pumping stations
Sponsors: Steven Matteo
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would mandate certain disclosure requirements on the owners and operators of private pumping stations. Such disclosure provisions would require that operators of private pumping stations: 1) provide the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proof that the utility bills related to the pumping station have been paid; 2) provide relevant council members and community boards with information relating to who owns the station along with the contact information for such owners; 3) post signs indicating who is the owner and operator of the station with contact information and 4) certify to the Department of Environmental Protection. Local council member and community board that the pumping station is in good working order.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 181, 2. Int. No. 181, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 181

By Council Member Matteo

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to operators of private pumping stations

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter five of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 24-531 to read as follows:

§ 24-531 Private pumping stations. a. For the purposes of this section:

Private Pumping Station. The term “private pumping station” means a privately owned, operated and maintained wastewater collection facility used for the pumping of sewage, storm water runoff or combined sewage and storm water.

 Owner. The term “owner” means any individual, firm, corporation, company, association, society, institution or any other legal entity that owns in whole or in part a private pumping station and the property, appurtenances, and sewer easements on which a private pumping station is located.

b. The owner of a private pumping station shall on the first day of every month provide to the department written proof that all charges for utility services related to the operation of such private pumping station are not overdue.

c. By December thirty-first of each year, the owner of a private pumping station shall provide in writing, the contact information of such private pumping station’s owners and operators including, but not limited, to their business addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, to the department, the council member in whose district the private pumping station is located and the community board for the community district in which the private pumping station is located.

d. The owner of a private pumping station shall post a sign on the main entrance of such private pumping station that indicates the current contact information of such private pumping station’s owners and operators including, but not limited to, their business addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.

e. By December thirty-first of each year, the owner of a private pumping station shall provide to the department, the council member in whose district the private pumping station is located and the community board for the community district in which the private pumping station is located an affidavit that such private pumping station is in good working order. Such affidavit shall include documentation of any inspections that were performed by any individual or entity during the year and the results of such inspections.

f. An owner of a private pumping station who violates any provision of this section shall be liable for a civil penalty of not less than two hundred fifty dollars for the first violation and five hundred dollars for each subsequent violation.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 after it becomes law, except that the department shall take such actions as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including promulgating rules, prior to such effective date.

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