Chapter 1 Material and Equipment Application Procedures

Chapter 2 Boiler Inspections

Chapter 3 Vacant and Unguarded Buildings

Chapter 4 Certificates of Occupancy, Live Loads and Occupancy Loads

Chapter 5 Concrete

Chapter 6 Cranes

Chapter 8 Demolition

Chapter 9 Rigging Operations

Chapter 10 Drums for Derrick Load and Boom Hoists

Chapter 11 Elevators, Escalators, Personnel Hoists and Moving Walks

Chapter 12 Emergency Power Systems

Chapter 13 Adjudications

Chapter 14 Fees [Repealed]

Chapter 15 Fire Protection

Chapter 16 Inspection of Existing Structures During Construction Operations

Chapter 17 Testing Laboratories and Testing Services

Chapter 18 Resistance to Progressive Collapse Under Extreme Local Loads

Chapter 19 Master Plumbers and Licensed Fire Suppression Piping Contractors

Chapter 20 Piping Systems

Chapter 21 Plans

Chapter 22 Pressure Tanks

Chapter 23 Noncommercial Greenhouses

Chapter 24 Refuse Chutes and Refuse Rooms

Chapter 25 Climber and Tower Crane Riggers

Chapter 27 Signs

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

Chapter 29 Sprinkler Systems

Chapter 30 Storage of Certain Waste Materials

Chapter 31 Suspension, Revocation or Limitation of Registration [Repealed]

Chapter 32 Walls [Repealed]

Chapter 33 Exemptions From Civil Penalties

Chapter 34 Electrical Code Rules

Chapter 35 Electrical Inspection

Chapter 36 Electrical Contractors

Chapter 37 Reference Standards

Chapter 38 Ventilation

Chapter 39 Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers

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

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

Chapter 42 Entrance Doors, Locks and Intercommunication Systems

Chapter 43 Installation of Security Items in Multiple Dwellings

Chapter 44 Exemptions From Filing Requirements [Repealed]

Chapter 45 Building Permit Application Procedures

Chapter 46 Authorized Representatives

Chapter 48 Construction Superintendents [Repealed]

Chapter 49 Outdoor Signs

Chapter 50 Distributed Energy Resource Standards

Chapter 51 Dormitories

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

Chapter 100 [Administration; Enforcement; Maintenance of Buildings; Licensing; Miscellaneous Provisions]

Chapter 300 Use and Occupancy Classification

Chapter 400 Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy

Chapter 900 Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 1000 Means of Egress

Chapter 1100 Accessibility

Chapter 3000 Elevators and Conveying Systems

Chapter 3300 Safeguards During Construction and Demolition

Chapter 3500 Referenced Standards

Chapter 3600 Appendices

Chapter 4000 Electrical Code

Chapter 5000 New York City Energy Conservation Code

Chapter 6000 Fuel Gas Code

Chapter 7000 Mechanical Code

Chapter 8000 New York City Plumbing Code

Chapter 9000 Zoning

   (a)   Grounds for certification and renewal of certification. The commissioner may grant and each January thereafter renew certification of private electrical inspection agencies, provided:
      (1)   the agency applying for certification certifies in writing that each of the inspectors it shall employ to conduct the inspections permitted by §27-3005(2)(b) of the Administrative Code shall possess five years experience as an electrician or inspector of electrical installation; or three years of experience as an electrician or inspector of electrical installation plus two years of education at an accredited college technical school in a program emphasizing courses in electrical installations or education toward a baccalaureate degree in Electrical Engineering or Engineering Technology with an emphasis on electrical installation or repair. Two of the requisite years of working experience as an electrician or inspector of electrical installation shall be experience in the installation of lighting, heating and power. Experience and education must be acceptable to the Department of Buildings and is subject to the Commissioner's review and approval; and
      (2)   the agency possesses
         (i)   a general liability insurance policy in excess of $5 million, and
         (ii)   worker's compensation insurance for its employees and submits copies of the Insurance Certificates to the Commissioner; and
      (3)   the agency furnishes the names of its inspectors and documentation supporting the experience required by 1 RCNY §35-01(a)(1) hereof, and thereafter promptly advises the commissioner of any changes in personnel affecting the inspection permitted; and
      (4)   the agency prohibits its inspectors and other employees from accepting any gratuities or other benefit for work performed pursuant to these regulations and §27-3005(2)(b) of the Administrative Code; and
      (5)   the agency does not conduct an inspection pursuant to §27-3005(2)(b) of the Administrative Code of any work performed by any of its own officers, employees, or any other person associated with the agency; and
      (6)   the agency has a legal place of business within the city of New York (P.O. Box not acceptable).
   (b)   Right to deny or revoke certification.
      (1)   The commissioner or his designee may deny or revoke certification where investigation reveals any of the following:
         (i)   the agency has failed to comply with any of the provisions enumerated in 1 RCNY §35-01(a) of these rules and regulations;
         (ii)   the agency has knowingly made false or misleading statements, or knowingly falsified or allowed to be falsified any certificate, form, signed statement, application, or report filed with the department, or failed to file a report required by law or the department or willfully impeded or obstructed such filing, or induced another person to do so; (iii) the agency engages in any other conduct evidencing a willful or grossly negligent failure to comply with provisions of state or local law, or rules or regulations promulgated pursuant to statutory authority; or
         (iv)   the agency engages in any other conduct evidencing a departure from the standard or good character applicable to the trade of licensed electrician.
      (2)   Where the commissioner or his designee, in his or her discretion, deems the certification of the agency shall be revoked, the agency shall be entitled to a hearing before the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings as provided by rules promulgated by the department.
      (3)   Where the commissioner or his designee, in his or her discretion, deems that continued certification of the agency would be likely to create a condition of imminent peril to public safety, the revocation determination shall be effective immediately. In such an instance, the agency shall be entitled to a hearing pursuant to 1 RCNY §35-01(b)(21 of the rules at the next available scheduled hearing session before the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings.
   (c)   Contractual obligation.
      (1)   A contractual agreement between the agency and the City of New York is required in order for the agency to perform electrical inspections for the City of New York.
      (2)   Certification by the Commissioner is a prerequisite for participation in the contracting process.
   (a)   All applications for a certificate of electrical inspection for electrical work filed with the Department of Buildings shall specify a completion date for such work. No certificates of electrical inspection, other than temporary certificates for electrical service, shall be issued, unless and until the required total application fee or fees therefor shall have been paid to the commissioner.
   (b)   The fees required to be paid pursuant to 27-3018(b) of the Administrative Code shall be paid as follows:
      (1)   The filing fee set forth in 27-3018, subdivision (b) of the Administrative Code shall be paid upon the filing of the application for a certificate of electrical inspection.
      (2)   (i)  The licensee shall schedule an inspection within thirty (30) days after the completion date specified on the application in accordance with procedures established by the Department. The remainder of the total fee, based upon the work listed on the application, shall be due and payable upon completion of the scheduled inspection by the Department. Upon completion of the inspection and the Department's determination that the work performed is complete and in compliance with the applicable provisions of the Electrical Code and upon the Department's having received full payment of applicable fees, including any additional fee payable under paragraph (4) of this subdivision, a certificate of electrical inspection shall be issued to the licensee.
         (ii)   if the licensee fails to schedule an inspection in accordance with Department's procedures within thirty days after the completion date specified on the application for a certificate of electrical inspection, or such date as extended by the Department, or cancels a scheduled inspection appointment with less than forty-eight (48) hours notice, or cancels a scheduled inspection more than forty-eight (48) hours prior to the inspection without scheduling an alternative date in accordance with Department procedures, or fails to provide access for the scheduled inspection, or if upon inspection it is determined by the Department that the work is not complete, or the scope of the work exceeds the scope of work indicated on the application or the work is not in compliance with the Electrical Code, the remainder of the total fee shall be due and payable immediately.
      (3)   Where the remainder of the total fee is due and payable immediately, as provided in paragraph (2)(ii) above, the licensee shall continue to be required to schedule an inspection(s) in the same manner as the initial inspection until the Department determines that the work performed conforms with the scope of the work indicated on the application and is in compliance with the applicable provisions of the Electrical Code. Upon such a determination and upon the Department's having received full payment of applicable fees, including any additional fee payable under paragraph (4) of this subdivision, a certificate of electrical inspection shall be issued to the licensee.
      (4)   Any additional fee, based on amendments to the original application that include additional work, must be paid prior to the issuance of a certificate of electrical inspection.
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