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File #: Int 0198-2018    Version: * Name: Exempting the Dept of Environmental Protection from tree replacement requirements when it performs construction work on Bluebelts.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
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 exempting the Department of Environmental Protection from tree replacement requirements when it performs construction work on Bluebelts
Sponsors: Steven Matteo, Deborah L. Rose
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would exempt the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) from the requirements of Local Law 3 of 2010, that would otherwise require DEP to replace every tree it cuts down when creating or performing work on Bluebelts. The Bluebelt program is administered by DEP on Staten Island and is essentially a storm water management system that involves the protection of natural drainage corridors
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 198, 2. Int. No. 198, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 198

By Council Members Matteo and Rose

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to exempting the Department of Environmental Protection from tree replacement requirements when it performs construction work on Bluebelts

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision f of section 18-107 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

f. The provisions of this section shall apply to all city agencies, including the department, provided, however, that (i) no city agency or city contractor or subcontractor shall be required to pay a fee to the department, (ii) a tree site plan shall be developed by the department in consultation with the responsible city agency or agencies regarding the location of replacement trees prior to issuance of the permit, [and] (iii) replacement of trees by any city agency or city contractor or subcontractor shall be made not more than eighteen months from the date the project is completed, and (iv) the provisions of this section shall not apply to the department of environmental protection when it removes a tree while engaging in the design and construction of a bluebelt as defined in section 24-526.1(3) of the code.

 § 2. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes law.

KS

LS 619/Int 160/2014

LS 587

12/21/17