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Rulemaking Petitions Rule

Rule status: Proposed

Agency: DEP

Comment by date: November 24, 2021

Rule Full Text

The Department of Environmental Protection (“Department” or “DEP”) is proposing to add new rules to implement Section 1043(g) of the New York City Charter, which permits any person to petition a city agency to consider the adoption of any rule and requires each agency to have rules creating a procedure for such petitions.

Attendees who need reasonable accommodation for a disablity such as a sign language translation should contact the agency by calling 1 (718) 595-6531 or emailing by November 17, 2021

Send comments by

  • Email:
  • Fax: 1 (718) 595-6543
  • Mail: Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Legal Affairs, 59-17 Junction Boulevard Room/Floor: 19th Floor ; Flushing, New York 11373

Public Hearings

Online comments: 3

  • Eric Eisenberg

    In the proposed rule, it is not clear what “the email address
    identified on the Department’s website” is.

    Please specify a specific DEP email address, in the rulemaking
    petitions rule, to which rulemaking petitions should be sent.

    Comment added October 28, 2021 9:05pm
  • Brian Gatens

    Proposed section § 60-04(b), “the Department will” should instead read “the Department shall.” It is unclear what favorable purpose the more-relaxed “will” language serves. As stated in the Notice, “shall” and “must” denote mandatory requirements; the Department’s response deadline should be a mandatory one. (As far as I can tell, “will” is not a defined term)

    Comment added November 3, 2021 12:14pm
  • Francisco Navarro


    Comment added November 8, 2021 11:11am

Comments are now closed.