senate Bill S6475A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 print number 6475a
amend and recommit to health
Feb 14, 2012 referred to health

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S6475 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9276A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 13 Title 14 §§1389-hh - 1389-kk, Pub Health L

S6475 - 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.

S6475 - Sponsor Memo

S6475 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 6475                                                  A. 9276

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

                            February 14, 2012
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sen.  GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once  and  referred
  to the Committee on Health

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. Section 225 of the public health law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 13 to read as follows:
  13. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY GENERAL,  SPECIAL  OR  LOCAL
LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH PLANNING COUNCIL SHALL
ESTABLISH  REGULATIONS  PROVIDING  FOR  SAFE  AND APPROPRIATE INDOOR AIR
QUALITY IN ICE SKATING RINKS  THAT  UTILIZE  ICE  RESURFACING  EQUIPMENT
POWERED  BY  COMBUSTIBLE  FUELS  WHICH PRODUCE CARBON MONOXIDE, NITROGEN
DIOXIDE AND/OR PARTICULATE  MATTER.  SUCH  REGULATIONS  SHALL    INCLUDE
PROVISIONS  WITH  RESPECT TO: (A) SPECIFICATION OF LEVELS OF AIR CONTAM-
INANTS THAT, IF EQUALED OR EXCEEDED, SHALL REQUIRE (I)  NOTIFICATION  TO
APPROPRIATE STATE AND/OR LOCAL OFFICIALS; (II) IMPLEMENTATION OF REMEDI-
AL  MEASURES TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH; AND (III) IMMEDIATE EVACUATION OF
THE ICE SKATING RINK; (B) PROCEDURES FOR OPERATION  AND  MAINTENANCE  OF
ICE  RESURFACING  EQUIPMENT  IN A MANNER THAT MINIMIZES EMISSIONS OF AIR
CONTAMINANTS; (C) REQUIREMENTS FOR ADEQUATE  VENTILATION;  (D)  REQUIRE-
MENTS  FOR  INSTALLATION  AND OPERATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS AND
FOR SUCH OTHER EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES FOR SAMPLING AND  MONITORING  OF
INDOOR  AIR QUALITY IN INDOOR SKATING RINKS AS SUCH COUNCIL DEEMS APPRO-
PRIATE; (E) REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAINING OF OPERATORS  AND  STAFF  OF  SUCH
RINKS  IN  IDENTIFICATION OF SYMPTOMS OF EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE LEVELS OF
AIR CONTAMINANTS; AND (F) SUCH OTHER MATTERS AS MAY BE  APPROPRIATE  FOR
THE SECURITY OF LIFE OR HEALTH.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it  shall  have  become a law; provided, however, that the public health
and health planning council and the department of health shall be  imme-
diately  authorized and directed to promulgate any rules and regulations
and  take  any  other  actions  necessary  for  implementation  of   the
provisions of this act on its effective date.

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S6475A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9276A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 13 Title 14 §§1389-hh - 1389-kk, Pub Health L

S6475A (ACTIVE) - 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.

S6475A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6475A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    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.

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