senate Bill S6656

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the securing of grease traps and interceptors by food establishments

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Aug 19, 2019 referred to rules

S6656 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8525
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1352-f, Pub Health L

S6656 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires food establishments to secure grease trap and interceptor manholes that are located outdoors or accessible to the general public; includes requirements for the conspicuous posting of warning signs and provides for annual inspections of compliance.

S6656 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6656 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6656

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             August 19, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  the  securing  of
  grease traps  and interceptors by food establishments

  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  section
1352-f to read as follows:
  § 1352-F. SECURING OF GREASE TRAPS AND INTERCEPTORS BY FOOD ESTABLISH-
MENTS.  1.   FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "FOOD ESTABLISHMENT" SHALL
MEAN ANY BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION ENGAGED IN THE  PREPARATION,  SALE  OR
SERVICE OF FOOD.
  2. A FOOD ESTABLISHMENT WITH A GREASE TRAP OR INTERCEPTOR MANHOLE THAT
IS  LOCATED  OUTDOORS  OR  ACCESSIBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHALL ENSURE
THAT SUCH MANHOLE IS DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND EXPECTED  LOADS  AND  PREVENT
ACCESS  BY  CHILDREN.  THE  MANHOLE  COVER SHALL BE SECURED BY A BOLT OR
LOCKING MECHANISM OR BE  CONSTRUCTED  OF  ROUND  CAST  IRON  OR  SIMILAR
CONSTRUCTION  RATED  FOR  HEAVY  ROAD  TRAFFIC WITH SUFFICIENT WEIGHT TO
PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS. A PUBLIC WATER OR SEWER AUTHORITY MAY SPEC-
IFY EITHER MANNER OF MANHOLE ACCESS EXCLUSIVELY, PROVIDED IT CONFORMS TO
THIS SUBDIVISION AND PREVENTS UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS.
  3. (A) A FOOD ESTABLISHMENT WITH A GREASE TRAP OR INTERCEPTOR  MANHOLE
THAT  IS  LOCATED  OUTDOORS  OR  ACCESSIBLE  TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHALL
ENSURE THAT SUCH GREASE TRAP OR INTERCEPTOR MANHOLE IS SECURED OR LOCKED
AT ALL TIMES.
  (B) NOTWITHSTANDING PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, A  FOOD  ESTAB-
LISHMENT MAY UNSECURE OR UNLOCK A GREASE TRAP OR INTERCEPTOR MANHOLE FOR
THE  PURPOSE  OF CLEANING, MAINTENANCE OR INSPECTION, PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
THAT NO FOOD ESTABLISHMENT SHALL ALLOW OR CAUSE SUCH MANHOLE  TO  BE  OR
REMAIN UNATTENDED WHILE UNSECURED OR UNLOCKED.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13511-05-9

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