Regulation of Amusement Devices

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Friday, May 16, 2014
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                                            Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule


The Department’s current amusement device requirements are found in Reference Standard RS 18-10 of the 1968 New York City Building Code. This standard is being repealed and replaced by this proposed rule.

This proposed rule will address minimum safety requirements for, and regulate the design, construction, installation, alteration, maintenance and operation of, amusement devices.  This proposed rule references, utilizes and requires compliance with the latest nationally recognized ASNT/SNT, ANSI/ASTM and ASTM standards.

Further, it will create uniformity with nationally recognized ASNT/SNT, ANSI/ASTM and ASTM standards.  It will introduce new methods, technology and innovation in an effort to promote safer and more reliable amusement devices for the public.  

Additionally, the format and structure of the proposed amusement device rule sections will be more user-friendly and easier to navigate than the previous version of these requirements.



Public Hearing


Public Hearing Date: 
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 10:00am

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New York, NY 10007