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File #: Int 0425-2014    Version: Name: Communications resiliency
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Recovery and Resiliency
On agenda: 7/24/2014
Enactment date: 8/10/2015 Law number: 2015/072
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to communications resiliency
Sponsors: Mark Treyger, Margaret S. Chin, Laurie A. Cumbo, Chaim M. Deutsch, Vincent J. Gentile, Ben Kallos, Rosie Mendez, Antonio Reynoso, Jumaane D. Williams, Andrew Cohen, Karen Koslowitz, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Vanessa L. Gibson, Daniel Dromm , Inez E. Dickens, James Vacca, Annabel Palma, Ritchie J. Torres, Donovan J. Richards, Alan N. Maisel, Rory I. Lancman, Costa G. Constantinides, I. Daneek Miller, Helen K. Rosenthal, Mark Levine, Mathieu Eugene, Daniel R. Garodnick, Darlene Mealy, Carlos Menchaca, Andy L. King, Peter A. Koo, Stephen T. Levin, David G. Greenfield, Corey D. Johnson, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Inez D. Barron, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 37
Summary: This bill would require the New York City Climate Change Adaptation Task Force to consider the potential impact of climate change on public and private telecommunications infrastructure and to make resiliency recommendations for the protection of that infrastructure.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 425-A, 2. Int. No. 425 7/24/14, 3. Committee Report 11/20/14, 4. Hearing Testimony 11/20/14, 5. Hearing Transcript 11/20/14, 6. Committee Report 7/20/15, 7. Hearing Transcript 7/20/15, 8. Committee Report 7/23/15, 9. Hearing Transcript 7/23/15, 10. July 23, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 11. Fiscal Impact Statement, 12. Hearing Transcript of the Stated Meeting - July 23, 2015, 13. Mayor's Letter, 14. Local Law 72, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - July 23, 2015
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8/10/2015AMark Treyger City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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8/10/2015AMark Treyger Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/23/2015AMark Treyger City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/23/2015AMark Treyger City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/23/2015*Mark Treyger Committee on Recovery and Resiliency Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/23/2015*Mark Treyger Committee on Recovery and Resiliency Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/23/2015*Mark Treyger Committee on Recovery and Resiliency Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/23/2015AMark Treyger Committee on Recovery and Resiliency Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/20/2015*Mark Treyger Committee on Recovery and Resiliency Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/20/2015*Mark Treyger Committee on Recovery and Resiliency Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/20/2015*Mark Treyger Committee on Recovery and Resiliency Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/20/2014*Mark Treyger Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/20/2014*Mark Treyger Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/20/2014*Mark Treyger Committee on Recovery and Resiliency Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/20/2014*Mark Treyger Committee on Recovery and Resiliency Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/24/2014*Mark Treyger City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/24/2014*Mark Treyger City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 425-A

 

By Council Members Treyger, Chin, Cumbo, Deutsch, Gentile, Kallos, Mendez, Reynoso, Williams, Cohen, Koslowitz, Rodriguez, Gibson, Dromm, Dickens, Vacca, Palma, Torres, Richards, Maisel, Lancman, Constantinides, Miller, Rosenthal, Levine, Eugene, Garodnick, Mealy, Menchaca, King, Koo, Levin, Greenfield, Johnson, Crowley, Barron and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to communications resiliency

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 3-123 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

§ 3-123 New York city climate change adaptation task force. a. There shall be a New York city climate change adaptation task force consisting of city, state and federal agencies and private organizations and entities responsible for developing, maintaining, operating or overseeing the city's public health, natural systems, critical infrastructure, including telecommunications, buildings and economy. The task force shall be chaired by the office of long-term planning and sustainability, and shall include, but need not be limited to, representatives from the department of buildings, the department of design and construction, department of city  planning,  the department of environmental protection, the department of information technology and telecommunications, the department of parks and recreation, the department of sanitation, the department of transportation, the economic development corporation, the office of emergency management, the office of management and budget, the  department for the aging and the department of health and mental hygiene. Public members shall include, but need not be limited to, representatives from organizations in the health care, telecommunications, energy and transportation fields, who shall be appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the mayor without compensation from the city. The mayor shall invite the appropriate federal, state and local agencies and authorities to participate.

b. 1. The task force shall meet at least twice a year for the purposes of reviewing the climate change projections as recommended by the New York city panel on climate change pursuant to section 3-122 of this subchapter; evaluating the potential impacts to public health  and the delivery of public health services to the city's communities and vulnerable populations and how such delivery may be affected by climate change; evaluating the potential impacts to the city's natural systems, critical infrastructure, including telecommunications, and buildings and how services provided by such systems, infrastructure, including telecommunications, and buildings may be affected by climate change; identifying the rules, policies and regulations governing public health, natural systems, critical infrastructure, including telecommunications, buildings and economy that may be affected by climate change; and formulating and updating coordinated strategies to address the potential impact of climate change on the city's communities, vulnerable populations, public health, natural systems, critical infrastructure, including telecommunications, buildings and economy.

2. Within one year of the development of recommended climate change projections pursuant to section 3-122 of this subchapter, the task force shall create an inventory of potential risks due to climate change to the city's communities, vulnerable populations, public health, natural systems, critical infrastructure, including telecommunications, buildings and economy; develop adaptation strategies to address such risks that may include design guidelines for new infrastructure, and short and long-term resiliency recommendations for existing public and private telecommunications infrastructure, including an evaluation of wireless infrastructure; and identify issues for further study. A report with recommendations shall be issued based on this information and submitted to the mayor and the city council and shall be made available to the public.

3. The task force shall conduct outreach to telecommunication service providers, including all telecommunication service providers with a franchise agreement with the city, and request their cooperation in obtaining information relevant to the task force’s requirements under subdivision two of this section. The report will include a description of the efforts undertaken to obtain the cooperation of infrastructure providers and the results of such efforts, including specifically whether any such providers refused to cooperate.

c. The office of long-term planning and sustainability shall develop a community- or  borough-level communications strategy intended to ensure that the public is informed  about  the  findings  of  the  task  force, including  the  creation of a summary of the report for dissemination to city residents. In developing such communications strategy, the director shall consult with non-governmental and community-based organizations.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect immediately.

 

BJR

LS # 2003

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