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File #: Int 1591-2019    Version: Name: Conducting a study regarding the feasibility of constructing a new wastewater treatment facility on Rikers Island.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 6/13/2019
Enactment date: 3/28/2021 Law number: 2021/031
Title: A Local Law in relation to conducting a study regarding the feasibility of constructing a new wastewater treatment facility on Rikers Island
Sponsors: Costa G. Constantinides, Helen K. Rosenthal, Justin L. Brannan, Karen Koslowitz, Ben Kallos, Daniel Dromm , Diana Ayala , Stephen T. Levin, Antonio Reynoso, Brad S. Lander, Margaret S. Chin, Carlos Menchaca, Peter A. Koo, Carlina Rivera , Keith Powers , Fernando Cabrera , Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Robert F. Holden, Paul A. Vallone, Mark Levine, James G. Van Bramer, Kalman Yeger , Mark Gjonaj , Bill Perkins, Barry S. Grodenchik, Mark Treyger, Vanessa L. Gibson, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Mathieu Eugene, Inez D. Barron, Alan N. Maisel, Laurie A. Cumbo, Francisco P. Moya, Deborah L. Rose, Adrienne E. Adams, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Darma V. Diaz, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 38
Summary: This local law requires the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, in consultation with the Commissioner of Sanitation, to study the feasibility of constructing a new wastewater treatment facility on Rikers Island. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection would also assess the presence of methane on Rikers Island and the potential to install methane recovery systems.
Indexes: Report Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1591-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1591, 3. Int. No. 1591, 4. June 13, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-13-19, 6. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of May 29, 2019 Held on June 13, 2019, 7. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 13, 2019, 8. Committee Report 1/29/20, 9. Hearing Testimony 1/29/20, 10. Hearing Transcript 1/29/20, 11. Proposed Int. No. 1591-A - 2/5/21, 12. Proposed Int. No. 1591-B - 2/23/21, 13. Committee Report 2/25/21, 14. Hearing Transcript 2/25/21, 15. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 16. February 25, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 17. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-25-21, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 25, 2021, 19. Int. No. 1591-B (FINAL), 20. Fiscal Impact Statement, 21. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 22. Local Law 31
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
3/29/2021BCosta G. Constantinides City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/28/2021BCosta G. Constantinides Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2021BCosta G. Constantinides City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2021BCosta G. Constantinides City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2021*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2021*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2021*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2021BCosta G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/29/2020*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/29/2020*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2019*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2019*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1591-B

 

By Council Members Constantinides, Rosenthal, Brannan, Koslowitz, Kallos, Dromm, Ayala, Levin, Reynoso, Lander, Chin, Menchaca, Koo, Rivera, Powers, Cabrera, Rodriguez, Holden, Vallone, Levine, Van Bramer, Yeger, Gjonaj, Perkins, Grodenchik, Treyger, Gibson, Cornegy, Eugene, Barron, Maisel, Cumbo, Moya, Rose, Adams, Ampry-Samuel, D. Diaz and Ulrich

 

A Local Law in relation to conducting a study regarding the feasibility of constructing a new wastewater treatment facility on Rikers Island

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

      Section 1. The commissioner of environmental protection, in consultation with the commissioner of sanitation, shall conduct a study to assess the feasibility of constructing a wastewater treatment facility on Rikers Island. The study shall consider population projections and possible alternatives to wastewater treatment and disposal, as well as the minimum and maximum capacity a wastewater treatment facility on Rikers Island should have, how much wastewater might be able to be diverted from other facilities, and the capacity on Rikers Island for the capture of combined sewer overflow. Such study shall also consider the potential for organic waste recycling via composting operations, organics co-digestion, and biosolids reuse. The commissioner shall also assess, in a separate review, the presence of methane on Rikers Island, the potential for the installation of methane recovery systems, and the use of such systems by any such wastewater treatment facility. Such methane assessment should consider the return on investment of municipally built and operated methane recovery systems, the potential for public-private partnerships, and the potential for the use of methane for electricity generation. As part of such feasibility study, and separate methane review, the website of the department of environmental protection and other online means of communication shall be expanded to include interactive content and solicit public comment. The Rikers Island advisory committee established pursuant to subdivision b of section 4-215 of the administrative code of the city of New York shall make recommendations to the department regarding such feasibility study and separate methane review. Within 36 months after this local law takes effect, the commissioner of environmental protection shall submit a report, including findings and recommendations relating to the feasibility study and the review regarding the presence of methane, to the mayor, the speaker of the council, and the Rikers Island advisory committee, and make such report publicly available on the website of the department of environmental protection.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed on and after the date that the report due pursuant to section one of this local law has been submitted to the mayor, the speaker of the council and the Rikers Island advisory committee.

 

 

 

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