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

Comment By: 
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Proposed Rules Content: 

The purpose of the proposed rule is to prohibit electronic waste from being set out for solid waste or recycling collection in New York City and to establish that it will be a violation for electronic waste to be placed out for solid waste or recycling collection. Beginning January 1, 2015, the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act (Chapter 99 of the laws of 2010, codified as Title 26 of Article 27 of the Environmental Conservation Law) prohibits persons from disposing of electronic waste as solid waste in the State of New York. This act will prohibit electronic waste from being placed or disposed of in any solid waste management facility, or being placed out for collection for disposal at a solid waste management facility or hazardous waste management facility in the state of New York. Therefore, Department of Sanitation (“DSNY”) seeks to amend its rules to clarify that it shall be a violation for any person to place electronic waste out for solid waste or recycling collection. Pursuant to section 753 of the New York City Charter, the Commissioner of the DSNY is charged with responsibility for the functions and operations of the City related to waste disposal. Section 1043 of the New York City Charter authorizes agencies to adopt rules necessary to carry out the duties delegated to them by law. Additionally, DSNY has authority under sections 16-118 and 16-120 of the New York City Administrative Code to issue violations to persons who improperly dispose of solid waste.


DSNY Proposed Rule on Electronic Waste Disposal.

3rd Floor Hearing Room
125 Worth Street Room 330
New York, NY 10013

Ellen Cooper

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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

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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 of Rule 


Local Law 141, which goes into effect on October 1, 2014, 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.   


Local Law 141 amended some requirements, added new requirements and renumbered existing sections of the affected codes. The amendments to rule 102-01 address the changes enacted by Local Law 141 by adding 2014 code sections and descriptions to the table of classifications and deleting some classifications that are not used or that could be combined with existing descriptions.

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and sections 28-201.2, 28-201.2.1, and 28-202.1 of the New York City Administrative Code.


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Effective Date: 
Wed, 12/31/2014

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

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Statement of Basis and Purpose


These rule amendments are pursuant to the authority of the Commissioner of Buildings under sections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and sections 28-201.2, 28-201.2.1, and 28-202.1 of the New York City Administrative Code, and in accordance with section 28-210.3 of the Administrative Code.


Local Law 45 of 2012 makes it illegal to use, occupy, convert, or offer or permit the use of a permanent residential apartment space for other than permanent residence purposes. Such illegal uses include but are not limited to converting a permanent residence into a short-stay hotel room. Local Law 45 also directs that illegal conversions that involve more than one residential unit or a second or subsequent violation by the same person at the same unit or multiple dwelling are to be classified as immediately hazardous (Class 1) violations.


The amendments:


  • Add two new entries for violations of section 28-210.3: the first classifies a violation involving more than one unit or a second or subsequent violation as an immediately hazardous (Class 1) violation; the second classifies a first violation involving one dwelling unit as a major (Class 2) violation.


  • Add a new, additional daily penalty for Class 1 violations of section 28-210.3.



Effective Date: 
Fri, 03/29/2013

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

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Statement of Basis and Purpose


Administrative Code §27-2091 was recently amended by Local Law #6 of 2013 to provide that the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) may issue an order requiring a building owner to correct underlying conditions in a building that have caused or are causing a violation of the Housing Maintenance Code or of other State and local laws that impose requirements on dwellings.


The legislation authorizes HPD to set the criteria used to select buildings for issuance of such orders to correct underlying conditions. The rules target buildings that have recurring violations caused by infrastructure problems, where an owner repeatedly performs cosmetic repairs rather than addressing the underlying cause. The criteria in this rule are intended to focus on buildings that have recurring water teak and mold violations where owners have failed to address the impaired building system that is causing those violations. HPD expects to identify and issue these orders to approximately 50 such buildings per year, giving priority to buildings based on the number and severity of violations. HPD will not issue orders to one- or two- family buildings or to certain buildings that are subject to other enforcement actions by HPD or that may be the subject of a loan from HPD.


Under the legislation, an owner has a four-month window from the date of issuance of the order to correct the underlying conditions and remove violations from HPD's records. Owners may request a two-month extension by submitting specific documentation identifying the underlying condition and showing that the required work will be completed within the extended time period.


The rules also specify the process for an owner to have a building removed from the program through submission of proof of infrastructure repair and dismissal of violations, leading to the rescission of HPD's order. The Department may also rescind an order if the building is subject to another enforcement action by HPD or is the subject of a loan from HPD, or if the repair work was completed by HPD.


Effective Date: 
Sat, 06/22/2013

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

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Effective Date: 
Sat, 12/10/2011