The Department of Buildings (DOB) is proposing to amend sections 104-05, 104-06, 104-20 and 104-21 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York relating to reinstatement of license, continuing education requirements, and supervisory responsibilities of riggers and sign hangers and to repeal sections 11-01 and 25-01 relating to elevator inspection agencies and climber and tower crane riggers.
The amendments to sections 104-05, 104-06, 104-20 and 104-21 more accurately reflect the current process for reinstatement of licenses as well as continuing education requirements. Applicants need to be able to demonstrate employment when not on the payroll of a licensee in order to be reinstated. The proposed rule spells out what is necessary to provide as proof of employment and complies with a recent New York Supreme Court decision on the subject.
In addition, the proposed rule requires Construction Superintendents to take an eight (8)-hour course for renewal. This brings the course requirements in line with section 3301-02 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York. To keep requirements consistent across disciplines, the proposed rule also requires Site Safety Managers and Site Safety Coordinators to take an eight (8)-hour refresher course.
Sections 11-01 and 25-01 are being repealed because their provisions have been moved to Chapter 4 of the City Administrative Code.
The proposed rule also includes minor plain language revisions.
DOB’s authority for this rule is found in Sections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter, Sections 28-401.13 and 28-401.14, and Articles 404 and 415 of the City Administrative Code.