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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

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
Contact: 

No contact

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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

                                                             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
Proposed Rules Content: 

  

                                            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

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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

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.  Certain provisions of that local law went into effect immediately. Among them were sections 28-304.6.4, 28-304.6.5 and 28-304.6.6 of the Administrative Code, which deal with elevator inspections and tests.

These provisions changed the timeframe for filing inspection and testing reports as well as certificates of correction.  This change was made to increase industry compliance by providing a more practical and adequate amount of time to correct defects and file a report.  Rule 103-02 is being amended to reflect the new provisions enacted by Local Law 141.

 

 

 

Effective Date: 
Mon, 05/05/2014

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, May 5, 2014
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

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, it is proposed to amend 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].

Subject: 

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Contact: 

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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Effective July 1, 2013, a construction or demolition project requiring a New York City Department of Buildings permit and whose site is enclosed with a fence or contains a sidewalk shed must comply with the signage requirements of Local Law 47 for the year 2013. The purpose of this rule is to clarify existing New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) signage requirements for its permittees so that these requirements do not conflict with the new local law. The rule will achieve this goal by: • Distinguishing between two different signs currently required by DOT: (1) signage along a series of excavations or street openings, and (2) signage for any project with a projected completion time of three months or more; and • Listing the various content requirements for each type of required sign.

Effective Date: 
Wed, 04/16/2014

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

Section 28-401.11of 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, it is proposed to amend this rule to require a triennial renewal fee of seventy-five dollars.

 

Subject: 

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

No contact

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

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.  Certain provisions of that local law went into effect immediately. Among them were sections 28-304.6.4, 28-304.6.5 and 28-304.6.6 of the Administrative Code, which deal with elevator inspections and tests.

These provisions changed the timeframe for filing inspection and testing reports as well as certificates of correction.  This change was made to increase industry compliance by providing a more practical and adequate amount of time to correct defects and file a report.  Rule 103-02 is being amended to reflect the new provisions enacted by Local Law 141.

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and sections 28-304.6.4, 28-304.6.5 and 28-304.6.6 of the New York City Administrative Code.

 

Subject: 

Opportunity to comment on proposed rule to amend timeframes for filing elevator inspection reports and certificates of correction.

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

No contact

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