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File #: Int 1425-2017    Version: * Name: Requiring the city to prepare a plan to prevent sewer system backups.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 1/18/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the city to prepare a plan to prevent sewer system backups
Sponsors: Costa G. Constantinides, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Inez D. Barron, Vincent J. Gentile, Margaret S. Chin, Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This bill would require, that by December 31, 2018, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection submit a plan to prevent sewer backups to the Mayor and the Council. Such plan would also have to be posted on the Department of Environmental Protection’s website.
Indexes: Oversight, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1425, 2. January 18, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Int. No. 1425, 4. Committee Report 10/30/17, 5. Hearing Testimony 10/30/17, 6. Hearing Transcript 10/30/17
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2017*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2017*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/2017*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/2017*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1425

 

By Council Members Constantinides, Crowley, Barron, Gentile, Chin and Menchaca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the city to prepare a plan to prevent sewer system backups

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 5 of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 24-503.1 to read as follows:

§ 24-503.1 Plan to prevent sewer backups. a. As used in this section:

Sewer system. The term “sewer system” shall means all sewers, drains, pipes and appurtenances owned, operated or maintained by the city and used to convey sewage.

Sewer backup. The term “sewer backup” means a non-permitted release of sewage from the sewer system.

b By no later than December 31, 2018, the commissioner of environmental protection shall submit to the mayor and the council, and post on the department of environmental protection’s website, a plan to prevent sewer backups. Such plan shall include, but need not be limited to:

1. A general cleaning and maintenance schedule for the sewer system;

2. An identification of areas with, on average, more than one sewer backup in a twelve month period;

3. A targeted cleaning and maintenance schedule for areas with, on average, more than one sewer backup in a twelve month period;

4. A schedule for the citywide role out of remote sewer monitoring devices;

5. A citywide assessment of the impact of fats, oils and grease on the sewer system; and

6. A citywide root control strategy.

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

 

 

 

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