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The Department of Buildings (DOB) is amending Section 103-06 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York relating to the annual reporting of energy and water use by individual “covered” buildings. This change will require approximately 16,000 more buildings in the City to report on their energy and water use.  The amendments will:

 

 1) Expand the reporting requirements to include buildings that exceed 25,000 gross square feet. The current rule applies only to buildings that exceed 50,000 gross square feet; 

 

 2) Allow these newly covered buildings the option to have their data entered by their utility company;

 

 3) Clarify the reporting deadlines for newly covered buildings;

 

 4) Permit certain properties to challenge violations if they can prove they timely requested benchmarking assistance and demonstrate correction of the violation within the specified period of time,

 

 5) Clarify the method of reporting data under certain special conditions; discontinue the use of “default energy data” and “temporary energy data” reporting.

 

 

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Effective Date: 
Wed, 06/06/2018

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

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Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

This rule amends portions of 1 Rules of the City of New York (RCNY) §§ 101-02 and 101-07 to allow Approved Elevator Agency Directors, rather than Registered Design Professionals, to file elevator door monitoring work.  The rule also allows approved elevator inspection agencies, rather than DOB inspectors, to inspect the installation of elevator door monitoring systems. The Department makes these changes in order to reduce the burden on owners who must – pursuant to section 3.10.12 of chapter K3 of Appendix K of the New York City Building Code – retrofit existing elevators to include elevator door monitoring systems by January 1, 2020. 

 

This rule also corrects a citation error in 1 RCNY § 101-07.

 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for this rule is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter. 

 

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Effective Date: 
Sun, 05/20/2018

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

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The rule amends 1 RCNY § 3301-01, to rename 1 RCNY § 3301-02, previously titled “Construction Superintendents,” and to repeal portions of 1 RCNY § 3301-02 that Local Law 81 of 2017 added to the Building Code as § 3301.13.
 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for this rule is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter, and section 3301.13.17 of the Building Code.

 

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Effective Date: 
Sat, 05/19/2018

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:2)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, May 21, 2018
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

 

The purpose of these proposed rule amendments is to update requirements for the posting of information about elevator carrying capacity, and the detection and regulation of overloaded elevators. 

 

The rule:

  • adds a new requirement regarding posting of the number of persons permitted on a passenger elevator at one time;
  • adds a new requirement that the weight required for a balanced load be indicated on the data plate; and
  • adds a new rule regarding detection of overload on passenger and freight elevators.

 

The rule adds a new section 3610-05 to Title 1 of the RCNY to update the provisions of section 2.16 of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (“ASME”) standard A17.1-2000, and to add requirements for the information provided on plates.  Further, the rule adds language regarding detection of overload on passenger and freight elevators in order to improve public safety.

 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for this rule 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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Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd floor conference room
New York, NY 10007
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1 RCNY 104-09 establishes licensing criteria for hoisting machine operators, including relating to physical fitness, experience, and national certification. 

  

The proposed amendments:  

  • Update the physical fitness requirements to conform to the latest requirements in ASME B 30.5-2014  
  • Consolidate existing national certification requirements into a new subdivision (d).  1 RCNY 104-09 currently requires Class A and C licensed hoisting machine operators to possess “one or more” certifications, and requires Class B licensed hoisting machine operators to possess “all” certifications.  In the years since 1 RCNY 104-09 was first promulgated, the number of available national certifications has increased    
  • Provide further specificity (in subdivision (d)) as to exactly which certifications are required for each licensing class    
  • Add language regarding derricks, for which no national certification is currently available   
  • Specify that applicants for a Class A or Class C hoisting machine operator license must obtain experience on specific relevant types of machinery    
  • Incorporate a recent New York State Supreme Court ruling in Christian v. City et al. that Class A experience must be obtained within New York City  
  • Clarify that experience for a Class A hoisting machine operator license must have been obtained under the supervision of a Class A or Class B licensed hoisting machine operator  
  • Make editorial clarifications throughout the document  

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and section 28-401.14 and article 405 of chapter 4 of title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code. 

 

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Effective Date: 
Fri, 05/04/2018

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

The Department of Buildings (DOB) is proposing to add a new rule to make corrections to the reference standard ASHRAE 90.1, as identified in Appendix CA of the Energy Conservation Code, and to clarify modeling methodology for lighting and pump controls.

 

Specifically, the proposed rule:

  • Adds a new section 5000-02 regarding lighting control requirements under American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (“ASHRAE”) 90.1 to Title 1 of the RCNY,
  • Adds clarifying language to Section 9.4.1.1, item c, which was omitted due to typographical error.  The requirement for occupancy controls for open plan offices was added by the City, but the requirement for partial automatic ON was intended to be exempted,
  • Updates the requirements of Table 9.6.1 to conform it to the requirements of ASHRAE standard 90.1-2013.  These control requirements were omitted from Local Law 91 of 2016 due to typographical error,
  • Further clarifies certain modeling requirements based on published addenda to ASHRAE 90.1-2013, 
  • Revises Section 4.2 to clarify that Appendix G is allowed for additions and alterations, and Section 11 is allowed for alterations,
  • Revises Table G3.1, number 6, Lighting, to correct an inconsistency in modeling the lighting baseline requirements for not yet designed spaces and add details on modeling lighting controls,
  • Revises Table G3.1.1-4 to modify a footnote to be consistent with the modeling approach of setting the baseline heat fuel source by climate zone,
  • Revises Sections G3.1.3.5, G3.1.3.10 and G3.1.3.11 to provide more detail for the baseline model with regard to pumps, and
  • Revises Table G3.7 to clarify the allowable reduction in lighting LPD when applying occupancy controls to the baseline lighting.

 The Department of Buildings’ authority for this proposed rule is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter, section 28-103.19 of the New York City Administrative Code and section ECC CA102.1 of the New York City Energy Conservation Code.

 

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Location: 
Spector Hall
22 Reade Street, 1st floor
New York, NY 10007
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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

The Department of Buildings (DOB) proposes this rule to amend Chapter 3300 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York by amending 1 RCNY §3310-02 to promote publicsafety by increasing  the experience requirements for Concrete Safety Managers who oversee the concrete portion of building projects that involve pouring at least 2,000 cubic yards of concrete.  The amended rule will apply prospectively to all new Concrete Safety Managers, and to all renewals.

 

The proposed rule also clarifies that Concrete Safety Managers’ registrations and renewals are subject to the provisions of Article 401 of Chapter 4 of Title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code.  This will allow the Department to hold Concrete Safety Managers to the same standards as licensees.

 

DOB’s authority for this rule is found in Section 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and section 3310.9.1 of the New York City Building Code.

 

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Location: 
Spector Hall
22 Reade Street, 1st floor
New York, NY 10007
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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, April 16, 2018
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

The Department of Buildings (DOB) is proposing to amend Section 103-06 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York relating to the annual reporting of energy and water use by individual “covered” buildings. This change will require approximately 16,000 more buildings in the City to report on their energy and water use.  The proposed amendments will:

 

1) Expand the reporting requirements to include buildings that exceed 25,000 gross square feet. The current rule applies only to buildings that exceed 50,000 gross square feet;

2) Allow these newly covered buildings the option to have their data entered by their utility company;

3) Clarify the reporting deadlines for newly covered buildings; 

4) Permit certain properties to challenge violations if they can prove they timely requested benchmarking assistance and demonstrate correction of the violation within the specified period of time,

5) Clarify the method of reporting data under certain special conditions; discontinue the use of “default energy data” and “temporary energy data” reporting.

 

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Location: 
Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd floor conference room
New York, NY 10007
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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

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This rule amends the Reference Standard FEMA FIRM 360497, as identified in Section BC G402 of the building code.  The FEMA FIRMs are the Flood Insurance Rate Maps published by FEMA, and are referenced in the building code for the purpose of enforcement of the construction standards of the National Flood Insurance Program.

 

This rule updates the FEMA FIRMs to incorporate a Letter of Map Amendment approved by FEMA for La Guardia Airport in Queens.  This amendment ensures New York City’s continued compliance with and eligibility to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program.

 

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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Effective Date: 
Wed, 04/18/2018

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

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, March 19, 2018
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

The purpose of the proposed rule is to amend 1 RCNY § 3301-01, to rename 1 RCNY § 3301-02, previously titled “Construction Superintendents,” and to repeal portions of 1 RCNY § 3301-02 that Local Law 81 of 2017 added to the Building Code as § 3301.13. 

 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for this rule is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter, and section 3301.13.17 of the Building Code.

 

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