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File #: Int 1543-2019    Version: * Name: Notice for the installation of bioswales or rain gardens.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 5/8/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to notice for the installation of bioswales or rain gardens
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm , Peter A. Koo
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to provide notice to Council Members before DEP installs a bioswale in such Council Members’ districts. A bioswale, otherwise known as a “rain garden” is a form of green infrastructure where areas of sidewalks have planted areas that are designed to collect and manage storm water runoff.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1543, 2. Int. No. 1543, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-8-19, 4. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 8, 2019

Int. No. 1543

By Council Members Dromm and Koo

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to notice for the installation of bioswales or rain gardens

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Section 24-526.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision g to read as follows:

g. No later than 30 days prior to the installation of any bioretention system on any sidewalk, the department shall provide electronic notice to the council member in whose district such installation shall occur.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

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