Chapter 1 Administration

Chapter 2 Definitions

Chapter 3 General Precautions Against Fire

Chapter 4 Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Chapter 5 Fire Operations Features

Chapter 6 Building Services and Systems

Chapter 7 Fire-Resistant Rated Construction

Chapter 8 Interior Furnishings, Decorations and Scenery

Chapter 9 Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10 Means of Egress

Chapter 12 Dry Cleaning

Chapter 13 Combustible Dust-Producing Operations

Chapter 14 Fire Safety During Construction, Alteration and Demolition

Chapter 15 Flammable Finishes

Chapter 16 Fruit and Crop Ripening

Chapter 17 Fumigation and Insecticidal Fogging

Chapter 18 Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities

Chapter 19 Lumber Yards and Wood Waste Materials

Chapter 20 Manufacture of Organic Coatings

Chapter 21 Industrial Furnaces

Chapter 22 Motor Fuel-Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages

Chapter 23 High-Piled Combustible Storage

Chapter 24 Tents and Other Membrane Structures

Chapter 25 Tire Rebuilding and Tire Storage

Chapter 26 Welding and Other Hot Work

Chapter 27 Hazardous Materials--General Provisions

Chapter 28 Aerosols

Chapter 29 Combustible Fibers

Chapter 30 Compressed Gases

Chapter 31 Corrosive Materials

Chapter 32 Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 34 Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Chapter 35 Flammable Gases

Chapter 36 Flammable Solids

Chapter 38 Liquefied Petroleum Gases

Chapter 39 Organic Peroxides

Chapter 40 Oxidizers

Chapter 41 Pyrophoric Materials

Chapter 42 Pyroxylin Plastics

Chapter 43 Unstable (Reactive) Materials

Chapter 44 Water-Reactive Solids and Liquids

Chapter 45 Referenced Standards

Chapter 46 Fees

Chapter 47 Referenced Standard Modifications

Chapter 48 Pre-Existing Facilities

Chapter 49 Miscellaneous

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   (a)   Scope. This section sets forth provisions relating to the Department's adoption of new and amended fees and incorporation of such fees into FC Appendix A.
   (b)   General Provisions.
      (1)   Adoption. The owner or applicant shall pay the fees set forth in this section for permits, inspections, witnessing of tests and other services, in accordance with the provisions of FC Appendix A.
      (2)   Incorporation. Pursuant to FC102.6.2, such new and amended fees shall be deemed incorporated into FC Appendix A.
      (3)   Identification of amendments.
            (A)   The incorporation of new fees into FC Appendix A is indicated by underlining.
            (B)   The incorporation of amended fees into FC Appendix A is indicated by bracketing the provision and/or fee to be deleted from FC Appendix A and underlining the amended provision and/or fee to be added.
   (c)   Certificate Fees (FC A01). FCA01.1 is amended to read as follows:
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      3.   Certificate of fitness
 
Original application (including written examination) (for 3 years) (except fire and life safety director)
$25.00
Fire and life safety director
Original application (including one written examination) (for 3 years)
$25.00
Each additional written examination
$25.00
Practical (on-site) examination for fire and life safety director (fire safety and non-fire emergency components)
$750.00
Practical (on-site) examination (fire safety component only)
$445.00
Practical (on-site) examination (non-fire emergency component only)
$305.00
Renewal application (without examination)
$5.00
 
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      16.   ARC system testing company certificate
 
Original application
$105.00
Renewal application
$50.00
Original portable radio programming (per radio)
$75.00
Portable radio inspection (per radio)
$75.00
 
   (d)   Training School Accreditation Fees (FC A02). FCA02.1 is amended to read as follows:
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      6.   Active shooter and medical emergency preparedness training schools
 
Original application
$2,940.00
Renewal application
$420.00
 
   (e)   Permit, Inspection and Plan Examination Fees (FC A03). FC A03 is amended to read as follows:
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      24.   In-building auxiliary radio communication systems and other in-building radio communication systems
 
To maintain and operate an in-building auxiliary radio communication system or other in-building radio communication system
   Original application (including acceptance testing)
$105.00, plus $50.00 per building floor included in application
   Renewal application
$105.00
 
   (f)   Administrative Services Fees (FC A04). Reserved
   (g)   Late Renewals (FC A05). Reserved
(Am. eff. 1/1/2016; Am. eff. 12/1/2016)
   (a)   Scope. This section sets forth the compensation required to be paid to the City of New York pursuant to Administrative Code §15-127(a)(1) by a central station company or a proprietary central station company for operation of an auxiliary fire alarm system.
   (b)   Definition. The following term shall, for purposes of this section and used elsewhere in the rules, have the meanings shown herein:
Auxiliary fire alarm system. The re-transmission or other reporting to the Department of alarm signals from the monitoring of fire alarm systems by a central station company, proprietary central station, or any other person or company that receives compensation or derives any other financial benefit therefrom.
   (c)   Schedule of Fees. Each central station company or proprietary central station company that is engaged in the operation of auxiliary fire alarm systems shall pay an amount which shall equal the product of the fee prescribed below, multiplied by the number of terminals (also known as "assignments"). The Department shall annually bill each entity for an amount based on the number of terminals in operation at any time during the period from the first day of July through the last day of June, and that amount shall be payable by the first day of the month of October. The fees shall be as follows:
Annual Fee Per Class E or Class J Terminal (pursuant to 1968 Building Code Occupancy Group E – Business and Occupancy Group J – Residential (Administrative Code §§27-253 and 27-263))   $135.00
Annual Fee Per Terminal All Other Types of Systems $ 45.00
Fees for terminals placed in operation after the first day of the month of July shall be payable for the first operating period in accordance with the following table. Thereafter, fees for such terminals shall be payable on an annual basis.
 
Quarter First in Operation Fee per Class E or Class J terminal Fee per terminal; all Other types of systems
7/2 to 9/30
$135.00
$45.00
10/1 to 12/31
$100.00
$35.00
1/1 to 3/31
$  70.00
$25.00
4/1 to 6/30
$  35.00
$12.00
 
The Department shall, at the beginning of each quarter, bill each entity for an amount, in accordance with the schedule set forth above, based on the number of new terminals it placed in operation during the previous quarter, and that amount shall be payable by the first day of the next succeeding quarter.
   (d)   Cancellation of Terminals. The cancellation of terminals shall not result in the refund of the terminal fee or any portion thereof.
   (a)   Scope. This section sets forth the compensation required to be paid to the City of New York pursuant to Administrative Code §15-127(a)(1) by a central station company or a proprietary central station, as those terms are defined in R901-02(b), for operation of an auxiliary fire alarm system.
   (b)   Definition. The following term shall, for purposes of this section and used elsewhere in the rules, have the meanings shown herein:
Auxiliary Fire Alarm System. The re-transmission or other reporting to the Department of alarm signals from the monitoring of fire alarm systems by a central station company, proprietary central station, or any other person or company that receives compensation or derives any other financial benefit therefrom.
   (c)   Required Compensation. Each central station company shall pay to the Department, on an annual basis, or such other basis as the Department may require or authorize, its proportionate share of the cost associated with its use of the Department's fire alarm communications system, as calculated in accordance with the provisions of this section.
   (d)   Computation of Compensation.
      (1)   The Department will calculate, not less frequently than on an annual basis, the compensation each central station company is required to remit to the Department, in accordance with the computation set forth in this subdivision.
      (2)   Compensation shall be based on the costs of operating the Department's communications offices for the preceding fiscal year, allocated according to the number of fire alarm systems monitored by each central station company as of July 1st of the preceding fiscal year, and the volume of central station company alarm traffic generated by each central station company in the preceding fiscal year.
      (3)   Step One: Calculation of Total Central Station Company Cost. This amount will be calculated as follows:
            (A)   the total alarm traffic handled by the Department's communications offices is calculated for the preceding fiscal year;
            (B)   the alarm traffic generated by all central station companies ("total central station alarm traffic") is calculated as a percentage of the total alarm traffic for the preceding fiscal year; and
            (C)   the total cost of operating the Department's communications offices is calculated for the preceding fiscal year ("total operating cost") and is multiplied by the percentage representing the total central station alarm traffic in the preceding fiscal year, to obtain the cost attributable to the total central station alarm traffic for the preceding fiscal year ("total central station cost").
      (4)   Step Two: Calculation of Individual Central Station Compensation Amounts. These amounts will be calculated as follows:
            (A)   the total number of fire alarm systems monitored by central station companies as of July 1st of the preceding fiscal year, and the number of fire alarm systems monitored by each central station company as of such date, are tabulated, and the percentage of the total number of monitored fire alarm systems is calculated for each central station company ("alarm system allocation");
            (B)   the total central station alarm traffic generated by each central station company is separately tabulated for the preceding fiscal year, and each central station company's percentage of the total central station alarm traffic is calculated ("alarm traffic allocation");
            (C)   the two percentages representing the alarm system and alarm traffic allocations are averaged (added together and divided by two) to obtain a single combined percentage for each central station company ("total allocation"); and
            (D)   each central station company is charged the percentage representing its total allocation of the total central station cost for the preceding fiscal year.
   (e)   Billing and Payment.
      (1)   The Department will bill each central station company on or about October 1st for the coming year, or such other date as the Department may designate.
      (2)   Each central station company shall remit payment in full no later than 60 days of receipt of the invoice.
      (3)   Any central station company that fails to timely remit payment shall additionally be liable to the Department for interest on the compensation due and owing to the Department. Such interest shall be computed for the period from the date of the bill to the date of payment, based on the amount of the bill and the rate of interest set forth in Section 5004 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules. Such interest shall constitute part of the compensation required by this section.
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