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File #: Int 1442-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring DOT to study the feasibility of applying material to street surfaces with the effect of lowering street surface temperatures.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/13/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of transportation to study the feasibility of applying material to street surfaces with the effect of lowering street surface temperatures
Sponsors: Mark Treyger, Justin L. Brannan, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a study on the feasibility of applying sealcoat or any other material to street surfaces with the intended effect of lowering street surface temperatures, and to submit a report with the findings of such study.
Indexes: Report Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1442, 2. Int. No. 1442, 3. February 13, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-13-19

Int. No. 1442

 

By Council Members Treyger, Brannan and Chin

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of transportation to study the feasibility of applying material to street surfaces with the effect of lowering street surface temperatures

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. The department of transportation shall conduct a study on the feasibility of applying to the surface of city streets sealcoat or any other material that has the effect of reflecting sunlight and lowering street surface temperatures. Upon completion of such study, and no later than January 1, 2020, the department shall issue a report on the study’s findings to the mayor and the speaker of the council. Such report shall include, at a minimum:

a. The types of materials that can safely be applied to city streets with the effect of lowering street surface temperatures;

b. The projected cost of applying such material to city streets;

c. The availability of products that may serve the intended purpose; and

d. The projected amount of time it would take to apply such product to city streets.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately and is deemed repealed on February 1, 2020 or the day after submission of the report required by section 1 of this local law, whichever is later.

 

AS

LS # 9184

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