Chapter 6 of Title 66 of the New York City Rules outlines the Industry Ownership Program (the “Program”). This Program provided grants to certain industry groups to pay for eligible expenses in acquiring and renovating a building. Applications must have been submitted by the close of business on April 28, 1989. Therefore, because this Program no longer exists, the Department is proposing to repeal the rules.
Chapter 7 of Title 66 of the New York City Rules outlines the Industrial Security Grant Program (the “Program”). The Program provided grants to eligible industrial businesses to purchase security equipment. This Program no longer exists; therefore, the Department is proposing to repeal the rules.
Chapter 8 of Title 66 of the New York City Rules outlines the Commercial Security Grant Program (the “Program”). The Program provided grants to commercial businesses for the costs of purchasing and installing security equipment. The Program was part of New York City's commercial business retention effort. The program was designed to enable groups of commercial businesses in selected low and moderate income neighborhoods located in designated areas to obtain technical assistance provided by the Department and the New York City Police Department for proven, cost effective crime prevention techniques to reduce burglary, robbery, pilferage, and other threats to property and personal safety within the premises of participating merchants and in areas where participating merchants and other commercial businesses were located. This Program no longer exists; therefore, the Department is proposing to repeal the rules.
Chapter 9 of Title 66 of the New York City Rules outlines the Energy Services pursuant to Local Law No. 49 of 1987 (the “Program”). The Program provided a benefit to electricity redistributors who purchased electricity from a utility or any other person, corporation or other entity and on a metered or unmetered basis, resold or otherwise redistributed for any consideration such electricity to a non-residential energy user. This Program no longer exists; therefore, the Department is proposing to repeal the rules.
Working with the City’s rulemaking agencies, the Law Department, and the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Operations conducted a retrospective rules review of the City’s existing rules, identifying those rules that will be repealed or modified to reduce regulatory burdens, increase equity, support small businesses, and simplify and update content to help support public understanding and compliance. This proposed rule repeal was identified through this initiative.
Small Business Service’s authority for these rules is found in section 1043 and 1301 of the New York City Charter.
New York City Council’s Introduction number 550 for the year 2014 is expected to be enacted and go into effect on January 1, 2015. If enacted, it will update the New York City Energy Conservation Code (“City Energy Code”) to comply with the requirements of the State Energy Law and the 2014 updates to the New York State Energy Code (“State Energy Code”). This proposal amends the rule implementing the City Energy Code, 1 RCNY Section 5000-01, to conform to the proposed changes to the City Energy Code in Intro. 550. The rule also reflects changes in the State Energy Code regarding specific tests, inspections and code references.
Specifically, this proposed amendment to Section 5000-01:
- Removes definitions listed in the rule that will be defined in the City Energy Code, if Intro. 550 is enacted;
- Adds and removes progress inspections to correspond to City Energy Code requirements that come into effect if Intro. 550 is enacted;
- Clarifies the existing supporting documentation submission requirements by requiring a supporting documentation index; and
- Clarifies commissioning requirements.
References in this proposed rule to the Administrative Code or the New York City Energy Conservation Code mean the Administrative Code or the New York City Energy Conservation Code, respectively, as amended by Intro. 550, if enacted.
The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter. Section 5 of Intro. 550 will authorize the Department to promulgate rules implementing the changes to the City Energy Code before they go into effect. Section 4 of Intro. 550 repeals and replaces section 28-1001.2 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, and includes authority for the Department to issue this proposed Rule.