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File #: Int 0043-2018    Version: * Name: Pesticide use reporting manual published by the dept of parks and recreation.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a pesticide use reporting manual published by the department of parks and recreation
Sponsors: Andrew Cohen, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlina Rivera
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the department of parks and recreation to publish a manual that sets forth binding policy regarding the reporting of the department’s pesticide use. The bill would require that the manual, any changes to the manual, and any pesticide use reports prepared by the department of parks and recreation be made available online on the department’s website.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 43, 2. Int. No. 43, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 43

 

By Council Members Cohen, Rosenthal and Rivera

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a pesticide use reporting manual published by the department of parks and recreation

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 17-1208 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision f as follows:

f. Pursuant to section 18-154, the department of parks and recreation shall develop a manual regarding the reporting of its pesticide use.

§ 2. Chapter 1 of Title 18 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 18-154 as follows:

§ 18-154 Pesticide use manual. By January 1, 2020, the commissioner shall publish on the department’s website a manual that sets forth binding policy regarding the reporting of pesticide use by the department. Any subsequent amendments or modifications to such manual shall be made available online on the department’s website. Such manual shall, at a minimum, set forth a system of recordkeeping and reporting pursuant to section 17-1208, including, but not limited to:

a. The submission of a pesticide use report by the department to the commissioner of health and mental hygiene on May 1 of each year;

b. The submission of a pesticide use report to the commissioner of health and mental hygiene and the city council on November 1 of each year starting on November 1, 2020;

c. The requirement that all pesticide use reports prepared by the department are made available online on the department’s website; and

d. The requirement that on May 1 of each year starting on May 1, 2021, a summary of any changes made to the pesticide use manual during the prior year and an updated manual be made available online on the department’s website.

§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

WJP/JJD

LS # 4106/Int. 833-2015

LS 267

12/8/2017