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File #: Int 1094-2016    Version: Name: Identifying the factors indicating gas-related violations in residential and commercial buildings.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 2/24/2016
Enactment date: 12/6/2016 Law number: 2016/155
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to identifying the factors indicating gas-related violations in residential and commercial buildings
Sponsors: Donovan J. Richards, Jumaane D. Williams, Annabel Palma, Inez E. Dickens, Vincent J. Gentile, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Helen K. Rosenthal, Rosie Mendez, Carlos Menchaca, Andrew Cohen, James G. Van Bramer, Stephen T. Levin, Paul A. Vallone, Ben Kallos, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 16
Summary: This bill would require an agency or office designated by the mayor to identify a set of factors related to natural gas violations that risk the safety of residential and commercial buildings. The bill would also require this designated agency to submit a report to the council on how such risk factors have been used to target enforcement of laws and rules relating to the delivery by pipe or usage of gas in residential and commercial buildings and the efficacy of such targeted enforcement.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1094-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1094, 4. Int. No. 1094 - 2/24/16, 5. February 24, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 4/12/16, 7. Hearing Testimony 4/12/16, 8. Hearing Transcript 4/12/16, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1094-A - 11/14/16, 10. Committee Report 11/15/16, 11. Hearing Transcript 11/15/16, 12. November 16, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Int. No. 1094-A (FINAL), 15. Mayor's Letter, 16. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-16-16, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 16, 2016, 18. Local Law 155
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12/7/2016ADonovan J. Richards City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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11/15/2016*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/2016*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/2016*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/2016ADonovan J. Richards Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/12/2016*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/12/2016*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/24/2016*Donovan J. Richards City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/24/2016*Donovan J. Richards City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1094-A

 

By Council Members Richards, Williams, Palma, Dickens, Gentile, Rodriguez, Crowley, Rosenthal, Mendez, Menchaca, Cohen, Van Bramer, Levin, Vallone, Kallos and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to identifying the factors indicating gas-related violations in residential and commercial buildings

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Chapter 4 of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 24-425 to read as follows: 

§ 24-425 Identification of gas safety risk factors. a. An agency or office designated by the mayor shall seek to identify risk factors that correlate to or otherwise indicate a violation of any law or rule that (i) relates to the delivery by pipe, or usage of, gas in residential or commercial buildings and (ii) poses a hazard to health and safety or a risk of damage to property. Such risk factors may include, but need not be limited to, unauthorized gas usage; unusual gas usage for a building based on its historic usage or usage for buildings of similar size, type or occupancy; abandoned structures; or structures condemned by the city. 

b. In developing such risk factors, such designated agency or office shall (i) seek the cooperation of each gas corporation that owns, operates or manages a gas plant located in whole or in part in the city and with each organized labor association that contracts with such corporations and (ii) share with each such corporation appropriate information necessary to minimize impacts of such risk factors. The terms “gas corporation” and “gas plant” as used in this section shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in section 2 of the public service law.

c. By December first 2017, and every third year thereafter, such designated office or agency shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council, and make publicly available online, a report on how the city has made use of such risk factors in targeting enforcement of laws and rules relating to the delivery by pipe or usage of gas in residential and commercial buildings and the efficacy of such targeted enforcement.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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