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File #: Int 0425-2018    Version: Name: Requiring the city to prepare a plan to prevent sewer system backups.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: 3/31/2019 Law number: 2019/061
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the city to prepare a plan to prevent confirmed sewer backups
Sponsors: Costa G. Constantinides, Kalman Yeger , I. Daneek Miller, Robert F. Holden
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This proposed local law requires the department to prepare a plan to prevent sewer backups, to reduce sewer backups and to target recurring backups. The proposed local law also requires the department to review the root control strategies of other municipalities and, following the review, consider recommending root control strategies for private property owners.
Indexes: Oversight, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 425-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 425, 3. Int. No. 425, 4. February 14, 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. 425-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. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-28-19, 14. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 28, 2019, 15. Int. No. 425-A (FINAL), 16. Fiscal Impact Statement, 17. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 18. Local Law 61
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
3/31/2019ACosta G. Constantinides Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/29/2019ACosta G. Constantinides City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2019ACosta G. Constantinides City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2019ACosta G. Constantinides City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2019*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2019*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2019*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2019ACosta G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/2018*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/2018*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/14/2018*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/14/2018*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 425-A

 

By Council Members Constantinides, Yeger, Miller and Holden

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the city to prepare a plan to prevent confirmed sewer backups

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 24-503.2 to read as follows:

§ 24-503.2 Plan to prevent confirmed sewer backups for the sewer system. a. As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Confirmed sewer backup. The term “confirmed sewer backup” means a sewer backup complaint that, upon field investigation by the department, is confirmed to be associated with a condition in a sewer system. Such conditions may include surcharging, temporary overtaxing, blockages, or collapses.

Sewer system. The term “sewer system” means all sewers, drains, pipes and appurtenances used to convey sewage and under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of environmental protection.

b. No later than December 31, 2019, the commissioner of environmental protection shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council, and post on the department of environmental protection’s website, a plan to prevent confirmed sewer backups for the sewer system. Such plan shall include, but need not be limited to:

1. Confirmed sewer backup prevention and response measures;

2. An identification of areas with, on average, more than one confirmed sewer backup in a 12-month period;

 3. Procedures targeting reductions in confirmed sewer backups in the portions of the sewer system most heavily impacted;

4. Procedures targeting reductions in recurring confirmed sewer backups;

5. A review of root control strategies of other municipalities; and following such review, the department may recommend root control strategies for private property owners; and

6. A comprehensive grease management program including commercial establishments and residential households.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

SS (2016)/SS, MMB (2018)

LS #8930/Int. 1425-2017

NEW LS # 130

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