New York City Council Legislation Paper

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The New York City Council Legislation Text File #: Int 0218-2010, Version: A City Hall New York, NY 10007 Proposed Int. No. 218-A By Council Members Koppell, Chin, Comrie, Fidler, Foster Gentile, Lander and Nelson A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the use of idle reduction technology in ambulances. Be it enacted by the Council as follows: Section 1. Subchapter seven of chapter one of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new 24-163.10 to read as follows: §24-163.10. Use of verified idle reduction technology in ambulances. a. For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall be defined as follows: (1) “Auxiliary power unit” shall mean a device containing an engine certified by the United States environmental protection agency that supplies cooling, heating, and electrical power to trucks and other vehicles while the engine is turned off in order to reduce emissions from such vehicles. (2) “Verified idle reduction technology” shall mean technology, including, but not limited to, an auxiliary power unit, that has been verified by the United States environmental protection agency and allows the engine of a vehicle to be turned off while…show more content…
c. Not later than July first, two thousand fifteen, the fire department shall submit a report to the mayor and the council detailing the findings of such study, including data on actual reduction in vehicular emissions, and a cost-benefit analysis for equipping the entire ambulance fleet with verified idle reduction technology. §2. This local law shall take effect immediately. LS #218-a SS 9/27/11 12:40 p.m. 2/8/13 11:35 a.m. The New York City Council Page 2 of

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