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Proposed Rules: Open to Comments

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Comment By: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

The use of sealed shipping containers for the transportation of goods has led to a global transformation of maritime shipping operations. The efficiency and security afforded by sealed shipping containers has remained an important factor in choice of seaports and the availability of container servicing facilities and jobs. Access to the port facilities is a major determinant of the sustainable growth and development of port regions and the roadway transportation systems leading to the ports must be adequate to accommodate the container loads.
Trucks hauling sealed shipping containers from New Jersey across the Goethals Bridge to the Howland Hook Global Container Terminal (GCT) in Staten Island require a route that can safely accommodate this sealed shipping container cargo without adversely impacting roadways and neighborhoods that are not designed for this cargo. The Howland Hook GCT supports approximately 300 well-paid jobs, moves 150,000 containers each year, and is the City and State’s largest international cargo gateway.
Due to roadway design and geometric constraints, existing New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) regulations prohibit trucks weighing more than 80,000 pounds and trucks that are longer than 55 feet in total length from using portions of certain highways, except when they receive appropriate permit(s). The current regulations put the Howland Hook GCT and the greater New York City area at a disadvantage when competing against other seaports in the area for maritime-based jobs and economic activity even as investments in modern crane lifts and container handling equipment are being made, and channel dredging for improved access to the port is underway. The proposed rule would support the growth of maritime cargo jobs in New York City.

The proposed rule would expand the transportation network through designated routes in Staten Island to permit trucks hauling sealed shipping containers to operate safely and legally on New York City streets. It would:
 Provide a clearly defined, safe route for drivers to haul sealed containers to and from Howland Hook GCT, exclusively using specified highways and streets; and
 Permit trucks that are up to 73-1/2 feet in length that are carrying sealed shipping containers to weigh up to 90,000 pounds to utilize the specified route.

DOT’s rules would not be affected by these proposed amendments with respect to the existing prohibition on trucks with overweight and oversized trailers from being operated on any non-
designated highway or street in New York City, such as destinations off the designated routes in Staten Island. Moreover, loads transported across streets and structures not regulated by New York City may still require additional authorization.
The Department of Transportation’s authority for these rules is found in section 2903(a) of the New York City Charter and sections 385 and 1642 of the New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law.

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Location: 
55 Water Street, Bid Room, Concourse Level Bid Room is located on the SE corner of 55 Water St facing the NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza
New York, NY 10041
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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

THE CITY OF NEW YORK

DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION

 

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF FINAL RULES GOVERNING THE MAXIMUM SIZE OF CONTAINERS THAT ARE SET OUT FOR COLLECTION BY DSNY. 

 

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 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and section 16-120 of the New York City Administrative Code that the Department adopts the following rule governing the time for placing solid waste for collection. The Department published a Notice of Opportunity to Comment on the proposed rules in the City Record on February 15, 2017.  On March 21, 2017 the Department held a public hearing on the proposed rules.   

Statement of Basis and Purpose 

The Department of Sanitation is issuing a rule that limits the size of receptacles containing solid waste that are set out for collection by the Department. Specifically, this rule limits the maximum size of such receptacles to fifty-five gallons. This rule will ensure that receptacles are of an acceptable size for the Department’s sanitation workers to safely handle in the course of their collection duties. Violators will be subject to a fine for using an improper receptacle as set forth in Section 16-120 of the Administrative Code.  The fine for a first violation will be $100. The fine for a second violation in a twelve month period will be $100. The fine for a third and any subsequent violations in a twelve month period will be $200.

DSNY’s authority for these rules is found in section 753of the New York City Charter.

New material is underlined.

[Deleted material is in brackets.]

“Shall” and “must” denote mandatory requirements and may be used interchangeably in the rules of this department, unless otherwise specified or unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

The title and subdivision (a) of section 1-02.1 of title 16 of the rules of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

§ 1-02.1. [Placement of] Requirements for Receptacles and Bags Containing Solid Waste and Recyclables for Collection.

 

(a) Occupants of residential buildings, public buildings, and special use buildings, except commercial occupants of residential buildings where Department collection service is not otherwise authorized by section 1-03 of this chapter, shall not place receptacles or bags containing solid waste or recyclables out at the curb for collection by the Department earlier than 4:00 p.m. on the day before scheduled collection. Receptacles containing solid waste that are set out at the curb for collection by the Department must not exceed fifty-five gallons in size.

Effective Date: 
Fri, 05/05/2017

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

The Department of Sanitation is proposing a rule that would limit the size of receptacles containing solid waste that are set out for collection by the Department. Specifically, this rule would limit the maximum size of such receptacles to fifty-five gallons. This rule will ensure that receptacles are of an acceptable size for the Department’s sanitation workers to safely handle in the course of their collection duties. Violators will be subject to a fine for using an improper receptacle as set forth in Section 16-120 of the Administrative Code.  The fine for a first violation will be $100. The fine for a second violation in a twelve month period will be $100. The fine for a third and any subsequent violations in a twelve month period will be $200.

DSNY’s authority for these rules is found in section 753of the New York City Charter.

Subject: 

Limitation on Size of Solid Waste Receptacles

Location: 
DSNY Headquarters
125 Worth Street (Room 819)
New York, NY 10013

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

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

Effective Date: 
Tue, 11/15/2011