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

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, January 30, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

The Department of Buildings (DOB) proposes adding new Section 105-04 to its Rules, which will allow licensed sign hangers (Master Sign Hangers and Special Sign Hangers) to file applications in order to obtain permits to hoist, lower, hang, or attach certain wall-mounted, accessory signs and related structural elements (e.g. frames or columns) that comply with specified size and location requirements. Section 28-415.3 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York explains the difference between Master Sign Hangers and Special Sign Hangers. Master Sign Hangers hoist, lower, hang, or attach signs, irrespective of weight, upon or on the outside of a building. Special Sign Hangers hoist, lower, hang, or attach certain signs of limited size and weight upon or on the outside of a building.  A “wall-mounted sign” is attached to or erected against the wall of a building or an independent wall structure.  An “accessory” sign is a non-advertising sign that is clearly incidental to a zoning lot’s principal use; Zoning Resolution Section 12-10 further defines “accessory” use.  This proposed rule is intended to encourage sign application filings with DOB by eliminating the need to hire registered design professionals in certain situations.   

DOB’s authority for this rule is found in Section 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and Section 28-104.6 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York. 

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Subject: 

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Location: 
Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd floor conference room
New York, NY 10007
Contact: 

No contact

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Proposed Rules Content: 

Due to a stay issued by the United States Court of Appeals, DCA is cancelling the Public Hearing on the Proposed Rules to Require Pregnancy Services Centers to Make Certain Disclosures.

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

Section 20-816(b) of the Administrative Code, enacted as part of section 2 to Local Law 17 of 2011, provides that a pregnancy services center “shall disclose if it does or does not have a licensed medical provider on staff who provides or directly supervises the provision of all of the services at such pregnancy services center.”  Section 20-816(f) of the Administrative Code requires that the disclosure must be made “(1) in writing, in English and Spanish in a size and style as determined in accordance with rules promulgated by the commissioner on (i) at least one sign conspicuously posted in the entrance of the pregnancy services center; (ii) at least one additional sign posted in any area where clients wait to receive services; and (iii) in any advertisement promoting the services of such pregnancy services center in clear and prominent letter type and in a size and style to be determined in accordance with rules promulgated by the commissioner”.  The proposed rules set forth the size, color and location of the disclosure signs required to be posted at the pregnancy services center and in advertisements promoting the services of the pregnancy services center. 

Proposed section 5-266 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York would require a pregnancy services center to post a sign stating whether it has a licensed medical provider on staff who provides or directly supervises the provision of all services at such pregnancy services center.  Under the rule, the Department will provide the signage on its web site for the Pregnancy Services Center to download.  The sign will measure eleven (11) inches by seventeen (17) inches and the lettering will be one-inch high.  The required statement will be in both English and Spanish.  The proposed rule would require the pregnancy services center to post the sign at the public entrance to the pregnancy services center and in waiting areas, and specifies the locations where the pregnancy services center must post the signs.

Proposed section 5-267 provides a non-inclusive list of print and electronic visual representations that the term “advertisement promoting the services of a pregnancy services center” comprises.  It would require that the required disclosure on printed materials be clear, legible, in the same color and darkness, and in type size at least one-third as high and one-third as broad as the largest print in the advertisement.  The rule would require that the disclosure in internet advertisements is clear, legible and in close proximity to the description of services provided at the pregnancy services center.

 

Subject: 

Due to a stay issued by the United States Court of Appeals, DCA is cancelling the Public Hearing previously scheduled for 4/17/2014 on the Proposed Rules to Require Pregnancy Services Centers to Make Certain Disclosures.

Location: 
Department of Consumer Affairs
66 John Street 11th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Contact: 

None

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

Effective July 1, 2013, a construction or demolition project requiring a New York City Department of Buildings permit and whose site is enclosed with a fence or contains a sidewalk shed must comply with the signage requirements of Local Law 47 for the year 2013.

The purpose of this proposed rule is to clarify existing New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) signage requirements for its permittees so that these requirements do not conflict with the new local law. The proposed rule will achieve this goal by:

·        Distinguishing between two different signs currently required by DOT: (1) signage along a series of excavations or street openings, and (2) signage for any project with a projected completion time of three months or more; and

·        Listing the various content requirements for each type of required sign.

DOT’s authority for these rules is found in sections 2903(b)(1) and (5)of the New York City Charter.

 

Subject: 

DOT rule proposing to clarify signage requirments for DOT permittees

Location: 
BID Room A
55 Water Street, Ground Floor Entrance is located on the south side of the building facing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
New York, NY 10041
Contact: 

Joseph P. Noto

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

The following rule is promulgated pursuant to the authority of the Commissioner of Buildings under Sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and Section 3301.9 of the New York City Building Code (“BC”).

The Building Code today requires that numerous signs and permits be posted along a construction site fence in order to provide project and safety contact information for the public.  Local Law 47 of 2013, which was signed by Mayor Bloomberg on July 1, 2013, simplifies these requirements by consolidating various signs into one uniform sign to minimize the visual impact of construction sites on the urban landscape.  

Local Law 47 of 2013 also authorizes the Department to modify by rule the Section 3301.9 specifications for project information panels, where those panels are located at government-owned sites or sites with government funding.  In accordance with this authorization, this rule modifies some specifications for project information panels located at government-owned sites and at sites with government funding.

In accordance with the authorization  provided in BC section 3301.9.2.7, this rule establishes standards for department acceptance of a program that ensures best construction site management practices are employed to minimize construction impact on the surrounding communities and to promote community relations. This program will be developed and administered by a party that is independent of the contractor and is in addition to the contractor and owner’s responsibility to comply with all health and safety requirements in the building code.  The program will be designed to monitor certain activities at construction sites and to work with the community.  The rule also sets forth the basis and process for removal of the department’s acceptance logo and for the removal of the program’s name or logo from the sidewalk shed parapet panel located at a particular site or sites.

 

Effective Date: 
Fri, 01/17/2014

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Proposed Rules Content: 



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