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File #: Int 0266-2014    Version: * Name: Operators of private pumping stations.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 4/10/2014
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, Eric A. Ulrich, (by request of the Staten Island Borough President
Council Member Sponsors: 2

Int. No. 266

 

By Council Members Matteo and Ulrich (by request of the Staten Island Borough President)

 

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 24-529 to read as follows:

§24-529 Private pumping stations. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section:

“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” 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 shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into 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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