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File #: Int 1891-2020    Version: * Name: Machines used to resurface ice.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 2/27/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city fire code, in relation to machines used to resurface ice
Sponsors: Joseph C. Borelli
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: The bill would amend the New York City Fire Code by exempting machines used to resurface ice (frequently referred to as “Zambonis” for the inventor, Frank Zamboni) from current requirements that prohibit certain powered industrial machines from utilizing more than one canister of propane. Under the new provision, a Zamboni would be permitted to utilize two propane canisters at any given time.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1891, 2. Int. No. 1891, 3. February 27, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-27-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 27, 2020

Int. No. 1891


By Council Member Borelli


A Local Law to amend the New York city fire code, in relation to machines used to resurface ice


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. Section FC 309.1.2 of the New York city fire code, is amended to read as follows:

309.1.2 Powered industrial trucks using flammable gas fuel.

Powered industrial trucks that use LPG or other flammable gas as fuel shall be limited to one fuel container with a capacity not greater than 40 pounds (18.16 kg) or 340 SCF (9.63 m3) of flammable gas, whichever is less, except that powered industrial trucks used primarily to resurface ice shall be limited to two such containers. Liquefied gas containers installed in a horizontal position shall be of such a design that the pressure relief valve will discharge vapor properly. Such powered industrial trucks shall not be parked near open flames or other heat or ignition sources, or near open pits, underground entrances, elevator shafts, or similar areas. Such powered industrial trucks shall be stored and used in locations with adequate ventilation. It shall be unlawful to store or use such powered industrial trucks in a basement, cellar or other areas below grade.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately after it becomes law.







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