NYCDOB publishes outline of new local laws relevant to the city’s Construction Codes

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The New York City Department of Buildings (NYCDOB) has published an outline of “several important new laws that impact the city’s Construction Codes related to safety on work sites, building inspection requirements, and property maintenance.”

The department listed these laws (and their effective dates) in its weekly Buildings News Update on Jan. 12.

Local Law 74 of 2021: Amends Chapter 33 (Safeguards during Construction or Demolition) of the NYC Building Code in relation to fences at stalled construction sites. This Local Law has an effective date of Dec. 24, 2021.

Local Law 119 of 2021: Amends section 5 of Local Law 1 of 2018 and extends the application period for certification of no harassment pilot program to October 31, 2021. This Local Law was retroactively deemed to be in effect on and after Sept. 27, 2021.

Local Law 137 of 2021: Extends the deadlines for inspection and correction of building gas piping systems in certain community districts. This Local Law has an effective date of Nov. 21, 2021, and Section 1 b&c retroactively deemed to be in effect on Jan. 1, 2021.

Local Law 138 of 2021: Amends Chapter 3 (Maintenance of Buildings) of the NYC General Administrative Provisions in relation to inspections of building gas piping systems and extensions of time to complete work required by inspection. Section 4 has an effective date of March 21, 2022, and Sections 1, 2 & 3 retroactively deemed to be in effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

Local Law 140 of 2021: Amends Chapter 5 (Miscellaneous) of the NYC General Administrative Provisions and extends the certification of no harassment pilot created by Local Law 1 of 2018 until Sept. 27, 2026. This Local Law was retroactively deemed to be in effect on and after Oct. 31, 2021.

Local Law 146 of 2021: Amends the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in relation to final inspections for temporary construction equipment permits and prohibiting stand-off brackets. This Local Law has an effective date of Dec. 11, 2021, with the exception of Sec 1 which has an effective date of June 9, 2022.

Local Law 147 of 2021: Alters the definition of major building. This Local Law has an effective date of Dec, 11, 2024.

Local Law 148 of 2021: Amends the New York City Building Code, in relation to cold-formed steel construction. This Local Law has an effective date of Nov, 7, 2022.

Local Law 149 of 2021: Amends the New York City Building Code, in relation to construction superintendents. This Local Law has an effective date of Nov. 7, 2022, with the exception of Sec 4 which has an effective date of Jan. 1, 2022.

Local Law 154 of 2021: Amends Chapter 5 (Miscellaneous) of the NYC General Administrative Provisions in relation to the combustion of substances with certain carbon emission profiles. This Local law has an effective date if Dec. 22, 2021.

Local Law 163 of 2021: Amends Chapter 33 (Safeguards during Construction or Demolition) of the NYC Building Code in relation to promoting the display of approved artwork on temporary protective structures. This Local Law has an effective date of Sept. 1, 2023.

Find all Local Laws that affect the department here.

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