By Renee Sosnowski
While he’s no longer in power, Mayor Bloomberg finished his term with an interesting ECB law designed to incentivize action for violators.
The law – Local Law 153 of 2013 (LL 153/13) – amended the Administrative Code to give those respondents receiving a first violation for certain provisions the opportunity to avoid paying a civil penalty if they were to cure the violations within a specific time period.
The proposed rule added a $0 mitigated penalty to three ECB penalty schedules upon a showing that the underlying violations have been cured. The categories open for correction are Sanitation Penalties, Air Code Penalties, and Noise Code Penalties.
The zero penality does have a time line – the offending party must submit an acceptable certification of compliance and admission of liability to DEP within 45 days of the NOV.
To read the amendment, please click here.