File #: Int 0127-2022    Version: * Name: Posting signs notifying the public of bacteria discovered in water tanks.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 3/24/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to posting signs notifying the public of bacteria discovered in water tanks
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Althea V. Stevens
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This law would require building owners to post signs notifying the public of harmful bacteria discovered in water tanks.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 127, 2. Int. No. 127, 3. March 24, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-24-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 24, 2022

Int. No. 127

 

By Council Members Salamanca and Stevens

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to posting signs notifying the public of bacteria discovered in water tanks

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 17-194 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision k to read as follows:

k. Notice where harmful bacteria are found. Where harmful bacteria are discovered in a water tank, the owner of the building served by such water tank shall, within 24 hours after such owner knows or reasonably should know of such a discovery, post signs on all building entrances, in clear and plain language, notifying the public about the bacteria discovered. The signs shall remain in place for two weeks after the cleaning and disinfection of such water tank.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law, except that the department of health and mental hygiene shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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