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Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, October 4, 2019
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Amendment to The Rules 

On January 5, 2016, Local Law 2 of 2016 (“the Law”) was enacted.  The Law empowers the Mayor of the City of New York (“the Mayor”) to authorize a program that will reimburse qualifying nonpublic schools for the cost of purchasing certain security services.  In a letter dated March 30, 2016, the Mayor authorized this reimbursement program for the 2016-17 school year.  The Law also authorizes the Mayor to designate an agency or agencies to administer the reimbursement program.  In a letter dated March 10, 2016, the Mayor designated the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (“DCAS”) to administer the Law.  Finally, the Law authorizes DCAS to promulgate rules for the administration of the reimbursement program. 

The amendment to the rules:

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Requires that a Security Guard Company perform a criminal history check as part of its background investigation for its Security Guards;

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Adds a requirement for Security Guard companies to immediately submit changed information to DCAS;

  • Clarifies the time frame that DCAS shall respond to each school following the submissions of their application; 
  • Revises the training and communication equipment requirements that applies to security guards; 
  • Establishes the requirement that the security guard company enroll in PASSPort.
Subject: 

Amendment of Rules Governing Nonpublic School Security Guard Program

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

No contact

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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

HPD’s rule amendments eliminate the current restrictive filing periods for submitting J-51 applications to HPD, and allow applicants to file applications at any time of year.

Effective Date: 
Thu, 11/23/2017

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

HPD’s proposed rule amendments would conform the proof of the applicant's actual expenditures required as part of the application for J-51 benefits to the relevant professional standards for Certified Public Accountants. The proposed amendments would allow Certified Public Accountants to provide HPD with satisfactory evidence of the J-51-related cost of construction while avoiding any conflict with professional standards by using terms consistent with the relevant professional standards for “attest engagements.”

Subject: 

Proposed Amendments to Rules Governing J-51 Applications

Location: 
HPD
100 Gold Street, Room 9-V6
New York, NY 10038
Contact: 

No contact

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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

HPD’s proposed rule amendments would eliminate the current restrictive filing periods for submitting J-51 applications to HPD, and allow applicants to file applications at any time of year.

Subject: 

.Proposed Amendments to Rules Governing J-51 Applications

Location: 
HPD
100 Gold Street, Room 9-V6
New York, NY 10038
Contact: 

No contact

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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

The adopted rule amendment gives HPD retroactive authority to exempt projects that already have a 421-a Preliminary Certificate of Eligibility and are receiving benefits from the 421-a Final Certificate of Eligibility application filing deadline.

Effective Date: 
Wed, 07/19/2017

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

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, July 17, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

The proposed rule amendments establish the application requirements for real property tax benefits pursuant to RPTL Section 421-a(16).

Subject: 

Proposed Rule Amendments Regarding Real Property Tax Exemption Benefits Pursuant to RPTL Section 421-a(16) Affordable New York Housing Program

Location: 
HPD
100 Gold Street 9th Floor, Room 9-V6
New York, NY 10038
Contact: 

No contact

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, May 29, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

The proposed rule amendment would give HPD retroactive authority to exempt projects that already have 421-a Preliminary Certificates of Eligibility and are receiving 421-a benefits from the application filing deadline for 421-a Final Certificates of Eligibility.

Subject: 

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Location: 
HPD
100 Gold Street 9th Floor, Room 9-P10
New York, NY 10038
Contact: 

No contact

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development adopts amendments to the rules relating to applications for successor tenancy in City-owned buildings.

Effective Date: 
Sat, 12/17/2016

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Proposed Rules Content: 

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) proposes to amend its rules to clarify the requirements for an application for successor tenancy in City-owned buildings. The proposed amendments describe the documents that must be submitted with the application form.

Subject: 

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) proposes to amend its rules to clarify the requirements for an application for successor tenancy in City-owned buildings. The proposed amendments describe the documents that must be submitted with the application form.

Location: 
Department of Housing Preservation & Development
100 Gold Street Room 5R1
New York, NY 10038
Contact: 

No contact

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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

Pursuant to Administrative Code of the City of New York § 19-157, the New York City Department of Transportation (“DOT” or “the Department”) adopts these rules in order to provide a regulatory framework for the Department’s pedestrian plazas.  

Since 2008, DOT’s Plaza Program has created high-quality public spaces in underutilized roadways throughout the City, especially in neighborhoods that lack open space.  The Department refers to such spaces as “pedestrian plazas.”  Currently, there are 53 pedestrian plazas open to the public and another 20 in planning or under construction.  These plazas range from major spaces like Times Square and Flatiron in Manhattan, which attract millions of visitors every year, to more local spaces like Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights, Queens and Osborn Street Plaza in Brownsville, Brooklyn that function as neighborhood gathering places.

These rules codify the application process by which the Department currently designates most of its plazas and create a new proposal submission process.  Specifically, the rules detail how a proposal or application must be submitted, what documentation must be submitted with each proposal or application, and how DOT evaluates and selects each proposal or application.  In designating an area as a pedestrian plaza, DOT must consider, among other things: (1) the availability of and need for open space in surrounding areas; (2) the ability of DOT or the pedestrian plaza partner to properly maintain the plaza and develop programming; and (3) the relationship of the pedestrian plaza to surrounding land uses, traffic and pedestrian activity and safety.

The rules also set forth uniform rules, including a list of general, prohibited, and regulated uses, which will govern all pedestrian plazas unless the Department promulgates specific rules for any given plaza or any space within a plaza.    

Finally, the rules create specific rules for the “Times Square Pedestrian Plaza,” which is located along 12 blocks on Broadway from 41st Street to 53rd Street in Manhattan.  These Times Square-specific rules also affect the sidewalks directly adjacent to the Times Square Pedestrian Plaza.  The rules permit the addition of Pedestrian Flow Zones and Designated Activity Zones in order to safely and effectively manage one of the world’s most visited spaces.  Pedestrian Flow Zones are clear paths for the safe and continuous movement of pedestrian traffic and will be marked with reflective white tape and indicated by signs.  Designated Activity Zones are highly visible areas providing ample space for activities without impeding those passing through or those who simply wish not to participate in those activities.  Designated Activity Zones will be demarcated by colored pavement and indicated by signs.

In response to comments received by the Department, the following changes were made to the proposed rules, which are reflected in the adopted rules:

 ·        Added a definition for the new term “Designated Activities” to section 4-01;

·         Clarified the definition of “Designated Activity Zone” in section 4-01;

·         Modified pedestrian plaza application submission period for 2016 in section 4-16(a)(2)(ii);

·         Included notice requirement prior to pedestrian plaza designation in section 4-16(a)(2)(vi)(B);

·         Clarified sections 4-16(c)(10) and (11) to take into account existing penal law provisions;

·         Provided a list identifying the sidewalks directly adjacent to the Times Square Pedestrian Plaza in section 4-16(e)(2); and

·         Clarified the applicability of the Designated Activity Zones in the Times Square Pedestrian Plaza in section 4-16(e)(4).

 

Effective Date: 
Mon, 06/20/2016

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