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File #: Int 1656-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring the dept of environmental protection to report on green infrastructure.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
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 the department of environmental protection to report on green infrastructure
Sponsors: Joseph C. Borelli, Ben Kallos, Alicka Ampry-Samuel
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to report on the number and types of green infrastructure resources that are maintained and operated in each borough and council district.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1656, 2. Int. No. 1656, 3. August 14, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-14-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 14, 2019

Int. No. 1656

 

By Council Members Borelli, Kallos and Ampry-Samuel

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of environmental protection to report on green infrastructure

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 5 of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 24-531 to read as follows:

§ 24-531 Green infrastructure. a. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Green infrastructure. The term “green infrastructure” means a source control measure that uses or mimics natural systems to manage stormwater runoff.

Non-technological source control measure. The term “non-technological source control measure” means a source control measure, such as operational strategies, procedural changes to design and construction protocols or performance standards that does not use technology to control stormwater.

Source control measure. The term “source control measure” means any stormwater management practice designed to reduce or slow the flow of stormwater into a combined sanitary and stormwater sewer or a separate stormwater sewer.

Technological source control measure. The term “technological source control measure” means a source control measure that uses a technology to control stormwater.

b. Report on green infrastructure. No later than October 1, 2019, and quarterly thereafter, the department shall post on its website and submit to the speaker of the council a report on green infrastructure. Such report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following information for the preceding quarter, disaggregated by council district and borough:

1. The total number and types of operational source control measures, and each such source control measure’s location;

2. The total number and types of operational green infrastructure, and each such green infrastructure’s location;

3. The total number and types of source control measures under construction, and each such source control measure’s location;

4. The total number and types of green infrastructure under construction, and each such green infrastructure’s location;

5. The total number and types of source control measures that will be constructed within the next year, and each such source control measure’s proposed location;

6. The total number and types of green infrastructure that will be constructed within the next year, and each such green infrastructure’s proposed location;

7. The total number of non-technological source control measures the department has implemented; and

8. The total number of technological source control measures the department has implemented.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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7/23/19