ECB's Buildings Penalty Schedule

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Effective Date: 
Saturday, August 11, 2012
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Final Rule

 

The Environmental Control Board held a Public Hearing on June 12, 2012 regarding amendments to its Department of Buildings (DOB) Penalty Schedule. This schedule is found in Section 3-103 of Subchapter G of Chapter 3 of Title 48 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY). One member of the public attended the hearing and did not wish to testify on this Proposed Rule. No written comments were received.

 

The amendment adjusts penalties for fourteen charges in the penalty schedule.

 

Most penalties in this schedule follow a formula – both the Standard Default and Aggravated II penalties are the lesser of 5 times the Standard penalty or the statutory maximum. The Aggravated I penalty is the lesser of 2.5 times the Standard penalty or the statutory maximum. The Aggravated I default penalty is the lesser of 10 times the Standard penalty or the statutory maximum. The Aggravated II Default penalty is the statutory maximum.

 

Since the current penalties for the charges below did not follow this formula, ECB is conforming these charges to the others contained in the penalty schedule.