senate Bill S1852

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Makes provisions to protect indoor air quality including indoor air quality plans by building owners and air quality standards and investigations

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Jan 13, 2011 referred to health

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S1852 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 49-A ยงยง4920 - 4925, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3322

S1852 - Summary

Makes provisions for the protection of indoor air quality including the requirement that building owners develop and maintain an indoor environmental plan and undertake other responsibilities relating thereto including investigating complaints and providing a written response thereto; directs department of health, in consultation with specified others, to adopt standards of ventilation for new and existing buildings and to develop model courses in the operation and maintenance of heating ventilation and air conditioning systems.

S1852 - Sponsor Memo

S1852 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1852

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. OPPENHEIMER, DIAZ -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to protecting indoor
  air quality

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new article
49-A to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 49-A
                           INDOOR AIR QUALITY
SECTION 4920. PURPOSE.
        4921. DEFINITIONS.
        4922. INDOOR AIR QUALITY PLAN.
        4923. INDOOR AIR QUALITY STANDARDS.
        4924. INDOOR AIR INVESTIGATIONS.
        4925. TRAINING COURSE.
  S 4920. PURPOSE.  IT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE TO PROTECT  PUBLIC
HEALTH BY PROVIDING FOR ADEQUATE QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF INDOOR AIR.  IN
ORDER  TO  ACHIEVE THIS AIM IT IS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THAT A BUILDING'S
HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM BE OPERATED  AND  MAIN-
TAINED  ACCORDING  TO DESIGN.  IT IS ALSO NECESSARY THAT PERSONS WHO ARE
EXPERIENCING ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS BECAUSE OF INDOOR AIR PROBLEMS  HAVE
MEANS  TO  COMMUNICATE THESE PROBLEMS AND HAVE THEM ADDRESSED.  IN ORDER
TO ENSURE A MINIMUM AND ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF FRESH AIR TO  BUILDING  OCCU-
PANTS,  IT  IS FURTHER, ALSO THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE TO ADOPT ESTAB-
LISHED STANDARDS FOR VENTILATION.
  S 4921. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  1. "BUILDING" MEANS AN OCCUPIED STRUCTURE OF GREATER THAN  TWENTY-FIVE
THOUSAND  SQUARE  FEET  OF  FLOOR  SPACE,  USING  MECHANICAL VENTILATION
PROVIDING OUTDOOR AIR, RECIRCULATED AIR, OR A  MIXTURE  OF  OUTDOOR  AND
RECIRCULATED  AIR,  EXCLUDING  A RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE CONTAINING SIX OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03282-02-1

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