On August 18th following the approval of the City Council, Mayor de Blasio signed Intro. 866 into law. This legislation requires owners of buildings with cooling towers, evaporative condensers and fluid coolers to register this equipment with the Department of Buildings by September 17th. Owners are required to quarterly inspect, clean and disinfect this equipment while it is in use in accordance with DOHMH regulations and certify annually with the Department of Buildings that have inspected and maintained this equipment in accordance with DOHMH regulations.
Building owners are required by law to register their cooling towers. Visit http://www.nyc.gov/dob/coolingtowers and follow the Cooling Tower Registration link . Once enrolled, each registrant may report multiple towers or locations. You may also upload documentation indicating proof of remediation.
- View the DOHMH Commissioner’s Order at http://www.nyc.gov/coolingtowers
‘Cooling tower’ refers to a cooling tower, evaporative condenser or fluid cooler that is part of a recirculated water system incorporated into a building’s cooling, industrial process, refrigeration or energy production system.