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File #: Int 1216-2016    Version: * Name: Allowing service stations with certain technologies to simultaneously fill their storage tanks while dispensing gas to customers.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs
On agenda: 6/8/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to allowing service stations with certain technologies to simultaneously fill their storage tanks while dispensing gas to customers
Sponsors: Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., I. Daneek Miller, Alan N. Maisel, Paul A. Vallone, Joseph C. Borelli
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: Existing DCA rule prevents gas stations from allowing customers to pump gas while a refueling tank is delivering gasoline to the station’s underground storage tank. The purpose of this rule is to protect consumers from pumping water in with gasoline, which can damage vehicles. Advances in storage tank technology have eliminated the need for this rule. This local law would permit those gas stations that have such technology to allow customers to dispense gas while the station’s tank is being refueled.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1216, 2. June 8, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/2016*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/2016*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1216

 

By Council Members Espinal, Cornegy, Miller, Maisel, Vallone and Borelli

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to allowing service stations with certain technologies to simultaneously fill their storage tanks while dispensing gas to customers

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 5 of Chapter 4 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 20-673.4 to read as follows:

§ 20-673.4. Water in gasoline. It shall be unlawful for any person who sells or offers for sale, at retail, gasoline or other petroleum product for use in motor vehicles or motor boats to use or allow the use of any pump or dispensing device that draws gasoline or other petroleum product from a storage tank into which a truck is delivering petroleum product unless that storage tank is equipped with technology that continuously monitors the water level in the storage tank and such water level measures less than one inch.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of the department of consumer affairs may take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

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5/18/2016