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File #: Int 0267-2010    Version: Name: Including environmental concerns as a guiding principle and purpose of the New York city construction codes.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 6/9/2010
Enactment date: 10/6/2010 Law number: 2010/049
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to including environmental concerns as a guiding principle and purpose of the New York city construction codes.
Sponsors: James F. Gennaro, Charles Barron, Gale A. Brewer, Margaret S. Chin, Vincent J. Gentile, Sara M. Gonzalez, Letitia James, Brad S. Lander, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., James Sanders, Jr., Melissa Mark-Viverito, Michael C. Nelson, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, James G. Van Bramer, Jessica S. Lappin, Jumaane D. Williams, Daniel R. Garodnick, Mark S. Weprin, Elizabeth S. Crowley, David G. Greenfield, G. Oliver Koppell, Stephen T. Levin, Darlene Mealy, Diana Reyna, Deborah L. Rose, Robert Jackson, Lewis A. Fidler
Council Member Sponsors: 27
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 267 - 6/9/10, 2. Committee Report 6/22/10, 3. Hearing Testimony 6/22/10 - Bomee Jung, 4. Hearing Testimony 6/22/10, 5. Hearing Transcript 6/22/10, 6. Committee Report 9/28/10, 7. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 8. Fiscal Impact Statement, 9. Mayor's Letter, 10. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-29-10, 11. Local Law 49
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10/6/2010AJames F. Gennaro City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/6/2010AJames F. Gennaro Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/6/2010AJames F. Gennaro Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/29/2010AJames F. Gennaro City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/28/2010*James F. Gennaro Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/28/2010*James F. Gennaro Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/28/2010*James F. Gennaro Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/28/2010AJames F. Gennaro Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/22/2010*James F. Gennaro Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/22/2010*James F. Gennaro Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/9/2010*James F. Gennaro City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/9/2010*James F. Gennaro City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 267-A

By Council Members Gennaro, Barron, Brewer, Chin, Gentile, Gonzalez, James, Lander, Recchia, Sanders Jr., Mark-Viverito, Nelson, Arroyo, Van Bramer, Lappin, Williams, Garodnick, Weprin, Crowley, Greenfield, Koppell, Levin, Mealy, Reyna, Rose, Jackson and Fidler

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to including environmental concerns as a guiding principle and purpose of the New York city construction codes.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1.  Statement of findings and purpose.  Environmental concerns are not currently expressly stated as a purpose within the intent provisions of the New York city construction codes, although they are implicitly incorporated within such purposes as concerns affecting the public welfare.  The Council finds that environmental concerns are of sufficient importance to the city that they should be expressly recognized as a guiding principle and interest in the New York city construction codes.

§2.  Section 28-101.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 33 for the year 2007, is amended to read as follows:

§28-101.2 Intent. The purpose of this code is to provide reasonable minimum requirements and standards, based upon current scientific and engineering knowledge, experience and techniques, and the utilization of modern machinery, equipment, materials, and forms and methods of construction, for the regulation of building construction in the city of New York in the interest of public safety, health [and], welfare and the environment, and with due regard for building construction and maintenance costs.

                     §3.  Section 101.3 of the New York city plumbing code, as added by local law number 8 for the year 2008, is amended to read as follows:

101.3  Intent.  The purpose of this code is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property [and], public welfare and the environment by regulating and controlling the design, construction, installation, quality of materials, location, operation and maintenance or use of plumbing systems.

                     §4.  Section 101.3 of the New York city mechanical code, as added by local law number 33 for the year 2007, is amended to read as follows:

101.3 Intent. The purpose of this code is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property [and], public welfare and the environment by regulating and controlling the design, construction, installation, quality of materials, location, operation and maintenance or use of mechanical systems.

                     §5.  Section 101.4 of the New York city fuel gas code, as added by local law number 33 for the year 2007, is amended to read as follows:

101.4 Intent. The purpose of this code is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property [and], public welfare and the environment by regulating and controlling the design, construction, installation, quality of materials, location, operation and maintenance or use of fuel gas systems.

                     §6.  This local law shall take effect immediately.  

 

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