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The proposed local law amends Section 24-168 (d) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, which permits the use of No. 4 oil in buildings until 2030. The amendment mandates the gradual phase out of the use of No. 4 oil by January 1, 2025. The phase out commences with the buildings that can switch to natural gas use immediately, followed by the buildings that need to clean out their fuel tanks and finally addresses the buildings that need to excavate their fuel tanks and possibly undertake remediation before replacing them.

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Committee on Environmental Protection
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Committee on Environmental Protection
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City Council
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Introduced by Council

Int. No. 980

 

By Council Members Rosenthal and the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) (by request of the Queens Borough President)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to phasing out the use of fuel oil grade no. 4

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision d of section 24-168 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by a local law for the year 2017, amending the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to phasing out the use of residual fuel oil and fuel oil grade no. 4 in boilers in in-city power plants, as proposed in introduction number 1465-A, is amended to read as follows:

(d) Except as provided in subdivision (f), no person shall cause or permit a boiler to burn fuel oil grade no. 4 on or after [January 1, 2030, or for a boiler used to generate electricity and/or steam in an electric, steam, or combined electric and steam generation facility, on or after] (i) March 1, 2018, for a boiler that uses natural gas as primary fuel and fuel oil grade no. 4 as a backup fuel, other than a boiler used to generate electricity and/or steam in an electric, steam, or combined electric and steam generation facility, (ii) January 1, 2024, for a boiler that uses an above-ground oil storage tank, other than a boiler used to generate electricity and/or steam in an electric, steam, or combined electric and steam generation facility or (iii) January 1, 2025 for all other boilers.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

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