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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Final Rule

As part of New York City’s Green Infrastructure Program DEP provides incentives to private property owners for implementation of green stormwater management practices (also known as “green infrastructure”) on private property located within the five boroughs of the City. The Program was created in 2010 to create a partnership with private property owners in the design and construction of green infrastructure practices. In preparation for the rollout of additional incentive programs, and to ensure that there is no overlap between programs, DEP has amended its Program rules to specifically incentivize green roof retrofits. Green roof retrofits are an especially important type of stormwater management practice in ultra-urban cities like New York City. The rule amendments also provide for a more streamlined application submission and design review process for green roof retrofits.
The Rules are authorized by Section 1403 of the Charter of the City of New York and Section 24-501 et seq. of the Administrative Code.
A public hearing regarding the rule was held on October 30, 2019. The only public comment received was supportive of the rule.

Effective Date: 
Wed, 01/08/2020

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

Originating from input from applicants and other parties affected by the existing laws and rules relating to property tax abatements for the installation of green roofs, with the assistance of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), New York State has amended Title 4-B of Article 4 of the NYS Real Property Tax Law.

 

Therefore, in conjunction with DEP, the Department of Buildings is amending this rule in order to coincide with relevant amendments made to the revised state law.

 

Such amendment to the rule will expand the definition of “vegetation layer” to include “native plant species, and/or agricultural plant species”. This amendment will allow rooftop farms to qualify for the abatement, as they provide similar stormwater management benefits as other green roofs, while bringing the added benefit of providing local produce to New York City residents.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Fri, 07/11/2014