Environmental Control Board (ECB)

The ECB is a judiciary tribunal that doesn't issue violations, but instead hosts hearings for other NYC agencies issuing administrative violations. ECB processes are separate and different from criminal court, or other judiciary bodies. The ECB is also commonly known as the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, or OATH.

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  • 66% of ECB-related violations in FY 16 were issued by the Department of Sanitation
  • Only 8% of all violations issued in FY 16 were dismissed

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