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Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

Section 28-401.11 of the NYC Administrative Code states that, “All licenses issued by the commissioner for which an examination is required shall expire three years from the date of issuance thereof, and may be renewed every three years thereafter without examination…”  

 

Oil-burning equipment installers are one such license type. For such licensees, 1 RCNY 47-01 currently requires a biennial renewal fee of fifty dollars. However, licensees actually receive a triennial renewal for fifty dollars.

 

Since renewal applicants are being undercharged twenty-five dollars for each triennial renewal, the Department is hereby amending this rule to require a triennial renewal fee of seventy-five dollars.

 

In addition, the Department is hereby renumbering this rule section to bring it into conformance with the other rules that implement Chapter 4 of Title 28 of the NYC Administrative Code.

Effective Date: 
Thu, 07/31/2014

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Comment By: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

Local Law 141, which goes into effect on October 1, 2014, amends the Administrative Code of the City of New York, the New York City Plumbing Code, the New York City Building Code, the New York City Mechanical Code and the New York City Fuel Gas Code to bring these codes up to date with the 2009 editions of the International Building, Mechanical, Fuel Gas and Plumbing Codes. 

 

Local Law 141 amended some requirements, added new requirements and renumbered existing sections of the affected codes. The amendments to rule 102-01 address the changes enacted by Local Law 141 by adding 2014 code sections and descriptions to the table of classifications and deleting some classifications that are not used or that could be combined with existing descriptions.

 

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Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd floor conference room
New York, NY 10007
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Comment By: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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Statement of Basis and Purpose

Local Law 141 of 2013 (LL 141) and Local Law 41 of 2012 (LL 41), which become effective on October 1, 2014, are the final product of an effort to update the Administrative Code of the City of New York, the New York City Plumbing Code, the New York City Building Code, the New York City Mechanical Code and the New York City Fuel Gas Code, which are based on the 2009 editions of the International Plumbing, Building, Mechanical and Fuel Gas Codes. The updates of LL 141 and LL 41 reflect the unique character of the city and clarify and update the administration and enforcement of these codes as well as of the 1968 Building Code. 

1 RCNY 101-06, in effect since 2008 and amended in 2012, specifies the qualifications of special inspectors, special inspection agencies and their regulation by the Department of Buildings. The Department of Buildings now needs to revise 1 RCNY 101-06 to reflect the requirements of LL 141 and to make necessary updates to reference standard editions and definitions. 

Specifically, to make 1 RCNY 101-06 consistent with the requirements of LL 141, the proposed rule: 

  • Adds new and amends existing requirements for special inspection categories. 
  • Changes certain definitions. 
  • Updates reporting requirements. 
  • Updates the registration section 
  • Amends the section on powers of the Commissioner. 
  • Amends an appendix to incorporate the new titles and qualifications for the following special inspections: 
    • Mastic and Intumescent Fire-Resistant Coatings,
    • High-Temperature Hot Water Piping, and 
    • Post-Installed Anchors. 
  • Amends an appendix to include qualifications for the new “Raising and Moving of a Building” special inspection category, which was added by Local Law 29 of 2013.  
 
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Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10007
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Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

Originating from input from applicants and other parties affected by the existing laws and rules relating to property tax abatements for the installation of green roofs, with the assistance of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), New York State has amended Title 4-B of Article 4 of the NYS Real Property Tax Law.

 

Therefore, in conjunction with DEP, the Department of Buildings is amending this rule in order to coincide with relevant amendments made to the revised state law.

 

Such amendment to the rule will expand the definition of “vegetation layer” to include “native plant species, and/or agricultural plant species”. This amendment will allow rooftop farms to qualify for the abatement, as they provide similar stormwater management benefits as other green roofs, while bringing the added benefit of providing local produce to New York City residents.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Fri, 07/11/2014

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

 

On December 30, 2013, Local Law 141 was signed by the Mayor.  Local Law 141 amends the Administrative Code of the City of New York, the New York City Plumbing Code, the New York City Building Code, the New York City Mechanical Code and the New York City Fuel Gas Code to bring these codes up to date with the 2009 editions of the International Building, Mechanical, Fuel Gas and Plumbing Codes.  That local law goes into effect on October 1, 2014.

Among the changes made by Local Law 141 were amendments to portions of section 1210.2.2 of the Mechanical Code and additions to section 406.1.1.1 of the Fuel Gas Code. These amendments address welder qualification testing and approved agencies.  Rule 101-07 is being amended to reflect the new provisions enacted by Local Law 141.

 


 

 

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Location: 
Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10007
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STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE OF RULE

The Department’s current amusement device requirements are found in Reference Standard RS 18-10 of the 1968 New York City Building Code. This standard is being repealed and replaced by this rule.

This rule addresses minimum safety requirements for, and regulates the design, construction, installation, alteration, maintenance and operation of, amusement devices.  This rule references, utilizes and requires compliance with the latest nationally recognized ASNT/SNT, ANSI/ASTM and ASTM standards.

Further, it creates uniformity with nationally recognized ASNT/SNT, ANSI/ASTM and ASTM standards.  It introduces new methods, technology and innovation in an effort to promote safer and more reliable amusement devices for the public.  

Additionally, the format and structure of the proposed amusement device rule sections are more user-friendly and easier to navigate than the previous version of these requirements.

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in Sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter, Section 304.4 of Title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code and Sections 3005.5, 3008.2 and 3012.2 of the New York City Building Code.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Thu, 06/26/2014

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

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Comment By: 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

The Department of Buildings (“Department”) is proposing to amend sections 104-01 and 104-02, and to repeal sections 19-02, 19-03, and 19-04, of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York (“Rules”). 

The Department proposes to amend section 104-01, regarding examination and investigation requirements for Department licenses, by clarifying examination and investigation procedures. Some Department license examinations were previously administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, but all such examinations are now being administered by the Department. These amendments accommodate the additional license examinations.

The Department proposes to amend section 104-02, regarding required insurance for trade licensees, by clarifying the requirements for commercial general liability insurance.

The Department also proposes to repeal sections 19-02, 19-03, and 19-04, as these provisions are addressed elsewhere in the New York City Administrative Code (“Administrative Code”) or the Rules.   

  • Section 19-02 concerns continuing education requirements for master plumbers and master fire suppression piping contractors. The substance of this rule is now addressed in section 105-03 of the Rules, effective September 15, 2013, which outlines the requirements for Department-approved courses.   
  • Section 19-03 concerns exemptions from Department inspection and testing requirements for minor plumbing work. These exemptions are provided by section 28-105.4.4 of the  Administrative Code. 
  • Section 19-04 concerns the master plumber and master fire suppression piping contractor license board’s authority to review master plumber and master fire suppression piping contractor license applications. The substance of this rule has been already codified under Article 417 of Chapter 4 of the Administrative Code and section 104-01(c) of Title 1 of the Rules.

 

 

 

 

Location: 
Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10007
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                                                             Statement of Basis and Purpose

Existing rule 1 RCNY 104-24 contains a typographical error, which is misleading in terms of setting forth the requirements necessary to seek class 2 filing representative status, beginning May 1, 2014.

This error implies that such applicants need only provide proof of educational requirements “or” training requirements when, in fact, it has always been the intent of DOB that such applicants provide proof of both educational and training requirements.

Therefore, we are amending this rule in order to correct such typographical error.

As a reminder, “Class 2 registered filing representatives (also referred to as “code and zoning representatives”) may, following registration and issuance of an identification card, perform all of the activities of a class 1 registered filing representative and may also appear before and attend appointments with plan examiners and other department technical staff regarding construction document approvals, including, but not limited to, plan review, audit review, pre-determinations, and determinations.”

New material is underlined.

[Deleted material is in brackets.]

Clause (B) of subparagraph (i) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (g) of Section 104-24 of Chapter 100 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York is amended to read as follows:

(B)       A four (4) year degree in another field from an accredited college, and proof of two (2) years as a registered filing representative with the department with at least fifty (50) jobs filed within four (4) years of application for class 2 filing representative status[; or].

 

Effective Date: 
Wed, 05/07/2014

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, May 16, 2014
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                                            Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

The Department’s current amusement device requirements are found in Reference Standard RS 18-10 of the 1968 New York City Building Code. This standard is being repealed and replaced by this proposed rule.

This proposed rule will address minimum safety requirements for, and regulate the design, construction, installation, alteration, maintenance and operation of, amusement devices.  This proposed rule references, utilizes and requires compliance with the latest nationally recognized ASNT/SNT, ANSI/ASTM and ASTM standards.

Further, it will create uniformity with nationally recognized ASNT/SNT, ANSI/ASTM and ASTM standards.  It will introduce new methods, technology and innovation in an effort to promote safer and more reliable amusement devices for the public.  

Additionally, the format and structure of the proposed amusement device rule sections will be more user-friendly and easier to navigate than the previous version of these requirements.

 

 

Subject: 

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

No contact

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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

Originating from input from applicants and other parties affected by the existing laws and rules relating to property tax abatements for the installation of green roofs, with the assistance of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), New York State has amended Title 4-B of Article 4 of the NYS Real Property Tax Law.

Therefore, in conjunction with DEP, the Department of Buildings is proposing to amend this rule in order to coincide with relevant amendments made to the revised state law.

Such proposed amendment to the rule will expand the definition of “vegetation layer” to include “native plant species, and/or agricultural plant species”. This amendment would allow rooftop farms to qualify for the abatement, as they provide similar stormwater management benefits as other green roofs, while bringing the added benefit of providing local produce to New York City residents.

 

 

Subject: 

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

No contact

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

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