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File #: Int 1690-2017    Version: * Name: Public notification regarding release of oil.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 8/24/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to public notification regarding release of oil
Sponsors: Vincent J. Gentile, Jumaane D. Williams, Costa G. Constantinides, Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection and the Office of Emergency Management to report regarding the release of oil. This bill is in response to a recent large local oil spill of which few local residents were aware.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1690, 2. Int. No. 1690, 3. August 24, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Vincent J. Gentile City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/24/2017*Vincent J. Gentile City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/24/2017*Vincent J. Gentile City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1690

 

By Council Members Gentile, Williams, Constantinides and Rosenthal

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to public notification regarding release of oil

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 24-609 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:

c. 1. The commissioner shall report on the department’s website regarding any release of oil of any kind or in any form, including petroleum, fuel oil, sludge, oil refuse, and oil mixed with wastes other than dredged spoil, of which the commissioner has been notified by any means. The report shall be updated monthly online and delivered to the council annually.

2. Such report shall include:

(a) The chemical name or common name of the oil;

(b) The location of release of the oil;

(c) The quantity of the oil that was released;

(d) The date on which the oil was released;

(e) The name of the party that was responsible for the release of the oil; and

(f) Any actions taken with regard to environmental remediation.

3. The commissioner shall notify the council, individual council members whose districts are affected and affected community boards as soon as practicable regarding any release specified in paragraph 1 of this subdivision.

§ 2. Chapter 1 of title 30 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 30-116 to read as follows:

§ 30-116. Reporting of the release of oil. a. The commissioner shall report on the office’s website regarding any release of any oil of any kind or in any form, including petroleum, fuel oil, sludge, oil refuse, and oil mixed with wastes other than dredged spoil, of which the commissioner has been notified by any means. The report shall be updated monthly online and delivered to the council annually. Such report shall include:

1. The chemical name or common name of the oil;

2. The location of release of the oil;

3. The quantity of the oil that was released;

4. The date on which the oil was released;

5. The name of the party that was responsible for the release of the oil; and

6. Any actions taken with regard to environmental remediation.

b. The commissioner shall notify the council, individual council members whose districts are affected and affected community boards as soon as practicable regarding any release specified in subdivision a of this section.

§ 3. This law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

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