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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, May 22, 4000
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF EMERGENCY RULE ESTABLISHMENT EMERGENCY FOOD DELIVERY PROGRAM

 

The Commissioner of the New York City Office of Emergency Management hereby gives notice, pursuant to the authority granted by sections 1043(i) and 497(a) and (d) of the New York City Charter, of the adoption of the following emergency rule, effective immediately, establishing a temporary emergency food delivery program for vulnerable homebound New Yorkers who are impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency and meet certain eligibility criteria. 


Statement of Basis and Purpose of Emergency Rule

 

The Office of Emergency Management is adopting an emergency rule establishing a temporary emergency food delivery program to ensure that certain vulnerable New Yorkers facing food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency have adequate food access. The program aims to feed New Yorkers facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 public health emergency by deploying Taxi and Limousine Commission-licensed drivers of taxis and for-hire vehicles, or other drivers as determined by the agency, to deliver free meals to program participants.  

 

The program will be focused on the City’s most vulnerable populations. In order to receive services under the program, the individual or family must meet the following criteria:

  1. No member of the household is able to obtain food from outside the home:
  • as a result of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (e.g. the individual is in quarantine or otherwise restricted to their home as a result of City and/or State emergency orders and policies adopted in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency); or 
  • because the individual is elderly, a person with a disability, or a person with functional needs that prevent or impede travel outside home to obtain food regularly; and
  • The individual or family lacks neighbors or other family members that can obtain food for the individual or family; and
  • The individual or family does not receive meal assistance from existing meal delivery programs (including Meals on Wheels and God's Love We Deliver); and
  • The household is either:
    • unable to afford meal delivery or grocery delivery as a result of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (e.g., crisis led to job loss or other adverse impact on income); or
    • normally relies on public food services (e.g., food pantry, soup kitchen, etc.) that are unavailable to the individual or family due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. 

    This rule is necessary because food insecurity among a growing number of New Yorkers is an immediate and significant problem facing the City during the COVID-19 public health crisis. As businesses lay off workers in response to the Emergency Orders described above and as individuals remain in their homes entirely or to the maximum extent possible, the City expects to see an increased number of food insecure New Yorkers.  This includes but is not limited to those who would normally rely on services outside the home such as food pantries, soup kitchens, or other free food service programs It is anticipated that existing programs for the home delivery of food to food insecure individuals, operated by the City or by non-profits such as Meals on Wheels and God’s Love We Deliver, will not have adequate staffing or financial capacity to meet the needs of this population during the period of this emergency.  

    In order to address the unique and imminent challenge of providing adequate food supply to vulnerable, home-bound New Yorkers, the City has developed an emergency food delivery program. For food insecure residents who meet the criteria described above, home delivery of meals is the safest and most efficient way to ensure that this population is receiving adequate nutrition. 


    Sections 1043(a) and (i) and 497(a) and (d) of the New York City Charter authorize the Office of Emergency Management to issue this emergency rule. Pursuant to Charter section 1043(d)(4)(i), this rule does not require certification or analysis by the Office of Operations.

     

    New material is underlined.

    [Deleted material is in brackets.]

     

    Section 1. The Rules of the City of New York are amended by adding a new Title 72, to read as follows:

     

    TITLE 72

     

    OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

     

    CHAPTER 1

     

    EMERGENCY FOOD DELIVERY PROGRAM

     

    § 1-01. Emergency food delivery. a. An individual or family residing in New York City may request free meals delivered to the home of such individual or family, provided that:

     

    1. No such individual member of the household is able to obtain food from outside the home either:
      1. Due to reasons related to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, including but not limited to individuals in quarantine by order of a health care professional or otherwise restricted to their home as a result of City or State emergency orders and policies adopted in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency; or 
      2. Because the individual is over the age of 60, a person with a disability, or a person with functional needs that prevent or impede travel outside home to obtain food regularly; and
    2. Such individual or family lacks neighbors or other family members that can obtain food for the individual or family; and
    3. Such individual or family does not receive sufficient meal assistance from existing meal delivery programs, including but not limited to Meals on Wheels and God's Love We Deliver; and
    4. Such individual or family either:
      1. Is unable to afford meal delivery or grocery delivery as a result of economic impacts related to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, including but not limited to loss of employment or income; or
      2. Would otherwise rely on public food services, including but not limited to food pantries, soup kitchens and senior centers, that are unavailable  or that cannot be accessed by the individual or family due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. 

    b. Such requests must be made in a form and manner as determined by the Commissioner of Emergency Management. Requests for meal delivery pursuant to this section may be made on the City’s website or by calling the City’s 311 call center.  

     

    c. Meals delivered under this program will be delivered by drivers licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission who have chosen to participate in this program in vehicles licensed by such Commission, or may be delivered by such other method as determined by the Commissioner of Emergency Management. Drivers licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission may apply to participate in this program in a form and manner as determined by the Commissioner of Emergency Management.

     

    d. Nothing in this section shall be construed as granting any individual or family that meets the eligibility criteria provided in subdivision a of this section a right to receive meal delivery services under this program. In addition to the requirements for eligibility set forth in subdivision a of this section, delivery of meals pursuant to this section is subject to availability of food and drivers. 


     

    e. The provisions of this chapter shall be deemed effective as of March 24, 2020. The program provided for in this chapter will terminate at the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, as determined by Order of the Mayor, or on such other date as determined by the Commissioner of Emergency Management.  


    Required Finding Pursuant to New York City Charter Section 1043(i)(1)

    IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED that the immediate effectiveness of this emergency rule, which establishes a temporary emergency food delivery program, is necessary to address a public health emergency and to aid the City of New York in responding to COVID-19. 

     

    On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization designated the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. On January 31, 2020, United States Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the entire United States to aid the nation's healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. On March 7, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared by Executive Order a disaster emergency for the entire State of New York. On March 12, 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a State of Emergency within the City of New York. New York State and New York City continue to take measures to address the threat that COVID-19 poses to the health and welfare of its residents and visitors.  

    On March 20, 2020, the Governor issued Executive Order No. 202.8 (“E.O. 202.8”), which stated that “both travel-related cases and community contact transmission of COVID-19 have been documented in New York State and are expected to be continue” and that “in order to facilitate the most timely and effective response to the COVID-19 emergency disaster, it is critical for New York State to be able to act quickly to gather, coordinate, and deploy goods, services, professionals, and volunteers of all kinds.” E.O. 202.8 requires that 100 percent of the workforce in the state remain at home, excluding essential services. In practical effect, this E.O has resulted in large-scale closures of storefronts and other work locations, resulting in large-scale lay-offs of workers. 

     

    Food insecurity among a growing number of New Yorkers is an immediate and significant problem facing the City during the COVID-19 public health crisis. As businesses lay off workers in response to public health restrictions imposed on employers and as individuals remain in their homes entirely or to the maximum extent possible, the City expects to see an increased number of food insecure New Yorkers. This includes but is not limited to those who would normally rely on services outside the home such as food pantries, soup kitchens, or other free food service programs. It is anticipated that existing programs for the home delivery of food to food insecure individuals will not have adequate staffing or financial capacity to meet the needs of this population during the period of this emergency.  

     

    Delaying implementation of this rule pending non-emergency rulemaking would foreseeably impede the delivery of the program’s free meals to vulnerable, homebound residents of New York City during this public health emergency. 

     

    Pursuant to section 1043(i)(2) of the New York City Charter, the emergency rule will remain in effect for not more than 120 days while OEM prepares a permanent rule. 

    IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED that the immediate effectiveness of a rule authorizing OEM to establish a temporary emergency food delivery program to serve vulnerable New Yorkers affected by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency is necessary to address an imminent threat to the health of residents of New York City and to a necessary service that is normally provided to such residents.

     Dated: May 22, 2020  DEANNE CRISWELL

    s/_____________________

    DEANNE CRISWELL

    COMMISSIONER, OFFICE OF  EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

    Subject: 

    Not applicable.

    Contact: 

    No contact

    Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

    Agency:
    Comment By: 
    Monday, May 22, 4000
    Proposed Rules Content: 

     

    OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

     

    NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF EMERGENCY RULE ESTABLISHMENT EMERGENCY FOOD DELIVERY PROGRAM

     

    The Commissioner of the New York City Office of Emergency Management hereby gives notice, pursuant to the authority granted by sections 1043(i) and 497(a) and (d) of the New York City Charter, of the adoption of the following emergency rule, effective immediately, establishing a temporary emergency food delivery program for vulnerable homebound New Yorkers who are impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency and meet certain eligibility criteria. 


    Statement of Basis and Purpose of Emergency Rule

     

    The Office of Emergency Management is adopting an emergency rule establishing a temporary emergency food delivery program to ensure that certain vulnerable New Yorkers facing food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency have adequate food access. The program aims to feed New Yorkers facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 public health emergency by deploying Taxi and Limousine Commission-licensed drivers of taxis and for-hire vehicles, or other drivers as determined by the agency, to deliver free meals to program participants.  

     

    The program will be focused on the City’s most vulnerable populations. In order to receive services under the program, the individual or family must meet the following criteria:

    1. No member of the household is able to obtain food from outside the home:
    • as a result of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (e.g. the individual is in quarantine or otherwise restricted to their home as a result of City and/or State emergency orders and policies adopted in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency); or 
    • because the individual is elderly, a person with a disability, or a person with functional needs that prevent or impede travel outside home to obtain food regularly; and
  • The individual or family lacks neighbors or other family members that can obtain food for the individual or family; and
  • The individual or family does not receive meal assistance from existing meal delivery programs (including Meals on Wheels and God's Love We Deliver); and
  • The household is either:
    • unable to afford meal delivery or grocery delivery as a result of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (e.g., crisis led to job loss or other adverse impact on income); or
    • normally relies on public food services (e.g., food pantry, soup kitchen, etc.) that are unavailable to the individual or family due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. 

    This rule is necessary because food insecurity among a growing number of New Yorkers is an immediate and significant problem facing the City during the COVID-19 public health crisis. As businesses lay off workers in response to the Emergency Orders described above and as individuals remain in their homes entirely or to the maximum extent possible, the City expects to see an increased number of food insecure New Yorkers.  This includes but is not limited to those who would normally rely on services outside the home such as food pantries, soup kitchens, or other free food service programs It is anticipated that existing programs for the home delivery of food to food insecure individuals, operated by the City or by non-profits such as Meals on Wheels and God’s Love We Deliver, will not have adequate staffing or financial capacity to meet the needs of this population during the period of this emergency.  

    In order to address the unique and imminent challenge of providing adequate food supply to vulnerable, home-bound New Yorkers, the City has developed an emergency food delivery program. For food insecure residents who meet the criteria described above, home delivery of meals is the safest and most efficient way to ensure that this population is receiving adequate nutrition. 


    Sections 1043(a) and (i) and 497(a) and (d) of the New York City Charter authorize the Office of Emergency Management to issue this emergency rule. Pursuant to Charter section 1043(d)(4)(i), this rule does not require certification or analysis by the Office of Operations.

     

    New material is underlined.

    [Deleted material is in brackets.]

     

    Section 1. The Rules of the City of New York are amended by adding a new Title 72, to read as follows:

     

    TITLE 72

     

    OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

     

    CHAPTER 1

     

    EMERGENCY FOOD DELIVERY PROGRAM

     

    § 1-01. Emergency food delivery. a. An individual or family residing in New York City may request free meals delivered to the home of such individual or family, provided that:

     

    1. No such individual member of the household is able to obtain food from outside the home either:
      1. Due to reasons related to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, including but not limited to individuals in quarantine by order of a health care professional or otherwise restricted to their home as a result of City or State emergency orders and policies adopted in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency; or 
      2. Because the individual is over the age of 60, a person with a disability, or a person with functional needs that prevent or impede travel outside home to obtain food regularly; and
    2. Such individual or family lacks neighbors or other family members that can obtain food for the individual or family; and
    3. Such individual or family does not receive sufficient meal assistance from existing meal delivery programs, including but not limited to Meals on Wheels and God's Love We Deliver; and
    4. Such individual or family either:
      1. Is unable to afford meal delivery or grocery delivery as a result of economic impacts related to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, including but not limited to loss of employment or income; or
      2. Would otherwise rely on public food services, including but not limited to food pantries, soup kitchens and senior centers, that are unavailable  or that cannot be accessed by the individual or family due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. 

    b. Such requests must be made in a form and manner as determined by the Commissioner of Emergency Management. Requests for meal delivery pursuant to this section may be made on the City’s website or by calling the City’s 311 call center.  

     

    c. Meals delivered under this program will be delivered by drivers licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission who have chosen to participate in this program in vehicles licensed by such Commission, or may be delivered by such other method as determined by the Commissioner of Emergency Management. Drivers licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission may apply to participate in this program in a form and manner as determined by the Commissioner of Emergency Management.

     

    d. Nothing in this section shall be construed as granting any individual or family that meets the eligibility criteria provided in subdivision a of this section a right to receive meal delivery services under this program. In addition to the requirements for eligibility set forth in subdivision a of this section, delivery of meals pursuant to this section is subject to availability of food and drivers. 


     

    e. The provisions of this chapter shall be deemed effective as of March 24, 2020. The program provided for in this chapter will terminate at the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, as determined by Order of the Mayor, or on such other date as determined by the Commissioner of Emergency Management.  


    Required Finding Pursuant to New York City Charter Section 1043(i)(1)

    IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED that the immediate effectiveness of this emergency rule, which establishes a temporary emergency food delivery program, is necessary to address a public health emergency and to aid the City of New York in responding to COVID-19. 

     

    On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization designated the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. On January 31, 2020, United States Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the entire United States to aid the nation's healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. On March 7, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared by Executive Order a disaster emergency for the entire State of New York. On March 12, 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a State of Emergency within the City of New York. New York State and New York City continue to take measures to address the threat that COVID-19 poses to the health and welfare of its residents and visitors.  

    On March 20, 2020, the Governor issued Executive Order No. 202.8 (“E.O. 202.8”), which stated that “both travel-related cases and community contact transmission of COVID-19 have been documented in New York State and are expected to be continue” and that “in order to facilitate the most timely and effective response to the COVID-19 emergency disaster, it is critical for New York State to be able to act quickly to gather, coordinate, and deploy goods, services, professionals, and volunteers of all kinds.” E.O. 202.8 requires that 100 percent of the workforce in the state remain at home, excluding essential services. In practical effect, this E.O has resulted in large-scale closures of storefronts and other work locations, resulting in large-scale lay-offs of workers. 

     

    Food insecurity among a growing number of New Yorkers is an immediate and significant problem facing the City during the COVID-19 public health crisis. As businesses lay off workers in response to public health restrictions imposed on employers and as individuals remain in their homes entirely or to the maximum extent possible, the City expects to see an increased number of food insecure New Yorkers. This includes but is not limited to those who would normally rely on services outside the home such as food pantries, soup kitchens, or other free food service programs. It is anticipated that existing programs for the home delivery of food to food insecure individuals will not have adequate staffing or financial capacity to meet the needs of this population during the period of this emergency.  

     

    Delaying implementation of this rule pending non-emergency rulemaking would foreseeably impede the delivery of the program’s free meals to vulnerable, homebound residents of New York City during this public health emergency. 

     

    Pursuant to section 1043(i)(2) of the New York City Charter, the emergency rule will remain in effect for not more than 120 days while OEM prepares a permanent rule. 

    IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED that the immediate effectiveness of a rule authorizing OEM to establish a temporary emergency food delivery program to serve vulnerable New Yorkers affected by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency is necessary to address an imminent threat to the health of residents of New York City and to a necessary service that is normally provided to such residents.

     Dated: May 22, 2020  DEANNE CRISWELL

    s/_____________________

    DEANNE CRISWELL

    COMMISSIONER, OFFICE OF  EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

    Subject: 

    Not applicable.

    Contact: 

    No contact

    Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

    Adopted Rules Content: 

    Food scraps and other organic waste make up more than one-third of all commercial waste in New York City. Diverting this material from landfills to produce soil enhancing compost, or as an energy source through aerobic and anaerobic digesters, is a key component of the City’s goal of sending zero waste to landfills. Under Local Law 146 of 2013, codified in §16-306.1 of the New York City Administrative Code, the Sanitation Commissioner must evaluate, at least annually, whether there exists sufficient regional organic waste processing capacity to require that certain food-generating businesses in the City, or a subset of them, engage in source separation of organic waste and ensure its beneficial use through composting, anaerobic digestion or other process as approved by the Commissioner. DSNY has determined that there is currently sufficient organics processing capacity available to allow for an increase in food waste diversion and thus proposes to apply the requirement to additional large food-generating businesses in the city. These businesses would be required to separate their organic waste for collection and handling either by engaging private carters, transporting organic waste themselves, or managing the waste on-site using in-vessel composting or aerobic or anaerobic digestion systems (subject to compliance with the City’s sewer discharge regulations). A designated covered establishment could also donate food to a third party (such as a charitable organization) that would otherwise be thrown away, sell or donate the food to a farmer for feedstock, or sell or donate meat by-products to a rendering company (one that converts animal fats into lard). Food disposed of through such donations or sales would not be included within the meaning of “organic waste” as defined in DSNY’s existing rules (§ 1-01 of Chapter 1 of Title 16). The proposed amendments to the existing rule provide that the following types of establishments would be “designated covered establishments” and would have to comply with the source separation, storage, labeling and set out requirements for organic waste set forth in Section 1-11 of Title 16 of the Rules of the City of New York (“Section 1-11”): 1) any building or premises where food service establishments having a total combined floor area of at least eight thousand square feet are located and where the owner of the building or premises, or its agent, arranges or contracts with a private carter for the removal of waste from food service establishments having at least eight thousand square feet of such building or premises; 2) a location at which a food preparation establishment has a floor area of at least six thousand square feet; 3) a catering establishment that is required to provide for the removal of waste pursuant to Administrative Code § 16-116 whenever the anticipated attendance for any particular event is greater than one hundred persons; and 4) sponsors of a temporary public event with an anticipated attendance of greater than five hundred persons per day, excluding activities conducted pursuant to a valid permit for filming, demonstration, parade, or block parties. Additionally, the proposed rule would change the criteria regarding certain covered establishments previously designated under Section 1-11 as follows: 1) a food service establishment located in a hotel having at least one hundred sleeping rooms, which would be lowered from the current requirement of one hundred fifty sleeping rooms, in addition to removing the requirement that such food service establishment operate under common ownership or control of such hotel and receive waste collection from the same private carter that services the hotel; 2) a food service establishment that has a floor area space of at least seven thousand square feet, which would be lowered from the current requirement of fifteen thousand feet; 3) a food service establishment that is part of a chain of two or more locations in New York City, which have a combined floor area of at least eight thousand square feet and that (i) operate under common ownership or control; (ii) are individually franchised outlets of a parent business; or (iii) do business under the same corporate name, which would be lowered from the current requirement of a chain of one hundred or more locations in the City; and 4) a retail food store that has a floor area space of at least ten thousand square feet, or any retail food store that is part of a chain of three or more retail food stores that have a combined floor area space of at least ten thousand square feet, which would be lowered from the current requirement of twenty-five thousand square feet, and that operate under common ownership or control and receive waste collection from the same private carter. DSNY’s authority to promulgate these rules is found in New York City Charter §§ 753 and 1043, and Administrative Code § 6-306.1.

    Effective Date: 
    Fri, 07/31/2020

    Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:5)

    Agency:
    Comment By: 
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019
    Proposed Rules Content: 

    Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule Food scraps and other organic waste make up more than one-third of all commercial waste in New York City. Diverting this material from landfills to produce soil enhancing compost, or as an energy source through aerobic and anaerobic digesters, is a key component of the City’s goal of sending zero waste to landfills. Under Local Law 146 of 2013, codified in §16-306.1 of the New York City Administrative Code, the Sanitation Commissioner must evaluate, at least annually, whether there exists sufficient regional organic waste processing capacity to require that certain food-generating businesses in the City, or a subset of them, engage in source separation of organic waste and ensure its beneficial use through composting, anaerobic digestion or other process as approved by the Commissioner. DSNY has determined that there is currently sufficient organics processing capacity available to allow for an increase in food waste diversion and thus proposes to apply the requirement to additional large food-generating businesses in the city. These businesses would be required to separate their organic waste for collection and handling either by engaging private carters, transporting organic waste themselves, or managing the waste on-site using in-vessel composting or aerobic or anaerobic digestion systems (subject to compliance with the City’s sewer discharge regulations). A designated covered establishment could also donate food to a third party (such as a charitable organization) that would otherwise be thrown away, sell or donate the food to a farmer for feedstock, or sell or donate meat by-products to a rendering company (one that converts animal fats into lard). Food disposed of through such donations or sales would not be included within the meaning of “organic waste” as defined in DSNY’s existing rules (§ 1-01 of Chapter 1 of Title 16). The proposed amendments to the existing rule provide that the following types of establishments would be “designated covered establishments” and would have to comply with the source separation, storage, labeling and set out requirements for organic waste set forth in Section 1-11 of Title 16 of the Rules of the City of New York (“Section 1-11”): 1) any building or premises where food service establishments having a total combined floor area of at least eight thousand square feet are located and where the owner of the building or premises, or its agent, arranges or contracts with a private carter for the removal of waste from food service establishments having at least eight thousand square feet of such building or premises; 2) a location at which a food preparation establishment has a floor area of at least six thousand square feet; 3) a catering establishment that is required to provide for the removal of waste pursuant to Administrative Code § 16-116 whenever the anticipated attendance for any particular event is greater than one hundred persons; and 4) sponsors of a temporary public event with an anticipated attendance of greater than five hundred persons per day, excluding activities conducted pursuant to a valid permit for filming, demonstration, parade, or block parties. Additionally, the proposed rule would change the criteria regarding certain covered establishments previously designated under Section 1-11 as follows: 1) a food service establishment located in a hotel having at least one hundred sleeping rooms, which would be lowered from the current requirement of one hundred fifty sleeping rooms, in addition to removing the requirement that such food service establishment operate under common ownership or control of such hotel and receive waste collection from the same private carter that services the hotel; 2) a food service establishment that has a floor area space of at least seven thousand square feet, which would be lowered from the current requirement of fifteen thousand feet; 3) a food service establishment that is part of a chain of two or more locations in New York City, which have a combined floor area of at least eight thousand square feet and that (i) operate under common ownership or control; (ii) are individually franchised outlets of a parent business; or (iii) do business under the same corporate name, which would be lowered from the current requirement of a chain of one hundred or more locations in the City; and 4) a retail food store that has a floor area space of at least ten thousand square feet, or any retail food store that is part of a chain of three or more retail food stores that have a combined floor area space of at least ten thousand square feet, which would be lowered from the current requirement of twenty-five thousand square feet, and that operate under common ownership or control and receive waste collection from the same private carter. DSNY’s authority to promulgate these rules is found in New York City Charter §§ 753 and 1043, and Administrative Code § 6-306.1.

    Subject: 

    Proposed Expansion of Organic Waste Source Separation Program

    Location: 
    Second Floor Auditorium
    125 Worth Street 2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10013
    Contact: 

    You can submit comments to DSNY through the NYC rules website at http://rules.cityofnewyork.us. You can email comments to nycrules@dsny.nyc.gov.
    You can mail comments to DSNY, Bureau of Legal Affairs, 125 Worth Street, Room 710, New York, NY 10013. You can fax comments to DSNY at 212-788-3876.