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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, September 17, 2018
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

The proposed rule amends 1 RCNY §102-01 by adding fifteen new infractions and updating several others.  The new violations relate to:

 

  • Illegal residential conversions;

  • Monitoring occupied multiple dwellings with permits for alteration or addition;

  • Inspections of tenant protection plans

  • Pre-shift safety meetings for workers at construction sites;

  • Site-specific safety orientations for workers at construction sites

  • Construction site safety training 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in Section 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and section 28-201.2 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York.

 

This rule is exempt from review under Charter Section 1043(d), pursuant to Section 1043(d)(4).

 

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Subject: 

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Location: 
Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd floor conference room
New York, NY 10007
Contact: 

No contact

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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

 

The proposed rule updates DOB’s Buildings Penalty Schedule to better reflect the current construction environment and to encourage construction safety. The last major overhaul of the Buildings Penalty Schedule occurred in 2008.

 

Because the increased costs of construction have reduced the deterrent effects of the 2008 penalties, the Department reviewed individual infractions and assigned new standard penalties for construction and equipment safety-related violations. The decision to increase these penalties was based on the seriousness of the violation and is intended to discourage unsafe practices in the construction industry. In addition, to ensure greater consistency and simplify its penalty schedule, the Department created standard baseline penalties within each class of violation.

 

The schedule has also been updated to add new penalties, including for violations related to lift directors and cranes and derricks.

 

DOB’s authority to enforce these rules is found in Sections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter.

 

 

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Effective Date: 
Wed, 03/07/2018

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

 

The proposed rule updates DOB’s Buildings Penalty Schedule to better reflect the current construction environment and to encourage construction safety. The last major overhaul of the Buildings Penalty Schedule occurred in 2008.

 

Because the increased costs of construction have reduced the deterrent effects of the 2008 penalties, the Department reviewed individual infractions and assigned new standard penalties for construction and equipment safety-related violations. The decision to increase these penalties was based on the seriousness of the violation and is intended to discourage unsafe practices in the construction industry. In addition, to ensure greater consistency and simplify its penalty schedule, the Department created standard baseline penalties within each class of violation.

 

The schedule has also been updated to add new penalties, including for violations related to lift directors and cranes and derricks.

 

DOB’s authority to enforce these rules is found in Sections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter. 

 

New material is underlined.

[Deleted material is in brackets.]

 

 

 

 

Subject: 

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Location: 
2nd floor Auditorium
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
Contact: 

No contact

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf):