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Mayor Bloomberg Amends NYC Plumbing Code

August 08, 2012.  Photo: Spencer T. Tucker

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg signed new legislation to update the NYC Plumbing Code. This updated Code recognizes advances in technology and the evolution of materials, acknowledges sustainability and environmental concerns, helps address public health ― and eases bureaucracy to make it easier to build.

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Borough Commissioners Rotated

We've rotated our borough commissioners to increase efficiency, improve productivity and further standardize our operations. Martin Rebholz, RA, has been promoted to Manhattan Borough Commissioner. Ira Gluckman, RA, is now Brooklyn and Staten Island Borough Commissioner. Derek Lee, RA, has moved to our Queens borough office as Borough Commissioner, and Werner deFoe, RA, continues his service as Bronx Borough Commissioner.

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Service Updates

New Plan Review Guide
Pilot Program

Report Requirements

NYC Development Hub
Online Payments

Suspended Scaffolds
Notification Requirements

Builders Pavement Plans
Construction Division Inspections

Major Projects Program
Acceptance Criteria

NYC Plumbing Code
Updated Flush Standards

Cranes + Derricks
Mastclimber Forms

Elevator Reminders
Periodic Inspection Fees

New Electrical Code
ECB Violations
Service Notice

Buildings Bulletins

2012-010 addresses the use of flexible, double-wall, fuel-oil pipe systems.

2012-009 clarifies temporary sprinkler installation and compartmentation requirements for existing buildings undergoing interior alterations.

2012-008 addresses the permitted size of a cellar that is accessory to a residential use and used for non-dwelling purposes.

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Did You Know...?

Since adding Quick Response codes to our construction permits last year, nearly 200,000 permits across the five boroughs have given New Yorkers instant access to job site information.

Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor

Robert D. LiMandri, Commissioner

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