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The use of sidewalk sheds shall be in accordance with the following:
  1. Material and debris shall not be stored on sidewalk sheds unless the shed has been so designed for storage in accordance with rules promulgated by the commissioner.
  2. The underside of sidewalk sheds shall be lighted at all times either by daylight or electric light. The level of illumination shall be a minimum of 1 foot-candle (11 lux) measured at the level of the sidewalk walking surface. All lamps shall be enclosed in vandal-proof fixtures, have a minimum luminous efficacy of 45 lumens per watt or greater, and be rated to operate at temperatures of 5 degrees Fahrenheit and higher. Electric lighting units shall be inspected daily; and burned out or inoperative units shall be replaced or repaired immediately. Photosensors may be used to control electric lighting according to the amount of daylight available. All photosensors shall be equipped for fail-safe operation ensuring that if the sensor or control fails, the lamps will provide the lighting levels required by this section.
*Section BC 3307.6.5 was amended by: Local Law 51 of 2010 — Update Page #75. This law has an effective date of July 1, 2011.
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