We’re rounding up some of the biggest compliance changes each month and sharing them in our new video series. Scroll down to check out resources mentioned in the video, including city links, detailed posts, and more.
Here’s Your Month In NYC Real Estate Compliance – July 2023:
CAT 1 Elevator Inspection Violations Coming August 2023
Similar to their recent boiler violation issuance, the DOB is issuing CAT 1 elevator violations for 5 cycles of elevator inspections (2018 – 2022) in August 2023. EVCAT1 violations carry a $3,000 per device penalty (per issuance year), and can be resolved in DOB NOW: Safety. Check out the below links for instructions on clearing violations and to view DOB violation/elevator inspection information in your SiteCompli or InCheck account.
- DOB Bulletin
- SiteCompli/InCheck page to view DOB Violations
- SiteCompli/ InCheck page to view Elevator Inspections
Fee & Permit Restriction Waivers For Work Addressing Hurricane Ida Damage
From the bulletin:
Since September 14, 2021, the Department of Buildings has not required applicants to pay fees for filings and permits for work to address damage,caused by remnants of Hurricane Ida pursuant to a Mayoral Emergency Executive Order. Permit restrictions have also been waived in connection with such applications. Fee and permit restriction waivers will expire on August 31, 2023. Filings that were eligible for fee and permit restriction waivers will no longer be eligible for any subsequent filings submitted after August 31, 2023
Local Law 97 Emission Adjustment Deadline Extended For Key Groups
The deadline for submitting applications for NYC Administrative Code §28-320.8 (Excessive Emissions Due To A Special Circumstance) and §28-320.9 (Not-for-profit Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities) adjustments to annual building emissions limits for calendar years 2024-2029 has been extended. (See Local Law 77 of 2023.) Applications for adjustments must be submitted in DOB NOW: Safety.
Landmark Preservation Commmission
The LPC has made several process adjustments in an effort to streamline work applications and approvals. This includes criteria for Master Plans, HVAC installation, expedited review procedures, signage, sidewalks, and more.
You can view the final rules here, with a description of plain language changes on Pages 2 & 3.
Parking Garage – Additional Initial Inspections For Key Community Districts
DSNY Proposed Rules
- Source Separation of Organic Waste & information for attending hearing on 8/10/23
- SiteCompli blog post detailing the above proposed rule (towards bottom of the post)
- Proposed rule for use of certain receptacles by a chain of stores (hearing passed)
City Council Laws
Stay tuned for more updates here, including a detailed post once the law is officially signed/in place.