ECB's Department of Transportation Penalty Schedule

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Monday, March 25, 2013
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule



The Environmental Control Board (“ECB”) is proposing fine increases to four charges currently contained in ECB’s Department of Transportation (DOT) Penalty Schedule. The existing fine structure for these charges is extremely low or inconsistent with similar charges within the fine structure. For this reason, there is little incentive for contractors or others to comply with the city’s laws and rules.


In addition, the penalties associated with these charges have remained unchanged since their creation. In some instances, the penalty for the violating condition is less than the expense of compliance. To serve as an effective deterrent, the fine structure must be greater than the cost of doing business.


For each of these charges, before issuing a violation, DOT will issue either a Commissioner’s Order to correct or a Corrective Action Request giving the responsible party 30 days to correct the violating condition. The proposed penalties are within the statutory limits set forth in section 19-150 of the New York City Administrative Code.



Public Hearing

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).


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

66 John Street 10th Floor, Conference Room
New York, NY 10038