|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 15, 2014||referred to cities|
senate Bill S7455
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
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S7455 - Details
S7455 - Summary
Requires contractors in cities having a population of one million or more to recycle 50% of the waste generated on construction and demolition sites.
S7455 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7455 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general city law, in relation to requiring contractors in certain cities to recycle construction and demolition site waste PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of the bill is to reduce the solid waste disposal from Construction and Demolition sites by requiring a contractor to use or recycle at least 50% of the Construction and Demolition debris. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill requires that contractors in New York City reuse or recycle a) 25% by weight of the Construction and Demoli- tion debris, for those project which have been issued a permit with an application date within one year of the effective date of the bill; and b) 50% by weight of Construction and Demolition debris for those projects issued a permit with an application of more than one year after the effective date of the bill. The bill defines the types of projects that would be subject to the recycling/reuse requirements. Contractors would be required to document their Construction and Demolition debris recycling/reuse. The bill contains penalties for violations of the requirements of the program. JUSTIFICATION: According to a study released by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DOS), 60% of the solid waste stream consists of construction and debris materials. The purpose of the legislation is to significantly
S7455 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7455 I N S E N A T E May 15, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the general city law, in relation to requiring contrac- tors in certain cities to recycle construction and demolition site waste THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The purpose of this act is to signif- icantly reduce the amount of waste produced by construction and demoli- tion activities in cities having populations of one million or more. There are many opportunities to reduce or recycle materials from construction and demolition, including metals, cardboard, drywall, glass, wood and asphalt. This act is consistent with the goals of large cities' solid waste management plans, complementing other recycling and recovery programs currently in effect. S 2. The general city law is amended by adding a new section 23-a to read as follows: S 23-A. CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION SITE WASTE RECYCLING; CERTAIN CITIES. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: A. "CONTRACTOR" MEANS A GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND SHALL ALSO INCLUDE ANY SUBCONTRACTOR ENGAGED IN THE DEMOLITION OR WRECKING OF A STRUCTURE FOR WHICH A PERMIT IS REQUIRED. B. "CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS" SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, METALS, CARDBOARD, DRYWALL, GLASS, WOOD, CONCRETE, BRICK AND ASPHALT, BUT SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY MATERIAL THAT IS CONTAMINATED BY LEAD, ASBESTOS OR ANY OTHER HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SUCH THAT RECYCLING THER- EOF WOULD BE ILLEGAL OR UNFEASIBLE. C. "RECYCLER" MEANS A RECYCLING FACILITY, TRANSFER STATION OR OTHER SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY PERMITTED PURSUANT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW. D. "REUSE" MEANS (I) THE ON-SITE USE OF REPROCESSED CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS IF THE USE OF SUCH DEBRIS IS AUTHORIZED BY THE CITY DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS; AND (II) THE OFF-SITE REDISTRIBUTION OF A MATE- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04175-01-3
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