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Regulatory Agenda Fiscal Year 2015


Rules Proposed by the Department

Amendment Changing Effective Date of Miscellaneous Rules Related to 2014 Construction Codes.


Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York

Chapter 1: Material and Equipment Application Procedures

  • §1-01 Material and Equipment Application Procedures: REPEALED

Chapter 2: Boiler Inspections

  • §2-01 Low Pressure Boiler Inspections by Qualified Boiler Inspectors and Welding Repairs by Certified Welders: REPEALED
  • §2-02 Reduction of Penalties for Late Filing of Annual Low Pressure Boiler Inspection Reports: REPEALED

Chapter 3: Vacant and Unguarded Buildings

  • §3-01 Sealing and Protection of Vacant and Unguarded Buildings
  • §3-02 Obtaining Access to Keys of Sealed Premises
  • §3-03 Hearings to Determine Whether Sealing Orders Were Properly Issued
  • §3-04 Obtaining Access to Keys of Premises Sealed Pursuant to §26-127.2 of the Administrative Code

Chapter 4: Certificates of Occupancy, Live Loads and Occupancy Loads

Chapter 5: Concrete

  • §5-01 Conveyance by Pumping Methods
  • §5-02 Licensing of Concrete Testing Laboratories
  • §5-03 Approval of Prequalified Concrete Mixes
  • §5-04 Approval of Concrete Production Facilities

Chapter 6: Cranes

  • §6-01 Erection and Dismantling of Climber/Tower Cranes

Chapter 7: Installation and Maintenance of Vent Damper Devices in Existing Boilers and Furnaces

  • §7-01 Retrofitting of Vent Damper Devices: REPEALED

Chapter 8: Demolition 

  • §8-01 Commencement of Demolition

Chapter 9: Rigging Operations

  • §9-01 Supervisory Responsibilities of a Licensed Master or Special Rigger There are proposed or pending amendments to this rule. Please see top of page for more details.
  • §9-02 Supervisory Responsibilities of a Licensed Master or Special Sign Hanger There are proposed or pending amendments to this rule. Please see top of page for more details.
  • §9-03 Minimum Requirements for Individuals Working on Suspension Scaffolds Exhibits There are proposed or pending amendments to this rule. Please see top of page for more details.
  • §9-04 Revocation, Suspension or Refusal to Renew License of Special or Master Rigger or Special or Master Sign Hanger There are proposed or pending amendments to this rule. Please see top of page for more details.

Chapter 10: Drums for Derrick Load and Boom Hoists

Chapter 11: Elevators, Escalators, Personnel Hoists and Moving Walks

  • §11-01 Rules for the Certification and Qualification of Private Elevator Inspection Agencies and for the Performance of Inspections and Filing of Inspection Reports for Elevators and Escalators by such Agencies: Subdivision (f) REPEALED
  • §11-02 Elevator and Escalator Violations Constituting a Condition Dangerous to Human Life and Safety
  • §11-03 Cease Use Orders for Elevators, Personnel Hoists, Escalators and Moving Walks
  • §11-04 Separability
  • §11-05 Certification of Completion of Work after Issuance of Temporary Use Permits for an, Escalator and Other Device, Except Amusement Devices, Listed in §27-285(b) or §27-982 of the Administrative Code
  • §11-06 Elevators, Escalators or Other Devices, Except Amusement Devices, Listed in §27-185(b) or §27-982 of the Administrative Code, Renewal of Temporary Use Permits and Fees

Chapter 12: Emergency Power Systems

  • §12-01 Emergency Power System Requirements There are proposed or pending amendments to this rule. Please see top of page for more details.

Chapter 13: Adjudications

  • §13-01 Environmental Control Board Adjudication – Rules Governing Adjudications Procedures: REPEALED
  • §13-11 Purpose: REPEALED
  • §13-12 Definitions:  REPEALED
  • §13-13 Pre-Hearing Procedures:  REPEALED
  • §13-14 Commencement of Disciplinary Proceedings:  REPEALED
  • §13-15 Disclosure: REPEALED
  • §13-16 Adjournments: REPEALED
  • §13-17 Subpoenas: REPEALED
  • §13-18 Conduct of Hearings: REPEALED
  • §13-19 Board Initiated Investigatory Hearings: REPEALED
  • §13-20 Evidentiary Standard of Proof: REPEALED
  • §13-21 Decisions, Determinations and Orders: REPEALED

Chapter 14: Fees

  • §14-01 Addressing of Bills Whose Nonpayment May Result in the Placing of a Lien: REPEALED
  • §14-02 Computation of Fees for New Buildings and Open Air Stadia: REPEALED
  • §14-03 Payment of Fees for Variances from the Restrictions on Times during which Construction Activities May Be Conducted: REPEALED
  • §14-04 Fees Payable to the Department of Buildings: REPEALED

Chapter 15: Fire Protection

  • §15-01 Communication and Alarm Systems (“Mini-Class ‘E’ Systems”) for Certain Buildings under 100 Feet in Height
  • §15-02 Interior Fire Alarm and Signal System for Place of Assembly Used as a Cabaret and for Stages, Dressing Rooms and Property Rooms
  • §15-03 Extension of Time to Complete Installations for Buildings in Occupancy Group E Over 100 Feet in Height: REPEALED
  • §15-04 Exemption of Certain Existing J-1 Residential Hotels from Certain Fire Safety Special Filing Requirements
  • §15-05 Filing and Approval of a Fire Safety Plan for Buildings Containing Transient Occupants Such as Hotels and Motels
  • §15-06 Design of Composite Construction with Metal Decks or Lightweight Concrete
  • §15-07 Fire-Retarding of Entrance Halls, Stair Halls and Public Halls in Old Law Tenements and Converted Dwellings
  • §15-08 Fire-Retarding of Cellar Ceilings in Old Law Tenements and Converted Dwellings
  • §15-09 Fire-Retarding of Cooking Spaces in all Multiple Dwellings
  • §15-10 Fire-Escapes, Fire Stairs and Fire Towers

Chapter 16: Inspection of Existing Structures During Construction Operations

  • §16-01 Controlled Inspection of the Stability and Integrity of Existing Structures During Construction Operations

Chapter 17: Testing Laboratories and Testing Services

  • §17-01 Acceptance of Testing Laboratories and Testing Services

Chapter 18: Resistance to Progressive Collapse Under Extreme Local Loads

  • §18-01 Considerations and Evaluations

Chapter 19: Master Plumbers and Licensed Fire Suppression Piping Contractors

  • §19-01 Examination, License and Conduct of the Business of Master Plumbers and Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractors
  • §19-02 Continuing Education Requirements for Master Plumbers and Licensed Master Fire Suppression Piping ContractorsREPEALED
  • §19-03 Exemptions from Inspection and Testing RequirementsREPEALED
  • §19-04 Master Plumber and Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractor License Board –Qualification Recommendations REPEALED

Chapter 20: Piping Systems 

  • §20-01 Witnessing Tests of Gas Piping Systems
  • §20-02 High Pressure Steam Piping Systems
  • §20-03 Standards for Non-Mercury Gauges 

Chapter 21: Plans 

  • §21-01 Limited Supervisory Check and/or Professional Certification Program for Applications and Plans
  • §21-02 Exclusion from Limited Supervisory Check and/or Professional Certification Programs 

Chapter 22: Pressure Tanks 

  • §22-01 Installation and Maintenance of Pressure Tanks Operating at a Pressure in Excess of 15 PSI and Their Proximity to Gas Supply or Service Lines 

Chapter 23: Noncommercial Greenhouses 

  • §23-01 Noncommercial Greenhouses Accessory to Residential Uses as a Permitted Obstruction in Required Rear Yards or Rear Yard Equivalents 

Chapter 24: Refuse Chutes and Refuse Rooms 

  • §24-01 Construction and Maintenance of Refuse Chutes and Refuse Rooms 

Chapter 25: Climber and Tower Crane Riggers 

  • §25-01 Licensing Persons as Climber or Tower Crane Rigger 

Chapter 26: Safety of Public and Property During Construction Operations 

  • §26-01 Filing of Site Safety Programs and Designation of Site Safety Managers: REPEALED
  • §26-02 Safety Netting During Construction Operations:REPEALED
  • §26-03 Storage of Materials During Construction: REPEALED
  • §26-04 Use of Reshores During Construction Operations: REPEALED 

Chapter 27: Signs 

  • §27-01 Stair and Elevator Signs in Buildings Which Have at least One Elevator
  • §27-02 Caution Sign Tapes Required on Elevators Being Serviced
  • §27-03 Signs on any Sidewalk Shed, Fence, Railing, Footbridge, Catch Platform, Builder’s Sidewalk Shanty, and Over-the-Sidewalk Chute Erected at Demolition or Construction Sites
  • §27-04 311 Advisory Signs Required on Construction Sites 

Chapter 28: Smoke Detecting Devices and Systems and Carbon Monoxide Detecting Devices and Systems 

  • §28-01 Required Smoke Detecting Devices and Systems
  • §28-02 Required Carbon Monoxide Detecting Devices and Systems 

Chapter 29: Sprinkler Systems 

  • §29-01 Installation of Automatic Sprinklers in Halls and Rooms in Class “A” Multiple Dwellings Used For Single-Room Occupancy Under the Provisions of Subdivision 7-A of §4 and §248 of the Multiple Dwelling Law
  • §29-02 Installation of Automatic Wet-Pipe Sprinklers in Certain Class A and Class B Multiple Dwellings, Including Hotels, Under the Provisions of §67, Multiple Dwelling Law
  • §29-03 Installation of Automatic Wet-Pipe Sprinkler Systems and Alarm Systems in Certain Class B Multiple Dwellings (Lodging Houses)
  • §29-04 Installation of Automatic Wet-Pipe Sprinkler Systems and Alarm Systems in Certain Class B Multiple Dwellings (Lodging Houses)
  • §29-05 Installation of Automatic Wet-Pipe Sprinklers in Fireproof Multiple Dwellings Converted to Business Use
  • §29-06 Installation of Automatic Sprinklers in the Public Halls of Multiple Dwellings Under the Provisions of §187 (Converted Dwellings) and §218, Subdivision 5 (Old-Law Tenements), of the Multiple Dwelling Law, and of the Sprinklers in Cooking Spaces in all Types of Multiple Dwellings Under the Provisions of §33 of the Multiple Dwelling Law
  • §29-07 Installation of Wet-Pipe Sprinklers
  • §29-08 Installation of Sprinklers in Rooms of Class B Non-fireproof Converted Dwellings and in Rooms Used for Class B Occupancy in Non-Fireproof Class A Converted Dwellings Under the Provisions of §194 of the Multiple Dwelling Law
  • §29-09 Installation of Chlorinated Poly Vinyl Chloride (CPVC) Sprinkler Pipe and Fittings 

Chapter 30: Storage of Certain Waste Materials 

  • §30-01 Enclosures of Premises Used for Automobile Wrecking, Storage of Scrap Metal, Junk, Scrap Paper or Rags, Storage of Lumber, and Building Materials or Contractors’ Yards
  • §30-02 Open Lots Used For Storage or Sale of Motor Vehicles 

Chapter 31: Suspension, Revocation or Limitation of Registration 

  • §31-01 Suspension, Revocation or Limitation of Registration of Persons Who Present, Submit, Furnish or Seek Approval of Applications for Approval of Plans or Remove Any Documents from the Possession of the Department of Buildings: REPEALED

Chapter 32: Walls 

  • §32-01 The Design and Installation of Curtain Wall and Panel Wall (Non-Loadbearing Exterior Wall) Systems: REPEALED
  • §32-02 Conditions of a Building’s Exterior Walls and Appurtenances That Constitute Conditions Dangerous to Human Life and Safety: REPEALED
  • §32-03 Periodic Inspection of Exterior Walls and Appurtenances of Buildings
  • §32-04 Masonry Parapet Walls: REPEALED
  • §32-05 Impact Resistant Stair and Elevator Enclosures: REPEALED 

Chapter 33: Exemptions from Civil Penalties 

  • §33-01 Exemption from Civil Penalties Imposed Pursuant to Administrative Code §26-212.1 (Work Performed Without a Permit): REPEALED

Chapter 34: Electrical Code Rules 

  • §34-01 Phase-in of new Standards for Electrical Work
  • §34-02 Review of Applications for Electrical Permits and Certificates of Electrical Inspection during the Phase-in Period
  • §34-03 Temporary Certification to Perform Low Voltage Electrical Work
  • §34-04 Definitions
  • §34-05 Electrical Advisory Board
  • §34-06 Electrical Code Revision and Interpretation Committee
  • §34-07 Electrical Code Advisory Committee 

Chapter 35: Electrical Inspection 

  • §35-01 Designation of Private Agencies to Perform Electrical Inspections in the City of New York
  • §35-02 Payment of Fees for Certificates of Electrical Inspection 

Chapter 36: Electrical Contractors 

  • §36-01 Evaluation of Educational Experience of Applicants for Electrical Contractor Licenses
  • §36-02 Impact of Periods of Unemployment upon Applications for Electrician’s License 

Chapter 37: Reference Standards 

  • §37-01 Rules of Procedure for Amending, Revising or Promulgating Reference Standards 

Chapter 38: Ventilation 

  • §38-01 Ventilation of Garage Spaces Below Grade 

Chapter 39: Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers 

  • §39-01 Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers 

Chapter 40: Installation and Maintenance of Gas-Fueled Water and Space Heaters in al Portions of Dwellings Used or Occupied for Living Purposes 

  • §40-01 Installation and Maintenance of Gas-Fueled Water and Space Heaters in all Portions of Dwellings Used or Occupied for Living Purposes
  • §40-11 Applications and Plans
  • §40-12 Examination and Approval of Applications
  • §40-13 Commencement of Work
  • §40-14 Inspection of Gas-Fueled Space and Water Heaters
  • §40-15 Issuing Approvals
  • §40-21 Substitution for Central Heating or Hot Water Supply
  • §40-31 Required Approvals of Appliances
  • §40-32 Prohibited Types of Water Heaters
  • §40-33 Number and Capacity of Gas-Fueled Heaters
  • §40-34 Capacity of Water Heaters
  • §40-35 Shut-Off Devices
  • §40-36 Gas Piping
  • §40-37 Appliances in Sleeping Rooms
  • §40-38 Clearances from Combustible Materials
  • §40-39 Venting of Gas Appliances
  • §40-40 Gas-Fueled Space Heaters Installed Prior to December 18, 1957
  • §40-41 Gas-Fueled Water Heaters Installed Prior to December 18, 1957
  • §40-42 Maintenance of Space and Water Heaters
  • §40-43 Existing Appliances in Ineligible Locations
  • §40-44 [Reserved]
  • §40-45 Variations 

Chapter 41: Venting of Gas Water Heaters and Other Gas Appliances in Multiple Dwellings 

  • §41-01 Venting of Gas Water Heaters and Other Gas Appliances in Multiple Dwellings 

Chapter 42: Entrance Doors, Locks and Intercommunication Systems 

  • §42-01 Entrance Doors, Locks and Intercommunication Systems 

Chapter 43: Installation of Security Items in Multiple Dwellings 

  • §43-01 Installation of Peepholes
  • §43-02 Installation of Two 50 Watt Lights at Front Entrance Way
  • §43-03 Installation of Viewing Mirrors in Self-Service Elevators
  • §43-04 Installation of Lights in Rear Yards, Side Yards, Front Yards and Courts 

Chapter 44: Exemptions from Filing Requirements 

  • §44-01 Minor Alterations that do not Require the Filing of Applications and Plans for Building Alteration Permits with the Department of Buildings REPEALED

Chapter 45: Building Permit Application Procedures 

  • §45-01 Microfilming of Application Folders and Associated Documentation for Temporary and final Certificates of Occupancy and Letters of Completion 

Chapter 46: Authorized Representatives 

  • §46-01 Persons authorized to perform inspections, tests, certifications, and other functions on behalf of the Department 

Chapter 47: Licensed Oil-Burning Equipment Installers 

  • §47-01 Requirement for a seal for use by licensed oil-burning equipment installers

Chapter 48: Construction Superintendents 

Chapter 49: Outdoor Signs 

  • §49-01 Definitions
  • §49-02 Obligation to Cooperate with Inquiries
  • §49-03 Obligation to Comply with an Order of the Commissioner
  • §49-04 Severability
  • §49-11 Effective Dates
  • §49-12 Application for Registration
  • §49-13 Term and Fees
  • §49-14 Acceptable Type of Security
  • §49-15 Sign Inventory to Be Submitted with Registration Application
  • §49-16 Non-conforming Signs
  • §49-17 Information Required on Signs
  • §49-21 Department’s Discretionary Power to Revoke, Suspend or Refuse to Renew Registration and Impose Fines Pursuant Section 26-260(d) of the Administrative Code
  • §49-31 Applicability
  • §49-32 Procedure
  • §49-33 Disposal of Abandoned Signs and/or Sign Structures
  • §49-41 Application Requirements
  • §49-42 Accessory Sign Permits
  • §49-43 Advertising Signs 

Chapter 50: Distributed Energy Resource Standards 

  • §50-01 Requirements for the Installation of High-Pressure Natural Gas-Fired Microturbine Systems 

Chapter 51: Dormitories 

  • §51-01 Classification of Student Dormitory 

Chapter 52: Notification to the Department of Commencement of Work Pursuant to an Earthwork Permit 

  • §52-01 Notification to the Department of Commencement of Work Pursuant to an Earthwork Permit 

Chapter 100: Administration 

  • §101-01 Definition of Existing Building
  • §101-02 Waiver of Certain Construction Documents Required to be Submitted by Registered Design Professionals for Certain Work
  • §101-03 Fees Payable to the Department of Buildings
  • §101-06 Special Inspectors and Special Inspection Agencies There are proposed or pending amendments to this rule. Please see top of page for more details.
  • §101-07 Approved Agencies There are proposed or pending amendments to this rule. Please see top of page for more details.
  • §101-08 Required Insurance and Indemnification There are proposed or pending amendments to this rule. Please see top of page for more details.
  • §101-10 Final Inspection and Sign-Off Prior to Letter of Completion
  • §101-12 The Office of Technical Certification and Research and the Use of Material in Construction Activities
  • §101-13 Requirements for Filing Technical Reports of Inspections for Applications for Permits in Process on July 1, 2008
  • §101-14 Categories of Work that May or May not Require a Permit
  • §101-15 Public Challenge of Department Decisions
  • §101-16 Posting of Permit
  • §102-01 Violation Classification and Certification of Correction. There are proposed or pending amendments to this rule. Please see top of page for more details.
  • §102-02 Compensation of Registered Design Professionals in Accordance with Section 28-216.6 of the Administrative Code
  • §102-03 Potentially Structurally Compromised Buildings
  • §102-04 Civil Penalties for Work Without a Permit and for Violation of Stop Work Orders
  • §103-01 Low Pressure Boiler Inspection and Filing Requirements, Penalties and Waivers
  • §103-02 Elevator Inspections and Tests, Filing Requirements, Penalties and Waivers
  • §103-03 Existing Elevators and Escalators
  • §103-04 Periodic Inspection of Exterior Walls and Appurtenances of Buildings
  • §103-05 High-pressure Boiler Inspection and Filing Requirements, Penalties and Waivers
  • §103-06 Benchmarking Energy and Water Use
  • §103-07 Energy Audits and Retro-Commissioning of Base Building Systems
  • §103-08 Machine-Room-Less Elevators
    §103-09 Retaining Wall Inspections, Filing Requirements, Penalties and Waivers
  • §104-01 Examinations and Other Qualifications 
  • §104-02 Required Insurance 
  • §104-03 Term of License
  • §104-04 Renewal
  • §104-05 Reinstatement of License
  • §104-06 Continuing Education Requirements
  • §104-07 Suspension or Revocation
  • §104-08 Qualifications for Site Safety Manager and Site Safety Coordinator Certificates There are proposed or pending amendments to this rule. Please see top of page for more details.
  • §104-09 Hoisting Machine Operators
  • §104-10 Riggers
  • §104-11 Welders
  • §104-22 Other obligations
  • §104-24 Registered Filing Representatives
  • §104-25 Requirement of a Seal for Use by Licensed Oil-Burning Equipment Installers
  • §105-01 Requirements for the Approval of a Property Tax Abatement Application for the Installation of a Green Roof
  • §105-02 Requirements for the Approval of a Property Tax Abatement Application for the Installation of a Solar Electric Generating System
  • §105-03 Department-Approved Courses
  • §105-05 Adjudications 

Chapter 300: Use and Occupancy Classification 

Chapter 400: Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy 

  • §403-01 Impact Resistant Stair and Elevator Shaft Enclosures 

Chapter 900: Fire Protection Systems 

  • §907-01 One-way Emergency Voice Communication Systems There are proposed or pending amendments to this rule. Please see top of page for more details.

Chapter 1000: Means of Egress 

  • §1014-01 Masonry Equivalent Exit Enclosures 

Chapter 3000: Elevators and Conveying Systems

  • §3005-01 Scope and Application (Amusement Devices)
  • §3005-02 Definitions (Amusement Devices)
  • §3005-03 Administration (Amusement Devices)
  • §3005-04 Design Guidelines (Amusement Devices)
  • §3005-05 Assembly and Disassembly of Amusement Devices (Amusement Devices)
  • §3005-06 Information Tags (Amusement Devices)
  • §3005-07 Posted Warnings and Restrictions (Amusement Devices)
  • §3005-08 General Safety and Maintenance (Amusement Devices)
  • §3005-09 Maintenance of Amusement Devices (Amusement Devices)
  • §3005-10 Inspections and Tests (Amusement Devices)
  • §3005-11 Referenced National Standards (Amusement Devices)

Chapter 3300: Safeguards During Construction or Demolition 

  • §3301-01 Construction site signs
  • §3310-01 Site Safety There are proposed or pending amendments to this rule. Please see top of page for more details.
  • §3310-02 Concrete Safety Managers
  • §3314-01 Mast-Climbing Work Platforms (Mast Climbers)

Chapter 3600: Appendices 

  • §3606-01 Alteration Applications; Determinations of Market Value and Substantial Improvement
  • §3606-02 Letters of Map Change
  • §3606-03 Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) Letters of Map Revision
  • §3606-04 American Society of Civil Engineers (“ASCE”) 24 Amendments Relating to Mandatory Freeboard
  • §3610-01 Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators
  • §3610-02 Safety Code for Machine-Room-Less Elevators
  • §3616-01 National Fire Protection Association ("NFPA") 13 Amendment Relating to Elevator Hoistways and Machine Rooms
  • §3616-02 National Fire Protection Association ("NFPA") 13 Amendment Relating to Closets and Pantries
  • §3616-03 National Fire Protection Association (“NFPA”) 14 Amendment Relating to Hydrostatic Tests
  • §3616-05 National Fire Protection Association (“NFPA”) 13R Amendment Relating to Exemption from Fire Department Connection Requirements in One- and Two-Family Residential Buildings

Chapter 4000: Electrical Code 

Chapter 5000: New York City Energy Conservation Code 

  • §5000-01 Construction document approval requirements for compliance with the New York City Energy Conservation Code There are proposed or pending amendments to this rule. Please see top of page for more details.

Chapter 6000: Fuel Gas Code 

  • §6008-01 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (“ASME”), Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code Edition 

Chapter 7000: Mechanical Code 

  • §7000-01 National Fire Protection Association, Flammable Combustible Code edition amendment 

Chapter 8000: Plumbing Code 

  • §8000-01 Building Water Conservation Reports, Plans and Waterless Urinals 

Chapter 9000: Zoning 


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