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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is authorized to promulgate rules regarding parking and traffic operations in the City by Section 2903(a) of the New York City Charter. The rules that DOT is amending are contained within Chapter 4 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York, relating to the “Traffic Rules and Regulations.”

The purpose of these rule amendments is to reflect simplified parking signage that DOT has implemented over the last few years as well as to make general clean-up amendments. Specifically, the amendments to Chapter 4 of Title 34 are the following:

• Section 4-01(b) is amended to add a new definition for “dedicated use signs”, and update the definition of “taxi” to include green taxis.

• Section 4-08(a)(1) is amended to clarify that standing is prohibited when a dedicated use sign is posted.

• Section 4-08(a)(6) is amended to delete obsolete references to parking meters.

• Sections 4-08(c), 4-08(d), and 4-08(k), 4-08(l), and 4-08(o) are amended to clarify and delete certain references to specific dedicated use signs.

• Sections 4-08(d), 4-08(l)(1), and 4-08(o) are amended to update certain references to “handicapped permits”; delete a reference to a painted blue line in the Blue Zone; and delete certain obsolete portions of the rules relating to IVPS system.

• Section 4-11(a)(3) is being repealed in its entirety as it is no longer applicable.

• Section 4-12(m) is amended to reflect bus lane restrictions as contemplated by Local Law 113 of 2013.
In response to comments received by DOT, the following changes have been made to the proposed rule, which are reflected in the adopted rules:

• Remove proposed language regarding parking at a taxi stand so as not to conflict with 35 RCNY §80-19(c)(3).
• Clarify that an authorized bus cannot park even in an assigned bus stop.
• Consistently use the term “for-hire vehicle stand” instead of “for-hire vehicle stop”.

Effective Date: 
Wed, 08/01/2018

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, February 5, 2018
Proposed Rules Content: 

The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is authorized to promulgate rules regarding parking and traffic operations in the City by Section 2903(a) of the New York City Charter. The rules that DOT is seeking to amend are contained within Chapter 4 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York, relating to the “Traffic Rules and Regulations.”

 

The purpose of these proposed rule amendments is to reflect simplified parking signage that DOT has implemented over the last few years as well as to make general clean-up amendments.   Specifically, the amendments to Chapter 4 of Title 34 are the following:

 

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Section 4-01(b) is amended to add a new definition for “dedicated use signs”, and update the definition of “taxi” to include green taxis.

 

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Section 4-08(a)(1) is amended to clarify that standing is prohibited when a dedicated use sign is posted.

 

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Section 4-08(a)(6) is amended to delete obsolete references to parking meters.

 

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Sections 4-08(c), 4-08(d), and 4-08(k), 4-08(l), and 4-08(o) are amended to clarify and delete certain references to specific dedicated use signs.

 

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Sections 4-08(d), 4-08(l)(1), and 4-08(o) are amended to update certain references to “handicapped permits”;  delete a reference to a painted blue line in the Blue Zone; and delete certain obsolete portions of the rules relating to IVPS system.

 

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Section  4-11(a)(3) is being repealed in its entirety as it is no longer applicable.

 

 

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Section 4-12(m) is amended to reflect bus lane restrictions as contemplated by Local Law 113 of  2013.

Subject: 

DOT proposed rule amending the traffic rules to reflect current parking signage and a clarification on bus lanes.

Location: 
DOT Bid Room
55 Water Street, Concourse Level Bid Room is located on the SE corner of 55 Water St facing the NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza.
New York, NY 10041
Contact: 

No contact

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Final Rules

 

The Fire Department adopts a rule, 3 RCNY §505-01, entitled “Apartment and Guest Room Identification and Directional Markings and Signs,” to set forth standards and requirements for the design and placement of entrance door room number markings for dwelling units (apartments, guest rooms and sleeping rooms) in Group R-1 and Group R-2 buildings and occupancies, and building lobby and building hallway corridor directional signs, which serve to assist emergency response personnel in locating such dwelling units when responding to fires, medical emergencies and other emergencies at the premises.

 

The Fire Code was amended by Local Law No. 148 of 2013 to include, in FC505.3, requirements for identification of apartment and guest rooms.  This rule has been adopted to implement this new section of the Fire Code.

 

The Fire Department adopts a second rule, 3 RCNY §505-02, entitled “Apartment, Guest Room and Stairwell Fire Emergency Markings,” to set forth standards and requirements for the design and placement of entrance door fire emergency markings for dwelling units (apartments, guest rooms and sleeping rooms) in Group R-1 and Group R-2 buildings or occupancies, and stairwell doors, which serve to assist firefighters in locating such dwelling units and stairwells and in identifying multi-floor dwelling units.

 

The Fire Code was amended by Local Law No. 148 of 2013 to include, in FC505.4, requirements for apartment, guest room and stairwell fire emergency markings.  This rule has been adopted to implement this new section of the Fire Code.

 

The marking of entrance doors with emergency markings serves to better facilitate firefighting operations, thereby providing a greater level of safety to firefighters and building occupants.  The fire emergency marking enables firefighters to identify apartment numbers in smoke conditions that obscure the regular (eye-level) door numbers.  Such identification ensures firefighters can more quickly conduct search and rescue operations.

 

Additionally, the fire emergency marking for multi-floor dwelling units will make it possible for firefighters to ascertain whether they are entering the lower level of an apartment, rather than the upper level of an apartment, where temperatures may be unsafe.

 

The fire emergency marking also assists in identifying apartments that are joined horizontally (such as adjoining apartments that have been combined into a single dwelling unit).  All doors are to be marked with a star or a triangle to indicate whether they are a main entrance or a secondary entrance.

 

The requirement for doors to be marked extends to entrance doors lawfully obstructed from inside the dwelling unit, such as entrances obstructed by the placement of furniture or in some cases by sealing the door with sheetrock, while giving the appearance of an unobstructed entrance door on the corridor side.  Notwithstanding the fact that such lawfully obstructed entrance doors represent a major impediment to access, this final rule requires that such entrance doors be identified as a secondary entrance.  However, depending upon fire conditions in the dwelling, it is possible that even a lawfully obstructed entrance could be the only or safest means of access to a dwelling unit.

 

Terms used in the final rules that are defined in the Fire Code or elsewhere in the Fire Department’s rules are indicated by italics.

 

The entire final rules are underlined to indicate that they are new rules.

 

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

 

Guidance with respect to the interpretation of the Fire Code and Fire Department rules may be obtained using the Public Inquiry Form on the Fire Department’s website, http://www1.nyc.gov/site/fdny/about/resources/code-and-rules/code-and-ru....

 

Effective Date: 
Wed, 06/01/2016

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, April 8, 2016
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

The Fire Department is proposing a rule, 3 RCNY §505-01, entitled “Apartment and Guest Room Identification and Directional Markings and Signs,” to set forth standards and requirements for the design and placement of entrance door room number markings for dwelling units (apartments, guest rooms and sleeping rooms) in Group R-1 and Group R-2 buildings and occupancies, and building lobby and building hallway corridor directional signs, which serve to assist emergency response personnel in locating such dwelling units when responding to fires, medical emergencies and other emergencies at the premises.

 

The Fire Code was amended by Local Law No. 148 of 2013 to include, in FC505.3, requirements for identification of apartment and guest rooms.  This rule is being proposed to implement this new section of the Fire Code.

 

The Fire Department is proposing a second rule, 3 RCNY §505-02, entitled “Apartment, Guest Room and Stairwell Fire Emergency Markings,” to set forth standards and requirements for the design and placement of entrance door fire emergency markings for dwelling units (apartments, guest rooms and sleeping rooms) in Group R-1 and Group R-2 buildings or occupancies, and stairwell doors, which serve to assist firefighters in locating such dwelling units and stairwells and in identifying multi-floor dwelling units.

 

The Fire Code was amended by Local Law No. 148 of 2013 to include, in FC505.4, requirements for apartment, guest room and stairwell fire emergency markings.  This rule is being proposed to implement this new section of the Fire Code.

 

The marking of entrance doors with emergency markings serves to better facilitate firefighting operations, thereby providing a greater level of safety to firefighters and building occupants.  The fire emergency marking enables firefighters to identify apartment numbers in smoke conditions that obscure the regular (eye-level) door numbers.  Such identification ensures firefighters can more quickly conduct search and rescue operations.

 

Additionally, the fire emergency marking for multi-floor dwelling units will make it possible for firefighters to ascertain whether they are entering the lower level of an apartment, rather than the upper level of an apartment, where temperatures may be unsafe.

 

The fire emergency marking also assists in identifying apartments that are joined horizontally (such as adjoining apartments that have been combined into a single dwelling unit).  All doors are to be marked with a star or a triangle to indicate whether they are a main entrance or a secondary entrance.

 

The requirement for doors to be marked extends to entrance doors lawfully obstructed from inside the dwelling unit, such as entrances obstructed by the placement of furniture or in some cases by sealing the door with sheetrock, while giving the appearance of an unobstructed entrance door on the corridor side.  Notwithstanding the fact that such lawfully obstructed entrance doors represent a major impediment to access, this proposed rule requires that such entrance doors be identified as a secondary entrance.  However, depending upon fire conditions in the dwelling, it is possible that even a lawfully obstructed entrance could be the only or safest means of access to a dwelling unit.

 

Terms used in the proposed rules that are defined in the Fire Code or elsewhere in the Fire Department’s rules are indicated by italics.

 

The entire proposed rules are underlined indicating that they are new rules.

 

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

 

Guidance with respect to the interpretation of the Fire Code and Fire Department rules may be obtained using the Public Inquiry Form on the Fire Department’s website, www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/firecode/index.shtml#p6.

 

Subject: 

Apartment and Guest Room Identification and Directional Markings and Signs
Apartment, Guest Room and Stairwell Fire Emergency Markings

Location: 
Fire Department Auditorium
9 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Contact: 

No contact

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, January 9, 2015
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

The Department of Buildings (“Department”) is proposing the following changes to Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York (“Rules”):

  • amend and renumber sections 9-01 and 9-02; and
  • repeal sections 9-03 and 9-04. 

The Department proposes to amend section 9-01, regarding supervisory responsibilities of licensed riggers, and section 9-02, regarding supervisory responsibilities of licensed sign hangers, by

  • updating the sections to reflect changes made to the New York City Administrative Code (“Administrative Code”) by Local Law 141 of 2013 and renumbering them as sections 104-20 and 104-21, respectively;
  • clarifying how foremen are designated; and,
  • moving the process under which licensed riggers and sign hangers issue certificates of fitness  for qualified scaffold users from section 9-03 of the Rules to new sections 104-20 and 104-21 in order to include this process within the context of licensee supervision of such work. 

The Department also proposes to repeal sections 9-03 and 9-04, as these provisions are, or will be, addressed elsewhere in the Administrative Code or the Rules. 

  • Section 9-03 concerns minimum qualifications for scaffold users. The substance of this rule will be moved to sections 104-20 and 104-21.  Additionally, the training course requirements under this rule have been codified under Section 3314 of the New York City Building Code (“Building Code”) by Local Law 141 of 2013.
  • Section 9-04 concerns the process and conditions under which the Department may revoke, suspend or not renew rigger and sign hanger licenses.  The substance of this rule has already been codified under Article 401 of Chapter 4 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code and section 104-07 of Title 1 of the Rules. 

The Department also proposes to amend subdivision (j) of Section 102-01 to reflect the renumbering of Section 9-01.

The Department’s authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter, sections 28-404.1 and 28-415.1 of the Administrative Code, and section 3314 of the Building Code.

Subject: 

Public hearing on amendment of rules governing rigging operations

Location: 
Department of Buildings
280 Broadway 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Contact: 

No contact

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

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

On February 18, 2014, Mayor de Blasio launched the Vision Zero action plan – an ambitious plan to reduce traffic fatalities in New York City. Vision Zero accepts no traffic fatality as inevitable. Vision Zero allows government agencies, industry groups, key transportation stakeholders and the public to understand traffic crashes as the result of a series of actions that can be changed or prevented through enforcement, education and design.

 

The proposed rule would amend Section 4-06 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York, which relates to speed limits.  The purpose of the proposed rule is to update the speed limit rule to correspond with an expected change to the citywide speed limit.  Intro. 466 of 2014, which is expected to be enacted in October, will amend Section 19-177 of the New York City Administrative Code to reduce the official citywide speed limit from the current thirty miles per hour to twenty-five miles per hour.  This local law change is pursuant to the authority provided by section 1642(a)(26) of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, which was recently amended.  If enacted, Intro. 466 will take effect on November 7, 2014.  The Department of Transportation anticipates that this reduced speed limit will result in both fewer crashes involving pedestrians, and fewer fatalities and less severe injuries if crashes involving pedestrians do occur.   

 

These rule amendments are proposed pursuant to the authority of the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation to make rules under sections 1043(a) and 2903(a) of the New York City Charter.

Subject: 

DOT Amendment of Traffic Rules Governing Speed LImit

Location: 
DOT
55 Water Street The entrance is located on the south side of the building facing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
New York, NY 10041
Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

 

 

The rule implements section 27-2051.1 of the New York City Administrative Code, which requires owners of residential dwellings to post a temporary notice with emergency information in the common area of the building prior to the arrival of a weather emergency, a natural disaster, or after being informed about a utility outage that is expected to last for more than 24 hours.  The sign must be removed after the weather emergency, natural disaster, or utility outage has ended. The law requires that the Department of Housing Preservation and Development publish a template that may be used by residential buildings for this purpose.  The rule provides such a template.

 

 

 

This rule implements recently enacted requirements in section 27-2051.1 of the New York City Administrative Code, with only minor discretion or interpretation by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.  Pursuant to section 1043(d)(4)(iv) of the City Charter, the analysis required by section 1043(d) of the Charter was not performed. 

 

Effective Date: 
Sat, 05/03/2014

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

The proposed rule implements section 27-2051.1 of the New York City Administrative Code, which requires owners of residential dwellings to post a temporary notice with emergency information in the common area of the building prior to the arrival of a weather emergency, a natural disaster, or after being informed about a utility outage that is expected to last for more than 24 hours.  The sign must be removed after the weather emergency, natural disaster, or utility outage has ended. The law requires that the Department of Housing Preservation and Development publish a template that may be used by residential buildings for this purpose.  The rule provides such a template.

Subject: 

.Temporary Posting of Emergency Information

Location: 
Department of Housing Preservation and Development
100 Gold Street Room 5R1
New York, NY 10038
Contact: 

Assistant Commissioner Mario Ferrigno

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 



 Click here (.pdf) for the complete text of the adopted rule.



Effective Date: 
Fri, 12/30/2011