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Chapter 14 Fees [Repealed]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Chapter 31 Suspension, Revocation or Limitation of Registration [Repealed]

Chapter 32 Walls [Repealed]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Chapter 44 Exemptions From Filing Requirements [Repealed]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Chapter 48 Construction Superintendents [Repealed]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)   General. Pursuant to Administrative Code §27-131.1, the Commissioner is empowered to issue or amend the building code reference standards, acting in consultation with the fire commissioner on all issues relating to fire safety. This rule establishes the procedure to be followed.
   (b)   Definitions.
      (1)   "Advisory Committee" shall mean the committee appointed by the Commissioner, consisting of members of the Department, the fire department, a registered architect, a professional engineer and representatives of the building and construction industry. The advisory committee shall be chaired by the Deputy Commissioner for Technical Affairs.
      (2)   "Task Force" shall mean a committee appointed by the mayor or the Commissioner to investigate a particular matter. Such committee shall include members of the public. The fire department shall be a member of any task force charged with investigating matters involving fire safety.
   (c)   Initial consultation with the fire department. Where it is proposed to revise or amend Reference Standards 3-1, 3-2, 4-6, 5, 7-3, 8-1, 10-8, 10-9, 13-1, 13-2, 13-3, 13-6, 13-16, 14-11, 14-12, 14-13, 17, 18-1 and 19-1 and any other reference standard pertinent to fire safety, the fire department shall participate in preliminary meetings on proposed changes to these reference standards.
   (d)   Review by advisory committee.
      (1)   Prior to publishing a proposed reference standard or amendment thereto, said proposal shall be distributed to the advisory committee for review and comment. In lieu of a review by the advisory committee, the Commissioner may direct a task force to review and comment on a proposed reference standard when said reference standard relates to the concerns of the task force.
      (2)   The advisory committee or task force shall review all proposed reference standards and shall timely comment on each draft submitted. The Department shall forward the advisory committee or task force final draft of the reference standards relevant to fire safety to the fire department for review and comment.
   (e)   Public notice and hearing.
      (1)   Upon receiving the comments of the advisory committee or task force, the full text of the proposed reference standard shall be published in the City Record at least twenty (20) days prior to the date set for a public hearing.
      (2)   Such published notice shall include a draft statement of the basis and purpose of the proposed reference standard, the time and place of public hearing and the final date for receipt of written comments.
      (3)   No proposed reference standard is to be published in the City Record unless comments required pursuant to 1 RCNY §37-01(d)(2) have been received from the fire department or at least thirty (30) calendar days have elapsed from the submission of the final draft to the fire department, whichever is sooner.
      (4)   The final date for receipt of written comments regarding the proposed reference standard shall be five (5) calendar days after the public hearing.
      (5)   In the event substantive changes which may affect fire safety are made to the reference standard after the public hearing, the fire department shall review such draft and have ten (10) calendar days to comment.
   (f)   Final publication.
      (1)   A reference standard shall become effective upon publication in the City Record after the close of the applicable comment period set forth in 1 RCNY §37-01(e)(4) or (5), whichever is later.
      (2)   The reference standard as adopted shall be published in the next supplement to the compilation of "Building Code Reference Standards" and included as part of the Administrative Code.
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