Amendment of Buildings Penalty Schedule (Operation of Construction Equipment)
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
Statement of Basis and Purpose
The New York City Environmental Control Board (ECB) is proposing to modify the ECB Department of Buildings (DOB) Penalty Schedule found in Section 3-103 of Subchapter G of Chapter 3 of Title 48 of the Rules of the City of New York to encourage swift and decisive compliance with safety-related orders and other regulations at construction sites.
This proposed modification to the penalty schedule will add two new infractions and amend three existing infractions. The new infractions will enable DOB to effectively enforce Commissioner’s Orders relating to the safe operation of construction equipment and other matters that ensure public safety. The amendments increase the penalties for inadequate safety measures during crane, derrick or other hoisting operations and for failure to safeguard all persons and property affected by construction operations, promoting DOB’s zero tolerance policy for abuses of public safety regulations.