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File #: Int 0331-2010    Version: * Name: Protection of trees during construction.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 9/16/2010
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to protection of trees during construction.
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, Fernando Cabrera , Margaret S. Chin, Daniel Dromm , Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Vincent J. Gentile, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Karen Koslowitz, Brad S. Lander, Rosie Mendez, Michael C. Nelson, James Vacca, James G. Van Bramer, Jumaane D. Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Int. No. 331
 
By Council Members Brewer, Cabrera, Chin, Dromm, Ferreras, Gentile, James, Koppell, Koslowitz, Lander, Mendez, Nelson, Vacca, Van Bramer and Williams
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to protection of trees during construction.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1.  Section 3301 of the building code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section BC 3301.10.1 to read as follows:
3301.10.1 Protection of trees during construction. a. Whenever any construction or repair work is performed on or with respect to any building, sidewalk, curb or roadway, a protective guard shall be installed around every tree with more than a six-inch caliper that is not being removed as part of such construction or repair work, and is on or adjacent to such site, in order to prevent any harm or damage to the tree.
b. The commissioner shall by rule determine from which materials such protective guard may be made, the size of such protective guard and the manner of its installation.
ยง2. This local law shall take effect immediately.
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