File #: Int 0122-2022    Version: * Name: Establishing wastewater treatment plant monitoring committees.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 3/24/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing wastewater treatment plant monitoring committees
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Althea V. Stevens, Lincoln Restler, Pierina Ana Sanchez
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would establish a local monitoring committee for each wastewater treatment plant to review community concerns about the activities at the wastewater treatment plant. Each monitoring committee would be appointed by local representatives, including community boards, and would include employees from the wastewater treatment plant and members of the community.
Indexes: Other Appointment Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 122, 2. Int. No. 122, 3. March 24, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-24-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 24, 2022

Int. No. 122

 

By Council Members Salamanca, Stevens, Restler and Sanchez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing wastewater treatment plant monitoring committees

 

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 24-532 to read as follows:

§ 24-532 Wastewater treatment plant monitoring committees. a. Monitoring committees established. There is hereby established a monitoring committee at each wastewater treatment plant in the city.

b. Duties. Each monitoring committee shall review community concerns about such wastewater treatment plant, including the ongoing effects on the health and wellbeing of persons in the wastewater treatment plant’s service area, anticipated effects on the community of any proposed or unforeseen changes to the wastewater treatment plant’s operations, and any other considerations any such monitoring committee deems relevant.

c. Membership. 1. Each monitoring committee shall be composed of the following members:

(a) Four members employed by such wastewater treatment plant to be appointed by an agreement of the community board(s) overseeing a district in the wastewater treatment plant’s service area;

(b) Two members appointed by an agreement of the community board(s) overseeing a district in the wastewater treatment plant’s service area; and

(c) The mayor shall invite the borough president(s) and council member(s) overseeing the wastewater treatment plant’s service area to each appoint one representative to the committee.

2. Appointments required by this section shall be made within 30 days after the effective date of this local law, and within 30 days of the completion of a prior term.

3. Each member of the committee shall serve for a term of one year, to commence after the appointees in subparagraphs (a) and (b) of paragraph 1 of this subdivision have been appointed.

4. All members of the committee shall serve without compensation.

5. No appointed member of the committee shall be removed except for cause by the appointing authority.

6. In the event of a vacancy on the committee during the term of an appointed member, a successor shall be selected in the same manner as the original appointment to serve the balance of the unexpired term.

d. Meetings. Each committee shall meet no less than once each month.

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

 

Session 12

NAW

LS #2361

1/25/2022 4:42 PM

 

Session 11

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