Amendment of Violation Classifications for Construction Codes and Zoning Resolution
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
Statement of Basis and Purpose
Local Law 141 of 2013, which went into effect on December 31, 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.
Local Law 141 amended some requirements, added new requirements and renumbered existing sections of the affected codes. The proposed amendments to 1 RCNY § 102-01 add certain new violations contained in the NYC Construction Codes and Zoning Resolution, some of which were created by the enactment of Local Law 141. In addition, unrelated to Local Law 141, the Department of Buildings seeks to clarify existing violations in its rules by amending their sections of law and violation descriptions. These violations relate to:
- the requirement to obtain a service equipment Certificate of Compliance prior to operation;
- the operation, maintenance, testing, and inspection of elevators and conveying systems, and the provision of notice when an elevator will be out of service due to repair work;
- the tampering, removing or defacing of a Stop Work Order or Vacate Order prior to its rescission by the Commissioner;
- failing to obey a Vacate Order;
- failing to conduct or file a final inspection of permitted work with the Department of Buildings; and
- damaging or removing trees in a Special Natural Area District without certification, authorization or special permit.
The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charterand sections 28-201.2, 28-201.2.1, 28-201.2.2, and 28-202.1 of the New York City Administrative Code.