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File #: Int 0268-2018    Version: Name: Backflow prevention device reporting and certification.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: 3/31/2019 Law number: 2019/058
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to backflow prevention device reporting, and to repeal subdivision d of section 24-343.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to reporting on the installation of backflow prevention devices
Sponsors: Donovan J. Richards, I. Daneek Miller, Costa G. Constantinides, Robert F. Holden
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: Backflow devices prevent cross-connections between potable and non-potable water. In order to carry out its responsibility pursuant to the Public Health Law, the DEP must determine if a facility poses a potential hazard to the City’s water supply. When a facility poses a hazard due to its operations, the DEP Commissioner is required to direct the installation by the owner of an approved backflow prevention device. This proposed local law will require the Department to submit an annual report to the Mayor and the Council on the number of backflow devices needed, installed, tested and the number of violations issued for failure to install a backflow device.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 268-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 268, 3. Int. No. 268, 4. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Committee Report 6/25/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/25/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/25/18, 8. Proposed Int. No. 268-A - 3/1/19, 9. Committee Report 2/25/19, 10. Hearing Testimony 2/25/19, 11. Hearing Transcript 2/25/19, 12. February 28, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Int. No. 268-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 16. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-28-19
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3/31/2019ADonovan J. Richards Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
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2/25/2019*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2019*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Environmental Protection Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
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2/25/2019ADonovan J. Richards Committee on Environmental Protection Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/2018*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/2018*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Environmental Protection Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Donovan J. Richards City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Donovan J. Richards City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 268-A

 

By Council Members Richards, Miller, Constantinides and Holden

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to backflow prevention device reporting, and to repeal subdivision d of section 24-343.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to reporting on the installation of backflow prevention devices

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision d of section 24-343.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York is REPEALED and a new subdivision d is added to read as follows:

d. On or before February 15, 2020, and on or before every February 15 thereafter, the department shall submit a report to the mayor and the speaker of the council setting forth the following information:

1. The number of all facilities that the department estimates requires the installation of one or more backflow prevention devices;

2. The number of such facilities that the department has determined to be hazardous facilities;

3. The number of all facilities in which backflow prevention devices were installed in the preceding calendar year;

4. The number of hazardous facilities in which backflow prevention devices were installed in the preceding calendar year;

5. The number of annual backflow prevention device test reports filed with the department in the preceding calendar year;

6. The number of violations issued in the preceding calendar year for failure to install a backflow prevention device; and

7. The number of violations issued in the preceding calendar year for failure to file an annual backflow prevention device test report with the department.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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