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DSNY Proposed Small Business Forward Rule

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Rule status: Proposed

Agency: DSNY

Comment by date: April 5, 2024

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On November 17, 2023, Mayor Eric Adams signed into law Local Law No. 151 of 2023 (Local Law 151). Local Law 151 reduces the regulatory burden on businesses. It reduces penalties and gives more business owners extra time to cure violations. These reforms were a part of the Mayor’s Small Business Forward Initiative.

This rule codifies certain provisions contained in Local Law 151. Specifically, it simplifies the signage requirements for businesses regarding the collection of organic waste. It also makes technical amendments relating to the enforcement provisions that are specifically enumerated in §16-324 of the New York City Administrative Code related to the enforcement of solid waste recycling provisions. Finally, the proposed rule includes some minor plain language edits.

DSNY’s authority for this rule is found in sections 753 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and sections 16-306 and 16-306.1 of the New York City Administrative Code.

Attendees who need reasonable accommodation for a disability such as a sign language translation should contact the agency by calling 1 (646) 885-4786 or emailing [email protected] by March 29, 2024

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