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File #: Int 2317-2021    Version: * Name: Use of substances with certain emissions profiles.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 5/27/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the use of substances with certain emissions profiles
Sponsors: Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Carlina Rivera , Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, James G. Van Bramer, Antonio Reynoso, Brad S. Lander, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ben Kallos, Stephen T. Levin, Daniel Dromm , Darma V. Diaz, Diana Ayala , Carlos Menchaca, Adrienne E. Adams, Inez D. Barron, Margaret S. Chin, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Ydanis A. Rodriguez
Council Member Sponsors: 18
Summary: This bill would prohibit the combustion of a substance that emits 50 kilograms or more of carbon dioxide per million British thermal units of energy in any new building or any building that has undergone a major renovation. The bill provides an exception for emergency standby power, a hardship preventing compliance with the bill, where the combustion of the substance is required by certain enumerated industries, and where the combustion of the substance is used on an intermittent basis in connection with a device that is not connected to the building’s gas supply line.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2317, 2. Int. No. 2317, 3. May 27, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-27-21

Int. No. 2317

 

By Council Members Ampry-Samuel, Rivera, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Van Bramer, Reynoso, Lander, Rosenthal, Kallos, Levin, Dromm, D. Diaz, Ayala, Menchaca, Adams, Barron, Chin, Cornegy and Rodriguez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the use of substances with certain emissions profiles

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 8 of chapter 1 of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 24-177.1 to read as follows:

§ 24-177.1 Prohibited emissions a. Where required by article 506 of title 28, no person shall permit the combustion of any substance that emits 50 kilograms or more of carbon dioxide per million British thermal units of energy within a building within the city as determined by the United States energy information administration.

b. Notwithstanding the prohibition in subdivision a, combustion of a substance that emits 50 kilograms of carbon dioxide per million British thermal units of energy or more shall be permitted for use within a building:

1. Where required for emergency standby power;

2. Where the owner of such building can demonstrate to the commissioner of buildings that complying with subdivision a would create an undue hardship;

3. Where the combustion of such substance is required for manufacturing, or for the operation of a laboratory, a laundromat, a hospital or a commercial kitchen; or

4. Where the combustion of such substance occurs in connection with a device that contains no connection to a building’s gas supply line and is used on an intermittent basis.

c. The department, in conjunction with the department of buildings, shall enforce this section of the code.

 

§ 2. Chapter 5 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new article 506 to read as follows:

ARTICLE 506

EMISSION PROFILE

 

§ 28-506.1 General. Buildings covered by this code must comply with section 24-177.1.

 

§ 3.  This local law takes effect two years after it becomes law, except that this local law shall not apply to construction work related applications for construction document approval filed prior to such effective date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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