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File #: Int 1667-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring contractors and the department of buildings to make information regarding environmental monitoring of construction work publicly available.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 8/14/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring contractors and the department of buildings to make information regarding environmental monitoring of construction work publicly available
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Costa G. Constantinides, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require contractors to report information on environmental monitoring of construction or demolition work to the Department of Buildings and the Department of Environmental Protection. Additionally, contractors would be required to post contact information at the site of construction or demolition work. This bill would also require the Department of Buildings to post the environmental monitoring information on its website.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1667, 2. Int. No. 1667, 3. August 14, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-14-19

Int. No. 1667

 

By Council Members Levin, Constantinides and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring contractors and the department of buildings to make information regarding environmental monitoring of construction work publicly available

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new article 121 to read as follows:

 

ARTICLE 121

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

 

§ 28-120.1 Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Contractor. The term “contractor” means a person, corporation or other business entity performing construction or demolition work in the city pursuant to a permit from the department.

Department. The term “department” means the department of buildings of the city of New York.

 

§ 28-120.2 Environmental monitoring of construction or demolition work. Any contractor who is required by law to develop a plan relating to environmental conditions created by construction or demolition work shall submit a report to the department and the department of environmental protection including any such plan and the results of any related test, survey or analysis performed in connection to such plan.

 

1. Such reports shall include, but need not be limited to:

 

1.1. The name of the contractor;

 

1.2. The address of such construction or demolition work;

 

1.3. The noise mitigation plan for such construction or demolition work as required pursuant to Section 24-220 of the Administrative Code;

 

1.4. The air pollution monitoring information for such construction or demolition work as required pursuant to Section 24-141 of the Administrative Code, including average daily emissions;

 

1.5. Any other environmental monitoring information reported to the department by such contractor; and

 

1.6. Any unusual environmental conditions evidenced by such monitoring, including a significant increase or decrease in recorded data levels, disaggregated by type of environmental monitoring.

 

2. For construction or demolition work planned to be completed more than one year from the commencement of such construction or demolition work, such report shall be submitted no later than six months after the commencement of such construction or demolition work and every three months thereafter until the completion of such construction or demolition work.

 

3. For construction or demolition work planned to be completed within one year from the commencement of such construction or demolition work, such report shall be submitted no later than two months after the commencement of such construction or demolition work and every two months thereafter until the completion of such construction or demolition work.

 

4. Such contractor shall issue a final report no later than 30 days after the completion of such construction or demolition work which shall include any relevant information not included in previous reports issued pursuant to this subdivision.

 

§ 28-120.3 Posting of environmental monitoring reports. No later than October 1, 2019, and no later than the first of the month for each calendar quarter thereafter, the department shall post on its data and reporting webpage the reports provided to the department pursuant to section 28-120.2.

 

§ 28-120.4 Posting of contact information. At least 30 days before commencement of construction or demolition work, each contractor shall post at the site of such construction or demolition work the following information in conspicuously sized font:

 

1. The name of the contractor;

 

2. The telephone number of the contractor;

 

3. The email address of the contractor; and

 

4. Information about how to register, free of charge, for a service provided by the department to receive an automated e-mail notification each time a change in status is recorded with respect to one or more construction projects pursuant to Section 28-103.35 of the Administrative Code.

 

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

JEF

LS 9378

7/29/2019