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File #: Int 0537-2005    Version: * Name: Reporting on releases from and the status of underground storage tank systems.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 1/19/2005
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on releases from and the status of underground storage tank systems.
Sponsors: James F. Gennaro, Tony Avella, Gale A. Brewer, Yvette D. Clarke, Lewis A. Fidler, Alan J. Gerson, Robert Jackson, Letitia James, John C. Liu, Margarita Lopez, Miguel Martinez, Michael C. Nelson, Annabel Palma, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Larry B. Seabrook, Helen Sears, Kendall Stewart, Peter F. Vallone, Jr., David I. Weprin, G. Oliver Koppell, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 21

Int. No. 537

 

By Council Members Gennaro, Avella, Brewer, Clarke, Fidler, Gerson, Jackson, James, Liu, Lopez, Martinez, Nelson, Palma, Recchia Jr., Seabrook, Sears, Stewart, Vallone Jr., Weprin, Koppell and Comrie

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on releases from and the status of underground storage tank systems.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Section 24-607 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding thereto new subdivisions c and d to read as follows:

                     c. “underground storage tank” means any one or combination of tanks (including underground pipes connected thereto) the volume of which (including the volume of underground pipes connected thereto) is ten percent or more beneath the surface of the ground.

                     d. “underground storage tank system” means an underground storage tank, connected underground piping, underground ancillary equipment, and containment system, if any.

§2. Chapter six of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is hereby amended by adding a new section 24-613 to read as follows:

                     §24-613 Reporting on releases from and the status of underground storage tank systems.  a. No later than October 1, 2005 and every October 1 thereafter, the commissioner, in coordination with the department of design and construction, shall submit an annual report to the mayor and the speaker of the council regarding underground storage tank systems in New York city.  Such annual report shall, at a minimum, provide the following information concerning releases from any city-owned or -operated underground storage tank system and any underground storage tank system that is located in the vicinity of any groundwater drinking water source within the city or has adversely impacted or may adversely impact such source: the identity, quantity and location of petroleum products and any other hazardous substance released and the status, method and date or anticipated date of completion of cleanup employed, if any, of petroleum products and each such other hazardous substance.

                     b. The report required pursuant to subdivision a of this section shall also include, for each underground storage tank system owned or operated by the city, the status of such system’s compliance with the applicable performance standards or upgrade requirements contained in sections 280.20 and 280.21, respectively, of title forty of the code of federal regulations.

                     §3. This local law shall take effect immediately.

 

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