|SAME AS||SAME AS S01654|
|COSPNSR||Abinanti, Blake, Galef, Gottfried, Jaffee, Magee, Mosley, Simon, Skoufis, Steck, Peoples-Stokes|
|MLTSPNSR||Cook, DenDekker, Glick, Hooper, Richardson|
|Amd §378, Exec L|
|Establishes installation and maintenance standards for gas station fire suppression systems.|
|01/27/2017||referred to governmental operations|
|01/03/2018||referred to governmental operations|
|03/06/2018||reported referred to codes|
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A3492 SPONSOR: Brindisi (MS)
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing installa- tion and maintenance standards for gas station fire suppression systems   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to promote fire safety at gas stations by ensuring the state uniform fire prevention and building code includes installation and maintenance standards for gas station fire suppression systems.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill creates standards for gas station fire suppression systems. Such standards include requiring automatic fire extinguishing systems using an extinguishing agent to be suitable for petroleum fires, requires that such systems be monitored if they are at unattended service stations, requires that the dispensing area where liquid motor fuel is dispensed shall be provided with a dry chemical fire extinguishing system that meets certain requirements; and requires that such automatic fire extinguishing systems be serviced regularly. The bill also provides that failure to comply with these requirements of this section could result in revocation of the building's certificate of occupancy and/or the permit to operate fueling dispensers. Section two of the bill provides an effective date of 180 days after enactment.   JUSTIFICATION: New York has long led the nation when it comes to enacting commonsense safety regulations for drivers. This notion has also been extended to motorists filling up at their local gas station. This regulation has been on the books in New York for decades, and has protected many New Yorkers from serious harm. We need to ensure that this vital safety measure continues to be the law in New York. Gas station shut offs fail all the time, and once more, there is always residual fuel in the gas lines of the pump that when sparked can cause a vehicle to catch fire. Without these mandated fire suppression systems, New York motorists are at risk of hazardous injuries.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2015-16: A8465A   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred-eightieth day after it shall have become a law; provided, however, that the state fire prevention and building code council shall take any and all actions necessary to implement the provisions of this act on or before its effective date.
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3492 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY January 27, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. BRINDISI, ABINANTI, BLAKE, GALEF, GOTTFRIED, JAFFEE, MAGEE, MOSLEY, SIMON, SKOUFIS, STECK, PEOPLES-STOKES -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, DenDEKKER, GLICK, HOOPER, RICH- ARDSON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing installa- tion and maintenance standards for gas station fire suppression systems The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Section 378 of the executive law is amended by adding a new 2 subdivision 17 to read as follows: 3 17. Standards for gas station fire suppression systems shall require: 4 a. Automatic fire-extinguishing systems using an extinguishing agent 5 suitable for petroleum fires. 6 b. Automatic fire-extinguishing systems at unattended self-service 7 motor fuel-dispensing facilities shall be monitored by an approved 8 supervising station. 9 c. Where flammable liquid motor fuel is dispensed at an automotive 10 liquid motor fuel-dispensing facility, the dispensing area shall be 11 provided with a dry chemical fire-extinguishing system designed and 12 installed in accordance with the following: 13 (i) the fire-extinguishing system shall be designed to provide over- 14 head protection of the dispenser area; 15 (ii) the extinguishing agent containers shall be equipped with indica- 16 tors to show whether the system is fully charged; 17 (iii) the installation, alteration, testing and repair of the fire-ex- 18 tinguishing system, including any maintenance or modification of the 19 system, shall be performed by a technician who is trained and knowledge- 20 able in the installation, operation and maintenance of the specific 21 fire-extinguishing system; and EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01976-01-7A. 3492 2 1 (iv) dispensers shall not be operated when the fire-extinguishing 2 system has discharged or is inoperative, except as authorized in writing 3 by the department. 4 d. Automatic fire-extinguishing systems shall be serviced after acti- 5 vation of the system and at regular intervals thereafter. Inspection 6 records shall also be kept on premises where the automatic fire-extin- 7 guishing systems are located for a minimum of five years. 8 e. Systems shall be inspected and tested for proper operation at 9 initial installation and at regular intervals thereafter. Tests shall 10 be in accordance with the manufacturer's requirements and include a 11 check of the detection system, alarms and releasing devices, including 12 manual stations and other associated equipment. 13 f. Failure to comply with the installation or maintenance requirements 14 of this section shall result in the revocation of the building's certif- 15 icate of occupancy and/or the permit to operate fueling dispensers. 16 g. The provisions of this subdivision shall be enforced in accordance 17 with the provisions of section three hundred eighty-one of this article. 18 § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after 19 it shall have become a law; provided, however, that the state fire 20 prevention and building code council shall take any and all actions 21 necessary to implement the provisions of this act on or before its 22 effective date.