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Meeting Name: Committee on Environmental Protection Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/25/2019 1:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Committee Room - City Hall
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T2019-5366 *   Oversight - Effectively utilizing water resources for energy generation, safety and conservation.Oversight    Not available Not available
Int 0417-2018 *Andrew Cohen  Incentivizing water leak reporting.IntroductionThis bill would grant the Commissioner of Environmental Protection discretionary authority to offer rewards to the public for reporting water leaks in taps or service pipes.   Not available Not available
Int 0419-2018 *Costa G. Constantinides  Generating, capturing and utilizing energy from city’s water supply, wastewater treatment systems and natural bodies of water.IntroductionThe local law requires that future construction, upgrading, or maintenance of the city's in-city water supply system infrastructure include an evaluation of whether underground vaults, internal drops, or high pressure pipes exist that can accommodate the construction or installation of a hydroelectric power project and if such installation can be done when the department is undertaking a water supply infrastructure improvement, then it shall be undertaken to capture and use the electricity either on site or through connection to the grid.   Not available Not available
Int 0834-2018 *Costa G. Constantinides  Potable water hoses in all department of environmental protection capital projects.IntroductionThis local law would mandate that Department of Environmental Protection capital projects, including repair activities, use potable water hoses.   Not available Not available
Int 1182-2018 *Costa G. Constantinides  Identifying all vacant and underutilized municipally-owned sites that would be suitable for the development of renewable energy and assessing the renewable-energy generation potential and feasibility of such sites.IntroductionThe proposed local law would amend Title 24 of the administrative code is amended by adding a new section 24-806.1 to require the department to review the opportunities to generate solar or wind energy from vacant and underutilized sites including closed and capped landfills and brownfields. This local law would also require that the department undertake a feasibility study, including a cost benefit analysis. A draft of the study must be submitted to the mayor and the speaker of the council on or before September 30, 2019. A final study with recommendations for generation solar or wind energy from vacant and underutilized sites including closed and capped landfills and brownfields must be submitted to the mayor and the speaker of the council by December 31, 2019. If there are no recommendations made with respect to the opportunities to generate solar or wind energy from vacant and underutilized sites the department would be required to undertake another study in three years to examine this issue again and ascertain whether generation of solar or wind energy from vacant and underutilized sites including closed and capped landfills and brownfields in New York City is more feasible at that time.   Not available Not available