Repeal of Rules and Reference Standards Now Incorporated in Building Code and Electrical Code

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Friday, November 13, 2015


Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule


The purpose of the proposed rule is to repeal rules and Reference Standards that are now addressed in the New York City Building or Electrical Codes.  The rules and Reference Standards to be repealed relate to:

·         the erection and dismantling of climber/tower cranes (1 RCNY § 6-01);

·         the commencement of demolition and heavy and light duty sidewalk sheds (1 RCNY § 8-01);

·         signs at demolition or construction sites (1 RCNY § 27-03);

·         advisory signs required on construction sites (1 RCNY § 27-04);

·         impact resistant stair and elevator shaft enclosures (1 RCNY § 403-01); and

·         fire alarm wiring and power sources (1 RCNY § 4000-06)

·         power-actuated fastening systems-safety requirements during construction operations (RS 19-1) and

·         the use of safety nets during construction operations (RS19-4).

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and section 28-103.19 of the New York City Administrative Code.


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Public Hearing

DOB will not hold a public hearing on the proposed rule amendment on the grounds that a hearing would serve no public purpose.


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