Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)

Comment By: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020
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Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Rules 




What are we proposing? The Department of Buildings (DOB) is proposing technical cleanup amendments to rules governing the licensing of hoisting machine operators and the rules governing cranes and derricks. DOB is also proposing amendments to the crane rule to add language on peer review of cranes. Finally, DOB is proposing amendments to the rule regarding rigging operations. 


This rule was originally published in the City Record on 3/2/20, and was originally scheduled for an in person public hearing on 4/2/2020 at 2 p.m. Due to the current health emergency, the public hearing for this rule is now being rescheduled as a virtual hearing, which may be accessed according to the information given below in this Notice.   


This Notice supersedes the hearing information for this rule posted on the NYCRules website. 


The text of the proposed rule may be viewed by clicking on the following link to DOB’s proposed rule page:


  • When and where is the hearing?  DOB will hold a public hearing on the proposed rule online. The online public hearing will take place at 11am on 6/4/20. 

Join through Internet:  

  • To join the hearing via your browser either click on the following URL link or copy and paste it into your browser’s address bar.  Then follow the prompts.


When prompted, enter the following meeting password: 10007


When joining the meeting choose either “Use computer for audio” or “Call in” for the audio portion of the public hearing.  If you choose the “Call in” option, the information needed to connect (phone number, Access Code and Attendee ID) will automatically be presented to you immediately after you join the Webex meeting.


If you have low bandwidth or inconsistent Internet connection, we suggest you use the “Call-in” option for the hearing.  This will reduce the possibility of dropped audio and stutters. 

  • Join via phone only: 

To join the meeting only by phone, use the following information to connect:


Phone: 646-992-2010

Access code: 476 750 989

Password (if requested): 10007    


 How do I comment on the proposed rules?  Anyone can comment on the proposed rules by: 

  • Website.  You can submit comments to the DOB through the NYC rules website at 
  • Email.  You can email comments to  
  • Comments cannot be submitted by mail or fax at this time because the DOB office is temporarily closed. 
  • Speaking at the hearing.  Anyone who wants to comment on the proposed rule at the public hearing must sign up to speak.  You can sign up by emailing 5/28/20 and including your name and affiliation.  While you will be given the opportunity during the hearing to indicate that you would like to provide comments, we prefer that you sign up in advance.  You can speak for up to three minutes. 

Is there a deadline to submit comments?  Yes, you must submit comments by 6/4/20. 


What if I need assistance to participate in the hearing? You must tell the Office of the General Counsel if you need a reasonable accommodation of a disability at the hearing. You can tell us by email at  Advance notice is requested to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.  You must tell us by 5/28/20. 


This location has the following accessibility option(s) available: Simultaneous transcription and an ASL interpreter for people who are hearing impaired, and audio only access for those who are visually impaired.   


Can I review the comments made on the proposed rules? You can review the comments made online on the proposed rules by going to the website at   


What authorizes DOB to make this rule? Sections 643 and 1043(a) of the City Charter, section 28-104.7.11 of Chapter 1 and Article 405 of Chapter 4 of the City Administrative Code and sections BC 3316 and BC 3319 of the New York City Building Code authorize DOB to make this proposed rule.  The part of this proposed rule dealing with crane peer review was included in DOB’s regulatory agenda for this Fiscal Year.  The other proposed changes were not, as they were not anticipated at the time the agenda was published. 


Where can I find DOB’s rules?  DOB’s rules are in Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York. 


What rules govern the rulemaking process? DOB must meet the requirements of Section 1043 of the City Charter when creating or changing rules. This notice is made according to the requirements of Section 1043(b) of the City Charter.



Public Hearing
Public Hearing Date: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:00am

No contact

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