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Index of Directives, Memoranda, Policy & Procedure

Index for Selected Directives, Memoranda, Policy & Procedure Notices and Interpretations Through 1996


DISCLAIMER

This is an Index for selected documents issued through 1996. For documents issued after 1996, check our other Reference Materials. You should check with the Department of Buildings to ensure compliance with all rulings and interpretations.


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SAFETY COORDINATOR REQUIREMENTS 
RequirementsMemo 12-10-80 *
SAFETY DURING CONSTRUCTION 
Check List for Site Safety Program Required by Rules Relating to the Filing of Site Safety Programs and the Designation of Site Safety CoordinatorsMemo 9-9-83 *
SANITARY FACILITIES - M.D. CODE (SEE "MULTIPLE DWELLINGS") 
SATELLITE DISHES 
Satellite DishesLetter 5-9-91
SCAFFOLDS 
Window Cleaning ScaffoldsDirective 35 of 1970 *
Scaffolding, Shoring and Hoist EquipmentLetter 11-29-82 *
Power Operated ScaffoldsMemo 8-2-84
SCHOOLS 
PortableMemo 7-24-68 *
Temporary MetalMemo 8-19-68 *
School Construction Authority Filing ProceduresPPN 11-5-92 *
School Construction AuthorityPPN 11-24-92
School Construction Authority - (Fees)PPN 7-16-93
SEALING OF EXTERIOR OPENINGS 
 Memo 1-3-72
SEARCHES 
Title Guarantee Co.Memo 1-26-78
SECURITY OF RECORDS (SEE "RECORDS") 
SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS 
Housing Authority Senior Citizen CentersMemo 10-10-84
SEQRA (SEE "STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW ACT") 
SEWAGE & SEWERS 
Building Connections to Sanitary, Storm, or Combined SewersMemo 10-24-86 *
Building House Sewers, New and ReplacementLetter 12-17-86 *
Filing of SD1 and SD2 Forms and Site Connection Proposal FormsMemo 9-23-88
Detention TanksLetter 9-22-89
SHEDS 
Replacement of Multiple Dwelling WindowsLetter 7-5-84
Sidewalk Shed PermitsPPN 11-6-91 *
SHOW WINDOWS (SEE "ZONING") 
SIDEWALK CAFE 
Approval of Plans & Issuance of PermitsMemo 5-18-73
Filing & ExaminationMemo 9-24-74 *
Joint ApprovalMemo 3-22-77
SIDEWALK CURBS & STREETS 
 Memo 2-15-68 S
 Directive 13 of 1970S*
 Directive 9 of 1972 *
Amends Directive 9/72Memo 11-9-72
Sidewalk VaultsDirective 3 of 1973 *
Amends Directive 9/72Memo 4-2-76
Clock Projecting beyond Street LineMemo 5-7-86
SIGNS 
 Directive 38 of 1967
Ground Signs and Illuminated SignsMemo 10-4-76
Permit GuidelinesMemo 10-17-77 *
Advertising SignsMemo 10-12-79 *
Controlled Inspections for Illumination Levels of the Signs Required in the Special Times Square Area as per Section 81-732 Z.R.Memo 10-20-88
Sign Requirements at Construction SitesMemo 11-3-88
Replacement of Existing Accessory Business SignsLetter 5-15-92
Electric Sign Inspection RequirementsPPN 10-21-94
Illuminated LogosMemo 7-18-95
SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCIES (SRO)  
SRO MoratoriumMemo 9-6-89
SITE SAFETY 
Certificate for Site Safety Manager - Work not Requiring the Presence of aPPN 7-27-87 & PPN 2-25-88 
Alteration Work on Facades of Major Buildings - Site Safety ProgramsPPN 8-29-91 *
SMALL LOTS (SEE "ZONING") 
SMOKE CONTROL 
Smoke Control RequirementsLetter 12-20-89
Fire and Smoke Damper Requirements in Occupancy Group (H-2)Letter 6-5-90
Gravity Venting for Atriums of MallsLetter 10-4-90
SMOKE DETECTORS 
H-2 Occupancy Substituting SprinklersMemo 4-30-74 *
VoluntaryLetter 2-3-78
Local Law 62 of 1981Memo 10-23-81
HPD Commissioner's Interpretation No. 1Memo 12-23-81
Local Law 62 of 1981Memo 3-22-82
Smoke Detectors in Class "B" Multiple Dwelling (Occ. Grp. J-1)Memo 9-29-82
Teflon Wiring for Smoke Detection SystemLetter 4-28-89
Area Smoke DetectorLetter 9-20-91 *
Smoke Detectors in Patient Bedrooms of Fully Sprinklered HospitalsLetter 9-30-91
Clarification of RS 18-Rule 211.3B Smoke DetectorsLetter 7-6-95
SMOKING 
Smoking Pollution Control ActMemo 7-3-86 *
SOCIAL CLUBS 
ViolationsMemo 12-3-76
Social Club Task Force ActivitiesPPN 10-29-90 S *
SOIL INSPECTIONS (SEE "INSPECTIONS") 
SOLAR ENERGY 
InstallationMemo 5-11-78
SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATIONS 
Solid Waste Transfer StationsPPN 3-28-91 *
SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREAS 
Residential StructuresMemo 1-16-76 *
SPECIAL PERMITS 
Special PermitsMemo 9-22-88
SPLIT LEVELS 
ProcedureMemo 3-19-74 *
SPRAY ON FIRE PROOFING (SEE "FIREPROOFING") 
SPRINKLERS 
In Toilet Rooms, L. L. 5/73Directive 9 of 1974
H-2 Occupancy In Lieu of Smoke DetectorsMemo 4-30-74 *
Fire Alarm, Detection & Extinguishing EquipmentMemo 3-9-79
Easements for Water Supply for Standpipe & Sprinkler SystemsMemo 7-10-80
Required Standpipe and Sprinkler SystemsMemo 11-6-80
Sprinklers, Fire Alarms & Emergency Lighting ApparatusMemo 12-31-81
Local Law 3/181; Sprinkler/Drain Pipes within Stair EnclosuresMemo 6-10-82
Sprinkler/Standpipe System in Research LaboratoryLetter 12-3-85 *
Sprinkler System - RS 17-2 Water Reserve for 20 minute DurationLetter 8-14-86
Combined Standpipe and Sprinkler Risers in Office BuildingsLetter 1-25-88
Combined Standpipe and Sprinkler SystemsLetter 10-7-88
Sprinkler Requirements for Catering Establishments and Banquet HallsMemo 10-13-88
Combined Fire Standpipe and Sprinkler SystemsLetter 12-12-88
Plastic Piping (for Fire Sprinkler System)Letter 1-29-90
Water Flow Valves (Flow Detectors) for Sprinkler Standpipe SystemsLetter 5-29-91
STAIRS (ALSO SEE "EXITS") 
Door HardwareMemo 1-24-72
Width, Landings, DoorsMemo 1-26-73
Local Law 8/76 - EnclosuresMemo 3-1-76
Places of Assembly - Acceptable Door HardwareMemo 10-4-76
Stair Enclosures in Multi DwellingsMemo 11-18-76
Installation of Electric Meters in StairwellsMemo 12-27-79
Fail Safe Locking SystemsMemo 11-5-82
Cable Television Wires Inside Exit Stair EnclosuresMemo 8-4-88
STANDPIPE 
Fire Hose CouplingsMemo 9-28-78
RemovalMemo 1-22-80
Easements for Water Supply for Standpipe & Sprinkler SystemMemo 7-10-80
Required Standpipe and Sprinkler SystemsMemo 11-6-80
Combined Standpipe and Sprinkler Risers in Office BuildingsLetter 1-25-88
Location of Automatic Transfer Switch - Fire Pump RoomLetter 2-18-88
Forwarding Standpipe Documents to the Fire DepartmentPPN 5-1-91
STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW ACT (ALSO SEE "PLAN EXAMINATION") (ALSO SEE "ENVIRONMENT")(ALSO SEE "PARKING") 
Indirect Source Permit for Parking Facilities; Accessory Parking for Residential UsesMemo 4-30-80
STATEMENTS A & B (SEE "FORMS") 
STEEL PLATES 
Buildings Protected byMemo 1-28-80
STEPS 
 Directive 26 of 1970
STREET FAIRS 
Street Fair PermitsDirective 12 of 1967 *
DOT Rules and Regulations re: Size and Placement LimitationsMemo 3-15-83
of Canopies - Street Fairs 
Street Fairs and Carnivals, Procedures for ApprovalMemo 5-30-89 *
STREET TREES 
NYC Parks Department Permits (Street Trees)Memo 4-19-90
Permissible Projects Beyond Street LinesInt. 2-20-91 *
STREETS (SEE ALSO "SIDEWALKS, CURBS & STREETS") 
Clock Projecting Beyond the Street LineMemo 5-7-86
STROBE WARNING DEVICES 
Strobe Warning Devices in Sub-Systems (LL 58/87)Letter 5-6-91
SUBPOENA 
New Universal Summons Employee Registry NumberMemo 7-17-70
SUMMONS (See "COMPLAINTS" & "VIOLATIONS") 
New Universal Summons Employee Registry NumberMemo 7-17-70 S
SUPERMARKETS (SEE "EXITS") 
SUSPENDED CEILINGS 
 Memo 10-31-67
Celotex CeilingsMemo 2-23-77
Ceiling FixturesMemo 7-22-86
SWIMMING POOLS 
Safety Precautions for Swimming Pools, Section 27-493(b)Memo 4-11-91
SYMBOLS 
SymbolsMemo 9-5-91
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