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File #: Int 0355-2014    Version: * Name: Below ground work near flammable materials.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services
On agenda: 5/14/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to below ground work near flammable materials.
Sponsors: James G. Van Bramer, Rosie Mendez
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*James G. Van Bramer City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/2014*James G. Van Bramer City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/2014*James G. Van Bramer City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 355
 
By Council Members Van Bramer and Mendez
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to below ground work near flammable materials.
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 2 of title 15 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 15-233 to read as follows:
§15-233 Underground work near flammable materials.  a. In addition to all other permits required by law, it shall be unlawful for any person to drill, dig or perform any other work below ground unless the department has been notified at least twenty days prior to such drilling or digging or other below ground work, where such drilling, digging or other below ground work would occur within one hundred feet of any pipe or other such instrument that carries oil, gas or any other similar such flammable substance.  Such notification shall be in writing and hand delivered to the department.
b. The permitting agency shall have a representative present at all times when such drilling, digging or other below ground work is occurring, when such work is located within one hundred feet of such pipeline or other such instrument that carries gas, oil of other similar such flammable substance.
c. Any person who violates the provisions of subdivision a of this section shall be liable for a civil penalty of not less than one thousand nor more then five thousand dollars for each day on which such violation exists.
§2.  This local law shall take effect immediately.
 
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