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File #: Int 1385-2019    Version: * Name: Posting signs notifying the public of microbes discovered in cooling towers.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 1/24/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to posting signs notifying the public of microbes discovered in cooling towers
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This law would require building owners to post signs notifying building residents and the public of dangerous levels of microbes discovered within cooling towers.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1385, 2. Int. No. 1385, 3. January 24, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-24-19

Int. No. 1385

 

By Council Member Salamanca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to posting signs notifying the public of microbes discovered in cooling towers

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Paragraph 2 of subdivision e of section 17-194.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subparagraph c to read as follows:

(c) Where microbes that present a serious health threat are discovered in a cooling tower, the owner of the building served by such cooling tower shall, within 24 hours after such owner knows or reasonably should know of such a discovery, post signs on all building entrances, in clear and plain language, notifying both the building residents and the public about the microbes discovered. The signs shall remain in place for two weeks after the cleaning and disinfection of such cooling tower.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law, except that the department of health and mental hygiene shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

 

 

 

SIL

LS 5319

12/27/18