Filing of Elevator Inspection Reports and Certificates of Correction
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule
On December 30, 2013, Local Law 141 was signed by the Mayor. Local Law 141 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 to bring these codes up to date with the 2009 editions of the International Building, Mechanical, Fuel Gas and Plumbing Codes. Certain provisions of that local law went into effect immediately. Among them were sections 28-304.6.4, 28-304.6.5 and 28-304.6.6 of the Administrative Code, which deal with elevator inspections and tests.
These provisions changed the timeframe for filing inspection and testing reports as well as certificates of correction. This change was made to increase industry compliance by providing a more practical and adequate amount of time to correct defects and file a report. Rule 103-02 is being amended to reflect the new provisions enacted by Local Law 141.
The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and sections 28-304.6.4, 28-304.6.5 and 28-304.6.6 of the New York City Administrative Code.