DOT Proposed Amendment to Traffic Rules--Temporary Emergency Food Delivery Program

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Monday, August 24, 2020

TheCommissioneroftheNewYorkCity DepartmentofTransportation(DOT)isauthorizedtoissue rulesregardingparkingandtrafficoperationsintheCity pursuanttoSection2903(a)oftheNewYork City Charter.  

 

The New York City Office of Emergency Management (“NYCEM”) adopted an emergency rule establishing a temporary emergency food delivery program to ensure that certain vulnerable New Yorkers facing food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency have adequate access to food. The program aims to feed New Yorkers facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 health emergency by paying drivers designated by NYCEM to deliver free meals to program participants. 

 

On May 22, 2020 DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Mayor Bill de Blasio promulgated a rule on an emergency basis amending section 4-08(a) of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York so that drivers and vehicles delivering free meals to participants in the NYCEM temporary emergency food delivery program are exempt from parking and standing rules for a period of up to 20 minutes.  The DOT emergency rule was published in the City Record on June 1, 2020.

 

Section 4-08(a) is now being amended by non-emergency rulemaking to replace the emergency rule.  This proposed rule would exempt drivers and vehicles delivering frees meals to participants in the NYCEM temporary emergency food delivery program from parking and standing rules for a period of up to 20 minutes. 

 

The City Administrative Procedure Act provides that an emergency rule is effective for 60 days and may be extended for an additional 60 days to provide an opportunity to adopt a final rule replacing the emergency rule on a non-emergency basis.  DOT hereby provides notice that the emergency rule promulgated on May 22, 2020 is extended for an additional 60 days.

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Monday, August 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
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