[ RadSafe ] NYC permitting of detectors: NYPD proposes some changes.

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Sun Feb 10 15:07:31 CST 2008

Feb. 10

         I do not know how many false alarms have been answered, but would 
like to.  I would be salutary as well to know false alarms as a percentage 
of genuine alarms, and to have them stratified by type --- rad, bio-hazard, 
heart attack, shooting, etc --- and stratified by borough and by 
precinct..  That would give us, and the authorities, some idea of the 
magnitude of the false alarm problem, whether or not there is a significant 
problem, and its location(s).  As I noted in a posting yesterday, the Dept. 
of Homeland Security is the agency pushing this sensor/detector licensing 
scheme.  It did not come from residents of NYC who are worried about false 
alarms, nor did it come from the NYC authorities.  Knowing these statistics 
might also provide some insight into solving any possible problems with 
false alarms.

Steven Dapra

At 08:20 AM 2/10/08 -0800, John Jacobus wrote:
>I am not sure if this question was asked or answered, but now many false 
>alarms have the NYC authorities responded to?  I am referring to those 
>that they did not generate themselves, e.g. transportation of nuclear 
>medicine doses.
>Steven Dapra <sjd at swcp.com> wrote:
>Feb. 4
>To express it in a way that may be more elegant, the law is still
>unnecessary, and it still gives government too much power.
>Steven Dapra
>At 10:57 AM 2/4/08 -0500, Clayton J Bradt wrote:
> >NYPD is drafting some changes in the proposed law and has drafted proposed
> >regs. Below are the most relevant passages. I don't know if these have
> >been posted anywhere, I couldn't find them on the City Council web site, so
> >I'm just posting excerpts.
> >As originally written, the law was outrageous and stupid. Now its just
> >stupid.
> >
> >Clayton J. Bradt
> >Assistant Bureau Director
> >NYS Dept. of Health
> >518-402-7550
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