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File #: Int 1165-2018    Version: * Name: Monitoring and reporting on the air quality around wastewater treatment plants.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
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 monitoring and reporting on the air quality around wastewater treatment plants
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Ben Kallos, Helen K. Rosenthal, Mark Levine, Robert F. Holden, Andrew Cohen, Stephen T. Levin, Kalman Yeger , Costa G. Constantinides, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: This bill would require an air quality monitoring program around wastewater treatment plants operated by DEP. The program would monitor hazardous air pollutants in the vicinity of the plants, including but not limited to greenhouse gases and airborne microorganisms. This bill would require DEP to report the program’s findings to the Council annually and post the report on the DEP website.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1165, 2. Int. No. 1165, 3. October 17, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 2/25/19, 5. Hearing Testimony 2/25/19, 6. Hearing Transcript 2/25/19
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Int. No. 1165

 

By Council Members Salamanca, Kallos, Rosenthal, Levine, Holden, Cohen, Levin, Yeger, Constantinides and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to monitoring and reporting on the air quality around wastewater treatment plants

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 5 of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 24-531 to read as follows:

§ 24-531 Wastewater treatment plant air quality monitoring. a. The commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of health and mental hygiene, shall develop an air quality monitoring program pursuant to which the department shall monitor the air quality in the vicinity of any wastewater treatment plant operated by the department.

b. The program shall annually measure and record the levels of air pollutants that are hazardous to human health, including but not limited to gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrogen sulfide, and pathogenic airborne microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, or parasites.  Where, due to conditions unique to a particular wastewater treatment plant the commissioner believes other hazardous air pollutants may have been released into the air, the commissioner shall also monitor the air for such other pollutants.

c. The commissioner shall report findings of the program for each wastewater treatment plant to the Council on an annual basis.  The report shall include at minimum what hazardous air pollutants were found through the monitoring and in what quantities.  The commissioner shall also make each report available on the department’s website in a machine-readable format.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, provided, however, that the commissioner of environmental protection, in consultation with the commissioner of health and mental hygiene, shall take all actions necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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