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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

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Thursday, August 8, 2019
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule 

Local Law 191 of 2018 requires amendments to DOB’s rules regarding the locations of carbon monoxide detectors.  The local law added a requirement for carbon monoxide detectors in additional occupancy types and created retroactive requirements for existing buildings. 

The proposed amendments to 1 RCNY 908-01 will bring the rule in compliance with the provisions of Local Law 191. 

They also reflect a publication error that left out subdivision (e), so that the provisions that were supposed to be subdivisions (e), (f) and (g) became (f), (g) and (h).  Since these amendments are proposing new subdivisions (e) and (h), only incorrectly lettered subdivision (h) needs to be re-lettered. 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the City Charter, section 28-315.11 of the City Administrative Code and sections 908.7.3 and 908.7.3.1 of the Building Code. 

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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

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  

 

On December 30, 2013, Local Law 141 of 2013 was signed by the Mayor.   Among other changes, Local Law 141 amended section 908.7.2 of the New York City Building Code, which requires carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in Group E (educational), I-2 and I-4 occupancies (institutional uses, including hospitals and supervised care facilities). Local Law 141 amended section 908.7.2 to specify where these detectors must be installed.  On April 25, 2014, Local Law 10 of 2014 was signed by the Mayor.  Local Law 10 further amended the New York City Building Code to require that CO detectors be installed in buildings equipped with fire alarm systems that contain Group A-1, A-2, A-3 and certain Group B occupancies (assembly spaces).  These local laws both go into effect on October 1, 2014 but allow the Department to promulgate rules necessary for the implementation of the law prior to the effective date.  

 

 

This rule sets out the locations within the listed building occupancies where CO detectors must be installed and sets out other requirements related to the installation of CO detectors. 

 

 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and sections 908.7.2, 908.7.3, and 908.7.4 of the New York City Building Code. 

 

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Effective Date: 
Wed, 12/31/2014