TOMORROW! NYC Council will hear Gas Safety Legislation!

Tomorrow, the New York City Council’s Committee on Housing & Buildings will hear 9 bills introduced in February aimed at preventing another tragic gas explosion.

On Saturday, March 26th 2016 Rosie led a press conference to remember the East Village Explosion that occurred one year ago. She announced a legislation package that will increase inspections of piping systems, publish annual reporting on these inspections, provide better and more informed notifications to tenants, mandate natural gas alarms in units, and increased transparency.

Rosie is a lead sponsor of Intro. 1093, which requires gas providers to notify the Department of Buildings within 24 hours of issuing a gas service shut off. This bill and 8 others will hold individuals and agencies accountable and looks to prevent accidents and address negligence.

The public will be allowed to testify at the hearing tomorrow. Details are below.

TOMORROW!
Housing & Buildings
Tuesday, April 12th at 10am
Council Chambers, City Hall
Please arrive at 9:45am for good seating and if you wish to testify. You can sign up with the Sergeant at Arms.

The following legislation will be heard at tomorrow’s hearing:
Int 738 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a gas qualification for journeyman plumbers.

Int 1079 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to final inspections of gas piping systems.

Int 1088 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to periodic inspections of gas piping systems.

Int 1090 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring owners to provide notice to their tenants regarding procedures that should be followed when a gas leak is suspected.

Int 1093 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring gas service providers and owners to notify the department of buildings within twenty-four hours when gas service is shut-off or not restored due to safety concerns.

Int 1094 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to identifying the factors indicating gas-related violations in residential and commercial buildings.

Int 1098 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring annual reports on the state of gas infrastructure in the city.

Int 1100 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and the New York city building code, in relation to requiring natural gas alarms in dwelling units.

Int 1101 – A Local Law in relation to a temporary waiver of penalties for violations relating to fuel gas piping systems and appliances that are promptly repaired.

Int 1102 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to designating violations of existing law regarding gas piping systems as “immediately hazardous”.

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