Amendment relating to confirmation numbers for street opening permits on protected streets
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
Statement of Basis and Purpose
The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (“Department”) is authorized to promulgate rules regarding highway operations in the City pursuant to Section 2903(b) of the New York City Charter.
The purpose of the proposed rule is to clarify the requirement that a permittee who has obtained a street opening permit on a protected street must also obtain a confirmation number prior to the expiration of such permit, and provide guidance on the process for obtaining the confirmation number. This process will provide the permittee with an opportunity to update the Department regarding the status of any work on a protected street.
The proposed rule will achieve this goal by:
· Requiring all permittees who have obtained a street opening permit on a protected street to also obtain a confirmation number,
· Updating the information of how to obtain a confirmation number, and
· Providing guidance on when permittees should obtain a confirmation number, specifically permittees planning to engage in restoration work on a protected street.
In 2011, an amendment to Section 2-11(f)(4) of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York was adopted. The amendment requires every permittee who obtains a protected street opening permit to also obtain a confirmation number from the Department. In an effort to clarify this requirement, the Department is proposing the below amendments to Sections 2-11(f)(2) and 2-11(f)(4)(i) of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York. With this amendment the Department is seeking to explain the conditions associated with protected street opening permits and make clear that a confirmation number is required for each protected street permit obtained.