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File #: Int 1761-2017    Version: * Name: Testing of soil for the presence of lead.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 11/16/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the testing of soil for the presence of lead
Sponsors: Costa G. Constantinides
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This proposed law would require the city to perform testing for lead in soil upon the request of the real property owner or tenant if the property is within 300 feet of a state arterial highway or Manhattan crossing.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1761, 2. Int. No. 1761, 3. November 16, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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
11/16/2017*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/16/2017*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1761

 

By Council Member Constantinides

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the testing of soil for the presence of lead

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-199.6 to read as follows:

§ 17-199.6 Testing of soil for lead. a. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Manhattan river crossing. The term “Manhattan river crossing” means one of the bridges or tunnels to Manhattan that crosses over or under a body of water.

State arterial highway. The term “state arterial highway” means a route or thoroughfare as described in section 349-f of the highway law.

Tenant. The term “tenant” means a tenant, subtenant, lessee, sublessee, or other person entitled to the possession or to the use or occupancy of any premises.

b. The department shall publish online a map showing property in the city located within 300 feet of a state arterial highway or Manhattan river crossing.

c. Upon request by a property owner of any building or lot of ground in the city located within 300 feet of a state arterial highway or Manhattan river crossing, or by a tenant of such a building, the department shall test the soil located on said property owner’s land for lead and convey the results of such test to said property owner or tenant. Such results shall include:

1. Information about the concentration of lead found in the soil;

2. Whether such concentration of lead found in the soil is such that there is a risk of significant lead exposure or lead poisoning to individuals who are exposed to it;

3. Information about applying for the NYC voluntary cleanup program; and

4. General information about environmental remediation of soil that contains lead; and

5. Information on how to limit the risk of lead exposure.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

 

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