Limitation of Airborne Particulates in Spraying of Insulating Material

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

Local Law Number 38 for the year 2015 amends Title 24 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York by requiring the department to promulgate rules that will require precautions to be in place prior to the spraying of insulating material in or upon any building during construction, alteration or repair.

DEP is proposing these rules, as required by Section 24-146(e), with the goal of reducing dust released into the environment, which is a known cause of asthma and other respiratory complications.

This rulemaking sets forth DEP’s determination as to the precautions that must be used to comply with section 24-146(e).

Consistent with the above, DEP proposes the following new Rule, to be found at 15 RCNY Chapter 49. This proposed rule excludes spray on foam applications from the definition of “insulating material.” DEP invites comments regarding this exclusion.

The Rule is authorized by Section 1043 of the Charter of the City of New York and section 24-105 and 24-146(e) of the Administrative Code.

Public Hearing

Limitation of Airborne Particulates in Spraying of insulating Material.

Public Hearing Date: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Alyssa Preston

DEP 8th Floor Conference Room
59-17 Junction Boulevard 8th Floor Conference Room
Flushing, NY 11373