The proposed bill would require any legally-required testing of water for lead, from a fixture or other source, to include a first-draw sample from such source.
- Laid Over in Committee
Int. No. 871
By Council Members Borelli, Holden, Kallos, Lander and Ulrich
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring first draw samples when testing for lead in water
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 9 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 1 for the year 2004, is retitled as follows:
[Lead-Based Paint in Day Care Facilities] Lead
§ 2. Subchapter 1 of chapter 9 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is REPEALED and a new subchapter 1 is added to such chapter to read as follows:
Lead Testing Requirements and Standards
§ 17-910 Reserved.
§ 17-911 Reserved.
§ 17-912 Reserved.
§ 17-913 Reserved.
§ 17-915 Testing Water for Lead. Whenever testing water for lead from a fixture or other source is required by law or rule, or an order issued by a court or agency of appropriate jurisdiction, such testing shall include (i) taking a first-draw sample from such source and (ii) analysis of such sample by a laboratory certified to analyze water samples for lead by the United States environmental protection agency or a state agency having appropriate jurisdiction, unless otherwise provided for by federal or state law or rule. For the purposes of this section, the term “first-draw sample” means a first draw tap sample for lead and copper, as such term is defined in section 5-1.1 of title 10 of the New York codes, rules and regulations.
§ 3. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner may take such actions as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such effective date.