senate Bill S6475A

Relates to regulations for indoor air quality in ice skating rinks using ice resurfacing equipment

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  • 14 / Feb / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HEALTH
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 6475A

Summary

Requires operators of ice arenas in which a resurfacing machine is used to have a certificate of acceptable air quality for the ice arena.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9276A
Versions:
S6475
S6475A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 13 Title 14 §§1389-hh - 1389-kk, Pub Health L

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BILL NUMBER:S6475A

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the public health law, in relation to indoor air quality in ice
skating rinks

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill promotes public health by establishing standards for
operation, maintenance and monitoring, to ensure acceptable indoor
air quality in ice arenas that utilize ice resurfacing equipment
powered by combustible fuels which produce carbon monoxide (CO) and
nitrogen dioxide (N02).

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Bill §1 adds a new Title 14 to Article 13 of the Public Health Law
(PHL), to establish standards for ensuring acceptable indoor air
quality in ice arenas. Specifically, the bill adds four new PHL
sections:

> §1389-hh defines terms used in Title 14, including "Air quality
measuring device," "Correction air level" (when CO is between 30 and
125 ppm and/or NO2 is between 0.5 and 2 ppm), "Notification air
level" (when a single sample shows CO is over 60 ppm and/or NO2 is
over 1 ppm, or 6 consecutive samples detect over 30 ppm of CO and/or
0.5 ppm of NO2) and "Evacuation air level" (when CO is over 125 ppm
and/or NO2 is over 2 ppm.

> §1389-hh defines the "Officer" who issues certificates of acceptable
air quality as the Commissioner of Health, the health commissioner of
a city with a population of over fifty thousand or of a county or
part-county health district, the state district health officer in
whose jurisdiction an ice arena is located, any county health
director having all the powers and duties prescribed in PHL §352, the
state district sanitary engineer or a Grade 1 public health
administrator qualified and appointed
pursuant to Part 11 of the Sanitary Code and serving as primary
administrator of all health programs in a county or part-county
health district.

> §1389-ii requires ice arena operators to obtain a certificate of
acceptable air quality. The issuing officer may suspend, modify or
revoke a certificate for cause, or for a violation of the PHL or any
rules or regulations adopted thereto.
The fee for a certificate is $200 and the officer may require the
operator to perform preliminary tests of air quality in order to
characterize the potential for exposure of ice arena occupants to CO
and N02.

> §1389-jj establishes requirements for maintenance of acceptable air
quality, including monitoring air quality with air quality measuring
devices on a daily basis; providing a right of entry for the officer
at any reasonable time to conduct an on-site inspection of air


quality, and setting forth the following required actions when air
levels fall within one of the statutory categories:

Correction air level: The operator shall immediately
increase the
ventilation rate in the ice arena through any appropriate and safe
means, and shall continue to do so until a follow-up air sample
determines that the levels of carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide are
below the correction air level.

Notification air level: The operator shall immediately
increase the
ventilation rate and shall additionally take one or more long-term
corrective measures (such as ventilation system improvements,
retuning/repairing resurfacing machines in accordance with
manufacturer recommendations, decreasing resurfacing schedules, or
converting resurfacing equipment to electric power) and shall notify
the officer within 72 hours.

Evacuation air level: The operator shall immediately
evacuate all
occupants, contact local fire or emergency medical personnel as soon
as possible, and notify the officer upon completion of the
evacuation. The ice arena shall not be reoccupied until air samples,
including independent measurements, demonstrate safe levels, and
appropriate long-term corrective are taken or are included in a plan
of corrective action submitted to and approved by the officer.

> §1389-kk provides for the adoption of necessary rules and
regulations, including authorization for variances when strict
compliance would result in hardship and provided that public health
and safety will not be endangered thereby. This section also provides
standards for maintenance of an air quality record log in paper or
electronic form and makes provisions for the assessment of penalties
for violation pursuant to existing PHL sections. Generally, such
penalties would be up to $2000.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT:

The initial version of this bill would have charged the Public Health
and Health Planning Council with adopting amendments to the State
Sanitary Code to regulate air quality in ice arenas. As described in
this memo, the amended bill would instead establish the bulk of the
standards in statute.

EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER:

New York currently has no statutes or regulations applicable to
protecting skaters in enclosed rinks from unsafe concentrations of
air contaminants.

JUSTIFICATION:

The use of internal-combustion engines to power ice resurfacing
equipment can under certain circumstances pose a health hazard. If
the catalytic converters are not properly maintained, ventilation is
inadequate and emissions are not monitored, the result can be a


buildup in an enclosed rink of carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and
particulates. Numerous cases have been reported where groups of
skaters have been taken to emergency rooms after exposure to
excessive levels of such air contaminants.

The popularity of ice hockey and skating means that many young New
Yorkers are spending substantial amounts of time in indoor ice
arenas, and are at risk of adverse health effects from poorly
maintained equipment. These concerns have led several states,
including Massachusetts, Minnesota and Rhode Island, to regulate the
air quality at ice arenas. This bill would charge the State's public
health officials with ensuring that rinks in New York also maintain
an acceptable level of indoor air quality.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
The 180th day after becoming law; provided, however, that the
Commissioner of Health shall be immediately authorized and directed
to promulgate any rules and regulations necessary for timely
implementation of this act, and the Department of Health and other
state and local health officers shall be immediately authorized and
directed to take any other actions necessary for implementation of
this act on such date.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 6475--A                                            A. 9276--A

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            February 14, 2012
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, OPPENHEIMER, STAVISKY -- read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Health -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Health  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to indoor air quality
  in ice skating rinks

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Article 13 of the public health law is amended by adding  a
new title 14 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 14
                 INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN ICE SKATING RINKS
SECTION 1389-HH. DEFINITIONS.
        1389-II. CERTIFICATE OF ACCEPTABLE AIR QUALITY.
        1389-JJ. MAINTENANCE OF ACCEPTABLE AIR QUALITY.
        1389-KK. RULES AND REGULATIONS; RECORDKEEPING; PENALTIES.
  S 1389-HH. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS TITLE: 1. "AIR QUALITY MEASUR-
ING  DEVICE"  MEANS PUMP AND COLORIMETRIC TUBE OR ELECTRONIC DIRECT READ
GAS DETECTION EQUIPMENT,  OR  ANY  SIMILAR  EQUIPMENT  APPROVED  BY  THE
COMMISSIONER, UTILIZED FOR THE SAMPLING AND MEASUREMENT OF CARBON MONOX-
IDE  AND NITROGEN DIOXIDE, WHICH EQUIPMENT SHALL BE CAPABLE OF MEASURING
CARBON MONOXIDE AIR CONCENTRATIONS IN A RANGE FROM ZERO TO  ONE  HUNDRED
FIFTY  PARTS  PER MILLION WITH A RESOLUTION OF ONE PARTS PER MILLION, OR
MEASURING NITROGEN OXIDE AIR CONCENTRATIONS IN A RANGE FROM ZERO TO FIVE
PARTS PER MILLION WITH A RESOLUTION OF ONE-TENTH PARTS PER MILLION.
  2. "CORRECTION AIR LEVEL" MEANS A STANDARD OF AIR CONTAMINATION WHEN A
SINGLE AIR SAMPLE DETECTS THE PRESENCE IN AN ICE ARENA OF CONCENTRATIONS
OF MORE THAN THIRTY PARTS PER MILLION BUT LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED  TWENTY-
FIVE PARTS PER MILLION OF CARBON MONOXIDE OR MORE THAN FIVE-TENTHS PARTS
PER MILLION BUT LESS THAN TWO PARTS PER MILLION OF NITROGEN DIOXIDE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14392-02-2

S. 6475--A                          2                         A. 9276--A

  3. "NOTIFICATION AIR LEVEL" MEANS A STANDARD OF AIR CONTAMINATION WHEN
A  SINGLE  AIR  SAMPLE  DETECTS  THE PRESENCE IN AN ICE ARENA OF CONCEN-
TRATIONS OF MORE THAN SIXTY PARTS PER MILLION OF CARBON MONOXIDE OR MORE
THAN ONE PART PER MILLION OF NITROGEN DIOXIDE, OR WHEN  SIX  CONSECUTIVE
SAMPLES  DETECT  THE  PRESENCE IN AN ICE ARENA OF CONCENTRATIONS OF MORE
THAN  THIRTY  PARTS  PER  MILLION  OF  CARBON  MONOXIDE  OR  MORE   THAN
FIVE-TENTHS PARTS PER MILLION OF NITROGEN DIOXIDE.
  4. "EVACUATION AIR LEVEL" MEANS A STANDARD OF AIR CONTAMINATION WHEN A
SINGLE  AIR SAMPLE DETECTS THE PRESENCE IN AN ICE ARENA OF CARBON MONOX-
IDE AT CONCENTRATIONS OF ONE  HUNDRED  TWENTY-FIVE  OR  MORE  PARTS  PER
MILLION  OR  OF  NITROGEN DIOXIDE AT CONCENTRATIONS OF TWO OR MORE PARTS
PER MILLION.
  5. "FOLLOW-UP AIR SAMPLE" MEANS AN AIR SAMPLE THAT IS TAKEN AS PART OF
A CORRECTIVE ACTION PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE IN ORDER TO DETERMINE WHETHER
THE LEVEL OF CARBON MONOXIDE OR NITROGEN DIOXIDE IN  AN  ICE  ARENA  HAS
BEEN REDUCED TO A SAFE LEVEL FOLLOWING AN EVENT THAT CAUSED A CORRECTION
AIR  LEVEL, NOTIFICATION AIR LEVEL OR EVACUATION AIR LEVEL FOR EITHER OF
THESE SUBSTANCES TO BE MET OR EXCEEDED.
  6. "ICE ARENA" MEANS ANY BUILDING WHICH HAS A ROOF AND FULLY  ENCLOSED
SIDES AND WHICH CONTAINS AN ICE RINK.
  7.  "ICE  EDGING  EQUIPMENT"  MEANS POWER EQUIPMENT USED TO MODIFY THE
PERIMETER OF AN ICE SHEET.
  8. "OFFICER" MEANS THE COMMISSIONER, THE HEALTH COMMISSIONER OF A CITY
WITH A POPULATION OF OVER FIFTY THOUSAND, THE HEALTH COMMISSIONER  OF  A
COUNTY  OR  PART-COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT, THE STATE DISTRICT HEALTH OFFI-
CER, IN WHOSE JURISDICTION AN ICE ARENA IS LOCATED,  ANY  COUNTY  HEALTH
DIRECTOR  HAVING  ALL  THE POWERS AND DUTIES PRESCRIBED IN SECTION THREE
HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER, THE STATE DISTRICT SANITARY  ENGINEER
OR  A  GRADE  ONE  PUBLIC  HEALTH  ADMINISTRATOR QUALIFIED AND APPOINTED
PURSUANT TO PART ELEVEN OF THE SANITARY  CODE  AND  SERVING  AS  PRIMARY
ADMINISTRATOR  OF  ALL HEALTH PROGRAMS IN A COUNTY OR PART-COUNTY HEALTH
DISTRICT.
  9. "OPERATOR" MEANS AN OWNER OR ANOTHER PERSON DESIGNATED BY AN  OWNER
TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATION OF AN ICE ARENA.
  10.  "OWNER"  MEANS  THE  PERSON HAVING LEGAL TITLE TO THE PROPERTY OR
BUILDING IN WHICH AN ICE ARENA IS LOCATED. FOR THE PURPOSES  OF  PUBLIC-
LY-OWNED  PROPERTY,  "OWNER"  MEANS  THE  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE
PUBLIC ENTITY THAT OWNS, LEASES OR CONTROLS THE USE OF THE PROPERTY.
  11. "RESURFACING MACHINE" MEANS AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION  ENGINE-POWERED
MACHINE THAT IS USED TO MODIFY THE SURFACE OF AN ICE RINK.
  12.  "RESURFACING  EQUIPMENT"  MEANS  ONE OR MORE RESURFACING MACHINES
AND/OR ICE EDGING EQUIPMENT.
  S 1389-II. CERTIFICATE OF ACCEPTABLE AIR QUALITY. 1. NO  PERSON  SHALL
OPERATE  AN  ICE ARENA IN WHICH A RESURFACING MACHINE IS USED UNLESS THE
OFFICER HAS ISSUED THE OPERATOR A CERTIFICATE OF ACCEPTABLE AIR  QUALITY
FOR  THE  ICE  ARENA. THE CERTIFICATE MUST BE DISPLAYED IN A CONSPICUOUS
PLACE IN THE ICE ARENA.
  2. THE OFFICER MAY SUSPEND, MODIFY OR REVOKE A CERTIFICATE OF ACCEPTA-
BLE AIR QUALITY FOR CAUSE, OR FOR A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF  THIS
TITLE OR ANY RULES OR REGULATIONS ADOPTED THERETO.
  3. THE FEE FOR A CERTIFICATE SHALL BE TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS.
  4.  THE  OFFICER  MAY  REQUIRE THE OPERATOR TO PERFORM ANY PRELIMINARY
TESTS OF AIR QUALITY THAT HE OR SHE DETERMINES TO BE NECESSARY IN  ORDER
TO  CHARACTERIZE  THE  POTENTIAL  FOR EXPOSURE OF ICE ARENA OCCUPANTS TO
CARBON MONOXIDE AND NITROGEN DIOXIDE.

S. 6475--A                          3                         A. 9276--A

  S 1389-JJ. MAINTENANCE OF ACCEPTABLE AIR QUALITY.  1.  ACCEPTABLE  AIR
QUALITY CONDITIONS SHALL BE MAINTAINED WITHIN AN ICE ARENA AT ALL TIMES.
  2.  IN  ORDER  TO DETERMINE AND MONITOR AIR QUALITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THIS TITLE, THE OPERATOR SHALL EMPLOY ONE OR MORE AIR QUALITY  MEASURING
DEVICES ON A DAILY BASIS IN THE ICE ARENA. THE RESULTS OF THE AIR QUALI-
TY  SAMPLE  SHALL BE RECORDED IN AN AIR QUALITY RECORD LOG IN ACCORDANCE
WITH SECTION THIRTEEN HUNDRED EIGHTY-NINE-KK OF THIS  TITLE.  IF  DEEMED
NECESSARY  OR  APPROPRIATE,  THE  OFFICER  MAY  REQUIRE  THE OPERATOR TO
INSTALL ADDITIONAL DEVICES OR USE ANOTHER TYPE OF AIR QUALITY  MEASURING
DEVICE.
  3.  THE  OFFICER  AT  ANY  REASONABLE  TIME MAY ENTER AN ICE ARENA AND
CONDUCT AN ON-SITE INSPECTION OF AIR QUALITY, INCLUDING BUT NOT  LIMITED
TO AFTER HAVING RECEIVED A COMPLAINT OF ELEVATED LEVELS OF CARBON MONOX-
IDE  OR  NITROGEN DIOXIDE.   FAILURE TO PERMIT SUCH ENTRY AND INSPECTION
SHALL BE GROUNDS FOR THE IMMEDIATE REVOCATION OF THE CERTIFICATE OF  AIR
QUALITY.
  4. IF AN AIR QUALITY SAMPLE DETECTS THE PRESENCE OF CARBON MONOXIDE OR
NITROGEN DIOXIDE AT CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE CORRECTION AIR LEVEL STAN-
DARD,  THE  OPERATOR  SHALL IMMEDIATELY INCREASE THE VENTILATION RATE IN
THE ICE ARENA THROUGH ANY APPROPRIATE AND SAFE MEANS, AND SHALL CONTINUE
TO PROVIDE SUCH INCREASED  VENTILATION  UNTIL  A  FOLLOW-UP  AIR  SAMPLE
DETERMINES  THAT  THE LEVELS OF CARBON MONOXIDE AND NITROGEN DIOXIDE ARE
BELOW THE CORRECTION AIR LEVEL. SUCH  FOLLOW-UP  AIR  SAMPLES  SHALL  BE
TAKEN  IN  INTERVALS  OF  TWENTY MINUTES OR LESS AND THE RESULTS OF EACH
SUCH SAMPLE SHALL BE RECORDED IN THE AIR QUALITY RECORD LOG.
  5. IF AN AIR QUALITY SAMPLE OR SERIES OF SAMPLES DETECTS THE  PRESENCE
OF CARBON MONOXIDE OR NITROGEN DIOXIDE AT CONCENTRATIONS AT OR ABOVE THE
NOTIFICATION AIR LEVEL STANDARD, THE OPERATOR SHALL IMMEDIATELY INCREASE
THE  VENTILATION  RATE  AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION,
AND SHALL ADDITIONALLY:
  (A) TAKE AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING LONG-TERM CORRECTIVE MEASURES:
  (I) MAKE VENTILATION SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS TO INCREASE  THE  VENTILATION
RATE ON A LONG-TERM BASIS;
  (II)  WARM UP RESURFACING EQUIPMENT OUTSIDE THE BUILDING OR IN A SEPA-
RATE AREA WITH A LOCAL EXHAUST SYSTEM TO VENT EXHAUST OUTSIDE;
  (III) RETUNE AND/OR REPAIR RESURFACING  MACHINES  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH
MANUFACTURER RECOMMENDATIONS TO REDUCE EMISSIONS;
  (IV) REDUCE ICE EDGING TIME;
  (V)  REPLACE ICE EDGING EQUIPMENT WITH EQUIPMENT PRODUCING LOWER EMIS-
SIONS;
  (VI) INSTALL A VERTICAL EXHAUST PIPE THE TOP OF  WHICH  EXTENDS  ABOVE
THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE ICE RESURFACER;
  (VII) INSTALL CATALYTIC CONVERTERS ON RESURFACING EQUIPMENT;
  (VIII)  INSTALL  OXYGEN  SENSORS  ON RESURFACING EQUIPMENT TO REGULATE
FUEL LEANNESS OR RICHNESS;
  (IX) DECREASE RESURFACING SCHEDULES;
  (X)  CONVERT  RESURFACING  EQUIPMENT  TO  ELECTRIC  POWER  OR  ACQUIRE
REPLACEMENT ELECTRICALLY-POWERED RESURFACING EQUIPMENT; AND/OR
  (XI)  TAKE  OTHER ACTIONS THAT ARE DEMONSTRATED TO REDUCE THE LEVEL OF
EMISSIONS OF CARBON MONOXIDE OR NITROGEN DIOXIDE IN ICE ARENAS; AND
  (B) NOTIFY THE OFFICER  WITHIN  SEVENTY-TWO  HOURS  OF  THE  DATE  THE
NOTIFICATION AIR LEVEL WAS DETECTED, THE RESULTS OF THE SAMPLE DETECTING
SUCH  LEVELS  AND  THE  FOLLOW-UP SAMPLES, AND THE CORRECTIVE MEASURE OR
MEASURES TAKEN.

S. 6475--A                          4                         A. 9276--A

  6. (A) IF AN AIR QUALITY SAMPLE DETECTS THE PRESENCE OF CARBON  MONOX-
IDE OR NITROGEN DIOXIDE AT CONCENTRATIONS AT OR ABOVE THE EVACUATION AIR
LEVEL STANDARD, THE OPERATOR SHALL:
  (I)  IMMEDIATELY  EVACUATE  ALL OCCUPANTS FROM THE INTERIOR OF THE ICE
ARENA;
  (II) CONTACT LOCAL FIRE OR EMERGENCY  MEDICAL  PERSONNEL  AS  SOON  AS
POSSIBLE TO ASSIST IN EVACUATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT; AND
  (III) NOTIFY THE OFFICER UPON COMPLETION OF THE EVACUATION.
  (B) THE ICE ARENA SHALL NOT BE REOCCUPIED UNTIL AND UNLESS:
  (I)  THREE  CONSECUTIVE  AIR SAMPLES TAKEN WITHIN A PERIOD OF NOT MORE
THAN THREE HOURS INDICATE THAT THE LEVELS OF CARBON MONOXIDE AND  NITRO-
GEN DIOXIDE HAVE BEEN REDUCED BELOW THE CORRECTION AIR LEVEL;
  (II)  SUCH ACCEPTABLE LEVELS OF CARBON MONOXIDE HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED BY
ONE OR MORE INDEPENDENT MEASUREMENTS TAKEN BY THE LOCAL FIRE  DEPARTMENT
AND/OR THE OFFICER; AND
  (III) APPROPRIATE LONG-TERM CORRECTIVE MEASURES AS SPECIFIED IN SUBDI-
VISION FIVE OF THIS SECTION HAVE BEEN TAKEN OR ARE INCLUDED IN A PLAN OF
CORRECTIVE ACTION SUBMITTED TO AND APPROVED BY THE OFFICER.
  S  1389-KK.  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS; RECORDKEEPING; PENALTIES. 1. THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL ADOPT ANY RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY  TO  IMPLE-
MENT  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  TITLE. SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL
AUTHORIZE OFFICERS TO GRANT VARIANCES  FROM  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF  THIS
TITLE AND SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS WHEN STRICT COMPLIANCE WOULD RESULT
IN  HARDSHIP  AND  PROVIDED  THAT  PUBLIC  HEALTH AND SAFETY WILL NOT BE
ENDANGERED THEREBY. ANY VARIANCE MAY  INCLUDE  SUCH  CONDITIONS  AS  THE
OFFICER DEEMS APPROPRIATE.
  2. EACH OPERATOR SHALL MAINTAIN AN AIR QUALITY RECORD LOG IN SUCH FORM
AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE:
  (I)  INFORMATION  ON  ANY  RESURFACING  MACHINES AND OTHER RESURFACING
EQUIPMENT USED IN THE ICE ARENA;
  (II) INFORMATION ON ANY AIR QUALITY MEASURING DEVICES USED IN THE  ICE
ARENA,  INCLUDING  INFORMATION  ON  MAINTENANCE  AND CALIBRATION OF SUCH
DEVICES;
  (III) THE RESULTS OF ALL AIR QUALITY  SAMPLES  AND  FOLLOW-UP  SAMPLES
TAKEN PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE;
  (IV) ANY LONG-TERM CORRECTIVE MEASURES TAKEN PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE;
  (V)  INFORMATION ON ANY EVACUATIONS UNDERTAKEN PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE;
AND
  (VI) ANY OTHER INFORMATION PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  3. THE COMMISSIONER OR THE OFFICIAL MAY MAKE PROVISIONS  FOR  ALTERNA-
TIVE  MEANS OF PROVIDING ANY OF THE INFORMATION IN AN AIR QUALITY RECORD
LOG ELECTRONICALLY.
  4. THE COMMISSIONER MAY IMPOSE A CIVIL PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS
ARTICLE IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THAT SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION ONE  OF
SECTION  TWELVE  OF THIS CHAPTER.   ANY OTHER OFFICER MAY IMPOSE A CIVIL
PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED  THAT
SET  FORTH  IN PARAGRAPH (F) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED
NINE OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that the commissioner  of
health  shall  be  immediately authorized and directed to promulgate any
rules and regulations necessary for timely implementation of  this  act,
and  the  department of health and other state and local health officers
shall be immediately authorized and directed to take any  other  actions
necessary for implementation of this act on such date.

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