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File #: Int 1169-2018    Version: Name: Requiring the visual documentation of water tanks during inspections, to be submitted to the department of health and mental hygiene.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 10/17/2018
Enactment date: 5/10/2019 Law number: 2019/088
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the visual documentation of water tanks during inspections, to be submitted to the department of health and mental hygiene
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres, Ben Kallos, Helen K. Rosenthal, Mathieu Eugene, Diana Ayala , Carlina Rivera
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This bill would require visual evidence of water tanks, such as photographs or videos, to be submitted with inspection results to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1169-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1169, 3. Int. No. 1169, 4. October 17, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 10/30/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 10/30/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 10/30/18, 8. Hearing Transcript 10/30/18 (Con't), 9. Proposed Int. No. 1169-A - 4/4/19, 10. Committee Report 4/8/19, 11. Hearing Transcript 4/8/19, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-9-19, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 9, 2019, 14. Int. No. 1169-A (FINAL), 15. Fiscal Impact Statement, 16. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 17. Local Law 88
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5/10/2019ARitchie J. Torres Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2019ARitchie J. Torres City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2019ARitchie J. Torres City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2019ARitchie J. Torres City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/8/2019*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/8/2019*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Health Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/8/2019*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Health Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/8/2019ARitchie J. Torres Committee on Health Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2018*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2018*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/17/2018*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/17/2018*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1169-A

 

By Council Members Torres, Kallos, Rosenthal, Eugene, Ayala and Rivera

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the visual documentation of water tanks during inspections, to be submitted to the department of health and mental hygiene

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision b of section 17-194 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by a local law amending the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to requiring water tank inspectors to submit annual inspection reports directly to the department of health and mental hygiene, as proposed in introduction number 1053-A for the year 2018, is amended to read as follows:

 b. Any owner of a building that has a water tank as part of its drinking water supply system shall have such water tank inspected at least once annually. Such inspection shall ensure that the water tank complies with all provisions of the administrative code of the city of New York, the construction codes of the city of New York and the health code of the city of New York. The results of such inspection shall be recorded in a manner prescribed by the commissioner. Such results shall be maintained by the owner and by the water tank inspector for at least five years from the date of inspection and shall be made available to the department upon request within five business days. An owner shall ensure that documentation of such annual inspection shall be submitted to the department by the water tank inspector, in a form and manner prescribed by the department. Such documentation shall state whether or not all applicable requirements were met at the time of inspection and provide a description of any non-compliance with applicable requirements. Such documentation shall include visual depictions, such as photographs or videos, which display the interior and exterior of the water tank. The department may require an owner to conduct additional inspections and provide any additional documentation, including receipts of work orders, or visual depictions such as photographs or videos.

§ 2. This local law takes effect on the same date as a local law amending the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to qualifications for persons conducting inspections and maintenance on drinking water tanks, as proposed in introduction number 1157-A for the year 2018, takes effect, except that the commissioner may take such actions as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

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