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File #: Int 0047-2018    Version: * Name: Mandating the use of identification tags for easier attribution of improperly restored pavement.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
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 mandating the use of identification tags for easier attribution of improperly restored pavement
Sponsors: Andrew Cohen, Karen Koslowitz, Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation to mandate the placement of identification tags in pavement that was restored after being removed while opening a street. The purpose of the tags is to simplify the identification of individuals or entities responsible for poor or improper repaving restoration work. The bill also requires the Commissioner of Transportation to promulgate rules for the provision and proper placement of such tags.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 47, 2. Int. No. 47, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 47

 

By Council Members Cohen, Koslowitz and Yeger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to mandating the use of identification tags for easier attribution of improperly restored pavement

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 19-115 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

§ 19-115 Paving, generally. a. All streets shall be paved and arched in full accordance with department specifications for such work, which shall be prescribed by the commissioner and kept on file in his or her office.

b. A person who restores pavement that was previously removed shall affix an identification tag on such pavement, as prescribed by the commissioner in the rules of the department. The commissioner shall promulgate rules relating to the provision and proper placement of such identification tags.

§ 2. Paragraph 1 of subdivision b of section 19-150 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 4 for the year 2011, is amended to read as follows:

 b. 1. Except as provided in subdivision c of this section, such civil penalty shall be determined in accordance with the following schedule:

 

Section of the Administrative Code

 Maximum Civil Penalty (dollars)

19-102

10,000

19-107

10,000

19-109 subd(a)

10,000

19-109 subd(c)

5,000

19-111

5,000

19-112

5,000

19-113

5,000

19-115 subd(a)

5,000

19-116

5,000

19-117 subd(a)

10,000

19-119

10,000

19-121 subd(a)

10,000

19-121 subd(b) para (5) & (7)

10,000

19-121 subd(b) para (2), (3) & (6)

5,000

19-122

5,000

19-123

10,000

19-126

10,000

19-128

5,000

19-133

5,000

19-133.1

10,000

19-135

5,000

19-137

5,000

19-138

5,000

19-139

10,000

19-141

5,000

19-144

10,000

19-145

10,000

19-146

5,000

19-147

5,000

19-148

5,000

24-521

10,000

All other Provisions of this subchapter and rules or orders relating thereto

5,000

 

Note: Reference to an administrative code provision is intended to encompass the penalties for violations of the rules or orders made or of the terms or conditions of permits issued pursuant to such code provision.

§ 3. Sections 28-108.1 and 28-108.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 33 for the year 2007, are amended to read as follows:

§ 28-108.1 General. The commissioner shall not issue a permit for the erection of a new building or for alterations that will require the issuance of a new or amended certificate of occupancy without a statement that no certificate of occupancy shall be issued unless the sidewalk in front of or abutting such building, including but not limited to the intersection quadrants for corner properties, shall have been paved or repaired by the owner, at his or her own cost, in the manner, of the materials, and in accordance with the standard specifications prescribed by the New York city department of transportation pursuant to section[s] 19-113 and subdivision a of section 19-115 of the administrative code.

 

Exceptions:

 

1.  Application for the erection of an accessory building appurtenant to an existing one- or two-family dwelling.

 

2.  Where the commissioner determines that a sidewalk is not required, provided that such determination shall not affect the obligations of the owner under subdivision a of section 19-152 of the administrative code, nor relieve the owner of any such obligations, nor impair or diminish the rights of the city or its agencies to enforce such obligations.

 

3.  Where the extent of the change in use or occupancy or the cost of the alteration does not exceed a threshold established pursuant to rule of the commissioner.

 

§ 28-108.2 Pavement plan required. Construction documents shall include a pavement plan processed and approved under guidelines established by the department. The pavement plan shall include documentation sufficient to show compliance with the standards and specifications of the New York city department of transportation pursuant to section[s] 19-113 and subdivision a of section 19-115 of the administrative code.

 

Exception: No pavement plan shall be required with respect to an alteration application for a building where the applicant certifies that there is a sidewalk in existence in front of or abutting such building, including but not limited to the intersection quadrants for corner properties, complying with the specifications of the New York city department of transportation, and that the nature of such alteration work will neither remove such existing sidewalk nor cause damage to such existing sidewalk such that the damage could not be corrected as minor repairs prior to issuance of the certificate of occupancy.

 

§ 4. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of transportation may take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such date.

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