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File #: Int 0093-2014    Version: Name: Requiring the use of mold-resistant gypsum board and cement board in moisture-prone locations.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 2/26/2014
Enactment date: 5/19/2014 Law number: 2014/013
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 requiring the use of mold-resistant gypsum board and cement board in moisture-prone locations.
Sponsors: Steven Matteo, Vincent Ignizio, Vincent J. Gentile, Deborah L. Rose, Donovan J. Richards, Helen K. Rosenthal, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Costa G. Constantinides, Brad S. Lander, Eric A. Ulrich, (by request of the Staten Island Borough President
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 93 - 2/26/14, 2. Committee Report 4/2/14, 3. Hearing Testimony 4/2/14, 4. Hearing Testimony 4/2/14 (Con't), 5. Hearing Transcript 4/2/14, 6. Committee Report 4/29/14, 7. Hearing Transcript 4/29/14, 8. Committee Report - Stated Meeting 4/29/14, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-29-14, 10. Fiscal Impact Statement, 11. Mayor's Letter, 12. Local Law 13, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 29, 2014
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5/19/2014ASteven Matteo City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/19/2014ASteven Matteo Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/19/2014ASteven Matteo Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/2014ASteven Matteo City Council Sent to Mayor by CouncilFail Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/2014ASteven Matteo City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/2014*Steven Matteo Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/2014*Steven Matteo Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/2014*Steven Matteo Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/2014ASteven Matteo Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/2/2014*Steven Matteo Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/2/2014*Steven Matteo Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2014*Steven Matteo City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2014*Steven Matteo City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 93-A
By Council Members Matteo, Ignizio, Gentile, Rose, Richards, Rosenthal, Arroyo, Constantinides, Lander and Ulrich (by request of the Staten Island Borough President)
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and the New York city building code, in relation to requiring the use of mold-resistant gypsum board and cement board in moisture-prone locations.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1.  Section 28-101.4.3 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law numbers 130 and 141 for the year 2013, is amended to add a new exception 19 to read as follows:
19. Mold protection. Alterations shall comply with sections 2506 and 2509 of the New York city building code relating to areas subject to moisture or water damage.
 
§ 2. Section 2501.1.1 of chapter 25 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 33 for the year 2007, is amended to read as follows:
2501.1.1 General.  Provisions of this chapter shall govern the materials, design, construction and quality of gypsum board, lath, gypsum plaster, [and] cement plaster and cement board.
 
§ 3. Section 2502.1 of chapter 25 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 33 for the year 2007, is amended by adding a definition for "CEMENT BOARD," in appropriate alphabetical order, to read as follows:
CEMENT BOARD. A fiber reinforced cementitious panel most commonly used under flooring or as a tile backing board. Cement board shall include discrete nonasbestos fiber-cement interior substrate sheets or nonasbestos fiber-mat reinforced cement substrate sheets.
 
§ 4. Chapter 25 of the New York City building code, as amended by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended by adding a new section 2506.3 to read as follows:
2506.3 Mold resistance. Gypsum board or cement board, used in an assembly for the following areas, shall have a mold resistance rating of 10 in accordance with ASTM D3273:
 
1.      Interior faces of exterior walls of basements, cellars, and other below grade rooms;
 
2.      Walls and ceilings of spaces containing condensers, water tanks, water pumps, and pressure reduction valves;
 
3.      Walls and ceilings of laundry rooms;
 
4.      Portions of walls within 2 feet (610 mm)  of kitchen sinks to a height of 4 feet (1219 mm) above the floor;
 
5.      Portions of walls within 2 feet (610 mm) of kitchen stoves to a height of 4 feet (1219 mm) above the floor;
 
6.      Walls of bathrooms that are not solely water closet compartments, other than walls specifically required to be cement board;
 
7.      Walls and ceilings in service sink closets; and
 
8.      Portions of walls within 2 feet (610 mm) of mop sinks or service sinks to a height of 4 feet (1219 mm) above the floor.
 
§ 5.  The list of ASTM referenced standards in chapter 35 of the New York city building code is amended by adding a new reference standard "ASTM D3273 - 12" to read as follows:
 
 
ASTM
ASTM International 100 Barr Harbor Drive West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
Standard Reference Number
Title Referenced  in code section number
D 3273 - 12
Standard Test Method for Resistance to Growth of Mold  on the Surface of Interior Coatings in an Environmental Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 2506.3
 
§ 6.  This local law shall take effect on October 1, 2014, except that this local law shall not apply to construction work related to applications for construction document approval filed prior to such effective date, and except that the commissioner of buildings shall take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.
Int. 1186-2013
LS # 622
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