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File #: Int 0013-2018    Version: Name: Use of outdoor residential fire pits.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city fire code and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the use of outdoor residential fire pits
Sponsors: Joseph C. Borelli, Justin L. Brannan
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: The proposed Local Law would amend the New York City Fire Code and Administrative Code regarding adding residential fire pits to existing exemptions to the general prohibition on open fires.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 13-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 13, 3. Int. No. 13, 4. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Proposed Int. No. 13-A - 6/18/18, 6. Committee Report 6/20/18, 7. Hearing Testimony 6/20/18, 8. Hearing Transcript 6/20/18

Proposed Int. No. 13-A

 

By Council Member Borelli and Brannan

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city fire code and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the use of outdoor residential fire pits

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section FC 307.1 of the New York city fire code is amended to read as follows:

307.1 General. Kindling, building, maintaining or using an open fire is prohibited.

Exceptions:

1. Portable outdoor barbecues as authorized by FC307.5.

2. Outdoor noncommercial barbecue fires in equipment provided by and located in city parks where such open fires are allowed by the Department of Parks and Recreation.

3. In connection with training of fire brigades or similar purposes by persons or entities where such training is required by law, rule or regulation.

4. Approved open fires used for special effects in connection with television, motion picture, theatrical and other entertainment productions.

5. Coke-fueled salamanders at a construction site in accordance with FC307.6 and the rules.

6. Residential outdoor fires in equipment intended to be used as a fire pit. For purposes of this subdivision the term “fire pit” means a freestanding vessel that is not designed for cooking in which a contained outdoor fire is made from gas burners or from burning wood.

§2. Section 24-149 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by amending subdivision e, and adding a new subdivision f, to read as follows:

e. fires used for special effects for the purpose of television, motion picture, theatrical and for other entertainment productions, but only with the approval of the fire commissioner and the commissioner[.];

f. residential outdoor fires in equipment intended to be used as a fire pit. For purposes of this subdivision the term “fire pit” means a freestanding vessel that is not designed for cooking in which a contained outdoor fire is made from gas burners or from burning wood.

§ 3.  This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law. The fire commissioner shall take all measures necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules and regulations, before such effective date.

 

GZ/JJD/JDK

LS 4386

6/14/2018