Amendment of Sanitation Penalty Schedule regarding Organic Waste Recycling

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Effective Date: 
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Final Rule

 

On October 2, 2013, Mayor Bloomberg signed into law Intro 1107-A, which became Local Law 77 of 2013 (Local Law 77), in relation to the collection of food waste. Specifically, this law codified the Department of Sanitation’s (DSNY) organic waste collection pilot program and made several technical amendments to section16-308 of the New York City Administrative Code. 

The ECB held a public hearing on June 11, 2014 regarding amendments to its Sanitation Penalty Schedule found in Section 3-122 of Subchapter G of Chapter 3 of Title 48 of the Rules of the City of New York relating to organic waste recycling.   Neither written comments nor oral testimony were presented at the June 11, 2014 public hearing concerning the proposed rule regarding amendments to its Sanitation Penalty Schedule.

Several subdivisions of section 16-308 that DSNY currently enforces were relettered.  These sections relate to a city yard waste collection program. The rule amends ECB’s Sanitation Penalty Schedule to reflect the relettering of subdivisions of section 16-308 by Local Law 77. The penalties for these violations remain unchanged.

The former subdivision (e) of section 16-308 of the Administrative Code establishes requirements related to the manner in which yard waste should be set out for collection by DSNY. Local Law 77 relettered subdivision (e) as subdivision (f).

The former subdivision (f) of section 16-308 of the Administrative Code, establishes requirements applicable to business that generate yard waste. Local Law 77 relettered subdivision (f) as subdivision (g).

ECB’s authority for these rules is also found in section 1049-a of the New York City Charter.