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A03492 Summary:

BILL NOA03492
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01654
 
SPONSORBrindisi
 
COSPNSRAbinanti, Blake, Galef, Gottfried, Jaffee, Magee, Mosley, Simon, Skoufis, Steck, Peoples-Stokes
 
MLTSPNSRCook, DenDekker, Glick, Hooper, Richardson
 
Amd 378, Exec L
 
Establishes installation and maintenance standards for gas station fire suppression systems.
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A03492 Actions:

BILL NOA03492
 
01/27/2017referred to governmental operations
01/03/2018referred to governmental operations
03/06/2018reported referred to codes
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A03492 Memo:

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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A03492 Text:



 
                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.
                                                                   LBD01976-01-7

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     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.
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