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File #: Int 1149-2018    Version: * Name: Documentation and submission of cooling tower inspections and certifications.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
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 documentation and submission of cooling tower inspections and certifications
Sponsors: Ben Kallos, Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This law would require the Department of Buildings to send electronic reminders and pre-filled inspection forms to owners and operators of cooling towers. It would also require qualified inspectors to document and submit inspection results electronically to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1149, 2. Int. No. 1149, 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

Int. No. 1149

 

By Council Members Kallos and Yeger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to documentation and submission of cooling tower inspections and certifications

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1.  Section 28-317.5 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

§ 28-317.5 Annual certification. The owner or operator of a cooling tower shall file a certification each year that such cooling tower was inspected, tested, cleaned and disinfected in compliance with section 17-194.1 of the administrative code and the rules of the department of health and mental hygiene, and that a maintenance program and plan has been developed and implemented as required by such section. Such certification shall be submitted by November 1, 2016 and by November 1 of each year thereafter, or as otherwise specified in the rules of the department. The department shall send electronic reminders to all owners and operators of cooling towers 30 days in advance of certification dates. Such electronic reminders shall include pre-filled electronic certification forms, which can be submitted electronically to the department.

                     § 2. Subdivision e of section 17-194.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new paragraph 3 to read as follows:

                     3. The results of each inspection shall be documented and submitted electronically by the qualified person, in a manner to be established by the department, within five days of inspection.

                     § 3. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the department shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

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10/09/18