DEP adopts amendments to the engineering criteria for fossil fuel burning boilers & water heaters.

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Effective Date: 
Monday, June 13, 2016

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

Local Law Number 38 for the year 2015 amends Title 24 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York by increasing the threshold for boiler registrations from 2.8 million btu (mbtu) per hour to 4.2 mbtu per hour. In order to ensure that boilers that range from 2.8 mbtu per hour to 4.2 mbtu per hour are still subject to certain standards, including a combustion efficiency test, modified standards have been established in a new Section 2-05 (“Application for Registrations”). This newly created section sets forth the criteria that a registration that ranges from 2.8 mbtu per hour to 4.2 mbtu per hour must meet.

This rule also requires that these registrations are subject to the field verification process requirements set forth in Section 2-06.

Consistent with the above, DEP has amended Chapter 2 of Title 15 of the Rules of the City of New York, to apply certain standards for boilers that range from 2.8 mbtu per hour to 4.2 mbtu per hour, which were previously defined as certificates of operation and are now defined as registrations. Subjecting these boilers to the performance requirements set forth in this section will help to regulate and control emission sources.

The Rule is authorized by Section 1043 of the Charter of the City of New York and sections 24-105, and 24-109(b) of the Administrative Code.