File #: Int 0330-2022    Version: * Name: Requiring the creation of a database of subsurface conditions to support better engineering of geothermal heat pumps.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 5/5/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the creation of a database of subsurface conditions to support better engineering of geothermal heat pumps.
Sponsors: James F. Gennaro, Lincoln Restler, Shaun Abreu, Julie Won, (by request of the Queens Borough President)
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require the creation of a database as a single place for geological logs of the city’s geothermal bores and locations of geothermal energy system installations. The database would also include locations of any and all water wells including unused privately owned wells. This database shall be updated annually.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 330, 2. Int. No. 330, 3. May 5, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-5-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 5, 2022

Int. No. 330

 

By Council Members Gennaro, Restler, Abreu and Won (by request of the Queens Borough President)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the creation of a database of subsurface conditions to support better engineering of geothermal heat pumps.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 24-804 of chapter 8 of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision to c to read as follows:

                     c. Database of subsurface conditions. 1. The department, in conjunction with the department of design and construction and the department of city planning, shall develop and maintain a database of subsurface conditions by December 31, 2023 to offer resources to support the engineering and design of geothermal heat pump systems. 

2. Such database shall be updated annually and shall include:

(a) A repository for geological logs of the city’s geothermal bores;

(b) The locations of existing geothermal energy systems; and

(c)  The locations of all water wells, including any unused privately owned water wells.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

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