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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

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Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

Article 141 of the New York City Health Code concerns the maintenance of the purity and sanitary condition of the City’s potable water supply. Water for thousands of New York City buildings is kept in water storage tanks. Health Code section 141.07 (“Building Drinking Water Storage Tanks”) requires that these tanks be inspected annually and that the person in control of a building serviced by a water storage tank keep copies of the inspection records and make them available to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (the “Department”) upon request.

 

This amendment requires owners of buildings with water tanks to report annually to the Department the fact that the tanks have been inspected as required by section 141.07 of the Health Code and section 17-194 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York. The amendment authorizes the Department to issue rules dictating the manner and form of these reports. Requiring annual reporting promotes building owner compliance with the inspection mandate and facilitates the Department’s ability to monitor compliance.  Data from these reports submitted to the Department will be made publically available.

 

The amendment is as follows:

 

“Shall” and “must” denote mandatory requirements and may be used interchangeably in the rules of this department, unless otherwise specified or unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Mon, 07/21/2014

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

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, April 21, 2014
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

Article 141 of the New York City Health Code (the “Health Code”) concerns the maintenance of the purity and sanitary condition of the City’s potable water supply. Water for thousands of New York City buildings is kept in water storage tanks. Health Code section 141.07 (“Building Drinking Water Storage Tanks”) requires that these tanks be inspected annually and that the person in control of a building serviced by a water storage tank keep copies of the inspection records and make them available to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (the “Department”) upon request.

 

This proposed amendment would require building owners to document annually with the Department that their drinking water tanks have been inspected as required by section 141.07 of the Health Code and section 17-194 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York.  The Department would be authorized to indicate by rule the manner and form in which building owners would submit such documentation.

 

This amendment requires owners of buildings with water tanks to report annually to the Department on the fact that the tanks have been inspected as required by the Health Code. The amendment authorizes the Department to issue rules dictating the manner and form of these reports. Requiring annual reporting would promote building owner compliance with the inspection mandate and facilitate the Department’s ability to monitor compliance.  Data from these reports submitted to the Department will be made publically available

Subject: 

Proposed resolution to amend Article 141 of the Health Code to require building owners to demonstrate that the annual inspections of drinking water tanks as mandated by the New York City Health Code and the Administrative Code of the City of New York have been completed, and to authorize the Department to publish rules dictating the manner and form for submitting that documentation.

Location: 
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Gotham Center
42-09 28th Street 3rd Floor, Room 3-32
Queens, NY 11101
Contact: 

Svetlana Burdeynik at (347) 396-6078 or resolutioncomments@health.nyc.gov
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Gotham Center, 42-09 28th Street, CN 31
Long Island City, NY 11101-4132

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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

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, November 8, 2013
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

The following rule amendments are proposed pursuant to the authority of the Commissioner of Buildings under Section 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and Article 303 of Title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code. Article 303 requires annual inspections of boilers. Section 28-303.4 authorizes the Commissioner to set the inspection cycle, and section 28-303.7 allows rules regarding the filing of inspection reports.

 

With the proposed amendments to these rules regarding the annual inspection cycles for boilers, the Department is addressing some administrative issues that affect the deadlines for inspection and submitting reports for high-pressure and low-pressure boilers. The proposed amendments would do the following:

 

  • Allow the current inspection cycle that started on January 1, 2013, as a result of the 2012 inspection cycle extension due to Hurricane Sandy, to end on December 31, 2013. All subsequent inspection cycles for years after 2013 will start on January 1 and end on December 31 of the calendar year. These changes would establish the same annual inspection cycle that was used prior to the Department’s cycle change in 2009.

 

  • Create a conventional annual inspection cycle within a single calendar year that makes it easier for boiler owners to follow. These amendments will make it administratively easier for boiler owners and Department staff to identify the particular inspection cycle that the inspections and/or violations were filed and/or issued.

 

  • Allow the Department to more easily calculate fees. The Department charges monthly late fees for inspection reports filed after the inspection cycle deadline. Adjusting the annual boiler inspection cycle period to start on January 1 and end on December 31 would allow the Department to more easily calculate and determine when it should assess monthly late fees.

 

  • Make sure that the boiler owner is properly filing records with the Department that are consistent with the active boilers present in the building. These amendments will allow inspection records to be maintained more accurately and the Department to account for boilers in use in city buildings.

 

  • Alert the Department to the dangerous conditions caused by unregistered boilers. The Department deems unregistered boilers to be a dangerous condition that could threaten the life and safety of building occupants. These amendments allow the Department to be more aware of unregistered boilers by requiring inspectors to immediately notify the Department upon discovering an unregistered boiler during an inspection.

 

  • Add to the low pressure boiler rule a provision regarding expired inspections that is in the high pressure boiler rule.

 

 

This rule was not included in the agency's most recent regulatory agenda as it was not contemplated at the time the agenda was published.

 

 

Subject: 

Opportunity to comment on proposed amendments to rule 101-07, rule 103-01, and rule 103-05 relating to boiler inspection and reporting deadlines

Location: 
Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Contact: 

Robert Daly, P.E.
Director
Central Inspections Boiler Division
New York City Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 4th floor
New York, NY 10007

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