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Department of Sanitation
Codified Title: 
Title 16: Department of Sanitation

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

Local Law 69 of 2013 makes original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) responsible for the lawful recovery of refrigerants from their refrigerant-containing appliances when their appliances are discarded by residents. Despite this requirement, the Department will continue to provide its own refrigerant removal program in which OEMs can participate for a fee. OEMs can also choose to establish their own recovery program or participate with other OEMs in a refrigerant recovery program. The fee imposed by this rule will allow the Department to recover a portion of the program costs incurred through servicing OEMs’ appliances. The purpose of the rule is to carry out the requirements of Local Law 69 of 2013 by establishing the requirements for OEMs’ refrigerant recovery programs for appliances that are being disposed of by “residential generators” in the city of New York. “Residential generators” are any person, entity, agency, or institution in the city of New York that receives solid waste or recycling collection service from the department. Specifically, the rule: • Establishes the registration requirements for OEMs of refrigerant-containing appliances, • Requires that OEMs indicate whether they plan to establish their own refrigerant recovery program, participate with other OEMs in a refrigerant recovery program, or have their appliances serviced by the Department’s refrigerant recovery program, • Establishes the fee that an OEM must pay if refrigerant is removed from an OEM’s appliance by the department, • Establishes annual reporting requirements for any OEM who establishes its own refrigerant recovery program or participates with OEMs in a refrigerant recovery program, and, • Establishes violations and fines for failure to comply with certain requirements of the rule. DSNY’s authority for these rules is found in sections 753 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and section 16-485 of the New York City Administrative Code. This rule also repeals the current Chapter 17 of Title 16 of the Rules of the City of New York, which relates to the collection, recycling and reuse of electronic equipment, because the local laws that authorized Chapter 17, Local Laws 13 and 21 of 2008, were preempted by New York State law through Chapter 99 of 2010. DSNY’s authority for this repeal is found in sections 753 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter. After careful consideration of all public comments regarding this rule, DSNY decided to modify the rule in order to clarify the information that DSNY will include, if practicable, in the biannual bill that it sends to OEMs.

Effective Date: 
Sun, 06/01/2014

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation is authorized to adopt rules relating to the cleanliness of the streets and the disposal of waste pursuant to section 753 of the New York City Charter.  Pursuant to §§ 16-119 (e) of the New York City Administrative Code, the Commissioner is authorized to promulgate rules governing the impoundment and release of vehicles.

The purpose of the rule amendment is to expand the Department’s existing rules governing impoundment procedures to cover other applicable violations under Title 16 of the New York Administrative Code beyond impoundments performed pursuant to § 16-119 of the Code.  Since the initial rules regarding the impoundment of vehicles for violations of the illegal dumping law were originally promulgated, the number of laws that authorize the Department to impound vehicles has increased.  This rule amendment will update the Department’s rules to address additional circumstances in which the Department is authorized to impound vehicles.

Effective Date: 
Wed, 01/29/2014

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

Local Law 69 of 2013 makes original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) responsible for the lawful recovery of refrigerants from their refrigerant-containing appliances when their appliances are discarded by residents. Despite this requirement, the Department will continue to provide its own refrigerant removal program in which OEMs can participate for a fee. OEMs can also choose to establish their own recovery program or participate with other OEMs in a refrigerant recovery program. The fee imposed by this rule will allow the Department to recover a portion of the program costs incurred through servicing OEMs’ appliances.

The purpose of the proposed rule is to carry out the requirements of Local Law 69 of 2013 by establishing the requirements for OEMs’ refrigerant recovery programs for appliances that are being disposed of by “residential generators” in the city of New York. “Residential generators” are any person, entity, agency, or institution in the city of New York that receives solid waste or recycling collection service from the department.

Specifically the proposed rule:

  • Establishes the registration requirements for OEMs of refrigerant-containing appliances,
  • Requires that OEMs indicate whether they plan to establish their own refrigerant recovery program, participate with other OEMs in a refrigerant recovery program, or have their appliances serviced by the Department’s refrigerant recovery program,
  • Establishes the fee that an OEM must pay if refrigerant is removed from an OEM’s appliance by the department,
  • Establishes annual reporting requirements for any OEM who establishes its own refrigerant recovery program or participates with OEMs in a refrigerant recovery program, and,
  • Establishes violations and fines for failure to comply with certain requirements of the proposed rule. 

DSNY’s authority for these rules is found in sections 753 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and section 16-485 of the New York City Administrative Code.

This proposed rule also repeals the current Chapter 17 of Title 16 of the Rules of the City of New York, which relates to the collection, recycling and reuse of electronic equipment, because the local laws that authorized Chapter 17, Local Laws 13 and 21 of 2008, were preempted by New York State law through Chapter 99 of 2010. DSNY’s authority for this repeal is found in sections 753 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter.

 

Subject: 

DSNY Proposed Rule on Refrigerant Recovery

Location: 
3rd Floor Boardroom
125 Worth Street, Room 330
New York, NY 10013
Contact: 

No contact

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, November 8, 2013
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation is authorized to adopt rules relating to the cleanliness of the streets and the disposal of waste pursuant to section 753 of the New York City Charter. Pursuant to §§ 16-119 (e) and (g) of the New York City Administrative Code, the Commissioner is authorized to promulgate rules governing the impoundment and release of vehicles.

 

The purpose of the proposed rule amendment is to expand the Department's existing rules governing impoundment procedures to cover other applicable violations under Title 16 of the New York Administrative Code beyond impoundments performed pursuant to § 16-119 of the Code. Since the initial rules regarding the impoundment of vehicles for violations of the illegal dumping law were originally promulgated, the number of laws that authorize the Department to impound vehicles has increased. This rule amendment will update the Department's rules to address additional circumstances in which the Department is authorized to impound vehicles.

 

 

Subject: 

Opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments to the rule governing the impoundment of motor vehicles by the department.

Location: 
125 Worth Street, Room 819
New York, NY 10013
Contact: 

Ellen Cooper, Associate Counsel
Bureau of Legal Affairs
New York City Department of Sanitation
125 Worth Street, Room 710
New York, New York 10013
ecooper@dsny.nyc.gov

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation (the "Department") is authorized to adopt rules pursuant to sections 753(a) and (b) of the New York City Charter relating to the removal and disposition of various items from the City's streets and sidewalks, as well as rules specifying what items will be collected by the Department and the manner in which those items are arranged or sorted. Additionally, section 16-305(c) of the New York City Administrative Code requires the Sanitation Commissioner to designate rigid plastics containers as a recyclable material to be source separated (i.e. sorted and set out by residents) and collected from the Department-managed waste stream prior to delivery of Department-managed recyclables to the Sims Group recycling processing facility being constructed at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. This new recycling processing facility is scheduled to open and be operational in 2013.

 

Besides traditional food containers, there are many other consumer items made of rigid plastic that the Department intends to capture in its recycling collection program. The purpose of this rule is to designate an expanded category of rigid plastic items as recyclable material to be source separated and set out by residents for collection by the Department.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Fri, 07/05/2013

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 



 Click here (.pdf) for the complete text of the adopted rule.



Effective Date: 
Sun, 04/01/2012

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation (the “Department”) is authorized to adopt rules pursuant to sections 753(a) and (b) of the New York City Charter relating to the removal and disposition of various items from the City’s streets and sidewalks, as well as rules specifying what items will be collected by the Department and the manner in which those items are arranged or sorted. Additionally, section 16-305(c) of the New York City Administrative Code requires the Sanitation Commissioner to designate rigid plastics containers as a recyclable material to be source separated (i.e. sorted and set out by residents) and collected from the Department-managed waste stream prior to delivery of Department-managed recyclables to the Sims Group recycling processing facility being constructed at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. This new recycling processing facility is scheduled to open and be operational in 2013.

 

Besides traditional food containers, there are many other consumer items made of rigid plastic that the Department intends to capture in its recycling collection program. The purpose of the proposed rule is to designate an expanded category of rigid plastic items as recyclable material to be source separated and set out by residents for collection by the Department.

 

 

Subject: 

Opportunity to comment on proposed amendments to the rule designating rigid plastics as recyclable material for source separation and collection by the Department of Sanitation.

Location: 
125 Worth Street Third Floor Boardroom - 330
NY, NY 10013
Contact: 

Andrea Ciccone, Counsel
Bureau of Legal Affairs
New York City Department of Sanitation
125 Worth Street, Room 710
New York, New York 10013
aciccone@dsny.nyc.gov

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Proposed Rules Content: 



 Click here (.pdf) for the complete text of the proposed rule.



Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Proposed Rules Content: 



 Click here (.pdf) for the complete text of the proposed rule.