Amendment of Reference Standard Numbers

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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Local Law 52 of 2014 changed the effective dates of amendments of the New York City Construction Codes pursuant to Local Law 141 of 2013 and certain other local laws from October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.  



By rule effective December 19, 2014 (see rule titled “Amendment to Change Effective Date of Miscellaneous Rules Related to 2014 Construction Codes”), the Department of Buildings amended the effective date of rules that were previously adopted pursuant to the 2014 NYC Construction Codes to conform them to the new effective date of the code (December 31, 2014).


Therefore, this rule went into effect on December 31, 2014, not October 1, 2014.






Local Law 141 of 2013, which goes into effect on October 1, 2014, amends the Administrative Code of the City of New York, the New York City Plumbing Code, the New York City Building Code, the New York City Mechanical Code and the New York City Fuel Gas Code to bring these codes up to date with the 2009 editions of the International Building, Mechanical, Fuel Gas and Plumbing Codes. 


The Department’s Referenced Standards are found in Chapter 35 of the New York City Building Code. Local Law 141 repealed Chapter 35 and added a new one.


This rule corrects an error in the year of two of the standards listed in new Chapter 35 – ACI 318 for structural concrete and ANSI A10.4 for personnel hoists. The correction conforms them to the existing edition of these standards, as well as to the Building Code sections to which these standards are applied, which reflect the correct year’s language.


The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and Section 28-103.19 of the New York City Administrative Code.


New material is underlined.