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File #: Int 1209-2013    Version: * Name: Crane modernization.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 12/10/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and the New York city building code, in relation to crane modernization.
Sponsors: Erik Martin Dilan, Inez E. Dickens, Peter A. Koo, G. Oliver Koppell, Michael C. Nelson, Deborah L. Rose, (by request of the Mayor)
Council Member Sponsors: 7
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12/31/2013*Erik Martin Dilan City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2013*Erik Martin Dilan City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2013*Erik Martin Dilan City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 1209
 
By Council Members Dilan, Dickens, Koo, Koppell, Nelson and Rose (by request of the Mayor)
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and the New York city building code, in relation to crane modernization.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1. Section BC 202 of chapter 2 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 33 for the year 2007, and as amended by a local law of the city of New York for the year 2013 amending the administrative code of the city of New York, the New York city plumbing code, the New York city building code, the New York city mechanical code and the New York city fuel gas code, relating to bringing such codes up to date with the 2009 editions of the international building, mechanical, fuel gas and plumbing codes, as proposed in Intro. 1056, is amended by adding, in appropriate alphabetical order, a definition of "MANUFACTURE DATE (Crane)" to read as follows:
 
MANUFACTURE DATE (Crane).  See Section 3302.1.
 
§2. Section 3302.1 of chapter 33 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 33 for the year 2007, and as amended by local law number 46 for the year 2008,  local law number 70 for the year 2011 and by a local law of the city of New York for the year 2013 amending the administrative code of the city of New York, the New York city plumbing code, the New York city building code, the New York city mechanical code and the New York city fuel gas code, relating to bringing such codes up to date with the 2009 editions of the international building, mechanical, fuel gas and plumbing codes, as proposed in Intro. 1056, is amended by adding, in appropriate alphabetical order, a definition of "MANUFACTURE DATE (Crane)" to read as follows:
 
MANUFACTURE DATE (Crane). The date the crane was originally manufactured for its intended purpose, or the date the oldest individual component of a crane was originally manufactured, whichever is older.
 
§3. Section BC 3319 of chapter 33 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 33 for the year 2007, is amended by adding new sections 3319.11 and 3319.12 to read as follows:
 
3319.11 Age limitations for cranes. The allowable age of any crane for use in New York City shall be no greater than 25 years from the manufacture date. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 3319.5, the certificate of operation for a crane with an age greater than 25 years from the manufacture date shall be deemed to have expired.
 
Exceptions:
 
1.      A crane with an age of 25 years or greater from the manufacture date that is (i) in use on a project on the effective date of this section, or (ii) not in use on the effective date of this section, but for which an application for a certificate of on-site inspection has been approved as of the effective date of this section, may continue to be used until completion of the project for which it is being used or the project for which such certificate of onsite inspection was issued.
 
2. Where a crane with an age of less than 25 years from the manufacture date at the time the department approved the application for a certificate of on-site inspection is being used on a project and will reach an age of 25 years or greater from the manufacture date during such project, such crane may be used for the duration of that project or until it reaches 28 years of age, whichever is earlier.
 
3. The commissioner may approve the use of a crane with an age of 25 years or greater from the manufacture date for up to a maximum of five years, not to exceed 30 years from the manufacture date, when load cycle counter logs and other records as required by rule are deemed sufficient by the commissioner to establish that such crane meets the manufacturer's standards for use
 
3319.12 Load cycle counters. Each crane shall be equipped with a load cycle counter. The owner shall maintain accurate records of the cycles that the crane performs.
 
3319.12.1 Retroactive requirement for existing cranes. Cranes in existence on the effective date of this section shall be equipped with such load cycle counters and the owner shall maintain such records within 270 days after the effective date of this section.
 
§4. This local law shall take effect on the same date as a local law of the city of New York for the year 2013 amending the administrative code of the city of New York, the New York city plumbing code, the New York city building code, the New York city mechanical code and the New York city fuel gas code, relating to bringing such codes up to date with the 2009 editions of the international building, mechanical, fuel gas and plumbing codes, as proposed in Intro. 1056, takes effect.