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Local Law 52 of 2014 changed the effective dates of amendments of the New York City Construction Codes pursuant to Local Law 141 of 2013 and certain other local laws as set forth in Local Law 52 from October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.  These amendments together are commonly referred to as “the 2014 NYC Construction Codes”.

 

Therefore, the Department of Buildings (DOB) is amending rules previously adopted pursuant to the 2014 NYC Construction Codes to conform the effective dates of such rules to the new effective date of such code (December 31, 2014) as set forth in Local Law 52 of 2014.

 

In accordance with Section 1043(e)(iii) of the City Charter, DOB did not hold a public hearing on this rule amendment on the grounds that a hearing would have served no public purpose.

 

Further, in accordance with Section 1043(d)(4)(iii) of the City Charter, this rule is not subject to review pursuant to Section 1043(d) of same.

 

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Effective Date: 
Fri, 12/19/2014

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Friday, October 31, 2014
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Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

Intro 474 of 2014 extends the effective date of the 2014 NYC Construction Codes from October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

 

The rules the Department is proposing to amend herein, which implement various provisions of the 2014 NYC Construction Codes, currently have effective dates of October 1, 2014 (with the exception of 1 RCNY 104-08, which currently has no specified effective date).

 

Therefore, since Intro 474 extends the effective date of the new Codes to December 31, 2014, DOB is proposing to amend the rules set forth herein in order to extend their effective dates to December 31, 2014, as well.

 

In accordance with Section 1043(e)(iii) of the City Charter, DOB is not holding a public hearing on this proposed rule amendment on the grounds that a hearing would serve no public purpose.

 

Further, in accordance with Section 1043(d)(4)(iii)of the City Charter, this rule is not subject to review pursuant to Section 1043(d) of same.

 

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Local Law 52 of 2014 changed the effective dates of amendments of the New York City Construction Codes pursuant to Local Law 141 of 2013 and certain other local laws from October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.   

 

By rule effective December 19, 2014 (see rule titled “Amendment to Change Effective Date of Miscellaneous Rules Related to 2014 Construction Codes”), the Department of Buildings amended the effective date of rules that were previously adopted pursuant to the 2014 NYC Construction Codes to conform them to the new effective date of the code (December 31, 2014). 

 

 

Therefore, this rule went into effect on December 31, 2014, not October 1, 2014.

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule 

 

These rule amendments are promulgated pursuant to the authority of the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Buildings “Department” under Sections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and Section 28-103.15 of the New York City Administrative Code.  Under Section 28-103.15, the Commissioner may require an applicant for a work permit to provide proof of workers’ compensation, disability and general liability insurance for a project “in such amounts and in accordance with such specifications as shall be set forth in the rules of the department or as otherwise required by law.” Section 101-08 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York sets forth the specific proof-of-insurance requirements that applicants for work permits must satisfy in order for the Department to issue or renew the necessary permit.  

 

The proposed amendments to Section 101-08:  

 

·        Amend the list of the types of permits to which the rule applies. This will make the rule line up with changes that Local Law 141 of 2013 made to the Administrative Code;  

 

 

·        Add a requirement of $1 million in liability insurance for the installation of scaffolds and sidewalk sheds; 

 

 

·        Clarify that project-specific liability insurance (when required) must cover the type of work to be performed as described in the permit; 

 

 

·        Add a requirement of $2 million in liability insurance for raising or moving a building;  

 

 

·        Eliminate the requirement that a permittee’s liability insurance policy contain a certain cancellation provision, because the inclusion of such provision is already required under the New York State Insurance Law; 

 

 

·        Prohibit a permittee’s liability insurance policy from containing exclusions for work performed within the city of New York or for the type of work described in the work permit; 

 

 

·        Correct a typographical error in the official publication of the rule related to the proposed number of stories for a certain category of buildings that has a $25 million insurance requirement for a new building or major alteration.

 

 

 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in Sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and Section 28-103.15 of the New York City Administrative Code.

 

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Effective Date: 
Wed, 12/31/2014

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Local Law 52 of 2014 changed the effective dates of amendments of the New York City Construction Codes pursuant to Local Law 141 of 2013 and certain other local laws from October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.   

 

By rule effective December 19, 2014 (see rule titled “Amendment to Change Effective Date of Miscellaneous Rules Related to 2014 Construction Codes”), the Department of Buildings amended the effective date of rules that were previously adopted pursuant to the 2014 NYC Construction Codes to conform them to the new effective date of the code (December 31, 2014). 

 

 

Therefore, this rule went into effect on December 31, 2014, not October 1, 2014.

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

In accordance with Section 28-103.19 of the New York City Administrative Code, the Department of Buildings (“DOB”) is adding a new Section 3616-04 to Subchapter Q of Chapter 3600 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York (“RCNY”), which adopts an amended version of National Fire Protection Association (“NFPA”) Standard 72, relating to the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.  The DOB is also repealing Section 907-01 of Chapter 9 of Title 1 of the RCNY, regarding fire protection systems.

 

NFPA 72 of 2010 covers the application, installation, location, performance, inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems, supervising station alarm systems, public emergency alarm reporting systems, fire warning equipment, and emergency communication systems.

This rule requires compliance with proven safety practices based upon a nationally recognized standard, modified specifically for New York City.  It improves fire safety in buildings that are required to comply with the proposed rule.

The adoption and modification of NFPA 72 renders the substance of existing rule 1 RCNY 907-01 redundant.  Therefore, the DOB is repealing the rule in its entirety.

Note that an asterisk (*) found within 1 RCNY 3616-04, following the number or letter designating a paragraph, indicates that explanatory material on the paragraph can be found in Annex A of NFPA 72. 

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Effective Date: 
Wed, 12/31/2014

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Local Law 52 of 2014 changed the effective dates of amendments of the New York City Construction Codes pursuant to Local Law 141 of 2013 and certain other local laws from October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.  

 

 

By rule effective December 19, 2014 (see rule titled “Amendment to Change Effective Date of Miscellaneous Rules Related to 2014 Construction Codes”), the Department of Buildings amended the effective date of rules that were previously adopted pursuant to the 2014 NYC Construction Codes to conform them to the new effective date of the code (December 31, 2014). 

 

 

Therefore, this rule went into effect on December 31, 2014, not October 1, 2014.

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule  

 

On December 30, 2013, Local Law 141 of 2013 was signed by the Mayor.   Among other changes, Local Law 141 amended section 908.7.2 of the New York City Building Code, which requires carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in Group E (educational), I-2 and I-4 occupancies (institutional uses, including hospitals and supervised care facilities). Local Law 141 amended section 908.7.2 to specify where these detectors must be installed.  On April 25, 2014, Local Law 10 of 2014 was signed by the Mayor.  Local Law 10 further amended the New York City Building Code to require that CO detectors be installed in buildings equipped with fire alarm systems that contain Group A-1, A-2, A-3 and certain Group B occupancies (assembly spaces).  These local laws both go into effect on October 1, 2014 but allow the Department to promulgate rules necessary for the implementation of the law prior to the effective date.  

 

 

This rule sets out the locations within the listed building occupancies where CO detectors must be installed and sets out other requirements related to the installation of CO detectors. 

 

 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and sections 908.7.2, 908.7.3, and 908.7.4 of the New York City Building Code. 

 

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Effective Date: 
Wed, 12/31/2014

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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

 

Sections 104-06 and 104-09 of the Department’s rules require certain courses and certifications to be obtained by electrician, hoisting machine operator and rigger licensees prior to renewal of their licenses. The rule amendments will extend the date for compliance with these requirements because the required courses and certifications are not currently available.

 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter, as well as in Article 401 of Chapter 4 of Title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code.

 

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Effective Date: 
Wed, 10/15/2014

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Local Law 52 of 2014 changed the effective dates of amendments of the New York City Construction Codes pursuant to Local Law 141 of 2013 and certain other local laws from October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. 

 

 

By rule effective December 19, 2014 (see rule titled “Amendment to Change Effective Date of Miscellaneous Rules Related to 2014 Construction Codes”), the Department of Buildings amended the effective date of rules that were previously adopted pursuant to the 2014 NYC Construction Codes to conform them to the new effective date of the code (December 31, 2014).

 

 

Therefore, this rule went into effect on December 31, 2014, not October 1, 2014.

 

  

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

 

The Department of Buildings (“Department”) is amending section 104-08 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York (“Rules”). 

 

The Department is amending section 104-08 by updating the section to reflect changes made to the New York City Administrative Code (“Administrative Code”) by local law number 141 for the year 2013, and by clarifying the eighteen month on-the-job training program and OSHA course requirements.

 

The Department’s authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter, sections 28-402.2 and 28-403.2 of the Administrative Code.

 

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Effective Date: 
Wed, 12/31/2014

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

Local Law 52 of 2014 changed the effective dates of amendments of the New York City Construction Codes pursuant to Local Law 141 of 2013 and certain other local laws from October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.  

 

 

By rule effective December 19, 2014 (see rule titled “Amendment to Change Effective Date of Miscellaneous Rules Related to 2014 Construction Codes”), the Department of Buildings amended the effective date of rules that were previously adopted pursuant to the 2014 NYC Construction Codes to conform them to the new effective date of the code (December 31, 2014).

 

Therefore, this rule went into effect on December 31, 2014, not October 1, 2014.

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

Local Law 141 of 2013, 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. 

 

The Department’s Referenced Standards are found in Chapter 35 of the New York City Building Code. Local Law 141 repealed Chapter 35 and added a new one.

 

This rule corrects an error in the year of two of the standards listed in new Chapter 35 – ACI 318 for structural concrete and ANSI A10.4 for personnel hoists. The correction conforms them to the existing edition of these standards, as well as to the Building Code sections to which these standards are applied, which reflect the correct year’s language.

 

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, 12/31/2014

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Adopted Rules Content: 

 

Local Law 52 of 2014 changed the effective dates of amendments of the New York City Construction Codes pursuant to Local Law 141 of 2013 and certain other local laws from October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.   

 

By rule effective December 19, 2014 (see rule titled “Amendment to Change Effective Date of Miscellaneous Rules Related to 2014 Construction Codes”), the Department of Buildings amended the effective date of rules that were previously adopted pursuant to the 2014 NYC Construction Codes to conform them to the new effective date of the code (December 31, 2014). 

 

Therefore, this rule went into effect on December 31, 2014, not October 1, 2014.

 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

Exception 17 of Section 28-101.4.3 of the New York City Administrative Code (“Optional use of the 1968 building code for work on prior code buildings”) states that, “The installation of and work on emergency and standby power systems shall comply with section 2702.1 of the New York city building code.”

 

Such installation and work, therefore, may not be performed on prior code buildings in accordance with the requirements and standards set forth in the 1968 building code or a code in effect prior to December 6, 1968.1 RCNY 12-01 is a rule that implements Article 11 of Subchapter 6 of Chapter 1 of Title 27 of the Administrative Code (“Emergency Power”), a 1968 building code provision.

 

While drafting Local Law 141 of 2013, which establishes the 2014 NYC Construction Codes, the Department reviewed 1 RCNY 12-01 (“Emergency Power System Requirements”) and folded all pertinent equipment, design and construction requirements for emergency power systems, which were missing from Chapter 27 of the 2008 NYC Building Code, into Chapter 27 of the 2014 NYC Building Code.

 

It was also determined that the technical requirements for emergency power systems contained in this rule are obsolete or have already been superseded by the Department’s adoption of referenced standards NFPA 70, 110 and 111 in the 2008 NYC Building Code.

 

Therefore, the Department is repealing 1 RCNY 12-01 in its entirety.

 

 

Section 1. Section 12-01 of Chapter 12 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York, relating to requirements for emergency power systems, is REPEALED.

 

 

 

Effective Date: 
Wed, 12/31/2014

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

Local Law 52 of 2014 changed the effective dates of amendments of the New York City Construction Codes pursuant to Local Law 141 of 2013 and certain other local laws from October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.   

 

By rule effective December 19, 2014 (see rule titled “Amendment to Change Effective Date of Miscellaneous Rules Related to 2014 Construction Codes”), the Department of Buildings amended the effective date of rules that were previously adopted pursuant to the 2014 NYC Construction Codes to conform them to the new effective date of the code (December 31, 2014). 

 

Therefore, this rule went into effect on December 31, 2014, not October 1, 2014. 

 

 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of 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.


The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and sections 28-201.2, 28-201.2.1, and 28-202.1 of the New York City Administrative Code.

 

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Effective Date: 
Wed, 12/31/2014

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