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File #: Int 1164-2018    Version: * Name: Reporting the results of cooling tower inspections and to repeal Local Law 77 for the year 2015, relating to cooling towers.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 10/17/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting the results of cooling tower inspections and to repeal Local Law 77 for the year 2015, relating to cooling towers
Sponsors: Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Ruben Diaz, Sr.
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), in consultation with the Department of Buildings (DOB) to annually report to the Council on the results of building cooling tower inspections and make such results available online.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1164, 2. Int. No. 1164, 3. October 17, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 10/23/18, 5. Hearing Testimony 10/23/18, 6. Hearing Transcript 10/23/18
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10/17/2018*Ydanis A. Rodriguez City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/17/2018*Ydanis A. Rodriguez City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1164

 

By Council Members Rodriguez and Diaz

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting the results of cooling tower inspections and to repeal Local Law 77 for the year 2015, relating to cooling towers

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1.  Section 3 of local law number 77 for the year 2015 is REPEALED.

                     § 2. Section 17-194.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by labeling the section and adding new subdivisions k and l to read as follows:

                     § 17-194.1 Cooling towers, maintenance and inspection.

k. The commissioner, in consultation with the department of buildings, shall submit a report to the mayor and the speaker of the city council on or before May 15 each year reporting on the following information for the prior year:

1. The result of each inspection performed on each cooling tower pursuant to subdivision e of section 17-194.1 through November 1 of the prior year;

2. The number of new cooling tower registrations and the number of notifications of discontinued use of a cooling tower pursuant to section 28-317.3 received by the department of buildings through November 1 of the prior year;

3. The number of annual certifications that a cooling tower was inspected, tested, cleaned and disinfected pursuant to section 28-317.5 received by the department of buildings through November 1 of the prior year;

4. The number of reports of tests for the presence of microbes that reveal levels that present a serious health threat received by the department pursuant to paragraph 2 of subdivision e of section 17-194.1;

5. The number of inspections of cooling towers conducted pursuant to subdivision h of section 17-194.1 and the rules of the department, along with the number and types of any violations cited during such inspections;

6. The number of cleanings, disinfections or other actions performed by or behalf of the department pursuant to subdivision f of section 17-194.1; and

7. The number of persons diagnosed with legionnaires’ disease in the city in each of the previous 10 years, to the extent known or reasonably discoverable by the department.

                     l. The results of each inspection conducted through November 1 of each year on each cooling tower pursuant to subdivision e of section 17-194.1 shall be posted on the website of the department in a searchable format and maintained on such website for no less than three years.

                     § 3. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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