Meeting Name: Committee on Environmental Protection (inactive) Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/3/2023 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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T2023-2917 *   Oversight - New York City’s Water Quality Obligations under the DEC CSO Consent Order, and The City’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System.Oversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2023-2917 *   Oversight - New York City’s Water Quality Obligations under the DEC CSO Consent Order, and The City’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System.Oversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0102-2022 *Justin L. Brannan  Requiring the department of environmental protection to post a map of green roofs online.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to post on its website a map of all green roofs in the city. The map would also include some information about each green roof, including the type of building, the area of the roof and the area covered by the green roof system, the capacity of the green roof to absorb water and the function or functions of the green roof.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0102-2022 *Justin L. Brannan  Requiring the department of environmental protection to post a map of green roofs online.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to post on its website a map of all green roofs in the city. The map would also include some information about each green roof, including the type of building, the area of the roof and the area covered by the green roof system, the capacity of the green roof to absorb water and the function or functions of the green roof.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0239-2022 *James F. Gennaro  Education and outreach regarding solar and green roof systems.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Buildings to conduct targeted outreach to educate building owners about the benefits of installing solar and green roof systems. Educational materials shall be made available in plain English and all of the designated citywide languages and on the department’s website.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0239-2022 *James F. Gennaro  Education and outreach regarding solar and green roof systems.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Buildings to conduct targeted outreach to educate building owners about the benefits of installing solar and green roof systems. Educational materials shall be made available in plain English and all of the designated citywide languages and on the department’s website.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0531-2022 *James F. Gennaro  Annual report on drainage infrastructure.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to issue an annual report on the condition of critical water drainage infrastructure within the City. It would further require a description of all outages that occurred in the previous year – detailing the length and severity of the outage, as well as the steps taken to resolve it.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0531-2022 *James F. Gennaro  Annual report on drainage infrastructure.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to issue an annual report on the condition of critical water drainage infrastructure within the City. It would further require a description of all outages that occurred in the previous year – detailing the length and severity of the outage, as well as the steps taken to resolve it.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0532-2022 *James F. Gennaro  Installing pumpout facilities to establish the city’s coastal waters as no-discharge zones.IntroductionFederal law requires sufficient vessel waste pumpout facilities for a body of water to be designated a no-discharge zone for water protection purposes. This bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to create a plan for establishing the city’s coastal waters as vessel no-discharge zones, to install at least three pumpout facilities per year until all coastal waters in the city are designated as no-discharge zones, to report annually on progress regarding the foregoing, and to ensure that no-discharge zones maintain their status as no-discharge zones once they are established.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0532-2022 *James F. Gennaro  Installing pumpout facilities to establish the city’s coastal waters as no-discharge zones.IntroductionFederal law requires sufficient vessel waste pumpout facilities for a body of water to be designated a no-discharge zone for water protection purposes. This bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to create a plan for establishing the city’s coastal waters as vessel no-discharge zones, to install at least three pumpout facilities per year until all coastal waters in the city are designated as no-discharge zones, to report annually on progress regarding the foregoing, and to ensure that no-discharge zones maintain their status as no-discharge zones once they are established.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0533-2022 *James F. Gennaro  Requiring DEP to report on its progress toward decreasing the presence of sewage and stormwater contaminants in the city waterways and various strategies to achieve those goals, and providing for the expiration and repeal of such requirement.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to study and report on the presence of contaminants from combined sewage overflows in New York City’s waterways and the Department’s progress toward milestones noted in the sewer overflow long term control plan. The Department is also required to study the effectiveness of its current regulations and chlorination treatments for raw sewage. The Department would then develop a watershed management plan as well as a green infrastructure plan with the assistance of an advisory group. Both the study and report are required on a yearly basis and the watershed management plan is required on a yearly basis beginning in 2023. The commissioner would also be required to hold a public meeting to present the reports and allow a public comment period before finalizing any plans or recommendations.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0533-2022 *James F. Gennaro  Requiring DEP to report on its progress toward decreasing the presence of sewage and stormwater contaminants in the city waterways and various strategies to achieve those goals, and providing for the expiration and repeal of such requirement.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to study and report on the presence of contaminants from combined sewage overflows in New York City’s waterways and the Department’s progress toward milestones noted in the sewer overflow long term control plan. The Department is also required to study the effectiveness of its current regulations and chlorination treatments for raw sewage. The Department would then develop a watershed management plan as well as a green infrastructure plan with the assistance of an advisory group. Both the study and report are required on a yearly basis and the watershed management plan is required on a yearly basis beginning in 2023. The commissioner would also be required to hold a public meeting to present the reports and allow a public comment period before finalizing any plans or recommendations.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0603-2022 *Shaun Abreu  Studying the feasibility of implementing solar-ready measures for commercial buildings.IntroductionThis bill would direct the Department of Buildings (DOB), with assistance from the Department of Environmental Protection, the Fire Department, and any other relevant agency, to conduct a year-long study to determine the feasibility of implementing solar-ready measures for commercial buildings. The DOB would then be required to submit a report to the Speaker of the Council and the Mayor with the results of this study.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0603-2022 *Shaun Abreu  Studying the feasibility of implementing solar-ready measures for commercial buildings.IntroductionThis bill would direct the Department of Buildings (DOB), with assistance from the Department of Environmental Protection, the Fire Department, and any other relevant agency, to conduct a year-long study to determine the feasibility of implementing solar-ready measures for commercial buildings. The DOB would then be required to submit a report to the Speaker of the Council and the Mayor with the results of this study.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0614-2022 *James F. Gennaro  Pilot program to reduce emissions from city-owned motor vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to create a pilot program on the use of low emission exhaust pipes. The pilot program would encompass 20 percent of all motor vehicles owned by the City that are run not exclusively by electric power, because they are already zero emission vehicles. The bill would also require DCAS to provide a written report to the Speaker of the Council and post such report on its website not later than one year following the start of the pilot program. The report would include the cost of the pilot program and the emissions reduction from the program.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0614-2022 *James F. Gennaro  Pilot program to reduce emissions from city-owned motor vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to create a pilot program on the use of low emission exhaust pipes. The pilot program would encompass 20 percent of all motor vehicles owned by the City that are run not exclusively by electric power, because they are already zero emission vehicles. The bill would also require DCAS to provide a written report to the Speaker of the Council and post such report on its website not later than one year following the start of the pilot program. The report would include the cost of the pilot program and the emissions reduction from the program.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available