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

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Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

The Department of Buildings is amending sections 103-07 and 102-03 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York.

 

These amendments:

  • Replace the guidelines in the reference section with ANSI-approved standards for procedures required to perform energy audit and retro-commissioning in a uniform manner.  These standards detail a baseline process that should be applied to existing buildings.  The standards additionally identify the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders.
  • Restrict the approved agency qualifications and registration for the submission of energy efficiency reports to Registered Design Professionals.   
  • Standardize testing protocols with functional performance testing, reformat testing criteria per base building system type, and clarify current facility requirements and sampling requirements.
  • Provide instructions for reporting of buildings on different blocks with shared base building systems and multiple covered buildings that are part of a cooperative corporation, requesting an extension of time to file report, comprehensive reviews, and challenges to violations.
  • Correct a reference in section 102-03 to an Administrative Code section that has been changed.

 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and Article 308 of Chapter 3 of Title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code.

 

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Location: 
Spector Hall
22 Reade Street,
New York, NY 10007
Contact: 

No contact

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

The rule amends portions of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY) Section 102-04 to ensure that the specified civil penalties conform with Local Laws 156 and 158 of 2017 with regard to penalties related to work without a permit.

The Department of Buildings’ authority for this rule is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter, and sections 28-213.1.1, 28-213.1.2 and 28-213.6 of the New York City Administrative Code.

 

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Effective Date: 
Fri, 02/15/2019

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

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

The proposed rule adds a new Section 104-12 to Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY) regarding gas work qualifications. This proposed rule is intended to promote public safety by specifying requirements for obtaining gas work qualifications required for performing gas work within the City of New York.

This proposed rule includes provisions related to the following that are intended to give effect to Local Law 150 of 2016: 

  • Requirements for applications for a gas work qualification submitted before January 1, 2019.
  • Requirements for applications for a gas work qualification submitted on or after January 1, 2019, including examination, experience and education requirements.
  • Requirements for applications for a limited gas work qualification submitted before January 1, 2019, including experience requirements.
  • Requirements for applications for a limited gas work qualification submitted on or after January 1, 2019, including experience and education requirements.
  • Requirements for documentation purporting to verify claimed education, training and experience submitted with applications for a gas work qualification or a limited gas work qualification.
  • Expiration and renewal of a gas work qualification and a limited gas work qualification.he Department of Buildings’ authority for this rule is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter, Article 423 of Chapter 4 of Title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code and Local Law 150 of 2016.

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Location: 
Spector Hall
22 Reade Street,
New York, NY 10007
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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

 

 

The rule amendment clarifies the scope of 1 RCNY § 8001-01(a).  The rule currently prohibits the Department of Buildings (DOB) from issuing a permit for an onsite private sewage disposal system in connection with commercial and manufacturing uses that is discharging sewage without the admixture of certain industrial and other wastes and has a daily flow of less than 1,000 gallons per day, unless a permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is presented.

 

The amendment makes clear that a DEC permit is only required if the sewage contains industrial or other wastes or if the total discharge is 1,000 gallons or more per day.

 

DOB’s authority for this rule is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and section 104.1 of the New York City Plumbing Code.

 

 

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Effective Date: 
Sat, 01/26/2019

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

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose 

The proposed rule adds a new Section 103-10 to Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY) regarding periodic inspections of gas piping systems.  This proposed rule is intended to promote public safety by requiring the periodic inspection of gas piping systems in buildings and the correction of conditions identified by such inspection. 

This proposed rule includes provisions related to the following that are intended to give effect to Local Law 152 of 2016:

  • Periodic inspection schedule and inspection requirements.
  • Inspector qualifications for performing periodic inspections of gas piping systems.
  • The required scope of inspection.
  • Inspection report and certification requirements.
  • Requirements for reporting unsafe or hazardous conditions.
  • Civil penalties for failure to file required certifications. 

The proposed rule also makes a technical correction to Section 101-06(a) of Title 1 of the RCNY.

The Department of Buildings’ authority for this rule is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter, Article 318 of Title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code and Local Law 152 of 2016.

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

No contact

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

 

The proposed rule amendment clarifies the scope of 1 RCNY § 8001-01(a).  The rule currently prohibits the Department of Buildings (DOB) from issuing a permit for an onsite private sewage disposal system in connection with commercial and manufacturing uses that is discharging sewage without the admixture of certain industrial and other wastes and has a daily flow of less than 1,000 gallons per day, unless a permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is presented.

 

The amendment makes clear that a DEC permit is only required if the sewage contains industrial or other wastes or if the total discharge is 1,000 gallons or more per day.

 

DOB’s authority for this rule is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and section 104.1 of the New York City Plumbing Code.

 

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Location: 
Spector Hall
22 Reade Street, 1st floor
New York, NY 10007
Contact: 

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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, November 26, 2018
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

The proposed rule amends portions of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY) Section 102-04 to ensure that the specified civil penalties conform with Local Laws 156 and 158 of 2017 with regard to penalties related to work without a permit.

The Department of Buildings’ authority for this rule is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter, and sections 28-213.1.1, 28-213.1.2 and 28-213.6 of the New York City Administrative Code.


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Location: 
Spector Hall, 1st floor
22 Reade Street
New York, NY 10007
Contact: 

No contact

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

The rule amends 1 RCNY §102-01 by adding approximately twenty-one 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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Effective Date: 
Sat, 11/10/2018

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule 

The Department of Buildings (DOB) is adopting this rule to establish regulations for rigging equipment and rigging operations.  Rigging consists of the system of ropes, slings, hooks, and other hardware used to secure loads while they are being lifted or lowered by a crane or other hoisting machine.

The rule adopts national model standards published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for rigging hardware, hooks, below-the-hook lifting devices, and slings.  Additional New York City specific provisions are also adopted.  Provisions for inspections, record keeping, and equipment identification are added to create a framework to verify compliance with the ASME standards.  Restrictions on repairs, alterations, and modifications are added to ensure these activities are performed in accordance with manufacturer requirements.  Other specific precautions for rigging operations and certain types of rigging equipment are adopted to prohibit practices that have led to past rigging failures in New York City.

Adoption of ASME rigging standards, with New York City modifications, was recommended by the Crane Safety Technical Working Group (“TWG”), appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler following the February 2016 crane collapse in Tribeca (TWG recommendation #8).

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and sections 3316.9 and 3319.9 of the New York City Building Code.

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Effective Date: 
Fri, 11/09/2018

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

 

The purpose of these 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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Effective Date: 
Fri, 09/28/2018

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