Amendment of Rules regarding Elevator Work

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:2)

Comment By: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

Statement of Basis and Purpose


The proposed rule amends portions of 1 Rules of the City of New York (RCNY) §§ 101-02 and 101-07 to allow Approved Elevator Agency Directors, rather than Registered Design Professionals, to file elevator door monitoring work.  The rule also allows approved elevator inspection agencies, rather than DOB inspectors, to inspect the installation of elevator door monitoring devices. The Department makes these changes in order to reduce the burden on owners who must – pursuant to section 3.10.12 of chapter K3 of Appendix K of the New York City Building Code – retrofit existing elevators to include elevator door monitoring devices by January 1, 2020. 


This rule also updates 1 RCNY § 101-07 to reflect that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and not the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), is the organization currently responsible for developing standards for the Qualification of Elevator Inspectors and Elevator Inspector Supervisors.


Finally, this rule corrects a citation error in 1 RCNY § 101-07.


The Department of Buildings’ authority for this rule is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter. 


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Public Hearing


Public Hearing Date: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:00am

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Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd floor conference room
New York, NY 10007