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File #: Int 1375-2019    Version: * Name: Creation of a database of subsurface conditions to support better engineering of geothermal heat pumps.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
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 requiring creation of a database of subsurface conditions to support better engineering of geothermal heat pumps.
Sponsors: Donovan J. Richards, Helen K. Rosenthal, Mark Levine
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This proposed local law would require that the database include a single place for geological logs of the city’s geothermal bores and locations of geothermal energy system installations. The database would also include locations of any and all water wells including unused privately owned wells. This database shall be updated annually.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1375, 2. Int. No. 1375, 3. January 24, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-24-19, 5. Committee Report 6/24/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/24/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/24/19

Int. No. 1375

 

By Council Members Richards, Rosenthal and Levine

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring creation of a database of subsurface conditions to support better engineering of geothermal heat pumps.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision to c to section 24-804 read as follows:

                     c. Database of Subsurface Conditions. 1. The department, in conjunction with the department of design and construction and the department of planning, shall develop and maintain a database of subsurface conditions by December 31, 2019 to offer resources to support the engineering and design of geothermal heat pump systems. 

2. Such database shall be updated annually and shall include:

(a) A repository for geological logs of the city’s geothermal bores;

(b) The locations of existing geothermal energy systems; and

(c)  The locations of all water wells, including any unused privately owned water wells.

§2. This local law shall take effect immediately.

 

LS# 2196 

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