This bill would mandate that before a permit authorizing certain alterations in a rat mitigation zone, the applicant must demonstrate that rat mitigations measures have been taken.
- Filed (End of Session)
Proposed Int. No. 658-A
By Council Members Levine and Brannan
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to abating rodents as a requirement for the issuance of certain construction permits
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Article 105 of chapter 1 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new 28-105.2.3 to read as follows:
§ 28-105.2.3 Rodent abatement in rat mitigation zones. Prior to the issuance of a permit authorizing work on 50% or more of the area of a building, the performance of vertical or horizontal enlargement adding more than 25% of the area of a building or demolition of more than 50% of the area of a building, the applicant shall certify that a licensed pest management professional has been retained to prevent and control for rodents, provided that (i) this requirement shall apply only to buildings located in rat mitigation zones designated by the department of health and mental hygiene, (ii) this requirement shall not apply to a building until seven months after the location of such building has been included in a rat mitigation zone designated by such department, and (iii) the department may, by rule, establish additional criteria limiting the kinds of buildings to which this section applies.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately except that the commissioner of buildings and the commissioner of health and mental hygiene may take any actions necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such effective date.