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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 

 

These rule amendments are promulgated pursuant to the authority of the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Buildings “Department” under Sections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and Section 28-103.15 of the New York City Administrative Code.  Under Section 28-103.15, the Commissioner may require an applicant for a work permit to provide proof of workers’ compensation, disability and general liability insurance for a project “in such amounts and in accordance with such specifications as shall be set forth in the rules of the department or as otherwise required by law.” Section 101-08 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York sets forth the specific proof-of-insurance requirements that applicants for work permits must satisfy in order for the Department to issue or renew the necessary permit.  

 

The proposed amendments to Section 101-08:  

 

·        Amend the list of the types of permits to which the rule applies. This will make the rule line up with changes that Local Law 141 of 2013 made to the Administrative Code;  

 

 

·        Add a requirement of $1 million in liability insurance for the installation of scaffolds and sidewalk sheds; 

 

 

·        Clarify that project-specific liability insurance (when required) must cover the type of work to be performed as described in the permit; 

 

 

·        Add a requirement of $2 million in liability insurance for raising or moving a building;  

 

 

·        Eliminate the requirement that a permittee’s liability insurance policy contain a certain cancellation provision, because the inclusion of such provision is already required under the New York State Insurance Law; 

 

 

·        Prohibit a permittee’s liability insurance policy from containing exclusions for work performed within the city of New York or for the type of work described in the work permit; 

 

 

·        Correct a typographical error in the official publication of the rule related to the proposed number of stories for a certain category of buildings that has a $25 million insurance requirement for a new building or major alteration.

 

 

 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in Sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and Section 28-103.15 of the New York City Administrative Code.

 

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Effective Date: 
Wed, 12/31/2014

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

The Department of Buildings (“Department”) is proposing to amend sections 104-01 and 104-02, and to repeal sections 19-02, 19-03, and 19-04, of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York (“Rules”). 

The Department proposes to amend section 104-01, regarding examination and investigation requirements for Department licenses, by clarifying examination and investigation procedures. Some Department license examinations were previously administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, but all such examinations are now being administered by the Department. These amendments accommodate the additional license examinations.

The Department proposes to amend section 104-02, regarding required insurance for trade licensees, by clarifying the requirements for commercial general liability insurance.

The Department also proposes to repeal sections 19-02, 19-03, and 19-04, as these provisions are addressed elsewhere in the New York City Administrative Code (“Administrative Code”) or the Rules.   

  • Section 19-02 concerns continuing education requirements for master plumbers and master fire suppression piping contractors. The substance of this rule is now addressed in section 105-03 of the Rules, effective September 15, 2013, which outlines the requirements for Department-approved courses.   
  • Section 19-03 concerns exemptions from Department inspection and testing requirements for minor plumbing work. These exemptions are provided by section 28-105.4.4 of the  Administrative Code. 
  • Section 19-04 concerns the master plumber and master fire suppression piping contractor license board’s authority to review master plumber and master fire suppression piping contractor license applications. The substance of this rule has been already codified under Article 417 of Chapter 4 of the Administrative Code and section 104-01(c) of Title 1 of the Rules.

 

 

 

 

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

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Effective Date: 
Mon, 06/13/2011