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File #: Int 1146-2018    Version: * Name: Installation of automatic sprinklers in residential buildings.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 10/17/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the installation of automatic sprinklers in residential buildings
Sponsors: Barry S. Grodenchik, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: The proposed local law would require owners of residential buildings over 40 feet tall (12.192 m) to install a system of automatic sprinklers by December 31, 2029. Building owners must file a final report and two interim reports on such installation.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1146, 2. Int. No. 1146, 3. October 17, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1146

 

By Council Members Grodenchik, Cornegy and Rosenthal

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the installation of automatic sprinklers in residential buildings

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 3 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new section 28-315.2.5 as follows:

§ 28-315.2.5 Automatic sprinklers in buildings 40 feet (12.192 m) or more in height. Owners of all buildings 40 feet or more in height classified in accordance with Section BC 310 of the New York city building code in occupancy group R shall install a system of automatic sprinklers. Installation of such system shall be completed on or before December 31, 2029.  

 

§ 28-315.2.5.1 Reporting. Owners of all buildings 40 feet (12.192 m) or more in height shall file with the department on or before December 31, 2029 a final report prepared by an architect or engineer certifying to the installation of automatic sprinklers pursuant to section 28-315.2.5. An owner who fails to file such final report shall be liable for a civil penalty of no less than twenty-five dollars per day not to exceed one thousand dollars. Such reports shall be on such forms and in such manner as prescribed by the commissioner and shall be filed as follows:

1.                     Unless a final report is filed on or prior to July 1, 2019, a one year report shall be filed

no later than July 1, 2019. The one year report shall contain an affidavit by the owner of the building acknowledging that sprinklers are required to be installed in such building on or before July 1, 2029 in compliance with section 28-315.2.5.1 and indicating his or her intention to comply with such requirement.

2.                     Unless a final report is filed on or prior to July 1, 2024, a five year report shall be

filed no earlier than January 1, 2024 and no later than July 1, 2024. Such five year report shall contain a certification by an architect or engineer of the percentage of the building in which sprinklers have been installed as of the date of such report and an implementation plan prepared by such architect or engineer detailing when and how the remaining portions of the building will be made fully compliant.

3.                     Except as otherwise provided in this section, a final report shall be filed no later

                     than December 31, 2029. Such final report shall contain a certification by an

                     architect or engineer that the building is fully compliant.

Exception:    Buildings required to comply with the provisions of section 27-228.5

may not be subject to the reporting requirements pursuant to section 28-315.2.5.

 

§ 2.  This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

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