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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

The purpose of the proposed rule is to repeal rules which the Administrative Code, the New York City Building Code, and Mechanical Code now address.  The rules to be repealed relate to:

  • National Fire Protection Association, Flammable Combustible Code edition amendment to the Mechanical Code (1 RCNY 7000-01)
  • Smoke detecting devices and systems (1 RCNY 28-01), which does not apply under the 2014 Building Code, and the requirements for which are now found in Section 901.9.5.1 of the 2014 Building Code.   
  • Required carbon monoxide detecting devices and systems (1 RCNY 28-02) , which does not apply under the 2014 Building Code, and the requirements for which are now found in Section 901.9.5.1 of the 2014 Building Code.  
  • Rules of Procedure for amending, revising or promulgating Reference Standards (1 RCNY 37-01); the process for amending Reference Standards is now found in Section 103.19 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code.

Working with the City’s rulemaking agencies, the Law Department, and OMB, 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of Operations conducted a retrospective rules review of the City’s existing rules, identifying those rules that will be repealed or modified to reduce regulatory burdens, increase equity, support small businesses, and simplify and update content to help support public understanding and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. The repeal of 1 RCNY 7000-01 was identified through this initiative.

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter.

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Effective Date: 
Wed, 02/21/2018

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

 

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