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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

Local Law 53 of 2018 added a new subdivision (e) to Section 24-207 of the Administrative Code. This new subdivision requires the commissioner to prescribe specific time frames for inspections in response to after hours noise complaints received by the department to ensure that inspections are most likely to occur at a time that the alleged noise is continued from the time of such complaint, or at a time when the alleged noise is likely to be repeated.

DEP promulgates these rules, as required by section 24-207(e), to establish the method and strategy to inspect after hours complaints when the noise will still be continuing and/or likely to be repeated.

DEP received a comment from one individual requesting that an actual numerical value be tied to the inspection process to clearly set forth the parameters for when the after hours inspection must occur. That suggested revision is captured in this rule.

Effective Date: 
Sun, 10/14/2018

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, July 23, 2018
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

Local Law 53 of 2018 added a new subdivision (e) to Section 24-207 of the Administrative Code. This new subdivision requires the commissioner to prescribe specific time frames for inspections in response to after hours noise complaints received by the department to ensure that inspections are most likely to occur at a time that the alleged noise is continued from the time of such complaint, or at a time when the alleged noise is likely to be repeated.

DEP is proposing these rules, as required by section 24-207(e), to establish the method and strategy to inspect afterhours complaints when the noise will still be continuing and/or likely to be repeated.

Consistent with the above, DEP will promulgate the following rule as a new Chapter 52 in Title 15 of the Rules of the City of New York.

The rule is authorized by Section 1043 of the Charter and sections 24-205 and 24-207(e) of the Administrative Code.

Subject: 

Amendment of rules establishing specific time frames for inspections in response to after hours noise complaints.

Location: 
DEP 11th Floor Conference Room
59-17 Junction Boulevard 11th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373
Contact: 

No contact

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

Pursuant to § 282 of Article 7-C of the Multiple Dwelling Law (MDL), the Loft Board maypromulgate rules to ensure compliance with the Loft Law. Effective as of June 21, 2010, theNew York State Legislature amended the Loft Law. In order to be consistent with thechanges to the Loft Law and to streamline the processing of harassment applications, theLoft Board intends to amend section 2-02 of Title 29 of the Rules of the City of New York.

 

The 2010 amendment to Section 282 increased the maximum civil penalties punishable forviolations of the Loft Law from $1,000 to $17,500 per violation. The proposed rule increasesthe maximum civil penalties that the Loft Board may impose against owners and primelessees who engage in an act or acts of harassment against occupants.

 

Under the existing rule, tenants are required to file harassment applications within 180 daysfrom the allegedly harassing behavior. However, acts committed outside of this filing periodmay be considered if they represent an “ongoing course of conduct.” The proposed ruleprovides a standard for determining what acts constitute an “ongoing course of conduct” andtherefore may be considered even if they occurred outside of the 180-day filing period for theharassment application.

 

 

Subject: 

Opportunity to comment on proposed rule changes to Section 2-02 of the Loft Board Rules, which relate to harassment applications.

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

New York City Loft Board
280 Broadway
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 566-5663

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