Operations Policy And Procedure Notices #2/03
March 27, 2003
Private Certified Elevator Inspection Company Non-Hazardous Violation Dismissal Program
April 15, 2003
The authority to submit an executed affirmation of correction to dismiss the violations will improve the DOB's efficiency and productivity in its inspection response time for complaints, requests to lift "cease use" orders, and Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) inspections, and will also serve to reduce the time frame for scheduled elevator appointments.
The procedures outlined herein are intended to ensure the accuracy and credibility of the violation dismissal program and to serve to lessen corruption-related opportunities.
There shall be established a procedure authorizing certified elevator inspection companies, on behalf of the owners, to perform re-inspections and submit affirmations of correction to dismiss non-hazardous violations (PVTs.) issued by any private elevator companies contracted by the Department of Buildings to perform periodic inspections.
The documentation affirming correction and requesting dismissal of the PVT violation must be signed by the owner of the property, the certified elevator inspection agency director, and the certified elevator inspector who performed the inspection and must include the agency director's and inspector's certification number after the respective signatures. See attached Affirmation of Correction form # ELV-2(03/03.