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File #: Int 0821-2015    Version: * Name: Backflow prevention device reporting and certification.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 6/10/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to backflow prevention device reporting and certification, and the repeal and replacement of subdivision d of section 24-343.1 of such code
Sponsors: Donovan J. Richards, Costa G. Constantinides, Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: Backflow is when drinking water is contaminated with non-drinkable water, predominately due to plumbing cross-connections. This local law would repeal Administrative Code ยง 24-343.1(d), relating to backflow prevention device reporting and certification, and replace it with a new subdivision d containing reporting requirements relating to backflow prevention devices. The new provision would require the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to report annually to the Council on the number of facilities and hazardous facilities estimated to require the installation of backflow prevention devices, the number of such facilities in which backflow prevention devices have already been installed, the number of test reports filed with DEP in the preceding year, and the number of violations issued for failure to install a backflow prevention device and for failure to file a required test report with DEP.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 821, 2. Int. No. 821, 3. June 10, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 10/30/17, 5. Hearing Testimony 10/30/17, 6. Hearing Transcript 10/30/17
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Int. No. 821

 

By Council Members Richards, Constantinides and Menchaca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to backflow prevention device reporting and certification, and the repeal and replacement of subdivision d of section 24-343.1 of such code

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision d of section 24-343.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York is REPEALED and a new subdivision d is added to read as follows:

d. On or before January 15, 2016, and on or before every January 15 thereafter, the department shall submit a report to the council setting forth the following information:

1. The number of all facilities that the department estimates requires the installation of one or more backflow prevention devices;

2. The number of such facilities that the department has determined to be in the hazardous category;

3. The number of all facilities in which backflow prevention devices have been installed to date;

4. The number of hazardous facilities in which backflow prevention devices have been installed to date;

5. The number of annual test reports filed with the department in the preceding calendar year;

6. The number of violations issued in the preceding calendar year for failure to install a backflow prevention device; and

7. The number of violations issued in the preceding calendar year for failure to file an annual test report with the department.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

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