Amendment of Rules Governing Electrical Work

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:16)

Comment By: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule


The Department of Buildings (DOB) is proposing to amend its electrical code rules to delete references to the electrical advisory board and to repeal sections that are no longer applicable.  The proposed rule will repeal sections 34-01 relating to phase-in of new standards for electrical work, 34-02 relating to review of applications for electrical permits and certificates of electrical inspection, and 34-03 relating to temporary certification to perform low voltage electrical work because they refer to a phase-in period that ended in 2003.


The proposed rule also amends section 34-05 to eliminate the electrical advisory board in order to standardize and align the electrical plan review process with all other plan examination units in the agency.  It also proposes to renumber 34-05 as 4000-01 in order to align the rule with the Department’s current rule numbering scheme.


Amendments are also proposed to rule 101-12 to expand the jurisdiction of the Office of Technical Certification and Research (“OTCR”) to allow it to replace the electrical advisory board in reviewing electrical equipment and materials.  OTCR’s jurisdiction is currently limited to equipment and materials covered by Title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code.  The electrical code is in Title 27.


The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and section 27-3005 of the New York City Administrative Code.


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Public Hearing


Public Hearing Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:00am

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Spector Hall
22 Reade Street
New York, NY 10007