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NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF FINAL RULES RELATING TO THE CHANGE OF CRITERIA FOR THE REMOVAL OF DERELICT BICYCLES FROM PUBLIC PROPERTY

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with the requirements of Section 1043 of the New York City Charter and pursuant to the authority vested in the Commissioner of the Department of Sanitation by sections 753 of the New York City Charter and sections 16-122 and 16-128 of the New York City Administrative Code that the Department adopts the following rule relating to the change of criteria for the removal of derelict bicycles from public property.  The Department published a Notice of Opportunity to Comment on the proposed rule in the City Record on July 6, 2016.  On August 9, 2016, the Department held a public hearing on the proposed rule.  

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

 

The Department of Sanitation (“DSNY”) is amending its rule for the removal of derelict bicycles from public property by:

1) reducing the requirements of derelict condition from a minimum of three characteristics to a minimum of two characteristics,

2) removing flat or missing tires as a derelict condition characteristic, and

3) changing the minimum amount of rust cover from 75 percent to 50 percent.

 

DSNY’s authority for these rules is found in sections 753 (a) and (b) of the New York City Charter and by sections 16-122 and 16-128 of the New York City Administrative Code

 

 

Effective Date: 
Sun, 09/25/2016

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

The Department of Sanitation (“DSNY”) proposes to amend its rule for the removal of derelict bicycles from public property by:

1.) reducing the requirements of derelict condition from a minimum of three characteristics to a minimum of two characteristics,

2.) removing flat or missing tires as a derelict condition characteristic, and

3.) changing the minimum amount of rust cover from 75 percent to 50 percent.

DSNY’s authority for these rules is found in sections 753 (a) and (b) of the New York City Charter and by sections 16-122 and 16-128 of the New York City Administrative Code

Subject: 

Change of Criteria for the Removal of Derelict Bicycles from Public Property

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

Madelynn Liguori (646) 885-4786

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STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is authorized to promulgate rules regarding highway operations in the City pursuant to Section 2903(b) of the New York City Charter.

 

The purpose of the adopted rule is to provide pedestrian and cyclist safety around large construction projects.

 

The adopted rule will achieve this goal by:

·         giving the Department of Transportation Commissioner discretion to require the use of pedestrian traffic managers at selected construction sites.

·         providing experience and certification criteria for pedestrian traffic managers.

 

Background

DOT permittees  already provide staff  to  control  vehicular traffic  around  large  construction

projects. However, with the increase in bicycle ridership and pedestrian volume throughout the city, it is important that permittees also place trained pedestrian traffic managers, who will focus on bicycle and pedestrian safety, in and around major construction projects. Permittees have recently deployed pedestrian traffic managers successfully at large construction sites, such as the World Trade Center site and the reconstruction of Peck Slip in Lower Manhattan.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Mon, 01/07/2013

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

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STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

 

The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is authorized to promulgate rules regarding parking and traffic operations in the City pursuant to Section 2903(a) of the New York City Charter.

 

The purpose of the adopted rule is to amend paragraph 4 of subdivision p of Section 4-12 of the Rules of the City of New York to conform the rule with legislative changes made to sections 10- 157 and 10-157.1 of the Administrative Code.

 

Background

On October 25, 2012, Local Laws 52, 54, 55 and 56 of 2012 were enacted. These laws related to

commercial bicyclists and were passed to clarify and streamline requirements for businesses using bicycles for commercial purposes and their bicycle operators. Additionally, DOT was provided explicit enforcement authority for these sections of the Administrative Code.

 

As a result of these legislative changes, DOT is revising the requirements for the commercial bicyclist safety poster. These amendments align the poster to the new law and make the poster more user-friendly.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Thu, 05/30/2013

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Final Rule

 

The Environmental Control Board (ECB) held a Public Hearing on February 20, 2013 regarding amendments to its Department of Transportation Penalty Schedule found in Section 3-124 of Subchapter G of Chapter 3 of Title 48 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY). Two (2) members of the public and a representative from the Department of Transportation (DOT) attended the Public Hearing. Neither written comments nor oral testimony were presented at the February 20, 2013 Public Hearing concerning the Proposed Rule.

 

On October 25, 2012, the Mayor signed into law amendments to Sections 10-157 and 10-157.1 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York. These amendments granted the Environmental Control Board specific authorization to hear and decide notices of violation issued to businesses that violate commercial bicycling provisions.

 

Administrative Code Sections 10-157 and 10-157.1 outline the responsibilities of businesses and bicycle operators who use bicycles for commercial purposes. As amended, both Administrative Code sections 10-157 and 10-157.1 broaden the enforcement jurisdiction of these sections to specifically allow the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), as well as the New York City Police Department, to issue such violations. To enforce these new laws, the Environmental Control Board has added first and subsequent offense charges for four new violations to ECB’s DOT Penalty schedule found in Section 3- 124 of Subchapter G of Chapter 3 of Title 48 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY).

 

Failure to provide appropriate equipment to a bicycle operator delivering on behalf of a business using a bicycle for commercial purposes

The law requires businesses owners who use commercial delivery bicycle operators to provide suitable equipment to these operators. This equipment includes protective headgear, retro-reflective outermost upper apparel, and ID cards.

 

The protective headgear (e.g., helmet) must meet federal consumer product safety standards and be readily available on-site. The retro-reflective apparel (e.g., reflective vest) must indicate the business’ name and the bicycle operator’s three-digit identification number in letters/numerals not less than one inch in height, so that it is readable at a distance of at least 10 feet. The ID card must contain the operator’s name; three-digit identification number; a photo of the operator; and the business’ name, address and telephone number.

 

Failure of a business using a bicycle for commercial purposes to produce or maintain a rosterThe roster must indicate the name and place of residence of each bicyclist operating a bicycle on behalf of such business. In addition, the roster must include the date of employment and discharge (if applicable) of such bicyclist, the bicyclist’s three-digit identification number and whether or not the employee has completed a required bicycle safety course.

 

The law also requires the roster to be available for inspection during regular and usual business hours (or any other time that such business is open for business) upon request by any person authorized by law to enforce this section of law.

 

Failure to properly equip a bicycle used on behalf of a business using a bicycle for commercial purposes

The new law requires each bicycle to be properly equipped with a lamp; a bell or other device capable of giving an audible signal from a distance of at least 100 feet (not a siren or whistle); brakes; and reflective tires or a reflex reflector mounted on the spokes of each wheel. These requirements conform with section 1236 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law and enhance the visibility of commercial delivery cyclists for motorists and pedestrians.

 

Failure to post Commercial Bicyclist Safety Poster containing required information

Section 10-157.1 of the Administrative Code requires that a safety poster be present in all businesses that use a bicycle for commercial purposes. The poster must summarize the responsibilities of bicycle operators and businesses indicated in Administrative Code Section 10-157. The poster must also summarize various other provisions of law and rules deemed most important by DOT, as listed in Section 10-157.1 of the Administrative Code, for the safe operation of bicycles in New York City. The poster must be in English, Spanish and any other language spoken predominately by any bicycle operator utilized by the business. The poster must be posted so that it is clearly visible to bicycle operators and business patrons present at the business site.

 

Penalties

Penalties are set out in section 10-157(g) of the New York City Administrative Code. That section provides for a civil penalty of $100 for a first offense. A business is subject to a subsequent offense penalty of $250 if it violates the same provision of law more than thirty days after such business has already violated that provision of law.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Sun, 04/14/2013

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

 

On October 25, 2012, the Mayor signed into law amendments to Sections 10-157 and 10-157.1 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York. These amendments granted the Environmental Control Board specific authorization to hear and decide notices of violation issued to businesses that violate commercial bicycling provisions.

 

Administrative Code Sections 10-157 and 10-157.1 outline the responsibilities of businesses and bicycle operators who use bicycles for commercial purposes. As amended, both Administrative Code sections 10-157 and 10-157.1 broaden the enforcement jurisdiction of these sections to specifically allow the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), as well as the New York City Police Department, to issue such violations. To enforce these new laws, the Environmental Control Board is proposing to add first and subsequent offense charges for four new violations to ECB’s DOT Penalty schedule found in Section 3-124 of Subchapter G of Chapter 3 of Title 48 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY).

 

Failure to provide appropriate equipment to a bicycle operator delivering on behalf of a business using a bicycle for commercial purposes

 

The law requires businesses owners who use commercial delivery bicycle operators to provide suitable equipment to these operators. This equipment includes protective headgear, retro-reflective outermost upper apparel, and ID cards.

 

The protective headgear (e.g. helmet) must meet federal consumer product safety standards and be readily available on-site. The retro-reflective apparel (e.g. reflective vest) must indicate the business’ name and the bicycle operator’s three- digit identification number in letters/numerals not less than one inch in height so that it is readable at a distance of at least 10 feet. The ID card must contain the operator’s name, three-digit identification number, a photo of the operator and the business’ name, address and telephone number.

 

Failure of a business using a bicycle for commercial purposes to produce or maintain a roster

 

The roster must indicate the name and place of residence of each bicyclist operating a bicycle on behalf of such business. In addition, the roster must include the date of employment and discharge (if applicable) of such bicyclist, the bicyclist’s three-digit identification number and whether or not the employee has completed a required bicycle safety course.

 

The law also requires the roster to be available for inspection during regular and usual business hours (or any other time that such business is open for business) upon request by any person authorized by law to enforce this section of law.

 

Failure to properly equip a bicycle used on behalf of a business using a bicycle for commercial purposes

 

The new law requires each bicycle to be properly equipped with a lamp, a bell or other device capable of giving an audible signal from a distance of at least 100 feet (not a siren or whistle), brakes and reflective tires or a reflex reflector mounted on the spokes of each wheel. These requirements conform with section 1236 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law and enhance the visibility of commercial delivery cyclists for motorists and pedestrians.

 

Failure to post Commercial Bicyclist Safety Poster containing required information

 

Section 10-157.1 of the Administrative Code requires that a safety poster be present in all businesses that use a bicycle for commercial purposes. The poster must summarize the responsibilities of bicycle operators and businesses indicated in Administrative Code Section 10-157. The poster must also summarize various other provisions of law and rules deemed most important by DOT, as listed in Section 10-157.1 of the Administrative Code, for the safe operation of bicycles in New York City. The poster must be in English, Spanish and any other language spoken predominately by any bicycle operator utilized by the business. The poster must be posted so that it is clearly visible to bicycle operators and business patrons present at the business site.

 

Penalties

 

Penalties are set out in section 10-157(g) of the New York City Administrative Code. That section provides for a civil penalty of $100 for a first offense. A business is subject to a subsequent offense penalty of $250 if it violates the same provision of law more than thirty days after such business has already violated that provision of law.

 

 

Subject: 

Opportunity to comment on proposed rule regarding amendments to the Department of Transportation (DOT) Penalty Schedule for offenses adjudicated by the Environmental Control Board (ECB).

Location: 
ECB
66 John Street, 10th Floor, Conference Room
New York, NY 10038
Contact: 

James Macron
Counsel to the Board
ECB
66 John Street
10th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10038
(212) 361-1515

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