Section 4-1.10 - Enforcement

4-1.10 Enforcement.

(a) The department or local health department may require any owner to conduct Legionella culture sampling and analysis, following a determination, based upon epidemiologic data or laboratory testing, that one or more cases of legionellosis are or may be associated with a cooling tower.

(b) An officer or employee of the department or local health department may enter onto any property to inspect a cooling tower for compliance with the requirements of this Subpart, in accordance with applicable law, and may take water samples as part of such inspections.

(c) Where an owner does not register, have a maintenance program and plan, obtain certification, disinfect, perform or obtain culture sampling and analysis, or inspect a cooling tower within the time and manner set forth in this Subpart, the department or local health department may determine that such condition constitutes a nuisance and may take such action as authorized by law. The department or local health department may also take any other action authorized by law.

(d) A violation of any provision of this Subpart is subject to all civil and criminal penalties as provided for by law. Each day that an owner remains in violation of any provision of this Subpart shall constitute a separate and distinct violation of each such provision.
 

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Statutory Authority: 
Public Health Law, section 225(5)(a)