This bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), upon the request of an owner, lessor or occupant of a dwelling unit within a building located within a half-mile radius of a construction site, to measure sound levels within such units in relation to certain DEP inspections.
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Int. No. 1043
By Council Members Powers, Yeger and Ampry-Samuel
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of environmental protection to measure construction-related sound levels inside dwelling units upon request
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subdivision 11 of section 24-203 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law 113 for the year 2005, is amended to read as follows:
(11) Building means a building as defined in section [27-232] 28-101.5 [of the administrative code].
§ 2. Subchapter 4 of chapter 2 of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 24-224.1 to read as follows:
§ 24-224.1 Measuring sound levels in dwelling units upon request. a. Upon the request of an owner, lessor or occupant of a residential receiving property dwelling unit within a building located within a half-mile radius of a construction site, in relation to department inspections pursuant to sections 24-223, 24-228 and 24-229, the department shall measure the sound level at any point within such dwelling unit with windows and doors that may affect the measurement closed.
b. The department may set forth the process of requesting measurement of sound levels within such dwelling units by rule.
§ 3. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the department of environmental protection shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.