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File #: Int 1468-2017    Version: * Name: Reducing sewer system backups.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 2/15/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reducing sewer system backups
Sponsors: Costa G. Constantinides, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Carlos Menchaca, Donovan J. Richards
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: The local law amends Title 24 of the New York City Administrative Code, adding a new section a. 5. to 24-503 to require the maintenance measures needed to assure that sewage backups occur no more frequently that fifty per one hundred miles of sewer line, including quarterly cleaning for at least one year.
Indexes: Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1468, 2. February 15, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Int. No. 1468, 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
2/15/2017*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/15/2017*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1468

 

By Council Members Constantinides, Salamanca, Menchaca and Richards

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reducing 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 Repeat sewer backups. a. As used in this section:

Sewer system. The term “sewer system” 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. The commissioner of environmental protection shall ensure that where a sewer backup occurs more than once, at the same location within a twelve month period, the portion of the  sewer system causing the second or subsequent backup is identified and cleaned within 10 days of such subsequent backup.

§2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

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