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File #: Int 1376-2019    Version: * Name: Use of quieter jackhammers and drills.
Type: Introduction Status: 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 use of quieter jackhammers and drills
Sponsors: Donovan J. Richards, Helen K. Rosenthal, Robert F. Holden
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would prohibit the use of pneumatic jackhammers and drills that exceeded levels authorized in the noise code or failed to employ noise-abating measures such as mufflers.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1376, 2. Int. No. 1376, 3. January 24, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-24-19

Int. No. 1376

 

By Council Members Richards, Rosenthal and Holden

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to use of quieter jackhammers and drills

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 24 of the New York city administrative code is amended by adding a new subdivision c to section 24-228 to read as follows:

(c) No person shall operate, use or cause to be used any pneumatic jackhammer or drill noise from use exceeds 85 decibels at 50 feet from the nearest residence unless such tools are quiet enough to avoid violation of the noise code or noise-abating measures such as mufflers are employed.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

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