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File #: Int 0592-2011    Version: Name: Filtering soot from incoming air in buildings.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 6/14/2011
Enactment date: 12/27/2011 Law number: 2011/072
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city mechanical code, in relation to filtering soot from incoming air in buildings.
Sponsors: Margaret S. Chin, Vincent J. Gentile, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Brad S. Lander, Deborah L. Rose, Jumaane D. Williams, Robert Jackson, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Stephen T. Levin, James G. Van Bramer, Charles Barron, Mathieu Eugene, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Gale A. Brewer, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Eric A. Ulrich, Elizabeth S. Crowley, James F. Gennaro
Council Member Sponsors: 19
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 592 - 6/14/11, 2. Committee Report 6/21/11, 3. Hearing Testimony 6/21/11, 4. Hearing Transcript 6/21/11, 5. Committee Report 12/8/11, 6. Hearing Transcript 12/8/11, 7. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-8-11, 9. Fiscal Impact Statement, 10. Mayor's Letter, 11. Local Law
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/27/2011AMargaret S. Chin City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/27/2011AMargaret S. Chin Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/27/2011AMargaret S. Chin Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/8/2011AMargaret S. Chin City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/8/2011AMargaret S. Chin City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/8/2011*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/8/2011*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/8/2011*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/8/2011AMargaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/21/2011*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings    Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/2011*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/2011*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/14/2011*Margaret S. Chin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/14/2011*Margaret S. Chin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 592-A
By Council Members Chin, Gentile, James, Koppell, Lander, Rose, Williams, Jackson, Arroyo, Levin, Van Bramer, Barron, Eugene, Mark-Viverito, Brewer, Rodriguez, Ulrich, Crowley and Gennaro
 
 
A Local Law to amend the New York city mechanical code, in relation to filtering soot from incoming air in buildings.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
      Section 1. Section MC 605 of the New York city mechanical code, as added by local law number 33 for the year 2007, is amended by adding a new subsection 605.2.1 to read as follows:
605.2.1 Standards for air-handling units.  Air-handling units of mechanical ventilation systems, any portion of which provide outdoor air ventilation, shall be equipped with a particulate matter filtration system in accordance with ASHRAE 62.1 or ASHRAE 62.2 and shall have a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) of 11 or greater in accordance with ASHRAE 52.2.
Exceptions:
1.      This section shall not apply to the alteration or repair of a mechanical ventilation system that was installed prior to January 1, 2013 unless such alteration or repair includes the replacement or addition of an air-handling unit in such system.
2.      This section shall not apply to the replacement of an air handling unit in a mechanical ventilation system installed prior to January 1, 2013 if the department determines that the design of such replacement air-handling unit cannot be made to comply with the allowable fan system power limitations of the New York City Energy Conservation Code or ASHRAE 90.1.
3.      This section shall not apply to any air-handling unit with a design capacity of less than 5,000 cfm.
 
      §2. The list of referenced standards of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) as set forth in chapter 15 of the New York city mechanical code is amended by adding three new standards to read as follows:      
ASHRAE            American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.
                  1791 Tullie Circle, NE
                  Atlanta, GA 30329-2305
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Standard
Reference
Number                  Title
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52.2 - 2007      Method of Testing General Ventilation Air-Cleaning Devices for Removal Efficiency by Particle Size
 
62.1 - 2010            Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
 
62.2 - 2010            Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings
 
 
§3. This local law shall take effect January 1, 2013, except that the commissioner of buildings shall take such actions as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.
 
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