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File #: Int 1481-2019    Version: Name: Bringing New York Plumbing code up to date with the 2015 edition of the international plumbing code with differences that reflect the unique character of the city and repealing chapter 11 and appendices C, F, and G.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 3/28/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and the New York city plumbing code in relation to bringing such code up to date with the 2015 edition of the international plumbing code with differences that reflect the unique character of the city and repealing chapter 11 and appendices C, F, and G of the New York city plumbing code in relation thereto.
Sponsors: Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Barry S. Grodenchik, (by request of the Mayor)
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would implement section 28-601.1 of the Administrative Code, which requires triennial updates of the Plumbing Code to reflect changes in the International Plumbing Code (IPC). These amendments would bring the Plumbing Code up to date with the 2015 IPC published by the International Code Council (ICC), with differences to accommodate the unique nature of construction, design, installation, alteration, repair, use or maintenance of plumbing systems in the City.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1481-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1481, 3. Int. No. 1481, 4. March 28, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-28-19, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 28, 2019, 7. Committee Report 9/10/19, 8. Hearing Testimony 9/10/19, 9. Hearing Transcript 9/10/19, 10. Proposed Int. No. 1481-A - 12/2/19, 11. Committee Report 12/9/19
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Proposed Int. No. 1481-A
By Council Members Cornegy and Grodenchik (by request of the Mayor)

Title
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and the New York city plumbing code in relation to bringing such code up to date with the 2015 edition of the international plumbing code with differences that reflect the unique character of the city and repealing chapter 11 and appendices C, F, and G of the New York city plumbing code in relation thereto.
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Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Legislative intent. This local law implements section 28-601.1 of the administrative code, which requires triennial updates of the New York city plumbing code to reflect changes in the International Plumbing Code. These amendments will bring the New York city plumbing code up to date with the 2015 International Plumbing Code published by the International Code Council, with differences to accommodate the unique nature of construction in the city. The local law is divided into parts from A through P with each part comprising amendments to a separate chapter or appendix of the code in separately numbered sections within the part.
?2. Section 28-601.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:
?28-601.2 Enactment of the New York city plumbing code. The New York city plumbing code based on the 2003 edition of the International Plumbing Code published by the International Code Council, with changes that reflect the unique character of the city and amendments that bring it up to date with the [2009]2015 edition of such International Plumbing Code, is hereby adopted to read as follows:
PART A
CHAPTER 1
?1. Chapter 1 of the New York city plumbing code, as added by local law number 8 for the year 2008, section 106.10 as amended by local law number 85 for the year 2009, section 101.3 as amended by local law number 49 for the year 2010, sections 102.1, 102.2, 102.3, 102.4, 102.10, 104.10, 105.6, 106.9 and PC 107 as amended by local law number 41 for the year 2012, sections 102.4.2 and 102.8.1 as added by local law number 141 for the year 2013, and sections 106.6 and 106.6.3 as amended by local law number 97 for the year 2017, is amended to read as follows:
CHAPTER 1
ADMINISTRATION
SECTION PC 101
GENERAL
101.1 Title. This code shall be known and may be cited as the "New York City Plumbing Code," "NYCPC" or "PC." All section numbers in this code shall be deemed to be preceded by the designation "PC."
101.2 Scope. The provisions of this code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of plumbing systems. This code shall also regulate nonflammable medical gas, inhalation anesthetic, vacuum piping, nonmedical oxygen systems and sanitary and condensate vacuum collection systems. The installation of fuel-gas distribution piping and equipment, fuel gas-fired water heaters, and water heater venting systems shall be regulated by the New York City Fuel Gas Code.
101.3 Intent. The purpose of this code is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property, public welfare and the environment by regulating and controlling the design, construction, installation, quality of materials, location, operation and maintenance or use of plumbing systems.
101.4 Severability. If a section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this code is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this code.
SECTION PC 102
APPLICABILITY
102.1 General. Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the specific requirement shall govern. Where, in any specific case, different sections of this code specify different materials, methods of construction or other requirements, the most restrictive shall govern.
102.2 Existing installations. Except as otherwise specifically provided, plumbing systems lawfully in existence [at the time of the adoption or] on July 1, 2008 or on the effective date of a subsequent amendment of this code shall be permitted to have their use and maintenance continued if the use, maintenance or repair is in accordance with the original design and no hazard to life, health or property is created by such plumbing system.
102.2.1 Existing buildings. Additions, alterations, renovations or repairs related to building or structural issues shall be governed by Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code, the New York City Building Code and the 1968 Building Code, as applicable.
102.2.2 References to the New York City Building Code. For existing buildings, a reference to a section of the New York City Building Code in this code shall also be deemed to refer to the equivalent provision of the 1968 Building Code, as applicable in accordance with Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code.
102.3 Maintenance. Installations, both existing and new, and parts thereof shall be maintained in proper operating condition in accordance with the original design and in a safe and sanitary condition. Devices or safeguards that are required by this code shall be maintained in compliance with the applicable provisions under which they were installed. [The owner or the owner's designated agent shall be responsible for maintenance of plumbing systems. To determine compliance with this provision, the commissioner shall have the authority to require any plumbing system to be inspected.]
102.3.1 Owner responsibility. The owner or the owner's designated agent shall be responsible for maintenance of plumbing systems. To determine compliance with this provision, the commissioner shall have the authority to require any plumbing system to be inspected.
102.4 Additions, alterations or repairs. Additions, alterations, renovations or repairs to installations shall conform to that required for new installations without requiring the existing installation to comply with all of the requirements of this code. Additions, alterations or repairs shall not cause an existing installation to become unsafe, hazardous or overloaded. [Minor additions, alterations, renovations and repairs to existing installations shall meet the provisions for new construction, unless such work is done in the same manner and arrangement as was in the existing system, is not hazardous and is approved.]
102.4.1 Minor additions, alterations, renovations and repairs. Minor additions, alterations, renovations and repairs to existing installations shall meet the provisions for new construction, unless such work is done in the same manner and arrangement as was in the existing system, is not hazardous and is approved.
102.4.2 Special provisions for prior code buildings. In addition to the requirements of [sections] Sections 102.4 and 102.4.1, the provisions of Sections [102.4.1.1] 102.4.2.1 through [102.4.1.3] 102.4.2.3 shall apply to prior code buildings.
102.4.2.1 Number of plumbing fixtures. For prior code buildings, the number of required plumbing fixtures shall be permitted to be calculated based on the 1968 Building Code utilizing the occupant load figures from the 1968 Building Code, or shall be permitted to be calculated based on the New York City Plumbing Code utilizing the occupant load figures from the New York City Plumbing Code.
102.4.2.2 Seismic supports. For prior code buildings, the determination as to whether seismic requirements apply to an alteration shall be made in accordance with the 1968 Building Code and interpretations by the department relating to such determinations. Any applicable seismic loads and requirements shall be permitted to be determined in accordance with Chapter 16 of the New York City Building Code or the 1968 Building Code and Reference Standard RS 9-6 of such code.
102.4.2.3 Wind resistance. For prior code buildings, equipment, appliances and supports that are exposed to wind shall be designed and installed to resist the wind pressures determined in accordance with Chapter 16 of the New York City Building Code.
102.5 Change in occupancy. Refer to Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code.
102.6 Reserved.
102.7 Reserved.
102.8 Referenced standards. The standards referenced in this code shall be those that are listed in [Chapter 13] Chapter 15 and such standards shall be considered as part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference. Where differences occur between the provisions of this code and the referenced standards, the provisions of this code shall [be the minimum requirements] apply. Refer to Article 103 of Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code for additional provisions relating to referenced standards.
102.8.1 Editions of referenced standards. References to standards in this code shall be to the editions of those standards provided for in [Chapter 13 of this code] Chapter 15, or as otherwise provided by rule.
102.9 Requirements not covered by code. Requirements necessary for the strength, stability or proper operation of an existing or proposed plumbing system, or for the public safety, health and general welfare, not specifically covered by this code, shall be determined by the commissioner.
102.10 Application of references. Reference to chapter or section numbers, or to provisions not specifically identified by number, shall be construed to refer to such chapter, section or provision of this code.
SECTION PC 103
DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS
103.1 Enforcement agency. Refer to the New York City Charter and Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code.
SECTION PC 104
DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE COMMISSIONER
OF BUILDINGS
104.1 General. The commissioner shall have the authority to render interpretations of this code, [and to] adopt rules, and establish policies[,] and procedures in order to clarify and implement its provisions. Such interpretations, policies, procedures, and rules shall be in compliance with the intent and purpose of this code. See the New York City Charter and Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code for additional provisions relating to the authority of the Commissioner of Buildings.
104.2 Remedies for nonfunctioning storm water disposal systems. If the commissioner determines that a system of storm water disposal which has been previously approved under the provisions of this code or of previous codes is no longer providing adequate drainage of storm water from a lot or development, the commissioner shall order repair of such system as required by Section 28-301.1 of the Administrative Code; or if, in the judgment of the commissioner, repair of such system is not sufficient to ensure adequate drainage of storm water from such lot or development, the commissioner shall order that one of the methods of storm water disposal set forth in Chapter 11 shall be used to provide such drainage. The commissioner may apply to the Board of Standards and Appeals for modification of the Certificate of Occupancy of any building constructed on such lot or development to require the use of such method.
SECTION PC 105
APPROVALS
105.1 Approvals. Refer to Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code.
SECTION PC [105] 106
PERMITS
[105.1] 106.1 General. Permits shall comply with this section, with Article 105 of Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code, and with requirements found elsewhere in this code.
[105.2] 106.2 Required. Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, add to, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, add to, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application for construction document approval in accordance with Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code and this chapter and obtain the required permit.
[105.3] 106.3 Work exempt from permit. Exemptions from permit requirements of this code as authorized in Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code and the rules of the department shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of this code or any other laws or rules.
[105.4] 106.4 Validity of permit. The issuance or granting of a permit shall not be construed to be a permit for, or an approval of, any violation of any of the provisions of this code or of any other law. Permits presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of this code or other law shall not be valid. The issuance of a permit based on construction documents and other data shall not prevent the commissioner from requiring the correction of errors in the construction documents and other data. The commissioner is also authorized to prevent occupancy or use of a structure where in violation of this code or of any other law.
[105.5] 106.5 Mandatory sewer and catch basin work required by Section 24-526 of the Administrative Code. An applicant for a permit who is required pursuant to Section 24-526 of the Administrative Code to construct or repair defects in sewers or catch basins that lie outside the property shall submit certification from the Department of Environmental Protection in accordance with Section 105.9 of the New York City Building Code.
[105.6] 106.6 Other permits. In addition to any permits required by the provisions of this code, the following permits shall also be required:
1. Permits for all water supplies and backflow devices for all buildings shall be obtained from the Department of Environmental Protection, and the installation of the water service system from the street main up to and including the meter outlet control valve shall be subject to inspection and approval by such department. All backflow devices shall be acceptable to the New York State Department of Health.
2. Permits for the installation of the building [house] sewer [or drain from the street line to, and including, the spur connection at the street sewer] shall be obtained from the Department of Environmental Protection[, except that, in conjunction with the issuance of a permit for the construction or alteration of a structure within the curb line, the commissioner may issue a permit for connection with a sewer or drain].
3. Permits for sidewalk and street openings shall be obtained from the Department of Transportation.
4. Where groundwater discharge permits are required by the rules of the Department of Environmental Protection for the discharge of groundwater, such permits shall be obtained from the Department of Environmental Protection in accordance with such rules.
5. Permits for the installation of temporary connections at the street for water and sewer shall be obtained from the Department of Environmental Protection.
106.7 Permits with respect to limited alteration applications. For permits with respect to limited alteration applications refer to Sections 28-101.5 and 28-104.6, Exception 1 of the Administrative Code.
SECTION PC [106] 107
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS
[106.1] 107.1 General. Construction documents shall comply with Article 104 of Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code and other applicable provisions of this code and its referenced standards. Such construction documents shall be coordinated with architectural, structural and means of egress plans.
[106.2] 107.2 Required documents. The applicant shall submit all of the documents specified in Sections [106.3] 107.3 through [106.10] 107.10 as appropriate to the nature and extent of the work proposed. Construction documents shall indicate the plumbing work to be performed, so drawn as to conform to the architectural and structural aspects of the building and to show in detail compliance with this code.
[106.2.1] 107.2.1 Composite plans. Composite plans showing compliance of architectural, structural, and mechanical parts of a building may be submitted provided that a clear understanding of each part is not impaired.
[106.3] 107.3 Lot diagram. The lot diagram shall be provided where applicable to the work proposed, including but not limited to, street connection locations and increases of impervious surfaces.
[106.4] 107.4 Building classification statement. Where applicable to the proposed work, the statement shall identify:
1. The occupancy group or groups that apply to parts of the building in accordance with Section 302 of the New York City Building Code;
2. The occupancy group of the main use or dominant occupancy of the building;
3. The construction [class] type of the building in accordance with Section 602 of the New York City Building Code;
4. The structure category in accordance with Table 1604.5 of the New York City Building Code;
5. The height of the building as defined in Section [502.1] 202 of the New York City Building Code;
6. The applicable measurements to the highest and lowest level of Fire Department access; [and]
7. Whether the building is inside or outside of the fire districts[.] ; and
8. Whether the building is inside or outside a flood hazard area as such term is defined in Appendix G of the New York City Building Code.
[106.5] 107.5 Plumbing plans. Construction documents for plumbing work shall contain plans which include the following data and information. Such plans shall not be required in connection with applications for limited plumbing alterations.
Riser diagrams showing the story heights, all plumbing fixtures with diagrammatic arrangement of their connections to soil, waste, and vent piping, all soil, waste, and vent stacks from the point of connection with the building drain to their termination above the roof, all leader and storm water piping from the point of connection with the building drain to the roof drain, and all risers.
Diagrammatic floor plans showing the location, layout, and spacing of all plumbing fixtures, the summation of plumbing loads, the size, location, and material for all building sewers and drains, and the soil, waste, vent, water, and gas distribution piping.
Floor plans showing typical layouts; and stack details shown on one drawing, provided that such details are clearly identified as to location and stack number.
Plans clearly indicating all appurtenant equipment, including, but not limited to, pumps, ejectors, water tanks, and piping.
In the case of plans for new plumbing systems, and alterations of existing plumbing systems, plans indicating:
5.1. The relative elevation of the lowest fixture referred to the city datum provided in Section 28-104.7.6 of the Administrative Code and the approximate inside top of the public sewers;
5.2. The number, size, and location of all proposed sewer connections and relative location and size of all water mains, leaders, and risers; and
5.3. A statement from the Department of Environmental Protection, giving the minimum water pressure in the main serving the building.
Seismic protection and restraint details for piping and equipment as required by Chapter 16 of the New York City Building Code.
Details showing structural supports for water tanks where required.
In [areas of] special flood [hazards] hazard areas, construction documents shall comply with Appendix G of the New York City Building Code.
[106.6] 107.6 Discharge of sewage and discharge and/or management of stormwater runoff. Applications for construction document approval shall comply with Sections [106.6.1, 106.6.2 and 106.6.3] 107.6.1, 107.6.2 and 107.6.3.
[106.6.1] 107.6.1 Sewage. Applications for construction document approval shall include submittal documents relating to the availability and feasibility of a public sanitary or public combined sewer and/or other approved discharge for sewage in accordance with Sections [106.6.1.1] 107.6.1.1 and [106.6.1.2] 107.6.1.2 for the following types of applications:
New buildings that include any fixtures that produce sewage;
Alterations that require an increase in size to an existing sanitary or combined sewer connection; and/or
Alterations requiring a new connection to a sanitary or combined sewer.
[106.6.1.1] 107.6.1.1 Connection feasible and available. Where a public sanitary or combined sewer availability is certified by the Department of Environmental Protection or certified by an applicant in accordance with rules of such department [to be available] and connection thereto feasible, the applicant shall submit:
1. Department of Environmental Protection certification of availability and feasibility. A sewer certification issued by the Department of Environmental Protection that a public sanitary or combined sewer is available and connection thereto is feasible. Applications for such certification shall be made to the Department of Environmental Protection on forms specified by such department (Department of Environmental Protection "house/site connection proposal application" or other form as specified in the rules of such department) and shall be reviewed and approved by such department in accordance with the rules of such department. Such certification may be conditioned by such department on part or all of the sewage to be disposed of with an on-site disposal system or with the use of an alternative disposal system; or
2. Applicant certification of availability and feasibility. A certification submitted by the applicant to the Department of Environmental Protection in accordance with the rules of such department that a public sanitary or combined sewer is available and connection thereto is feasible, in such cases where the availability and feasibility of connection to a public sanitary or combined sewer are allowed to be certified by the applicant pursuant to such rules. Such certification shall be on forms specified by such department (Department of Environmental Protection "house/site connection proposal application" or other form as specified in the rules of such department).
[106.6.1.2] 107.6.1.2 Connection not feasible or not available. Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available, or where connection thereto is not feasible, the applicant shall submit:
Department of Environmental Protection or applicant certification of unavailability or non-feasibility. (i) A certification issued by the Department of Environmental Protection that a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available or that connection to an available sewer is not feasible. Such certification shall be on forms specified by such department (Department of Environmental Protection "house/site connection proposal application" or other form as specified in the rules of such department) or (ii) A certification submitted by the applicant to the Department of Environmental Protection that a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available or that connection thereto is not feasible, in such cases where the availability and feasibility of connection to a public sanitary or combined sewer are allowed to be certified by the applicant pursuant to the rules of such department. Such certification shall be on forms specified by such department (Department of Environmental Protection "house/site connection proposal application" or other form as specified in the rules of such department); and
On-site disposal. A proposal for the design and construction of a system for the on-site disposal of sewage conforming to the provisions of this code and other applicable laws and rules including but not limited to minimum required distances from lot lines or structures and subsoil conditions. Construction documents for such system shall be subject to the approval of the department.
[106.6.2] 107.6.2 Stormwater. Applications for construction document approval shall include submittal documents relating to the availability and feasibility of a public combined or storm sewer or other approved method for stormwater discharge in accordance with Sections [106.6.2.1] 107.6.2.1 and [106.6.2.2] 107.6.2.2 for the following types of applications:
New buildings;
Alterations of buildings proposing horizontal building enlargement; and/or
Alterations that increase impervious surfaces on the tax lot.
Exceptions:
1. Applications for construction document approval for the alteration of an existing one- or two-family dwelling need not include such submittal documents, where the [area] footprint of a proposed horizontal building enlargement and any proposed increase in impervious surfaces combined is less than or equal to 200 square feet (19 m2). Construction documents shall include the amount of proposed increase in impervious area.
1.1. This exception shall not apply if the horizontal building enlargement and increase in impervious surface related to the current application for construction document approval and any other enlargement or increase in impervious surface made on the same tax lot after July 1, 2008 together exceed 200 square feet (19 m2).
2. Applications for construction document approval for the alteration of a building need not include such submittal documents, where the [area of a] increase in area of the footprint resulting from a proposed horizontal building enlargement and any proposed increase in impervious surfaces on a lot combined is less than or equal to 1,000 square feet (93 m2), and on-site disposal of stormwater conforming to the provisions of the applicable laws and rules as determined by the department is proposed for such enlargement and/or increase in impervious surface. Construction documents shall include the amount of proposed increase in impervious area.
2.1. This exception shall not apply where on-site disposal cannot be designed to conform to the provisions of the applicable laws and rules including but not limited to minimum required distances from lot lines or structures or subsoil conditions as determined by the department.
2.2. This exception shall not apply if the horizontal building enlargement and increase in impervious surface related to the current application for construction document approval and all other enlargements or increases in impervious surface made on the same tax lot after July 1, 2008 together exceed 1,000 square feet (93 m2).
[106.6.2.1] 107.6.2.1 Connection feasible and available. Where a public combined or storm sewer availability is certified by the Department of Environmental Protection or certified by an applicant in accordance with rules of such department [to be available] and connection thereto is feasible, applicants shall submit:
1. Department of Environmental Protection certification of availability and feasibility. A sewer certification issued by the Department of Environmental Protection that a public storm or combined sewer is available and connection thereto is feasible. Applications for such certification shall be made to the Department of Environmental Protection on forms specified by such department (Department of Environmental Protection "house/site connection proposal application" or other form as specified in the rules of such department) and shall be reviewed and approved by such department in accordance with the rules of such department. Such certification may be conditioned by such department on part or all of the stormwater runoff to be disposed of through an on-site detention or retention system, or by use of alternative disposal methods including but not limited to ditches, swales or watercourses; or
2. Applicant certification of availability and feasibility. A certification submitted by the applicant to the Department of Environmental Protection in accordance with the rules of such department that a public storm or combined sewer is available and connection thereto is feasible, in such cases where the availability and feasibility of connection to a public storm or combined sewer are allowed to be certified by the applicant pursuant to such rules. Such certification shall be on forms specified by such department (Department of Environmental Protection "house/site connection proposal application" or other form as specified in the rules of such department).
[106.6.2.2] 107.6.2.2 Connection not feasible or not available. Where a public combined or storm sewer is not available, or where connection thereto is not feasible, applicants shall submit:
1. Department of Environmental Protection or applicant certification of unavailability or non-feasibility. (i) Certification issued by the Department of Environmental Protection that a public storm or combined sewer is not available or that connection thereto is not feasible. Such certification shall be on forms specified by such department (Department of Environmental Protection "house/site connection proposal application" or other form as specified in the rules of such department); or (ii) Certification submitted by the applicant to the Department of Environmental Protection that a public storm or combined sewer is not available or that connection thereto is not feasible, in such cases where the availability and feasibility of connection to a public storm or combined sewer are allowed to be certified by the applicant pursuant to rules of such department. Certification shall be on forms specified by such department (Department of Environmental Protection "house/site connection proposal application" or other form as specified in the rules of such department); and
2. On-site disposal. A proposal for the design and construction of a system for the on-site disposal of stormwater conforming to the provisions of this code and other applicable laws and rules including but not limited to minimum required distances from lot lines or structures and subsoil conditions. Construction documents for such system shall be subject to the approval of the department.
[106.6.3] 107.6.3 Post-construction stormwater management facilities. A post-construction stormwater management facility that is constructed as a part of a covered development project located within the MS4 area, shall comply with the rules of the Department of Environmental Protection and with this code.
[106.7] 107.7 Private sewers. If private sewers are to be constructed pursuant to subdivision b of Section 1403 of the New York City Charter, a copy of the sewer plan shall be submitted.
[106.8] 107.8 Private sewage treatment plant. If a private sewage treatment plant is to be constructed, a copy of plans approved by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Department of Environmental Protection shall be submitted.
[106.9] 107.9 Private stormwater or sewage disposal system. If a private stormwater or sewage disposal system is to be installed, a site and subsoil evaluation indicating that the site and subsoil conditions comply with the applicable laws and rules shall be submitted in accordance with the provisions of Section 1704.20.1 of the New York City Building Code.
[106.10] 107.10 Energy efficiency. Construction documents shall include compliance documentation as required by the New York City Energy Conservation Code.
107.11 Retention of construction and submittal documents. Refer to Section 28-104.11 of the Administrative Code.
SECTION PC [107] 108
INSPECTIONS AND TESTING
[107.1] 108.1 General. Except as otherwise specified, inspections required by this code or by the department during the progress of work may be performed on behalf of the owner by approved agencies or, if applicable, by special inspectors. However, in the interest of public safety, the commissioner may direct that any of such inspections be performed by the department. All inspections shall be performed at the sole cost and expense of the owner. Refer to Article 116 of Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code for additional provisions relating to inspections.
[107.2] 108.2 Required inspections and testing. In addition to any inspections otherwise required by this code or applicable rules, the holder of the permit shall be responsible for the scheduling of the following required inspections:
Progress inspections:
1.1. Underground inspection and/or testing of installed piping, valves, fittings, support structures, anti-corrosion equipment and associated underground components shall be made [after trenches or ditches are excavated and bedded, piping installed, and] before backfill is put in place. When excavated soil contains rocks, broken concrete, frozen chunks and other rubble that would damage or break the piping or cause corrosive action, clean backfill shall be on the job site ready for use in backfilling.
1.2. Rough-in inspection and/or testing shall be made after the roof, framing, fireblocking, firestopping, draftstopping and bracing is in place and all sanitary, storm and water distribution piping is roughed-in, and prior to the installation of wall or ceiling membranes.
Exception: When new water, waste and vent piping is installed or replaced and all of the piping is to be permanently exposed there shall be no requirement for a rough-in inspection.
1.3. Inspections required by the New York City Energy Conservation Code shall be made in accordance with the rules of the department, as applicable.
Special inspections. Special inspections shall be performed in accordance with this code and Chapter 17 of the New York City Building Code, and, where applicable, Section 107.3.
Final inspection shall be made after the building is complete, all plumbing fixtures are in place and properly connected, and the structure is ready for occupancy. Refer to Article 116 of Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code for additional requirements.
[107.2.1] 108.2.1 Approved agencies. Refer to Articles 114 and 115 of Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code.
108.2.2 Inspection of prefabricated construction assemblies. Prior to the approval of a prefabricated construction assembly having concealed work and the issuance of a permit, the department shall require the submittal of an evaluation report by an approved agency on each prefabricated construction assembly, indicating the complete details of the installation, including a description of the system and its components, the basis upon which the system is being evaluated, test results and similar information and other data as necessary for the commissioner to determine conformance to this code.
108.2.2.1 Test and inspection records. Required test and inspection records shall be available to the commissioner at all times during the fabrication of the installation and the erection of the building; or such records as the commissioner designates shall be filed.
[107.2.2] 108.2.3 Exposure of work. [It shall be the duty of the permit holder to cause the] The work shall[to] remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes. Neither the commissioner nor the city shall be liable for expense entailed in the removal or replacement of any material required to allow inspection.
[107.3] 108.3 Special inspections of alternative engineered design systems. Special inspections of alternative engineered design plumbing systems shall be conducted in accordance with Sections [107.3.1] 108.3.1 and [107.3.2] 108.3.2.
[107.3.1] 108.3.1 Periodic inspection. The [registered design professional or designated] special inspector shall periodically inspect and observe the work being performed to determine that the installation is in accordance with the approved construction documents for the alternative engineered design [to determine that the installation is in accordance with the approved construction documents]. All discrepancies shall be brought to the immediate attention of the plumbing contractor for correction. Records shall be kept of all inspections.
[107.3.2] 108.3.2 Written report. The [registered design professional] special inspector shall submit a final report in writing to the commissioner upon completion of the installation, certifying that the alternative engineered design installation conforms to the approved construction documents.
[107.4] 108.4 Testing. Plumbing work and systems shall be tested as required in Section 312 and in accordance with Sections [107.4.1] 108.4.1 through [107.4.3] 108.4.3. Tests shall be made by the permit holder and [observed by the commissioner] witnessed by the department.
[107.4.1] 108.4.1 New, altered, extended or repaired systems. New plumbing systems and parts of existing systems that have been altered, extended or repaired shall be tested as prescribed herein to disclose leaks and defects, except that testing is not required in the following cases:
In any case that does not include addition to, replacement, alteration or relocation of any water supply, drainage or vent piping.
In any case where plumbing equipment is set up temporarily for exhibition purposes.
For ordinary plumbing work, the department may accept written certification from a licensed master plumber that the job was performed in compliance with the requirements of this code and rules of the department [in lieu of the inspection requirements otherwise set forth in this code].
Minor alterations and ordinary repairs.
5. In accordance with the exceptions in Section 312.1.
[107.4.2 Equipment] 108.4.2 Apparatus, material and labor for tests. All [equipment] apparatus, material and labor required for testing a plumbing system or part thereof shall be furnished by the permit holder.
[107.4.3] 108.4.3 Reinspection and testing. Where any work or installation does not pass any initial test or inspection, the necessary corrections shall be made to comply with this code. The work or installation shall then be resubmitted to the commissioner for inspection and testing.
[107.5] 108.5 Sign-off of completed work. Refer to Article 116 of [Chapter 28] Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code.
[107.6] 108.6 Temporary connection. The commissioner shall have the authority to authorize the temporary connection of the building or system to the utility source for the purpose of testing plumbing systems or for use under a temporary Certificate of Occupancy. Additional permits may be required in accordance with Section 106.6.
[107.7] 108.7 Connection of service utilities. Refer to Title 28 of the Administrative Code.
SECTION PC [108] 109
VIOLATIONS
[108.1] 109.1 General. Refer to Chapters 2 and 3 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code.
PART B
CHAPTER 2
?1. Section 201.3 of chapter 2 of the New York city plumbing code, as amended by local law number 41 for the year 2012, is amended to read as follows:
201.3 Terms defined in other codes. Where terms are not defined in this code and are defined in the New York City Building Code, New York City Fire Code, New York City Electrical Code, New York City Fuel Gas Code, New York City Mechanical Code, or the New York City Energy Conservation Code, such terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them as in those codes.
?2. Chapter 2 of the New York city plumbing code is amended by adding a new section 201.3.1 to read as follows:
201.3.1 Terms defined in the general administrative provisions. The following terms are defined in Section 28-101.5 of the Administrative Code:
1968 BUILDING CODE.
1968 OR PRIOR CODE BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES (PRIOR CODE BUILDINGS).
ACCEPTANCE OR ACCEPTED.
ADDITION.
ADMINISTRATIVE CODE.
ALTERATION.
APPROVAL OR APPROVED.
APPROVED AGENCY.
APPROVED FABRICATOR.
APPROVED INSPECTION AGENCY.
APPROVED TESTING AGENCY.
ARCHITECT.
BUILDING.
CHARTER.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE.
CITY.
COMMISSIONER.
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS.
DAY.
DEFERRED SUBMITTAL.
DEMOLITION.
DEMOLITION, FULL.
DEMOLITION, PARTIAL.
DEPARTMENT.
ENGINEER.
ENLARGEMENT.
EXISTING BUILDING OR STRUCTURE.
FABRICATED ITEM.
FIRE PROTECTION PLAN.
HEREAFTER.
HERETOFORE.
INSPECTION CERTIFICATE.
LABEL.
LABELED.
LAND SURVEYOR.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT.
LETTER OF COMPLETION.
LIMITED OIL-BURNING BOILER ALTERATIONS.
LIMITED PLUMBING ALTERATIONS.
LIMITED SPRINKLER ALTERATIONS.
LIMITED STANDPIPE ALTERATIONS.
LISTED.
MAIN USE OR DOMINANT OCCUPANCY (OF A BUILDING).
MANUFACTURER'S DESIGNATION.
MARK.
MATERIALS.
OCCUPANCY.
OWNER.
PARTY WALL.
PERMIT.
PERSON.
PREMISES.
PRIOR CODE BUILDING.
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION.
PROGRESS INSPECTION.
PROJECT.
REGISTERED DESIGN PROFESSIONAL.
REGISTERED DESIGN PROFESSIONAL OF RECORD.
REQUIRED.
RETAINING WALL.
SERVICE EQUIPMENT.
SIGN-OFF.
SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY MULTIPLE DWELLING.
SPECIAL INSPECTION.
SPECIAL INSPECTION AGENCY.
SPECIAL INSPECTOR.
STRUCTURE.
SUBMITTAL DOCUMENTS.
SUPERINTENDENT OF CONSTRUCTION (CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT).
USE (USED).
UTILITY COMPANY OR PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY.
UTILITY CORPORATION OR PUBLIC UTILITY CORPORATION.
WORK NOT CONSTITUTING MINOR ALTERATIONS OR ORDINARY REPAIRS.
WRITING (WRITTEN).
WRITTEN NOTICE.
ZONING RESOLUTION.
?3. The definitions of "1968 or prior code buildings or structures (prior code buildings)", "approved", "approved agency", "building", "code", "commissioner", "construction documents", "lead free pipe and fittings", "occupancy", "registered design professional", and "structure" as set forth in section PC 202 of chapter 2 of the New York city plumbing code are REPEALED.
?4. The definitions of "access (to)", "adapter fitting", "alternative engineered design" "back flow preventer", "building drain", "clear water waste", "combination waste and vent system", concealed fouling surface"' "contamination", "detention system", "discharge pipe", "drain", "drainage fitting", "drainage system" , "essentially nontoxic transfer fluid" , "essentially toxic transfer fluid", "existing installation", "fixture fitting", "grease interceptor", "grease removal device", "groundwater or ground water", "horizontal pipe", "hot water", "individual vent", "joint", "leader", "low-pressure steam-heating boiler", "macerating toilet system", "mechanical joint", "medical vacuum system", "plumbing appliance", "plumbing fixture", 'plumbing appurtenance", "plumbing system", "ready access", "relief valve", "retention system", "sewage", "sewer", "single-occupant toilet room", "sterilizer", "storm water or stormwater", "swimming pool", "trap" "water pipe", and "well", as set forth in section PC202 of chapter 2 of the New York city plumbing code, as added by local law number 99 for the year 2005, clear water waste, grease removal device, groundwater or ground water, low pressure steam heating boiler, retention system, storm water or stormwater, as added by and grease intercepter and sewage as amended by local law 41 for the year 2012, single-occupant toilet room as added by local law number 79 for the year 2016, are amended to read as follows:
ACCESS (TO). That which enables a device, fixture, appliance or equipment to be reached by ready access or by a means that first requires the removal or movement of a panel, door or similar obstruction (see "Ready access (to)").
ADAPTER FITTING. An approved connecting device that suitably and properly joins or adjusts pipes and fittings [which] that do not otherwise fit together.
ALTERNATIVE ENGINEERED DESIGN. A plumbing system that performs in accordance with the intent of [Chapters 3 through 12] this code and provides an equivalent level of performance for the protection of public health, safety and welfare. The system design is not specifically regulated by [Chapters 3 through 12] this code.
BACKFLOW PREVENTER. A backflow prevention assembly, a backflow prevention device or other means or method to prevent backflow into the potable water supply.
BUILDING DRAIN. That part of the lowest piping of a drainage system that receives the discharge from soil, waste and other drainage pipes inside and that extends [5 feet (1524 mm) in developed length of pipe beyond] to the exterior [walls of the] face of the exterior building wall, or the outlet of the most downstream trap, private manhole, catch basin, detention tank, or similar fixture or equipment, and conveys the drainage directly to the building sewer or, in the absence of building sewer, to an approved place of disposal.
Combined. A building drain that conveys both sewage and storm water or other drainage.
Sanitary. A building drain that conveys sewage only.
Storm. A building drain that conveys storm water or other drainage, but not sewage.
CLEAR WATER WASTE. Drips from [pumps and] equipment, coil condensate, steam condensate, single pass refrigeration discharge, RPZ discharge, and similar matter.
COMBINATION WASTE AND VENT SYSTEM. A specially designed system of waste piping embodying the horizontal wet venting of one or more[ sinks,] lavatories, drinking fountains or floor drains by means of a common waste and vent pipe adequately sized to provide free movement of air above the flow line of the drain.
CONCEALED FOULING SURFACE. Any surface of a plumbing fixture [which ] that is not readily visible and is not scoured or cleansed with each fixture operation.
CONTAMINATION. An impairment of the quality of the potable water that creates an actual hazard to the public health through poisoning or [through ] the spread of disease by sewage, industrial fluids or waste.
DETENTION SYSTEM. A system that slows and temporarily holds rainwater or storm water runoff so that it can be released into the public sewer system at a controlled rate.
DISCHARGE PIPE. A pipe that conveys the [discharges] discharge from plumbing fixtures or appliances.
DRAIN. Any pipe that carries [wastewater] waste water or water-borne wastes in a building drainage system.
DRAINAGE [FITTINGS ] FITTING. [Type] The type of fitting or fittings utilized in the drainage system.
DRAINAGE SYSTEM. Piping within a public or private premise that conveys sewage, rainwater or other liquid [wastes] waste to a point of disposal. A drainage system does not include the mains of a public sewer system or a private or public sewage treatment or disposal plant.
Gravity. A drainage system that drains by gravity into the building sewer.
Sanitary. A drainage system that carries sewage or similar matter.
Storm. A drainage system that carries only stormwater, potable clear water waste, and groundwater.
ESSENTIALLY NONTOXIC TRANSFER [FLUIDS] FLUID. Fluids having a Gosselin rating of 1, including propylene glycol; mineral oil; polydimethylsiloxane; hydrochlorofluorocarbon, chlorofluorocarbon and carbon refrigerants; and FDA-approved boiler water additives for steam boilers.
ESSENTIALLY TOXIC TRANSFER [FLUIDS] FLUID. Soil, waste or gray water and fluids having a Gosselin rating of 2 or more, including ethylene glycol, hydrocarbon oils, ammonia refrigerants and hydrazine.
EXISTING [INSTALLATIONS] INSTALLATION. Any plumbing system regulated by this code that was legally installed prior to [the effective date of this code] July 1, 2008, or for which a permit to install has been issued prior to such date or prior to the effective date of a subsequent amendment of this code.
FIXTURE FITTING.
Supply fitting. A fitting that controls the volume[ and/or directional] , direction of flow or both, of water and is either attached to or accessible from a fixture, or is used with an open or atmospheric discharge.
Waste fitting. A combination of components that conveys the sanitary waste from the outlet of a fixture to the connection to the sanitary drainage system.
GREASE INTERCEPTOR. A plumbing appurtenance that is installed in a sanitary drainage system to intercept grease-laden wastes from a wastewater discharge. Such device has the ability to intercept free-floating fats and oils.
[Flow control. A device installed upstream from the interceptor, having an orifice that controls the rate of flow through the interceptor and an air intake (vent) downstream from the orifice that allows air to be drawn into the flow stream.]
GREASE REMOVAL DEVICE, AUTOMATIC (GRD). A plumbing appurtenance that is installed in the sanitary drainage system to intercept [grease-laden waste] free-floating fats, oils and grease from [wastewater] waste water discharge. Such a device operates on a time- or event-controlled basis and has the ability to remove free-floating fats, oils and grease automatically without intervention from the user[,] except for maintenance.
GROUNDWATER OR GROUND WATER. Water located beneath the ground surface in soil pore spaces, [and ] in the fractures of rock formations and any water removed from the ground.
HORIZONTAL PIPE. Any pipe or fitting that makes an angle of less than 45 degrees (0.79 rad) with [the] a horizontal plane.
HOT WATER. Water at a temperature greater than or equal to 110?F (43?C).
INDIVIDUAL VENT. A pipe installed to vent a fixture trap and that connects with the vent system above the fixture served or terminates in the open air.
JOINT.
Expansion. A loop, return bend, return offset or manufactured device that provides for the expansion and contraction in a piping system and is utilized in tall buildings or where there is a rapid change of temperature, as in power plants, steam rooms and similar occupancies.
Flexible. Any joint between two pipes that permits one pipe to be deflected or moved without movement or deflection of the other pipe.
Mechanical. See "Mechanical joint."
Slip. A type of joint made by means of a washer or a special type of packing compound in which one pipe is slipped into the end of an adjacent pipe.
LEADER. [A] An exterior drainage pipe for conveying storm water from roof or gutter drains to an approved means of disposal.
LOW-PRESSURE STEAM-HEATING BOILER. A boiler [furnishing] in which steam is generated and that operates at [pressures] a steam pressure not exceeding 15 psig (103 kPa gauge).
MACERATING TOILET [SYSTEMS] SYSTEM. An assembly consisting of a water closet and sump with a macerating pump that is designed to collect, grind and pump wastes from the water closet and up to two other fixtures connected to the sump.
MECHANICAL JOINT. A connection between pipes, fittings, or pipes and fittings that is not screwed, caulked, threaded, soldered, solvent cemented, brazed[ or] , welded or heat fused. A joint in which compression is applied along the centerline of the pieces being joined. In some applications, the joint is part of a coupling, fitting or adapter.
MEDICAL VACUUM [SYSTEMS] SYSTEM. A system consisting of central-vacuum-producing equipment with pressure and operating controls, shutoff valves, alarm-warning systems, gauges and a network of piping extending to and terminating with suitable station inlets at locations where patient suction may be required.
PLUMBING APPLIANCE. [Any one of a special class of plumbing fixtures] Water or drain-connected devices intended to perform a special function. [Included are fixtures having the] These devices have their operation or control dependent on one or more energized components, such as motors, controls, or heating elements[, or pressure- or temperature-sensing elements]. Such [fixtures ] devices are manually adjusted or controlled by the owner or operator, or are operated automatically through one or more of the following actions: a time cycle, a temperature range, a pressure range, a measured volume or weight.
PLUMBING APPURTENANCE. A manufactured device, prefabricated assembly or [an] on-the-job assembly of component parts that is an adjunct to the basic piping system and plumbing fixtures. An appurtenance demands no additional water supply and does not add any discharge load to a fixture or to the drainage system.
PLUMBING FIXTURE. [A receptacle or device that is either permanently or temporarily connected to the water distribution system of the premises and demands a supply of water therefrom; discharges wastewater, liquid-borne waste materials or sewage either directly or indirectly to the drainage system of the premises; or requires both a water supply connection and a discharge to the drainage system of the premises.] A receptacle or device that is connected to a water supply system or discharges to a drainage system or both. Such receptacles or devices require a supply of water; or discharge liquid waste or liquid-borne solid waste; or require a supply of water and discharge waste to a drainage system.
PLUMBING SYSTEM. [Includes] A system that includes the water [supply and] distribution pipes; plumbing fixtures and traps; water-treating or water-using equipment; soil, waste and vent pipes; and [sanitary and storm sewers and] building drains; in addition to their respective connections, devices and appurtenances within a structure or premises; and the water service, building sewer and building storm sewer serving such structure or premises.
READY ACCESS (TO). That which enables a device, fixture, appliance or equipment to be directly reached without requiring the removal or movement of any panel, door or similar obstruction and without the use of a portable ladder, step stool or similar device.
RELIEF VALVE.
Pressure relief valve. A pressure-actuated valve held closed by a spring or other means and designed to relieve pressure automatically at the pressure at which such valve is set.
Temperature and pressure relief (T&P) valve. A combination relief valve designed to function as both a temperature relief and a pressure relief valve.
Temperature relief valve. A temperature-actuated valve designed to discharge automatically at the temperature at which such valve is set.
RETENTION SYSTEM. A system that captures rainwater or storm water runoff on site with no release.
SEWAGE. Any liquid waste containing animal or vegetable matter in suspension or solution, including liquids containing chemicals in solution [including but not limited to wastewater, human or animal wastes, non-potable clear water waste, and industrial waste.].
SEWER.
Building sewer. That part of the drainage system that extends from the end of the building drain, or the outlet of the most downstream trap, private manhole, catch basin, detention tank or similar fixture or equipment, and conveys the discharge to a public sewer[, private sewer, individual sewage disposal system or other point of disposal].
Combined sewer. A sewer receiving a combination of sewage, storm water, groundwater and [non-potable] nonpotable clear water waste.
Private sewer. A private sanitary, storm, or combined sewer that is designed and constructed in accordance with the requirements of the City drainage plan [to serve a specific development and is located in a finally mapped street, a record street, or a sewer easement, and discharges into an approved outlet].
Public sewer. A sewer that is owned by the city of New York.
Sanitary sewer. A sewer that conveys only sewage.
Storm sewer. A sewer that conveys only storm water, groundwater and potable clear water waste.
SINGLE-OCCUPANT TOILET ROOM. [A toilet room with no more than one water closet and no more than one urinal.] An enclosed space defined by walls and having a securable door that does not contain fixtures in excess of one water closet, one urinal, and one lavatory which is intended to be used by a single individual independently or an individual requiring assistance. The water closet shall not be within a secondary enclosure.
[Exception: A toilet room with one urinal and a door to such room that is not securable from within.]
STERILIZER.
Boiling type. A boiling-type sterilizer is a fixture of a nonpressure type utilized for boiling instruments, utensils or other equipment for disinfection. These devices are portable or are connected to the plumbing system.
Instrument. A device for the sterilization of various instruments.
Pressure (autoclave). A pressure vessel fixture designed to utilize steam under pressure for sterilizing.
Pressure instrument washer sterilizer. A [pressure instrument washer sterilizer is a] pressure vessel fixture designed to both wash and sterilize instruments during the operating cycle of the fixture.
Utensil. A device for the sterilization of utensils as utilized in health care services.
Water. A [ water sterilizer is a] device for sterilizing water and storing [sterile] water.
STORM WATER OR STORMWATER. [The excess water running off from the surface of a drainage area during and immediately following a period of precipitation.] Natural precipitation, including snow melt, that has contacted a surface at or below grade.
SWIMMING POOL. Any structure, basin, chamber or tank containing an artificial body of water for swimming, diving or recreational bathing having a depth of [2 feet (610 mm)] 3 feet (915 mm) or more at any point.
TRAP. A fitting or device that provides a liquid seal to prevent the emission of sewer gases without materially affecting the flow of sewage or [wastewater] waste water through the trap.
WATER PIPE.
Water distribution pipe. A pipe within the structure or on the premises that conveys water from the water service pipe, or from the meter when the meter is at the structure, to the points of utilization.
Water service pipe. The pipe from the water main or other source of potable water supply, or from the meter when the meter is at the public right of way, to the water distribution system of the building served.
WELL.
Bored. A well constructed by boring a hole in the ground with an auger and installing a casing.
Drilled. A well constructed by making a hole in the ground with a drilling machine of any type and installing a casing and screen.
Driven. A well constructed by driving a pipe in the ground. The drive pipe is usually fitted with a well point and screen.
Dug. A well constructed by excavating a large-diameter shaft and installing a casing.
?5. Section PC 202 of chapter 2 of the New York city plumbing code is amended by adding the definitions of "CONVEYANCE PIPE" , "CURED-IN-PLACE PIPE (CIPP)", "DEMAND RECIRCULATION WATER SYSTEM" , "DRINKING FOUNTAIN", "FLOW CONTROL (Vented)", "FOOD WASTE DISPOSER", "GRAY WATER" , "NONMEDICAL GAS SYSTEM", "NONPOTABLE WATER" , "ON-SITE NONPOTABLE WATER", "ON-SITE NONPOTABLE WATER REUSE SYSTEM" "RAINWATER", 'TOILET FACILITY', "WALL-HUNG WATER CLOSET", "WASTE RECEPTOR", and "WATER CLOSET COMPARTMENT", "WATER PIPE, CONVEYANCE" , in alphabetical order, to read as follows:
CONVEYANCE PIPE. See "Water Pipe, conveyance."
CURED-IN-PLACE PIPE (CIPP). A piping repair method utilizing a resin-impregnated, flexible tube inverted into existing conduit by use of a hydrostatic head or air pressure, or by a process that sprays epoxy directly onto the walls of the rehabilitated pipe.
DEMAND RECIRCULATION WATER SYSTEM. A water distribution system where one or more pumps prime the service hot water piping with heated water upon a demand for hot water.
DRINKING FOUNTAIN. A plumbing fixture that is connected to the potable water distribution system and drains to an approved point of disposal. The fixture allows the user to obtain a drink directly from a stream of flowing water without the use of any accessories.
FLOW CONTROL (Vented). A device installed upstream from the interceptor, having an orifice that controls the rate of flow through the interceptor and an air intake (vent) downstream from the orifice that allows air to be drawn into the flow stream.
FOOD WASTE DISPOSER. An electric motor-driven device installed between a sink's drain and trap for grinding food waste and disposing of such ground food waste through the plumbing drainage system.
GRAY WATER. Discharge from lavatories, bathtubs, showers, clothes washers, and laundry trays.
NONMEDICAL GAS SYSTEM. The complete system to convey nonmedical gases for use in laboratory, research, and educational facilities which are not for patient application from a central supply system. Nonmedical gas systems shall not include those for industrial applications.
NONPOTABLE WATER. Water not safe for drinking, personal or culinary utilization.
ON-SITE NONPOTABLE WATER. Nonpotable water from other than public utilities, on-site surface sources and subsurface natural freshwater sources. Examples of such water are gray water, on-site reclaimed water, collected rainwater, captured condensate and rejected water from reverse osmosis systems.
ON-SITE NONPOTABLE WATER REUSE SYSTEM. A water system for the collection, treatment, storage, distribution and reuse of nonpotable water generated on site.
RAINWATER. Water from natural precipitation.
TOILET FACILITY. A room or space that contains not less than one water closet and one lavatory.
WALL-HUNG WATER CLOSET. A wall-mounted water closet installed in such a way that the fixture does not touch the floor.
WASTE RECEPTOR. A floor sink, standpipe, hub drain or floor drain that receives the discharge of one or more indirect waste pipes.
WATER CLOSET COMPARTMENT. An enclosed space defined by either walls or partitions and having a securable door that does not contain plumbing fixtures in excess of one water closet.
WATER PIPE, conveyance. A pipe within the structure or on the premises that conveys water from a source to the points of utilization, and including piping to and from storage containers. Such piping shall be used only in nonpotable water systems, including water recycling and irrigation.


PART C
CHAPTER 3
?1. Chapter 3 of the New York city plumbing code, as added by local law number 99 for the year 2005, sections 301.3, 301.7, 302.1, 302.2, 305.1, 305.8, 307.6, 308.9, 309.1, 310.4, PC 312, 314.1, 314.1.1, 314.2, 314.2.1, 314.2.2, 314.2.3.1, 314.2.3.2, 314.2.4, and tables 308.5 and 314.2.2 as amended by, and section 310.5 as added by, local law number 41 for the year 2012, and sections 301.4, 303.2, 308.5, and 309.2 as amended by local law 8 for the year 2008, and section 313.1 as amended by local law number 85 for the year 2009, and section 314.2.3 as amended by, and section 301.6 as added by, local law number 51 for the year 2014, is amended to read as follows:
CHAPTER 3
GENERAL REGULATIONS
SECTION PC 301
GENERAL
301.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter shall govern the general regulations regarding the installation of plumbing not specific to other chapters.
301.2 System installation. Plumbing shall be installed with due regard to preservation of the strength of structural members and prevention of damage to walls and other surfaces through fixture usage.
301.3 Connections to [the sanitary] drainage system. [All plumbing] Plumbing fixtures, drains, appurtenances and appliances used to receive or discharge liquid [wastes] waste or sewage shall be directly connected to the sanitary drainage system of the building or premises, in accordance with the requirements of this code. This section shall not be construed to prevent [the] indirect waste systems required by Chapter 8.
[Exception: Fixtures discharging wastewater shall not be required to discharge to the sanitary drainage system where such fixtures discharge to a water recycling system in accordance with Appendix C.]
301.4 Connections to water supply. Every building intended for human habitation, occupancy or use shall be directly or indirectly connected to the water supply system in accordance with the provisions of this code. Every plumbing fixture, device or appliance requiring or using water for its proper operation shall be directly or indirectly connected to the water supply system in accordance with the provisions of this code.
301.5 Pipe, tube and fitting sizes. Unless otherwise [specified] indicated, the pipe, tube and fitting sizes specified in this code are expressed in nominal or standard sizes as designated in the referenced material standards.
301.6 Prohibited locations. Plumbing systems shall not be located in an elevator shaft and plumbing systems not related to elevator machinery shall not be located in elevator equipment rooms.
Exception: Floor drains, sumps and sump pumps shall be permitted at the base of the shaft, provided that they are indirectly connected to the plumbing system and comply with Section 1003.4.
301.7 Conflicts. In instances where conflicts occur between this code and the manufacturer's [installation] instructions, the more restrictive provisions shall apply.
SECTION PC 302
EXCLUSION OF MATERIALS DETRIMENTAL TO THE SEWER SYSTEM
302.1 Detrimental or dangerous materials. Ashes, cinders or rags; flammable[, combustible] , poisonous or explosive liquids or gases; oil, grease or any other insoluble material capable of obstructing, damaging or overloading the building drainage or sewer system, or capable of interfering with the normal operation of the sewage treatment processes; or any other substance or material prohibited from being discharged into the public sewers in accordance with the rules of the Department of Environmental Protection, shall not be deposited, by any means, into such systems.
302.2 Industrial wastes. Waste products from manufacturing or industrial operations shall not be introduced into the public sewer except in accordance with the rules of the Department of Environmental Protection.
SECTION PC 303
MATERIALS
303.1 Identification. Each length of pipe and each pipe fitting, trap, fixture, material and device utilized in a plumbing system shall bear the identification of the manufacturer and any markings required by the applicable referenced standards.
303.2 Installation of materials. All materials used shall be installed in strict accordance with the standards under which the materials are accepted and approved. In the absence of such installation procedures, the manufacturer's [installation] instructions shall be followed. Where the requirements of referenced standards or installation instructions do not conform to minimum provisions of this code, the provisions of this code shall apply.
303.3 Plastic pipe, fittings and components. Where permitted by this code, plastic pipe, fittings and components shall be third-party certified as conforming to NSF 14.
303.4 Third-party [testing and] certification. All plumbing products and materials shall [comply] be listed by a third-party certification agency as complying with the referenced [standards, specifications and performance criteria of this code and] standards. Products and materials shall be identified in accordance with Section 303.1. [When required by Table 303.4, plumbing products and materials shall either be tested by an approved third-party testing agency or certified by an approved third-party certification agency.]

[TABLE 303.4
PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS REQUIRING THIRD-PARTY TESTING AND THIRD-PARTY CERTIFICATION
PRODUCT OR MATERIAL
THIRD-PARTY CERTIFIED
THIRD-PARTY TESTED
Portable water supply system components and potable water fixture fittings
Required
-
Sanitary drainage and vent system components
Plastic pipe, fittings and
pipe-related components
All others
Waste fixture fittings
Plastic pipe, fittings and
pipe-related components
All others
Storm drainage system components
Plastic pipe, fittings and
pipe-related components
All others
Plumbing fixtures
-
Required
Plumbing appliances
Required
-
Backflow prevention devices
Required
-
Water distribution system safety devices
Required
-
Special waste system components
-
Required
Subsoil drainage system components
-
Required
]
SECTION PC 304
RODENTPROOFING
304.1 General. Plumbing systems shall be designed and installed in accordance with Sections 304.2 and 304.4 to prevent rodents from entering structures.
304.2 Strainer plates. All strainer plates on drain inlets shall be designed and installed so that all openings are not greater than [0.5 inch] 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) in least dimension.
304.3 Reserved.
304.4 Openings for pipes. In or on structures where openings have been made in walls, floors or ceilings for the passage of pipes, [such openings shall be closed and protected in an approved manner] the annular space between the pipe and the sides of the opening shall be sealed with caulking materials or closed with gasketing systems compatible with the piping materials and locations.
SECTION PC 305
PROTECTION OF PIPES AND PLUMBING SYSTEM COMPONENTS
305.1 Corrosion. Pipes passing through or encased in concrete or cinder walls and floors or other corrosive material shall be protected against external corrosion by a protective sheathing or wrapping or other means that will withstand any reaction from the lime and acid of concrete, cinder or other corrosive material. Sheathing or wrapping shall allow for movement[,] including expansion and contraction of piping to prevent any rubbing action. [Minimum thickness] Thickness of sheathing or wrapping material shall be not less than 0.025 inch (0.64 mm).
305.2 [Breakage. Pipes passing through or under walls shall be protected from breakage.]
[305.3] Stress and strain. Piping in a plumbing system shall be installed so as to prevent strains and stresses that exceed the structural strength of the pipe. Where necessary, provisions shall be made to protect piping from damage resulting from expansion, contraction and structural settlement.
[305.4 Sleeves. Annular spaces between sleeves and pipes shall be filled or tightly caulked in an approved manner. Annular spaces between sleeves and pipes in fire-resistance-rated assemblies shall be filled or tightly caulked in accordance with the New York City Building Code.]
[305.5] 305.3 Pipes through or under footings or foundation walls. Any pipe that passes under a footing or through a foundation wall shall be provided with a relieving arch, or a pipe sleeve pipe shall be built into the foundation wall. The sleeve shall be two pipe sizes greater than the pipe passing through the wall.
[305.6 ] 305.4 Freezing. Water, soil and waste pipes shall not be installed outside of a building, in attics or crawl spaces, concealed in outside walls, or in any other place subjected to freezing [temperature] temperatures unless adequate provision is made to protect such pipes from freezing by insulation or heat or both. Exterior water supply system piping shall be installed not less than 48 inches (1219 mm) below grade.
[305.6.1 Sewer] 305.4.1 Building sewer and building drain depth. Building [sewers] drains that connect to private sewage disposal systems shall be a minimum of 36 inches (914 mm) below finished grade at the point of septic tank connection. Building sewers and drains shall be a minimum of 36 inches (914 mm) below grade.
[305.7] 305.5 Waterproofing of openings. Joints at the roof and around vent pipes, shall be made water tight by the use of lead, copper, galvanized steel, aluminum, plastic or other approved flashings or flashing material. Exterior wall openings shall be made water tight.
[305.8] 305.6 Protection against physical damage. In concealed locations where piping, other than cast-iron or galvanized steel, is installed through holes or notches in studs, joists, rafters or similar members less than [1.5 inches] 11/2 inches (38 mm) from the nearest edge of the member, the pipe shall be protected by steel shield plates. Such shield plates shall have a thickness of not less than [0.0575-inches (1.436 mm)] 0.0575 inch (1.463 mm) (No. 16 gage). Such plates shall cover the area of the pipe where the member is notched or bored, and shall extend [a minimum of] not less than 2 inches (51 mm) above sole plates and below top plates.
[305.9] 305.7 Protection of components of plumbing system. Components of a plumbing system installed along alleyways, driveways, parking garages or other locations exposed to damage shall be recessed into the wall or otherwise protected in an approved manner.
305.8 Breakage. Pipes passing through or under walls shall be protected from breakage.
[305.10] 305.9 Wind resistance. Equipment, appliances and supports that are exposed to wind shall be designed and installed to resist the wind pressures determined in accordance with the New York City Building Code.
SECTION PC 306
TRENCHING, EXCAVATION AND BACKFILL
306.1 Support of piping. Buried piping shall be supported throughout its entire length.
306.2 Trenching and bedding. Where trenches are excavated such that the bottom of the trench forms the bed for the pipe, solid and continuous load-bearing support shall be provided between joints. Bell holes, hub holes and coupling holes shall be provided at points where the pipe is joined. Such pipe shall not be supported on blocks to grade. In instances where the materials manufacturer's installation instructions are more restrictive than those prescribed by the code, the material shall be installed in accordance with the more restrictive requirement.
306.2.1 [Over excavation] Overexcavation. Where trenches are excavated below the installation level of the pipe such that the bottom of the trench does not form the bed for the pipe, the trench shall be backfilled to the installation level of the bottom of the pipe with sand or fine gravel placed in layers [of] not greater than 6 inches (152 mm) [maximum] in depth and such backfill shall be compacted after each placement.
306.2.2 Rock removal. Where rock is encountered in trenching, the rock shall be removed to [a minimum of] not less than 3 inches (76 mm) below the installation level of the bottom of the pipe, and the trench shall be backfilled to the installation level of the bottom of the pipe with sand tamped in place so as to provide uniform load-bearing support for the pipe between joints. The pipe, including the joints, shall not rest on rock at any point.
306.2.3 Soft load-bearing materials. If soft materials of poor load-bearing quality are found at the bottom of the trench, pipe shall be hung from slab above.
306.3 Backfilling. [Backfill] Material used under and beside pipes shall be clean backfill, [shall be] free [from] of discarded construction material and debris. Loose earth free from rocks, broken concrete and frozen chunks shall be placed in the trench in [6 inch] 6-inch (152 mm) layers and tamped in place until the crown of the pipe is covered by 12 inches (305 mm) of tamped earth. The backfill under and beside the pipe shall be compacted for pipe support. Backfill shall be brought up evenly on both sides of the pipe so that the pipe remains aligned. In instances where the manufacturer's installation instructions for materials are more restrictive than those prescribed by the code, the material shall be installed in accordance with the more restrictive requirement. Backfilling is subject to progress inspection in accordance with Section 108.
306.4 Tunneling. Where pipe is to be installed by tunneling, jacking or a combination of both, the pipe shall be protected from damage during installation and from subsequent uneven loading. Where earth tunnels are used, adequate supporting structures shall be provided to prevent future settling or caving.
SECTION PC 307
STRUCTURAL SAFETY
307.1 General. In the process of installing or repairing any part of a plumbing and drainage installation, the finished floors, walls, ceilings, tile work or any other part of the building or premises that must be changed or replaced shall be left in a safe structural condition in accordance with the requirements of the New York City Building Code.
[307.2 Cutting, notching or bored holes. A framing member shall not be cut, notched or bored in excess of limitations specified in the New York City Building Code.]
307.2 Loading. Alterations resulting in the addition of loads to any member, such as appliances and equipment, shall not be permitted without verification that the members are capable of supporting such additional loading.
307.3 Cutting, notching and boring. The cutting, notching and boring of structural elements shall be in accordance with the limitations specified in Appendix C.
[307.3] 307.4 Penetrations of floor/ceiling assemblies and fire-resistance-rated assemblies. Penetrations of floor/ceiling assemblies and assemblies required to have a fire-resistance rating shall be protected in accordance with the New York City Building Code.
[307.4 Alterations to trusses] 307.5 Trusses. Truss members of any material and components shall not be cut, drilled, notched, spliced or otherwise altered in any way without written concurrence and approval of a registered design professional. [Alterations resulting in the addition of loads to any member (e.g., HVAC equipment, water heater) shall not be permitted without verification that the truss is capable of supporting such additional loading.]
[307.5 Trench location. Trenches installed parallel to footings shall not extend below the 45-degree (0.79 rad) bearing plane of the footing or wall.]
307.6 Protection of footings. Trenching installed parallel to footings and walls shall not extend into the bearing plane of a footing or wall. The upper boundary of the bearing plane is a line that extends downward, at an angle of 34 degrees (1:1.5 slope) from horizontal, from the outside bottom edge of the footing or wall.
[307.6] 307.7 Piping materials exposed within plenums. [All piping] Piping materials exposed within plenums shall comply with the provisions of the New York City [Construction Codes] Mechanical Code.
SECTION PC 308
PIPING SUPPORT
308.1 General. [All plumbing] Plumbing piping shall be supported in accordance with this section.
308.2 Piping seismic supports. Where earthquake loads are applicable in accordance with the building code, plumbing piping supports shall be designed and installed for the seismic forces in accordance with the New York City Building Code.
308.3 Materials. Hangers, anchors and supports shall support the piping and the contents of the piping. Hangers and strapping material shall be of approved material that will not promote galvanic action.
308.4 Structural attachment. Hangers and anchors shall be attached to the building construction in an approved manner.
308.5 Interval of support. Pipe shall be supported in accordance with Table 308.5.
[Exception: The interval of support for piping systems designed to provide for expansion/contraction shall conform to the engineered design in accordance with Section 28-113.2.2 of the Administrative Code.]

TABLE 308.5
HANGER SPACING
PIPING MATERIAL
MAXIMUM HORIZONTAL SPACING (feet)
MAXIMUM VERTICAL SPACING (feet)
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) pipe|1010|10b
Brass pipe
10
10
Cast-iron pipe
5a
At base and at each story height no greater than [20] 15
Copper or copper-alloy pipe
12
At each story height no greater than 12
Copper or copper-alloy tubing, 11/4-inch diameter and smaller|1010|At each story height no greater than 10
Copper or copper-alloy tubing, 11/2-inch diameter and larger
10
At each story height no greater than 10
[Steel pipe]
[12]
[At every story height]
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe|1010|10b
Stainless steel drainage systems
10
10b
Steel pipe
12
At base and at each story height no greater than 15
For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm.
a. The maximum horizontal spacing of cast-iron pipe hangers shall be increased to 10 feet where 10-foot lengths of pipe are installed.
b. [Midstory guide for sizes 2 inches and smaller.] For sizes 2 inches and smaller, a guide shall be installed midway between required vertical supports. Such guides shall prevent pipe movement in a direction perpendicular to the axis of the pipe.
308.5.1 No-hub type cast iron soil pipe, fittings, and couplings. Intervals of support for no-hub cast iron soil pipe, fittings, and couplings shall comply with CISPI 310.
308.5.2 Movement. Piping systems and supports shall be designed to account for thermal expansion and contraction, building movement, and seismic conditions.
308.6 Sway bracing. Rigid support sway bracing shall be provided at changes in direction greater than 45 degrees (0.79 rad) for pipe sizes 4 inches (102 mm) and larger.
308.6.1 No-hub type cast iron soil pipe, fittings, and couplings. Installation of sway bracing for no-hub cast iron soil pipe, fittings, and couplings shall comply with CISPI 310.
308.7 Anchorage. Anchorage shall be provided to restrain drainage piping from axial movement.
308.7.1 Location. For pipe sizes greater than 4 inches (102 mm), restraints shall be provided for drain pipes at all changes in direction and at all changes in diameter greater than two pipe sizes. Braces, blocks, rodding and other suitable methods as specified by the coupling manufacturer shall be utilized.
308.8 Expansion joint fittings. Expansion joint fittings shall be used only where necessary to provide for expansion and contraction of the pipes. Expansion joint fittings shall be of the typical material suitable for use with the type of piping in which such fittings are installed.
[308.9 Parallel water distribution systems. Piping bundles for manifold systems shall be supported in accordance with Table 308.5. Support at changes in direction shall be in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions. Hot and cold water piping shall not be grouped in the same bundle.]
SECTION PC 309
FLOOD HAZARD RESISTANCE
309.1 General. Plumbing systems and equipment in structures erected in flood hazard areas shall be constructed in accordance with the requirements of this section and Appendix G of the New York City Building Code.
309.2 Flood hazard. For structures located in flood hazard areas, the following systems and equipment shall be located [at or above the design flood elevation] and installed as required by Appendix G of the New York City Building Code:
[Exception: In accordance with Appendix G of the New York City Building Code, the following systems are permitted to be located below the design flood elevation provided that the systems are designed and installed to prevent water from entering or accumulating within their components and the systems are constructed to resist hydrostatic and hydrodynamic loads and stresses, including the effects of buoyancy, during the occurrence of flooding to the design flood elevation.]
1. [All water] Water service pipes.
2. Pump seals in individual water supply systems where the pump is located below the design flood elevation.
3. Covers on potable water wells shall be sealed, except where the top of the casing well or pipe sleeve is elevated to [at least] not less than 1 foot [(304.8 mm)] (305 mm) above the design flood elevation.
4. [All sanitary] Sanitary drainage piping.
5. [All storm] Storm drainage piping.
6. Manhole covers shall be sealed, except where elevated to or above the design flood elevation.
7. [All other] Other plumbing fixtures, faucets, fixture fittings, piping systems and equipment.
8. Water heaters.
9. Vents and vent systems.
Exception: In accordance with Appendix G of the New York City Building Code, the above systems are permitted to be located below the design flood elevation provided that the systems are designed and installed to prevent water from entering or accumulating within their components and the systems are constructed to resist hydrostatic and hydrodynamic loads and stresses, including the effects of buoyancy, during the occurrence of flooding to the design flood elevation.
309.3 [Flood hazard] Coastal high-hazard areas [subject to high-velocity wave action] and coastal A zones. Structures located in [flood hazard] coastal high-hazard areas [subject to high-velocity wave action] and coastal A zones shall meet the requirements of Section 309.2. The plumbing systems, pipes and fixtures shall not be mounted on or penetrate through walls intended to break away under flood loads.
SECTION PC 310
WASHROOM AND TOILET ROOM REQUIREMENTS
310.1 Light and ventilation. Washrooms and toilet rooms shall be illuminated and ventilated in accordance with the New York City Building Code and New York City Mechanical Code.
310.2 Location of fixtures and [piping] compartments. [Piping, fixtures or equipment shall not be located in such a manner as to interfere with the normal operation of windows, doors or other means of egress openings.] The location of plumbing fixtures and the requirements for compartments and partitions shall be in accordance with Section 405.
310.3 Interior finish. Interior finish surfaces of toilet rooms shall comply with the New York City Building Code.
[310.4 Water closet compartment. Each water closet utilized by the public or employees shall occupy a separate compartment with walls or partitions and a door enclosing the fixtures to ensure privacy.]
[Exceptions:]
[1. Water closet compartments shall not be required in a single-occupant toilet room with a lockable door.]
[2. Toilet rooms located in day care and child-care facilities and containing two or more water closets shall be permitted to have one water closet without an enclosing compartment.]
[3. Toilet areas located within Group I-3 housing areas.]
[310.5 Urinal partitions. Each urinal utilized by the public or employees shall occupy a separate area with walls or partitions to provide privacy. The walls or partitions shall begin at a height not more than 12 inches (305 mm) from and extend not less than 60 inches (1524 mm) above the finished floor surface. The walls or partitions shall extend from the wall surface at each side of the urinal a minimum of 18 inches (457 mm) or to a point not less than 6 inches (152 mm) beyond the outermost front lip of the urinal measured from the finished back wall surface, whichever is greater.]
[Exceptions:]
[1. Urinal partitions shall not be required in a single occupant or family/assisted-use toilet room with a lockable door.]
[2. Toilet rooms located in day-care and child-care facilities and containing two or more urinals shall be permitted to have one urinal without partitions.]
SECTION PC 311
TOILET FACILITIES FOR WORKERS
311.1 General. Toilet facilities shall be provided for construction workers and such facilities shall be maintained in a sanitary condition. Construction worker toilet facilities of the nonsewer type shall conform to ANSI Z4.3.
SECTION PC 312
TESTS AND INSPECTIONS
312.1 Required tests. The licensed master plumber shall make the applicable tests prescribed in Sections 312.2 through [312.10] 312.11 to determine compliance with the provisions of this code. The licensed master plumber shall give two days notice to the commissioner when the plumbing work is ready for tests. The equipment, material, power and labor necessary for the inspection and test shall be furnished by the licensed master plumber and the licensed master plumber shall be responsible for determining that the work will withstand the test pressure prescribed in the following tests. All plumbing system piping shall be tested with either water or, for piping systems other than plastic, by air. After the plumbing fixtures have been set and their traps filled with water, the entire drainage system shall be submitted to final tests. The commissioner shall require the removal of any cleanouts if necessary to ascertain whether the pressure has reached all parts of the system.
[Exception] Exceptions:
1. The repair, replacement or alteration to existing water, waste, vent, [or] storm water piping or[ the], building drain in an existing occupied building shall require only a visual inspection of waste, vent and storm water pipe roughing and finish in addition to a pressure test of water piping at available building water pressure.
2. The addition of no more than [three (3)] five (5) plumbing fixtures or roof drains to an existing floor of an existing occupied building shall require only a visual inspection of waste, vent and storm water pipe roughing and finish in addition to a pressure test of water piping at available building water pressure.
312.1.1 Test gauges. Gauges used for testing shall be as follows:
1. Tests requiring a pressure of 10 pounds per square inch (psi) (69 kPa) or less shall utilize a testing gauge having increments of 0.10 psi (0.69 kPa) or less.
2. Tests requiring a pressure of greater than 10 psi (69 kPa) but less than or equal to 100 psi (689 kPa) shall utilize a testing gauge having increments of 1 psi [(69 kPa)] (6.9 kPa) or less.
3. Tests requiring a pressure of greater than 100 psi (689 kPa) shall utilize a testing gauge having increments of 2 psi (14 kPa) or less.
312.1.2 Witnessing tests. Tests in accordance with this code shall be witnessed by department plumbing inspectors or approved agencies. The department shall prescribe qualifications for individuals who are authorized to witness such tests on behalf of approved agencies, including but not limited to the requirement that such individuals shall be licensed master plumbers or registered design professionals with not less than 5 years experience in the inspection and testing of piping systems. Such tests may be conducted without any inspection or tests witnessed by the department, provided that verified statements and supporting inspectorial and test reports are filed with the department within two working days of such tests.
312.2 Drainage and vent water test. A water test shall be applied to the drainage system either in its entirety or in sections. If applied to the entire system, all openings in the piping shall be tightly closed, except the highest opening, and the system shall be filled with water to the point of overflow. If the system is tested in sections, each opening shall be tightly plugged except the highest openings of the section under test, and each section shall be filled with water, but no section shall be tested with less than a [10 foot] 10-foot (3048 mm) head of water. In testing successive sections, at least the upper 10 feet (3048 mm) of the next preceding section shall be tested so that no joint or pipe in the building, except the uppermost 10 feet (3048 mm) of the system, shall have been submitted to a test of less than a [10 foot] 10-foot (3048 mm) head of water. This pressure shall be held for [at least] not less than15 minutes. The system shall then be tight at all points.
312.3 Drainage and vent air test. Plastic piping shall not be tested using air. An air test shall be made by forcing air into the system until there is a uniform gauge of 5 psi (34.5 kPa). This pressure shall be held for a test period of [at least] not less than 15 minutes. Any adjustments to the test pressure required because of changes in ambient [temperature] temperatures or the seating of gaskets shall be made prior to the beginning of the test period.
312.4 Drainage and vent final [test] inspection. The final [test] inspection of the completed drainage and vent systems shall be visual and in sufficient detail to determine compliance with the provisions of this code. Where a smoke test is utilized, it shall be made by filling all traps with water and then introducing into the entire system a pungent, thick smoke produced by one or more smoke machines. When the smoke appears at stack openings on the roof, the stack openings shall be closed and a pressure equivalent to a 1-inch water column (248.8 Pa) shall be held for a test period of not less than 15 minutes.
312.5 Water supply system test. Upon completion of a section of or the entire water supply system, the system, or portion completed, shall be tested and proved tight under a water pressure of 50 psi (344 kPa) above its normal working pressure but not less than 150 psi (1033 kPa). This pressure shall be held for not less than 15 minutes. The water utilized for tests shall be obtained from a potable source of supply. The required tests shall be performed in accordance with this section and Section [PC 107] 108.
312.5.1 Water service pipe. In addition to any requirements of Section 312.5, tests for water service pipes shall comply with the following:
1. In the presence of the tapper or inspector of the Department of Environmental Protection, each new service pipe or repaired service pipe shall be subjected to a water test made under the street main pressure.
2. All such pipes and appurtenances shall remain uncovered for the duration of the test and shall show no sign of leakage.
3. When any question arises as to the installation conforming with these regulations, an internal hydrostatic test as specified for materials may be applied, subject to the approval of the Department of Environmental Protection.
312.6 [Gravity sewer test. Gravity sewer tests shall consist of plugging the end of the building sewer at the point of connection with the public sewer, filling the building sewer with water, testing with not less than a 10-foot (3048 mm) head of water and maintaining such pressure for 15 minutes.] Reserved.
312.7 Forced [sewer] drain test. Forced [sewer] drain tests shall consist of plugging the end of the [building sewer] pump discharge at the point of connection with the [public sewer] building drain and applying a pressure of 5 psi (34.5 kPa) greater than the shut off pump rating, and maintaining such pressure for 15 minutes.
312.8 Storm drainage system test. Storm drain systems [within a building] shall be tested by water or air in accordance with Section 312.2 or 312.3. Where storm drainage piping is designed to run full, the system shall be tested to withstand the head of 10 feet (3048 mm) of water above the anticipated high water level.
Exception: [Corrugated HDPE pipe] Storm drainage piping installed outside of a building shall be tested to withstand the head of water equal to grade, but such testing may be conducted after inspection and backfilling.
312.9 Shower liner test. Where shower floors and receptors are made [water-tight] water tight by the application of materials required by Section 417.5.2, the completed liner installation shall be tested. The pipe from the shower drain shall be plugged [water-tight] water tight for the test. The floor and receptor area shall be filled with potable water to a depth of not less than 2 inches (51 mm) measured at the threshold. Where a threshold of at least 2 inches (51 mm) high does not exist, a temporary threshold shall be constructed to retain the test water in the lined floor or receptor area to a level not less than 2 inches (51 mm) deep measured at the threshold. The water shall be retained for a test period of not less than 15 minutes, and there shall not be evidence of leakage.
312.10 Inspection and testing of backflow prevention assemblies. Inspection and testing of secondary backflow prevention assemblies shall comply with Sections 312.10.1 and 312.10.2.
312.10.1 Inspections. Annual inspections shall be made of all backflow prevention assemblies, air gaps, spill-proof vacuum breakers, pressure vacuum breaker assemblies, and hose connection backflow preventers to determine whether they are operable on forms provided by the department. Such forms shall be retained by the owner and shall be made available upon request to the department for a period of five years.
312.10.2 Testing. Reduced pressure principle[ backflow preventer assemblies] , double [check-valve assemblies] check, pressure vacuum breaker, reduced pressure detector fire protection [backflow prevention assemblies, and] , double check detector fire protection[ backflow prevention assemblies] , and spill-resistant vacuum breaker backflow preventer assemblies and hose connection backflow preventers shall be tested at the time of installation, immediately after repairs or relocation[,] and annually thereafter. [Refer to Section 608.13 and the Department of Environmental Protection for additional testing requirements.] The testing procedure shall be performed in accordance with one of the following standards: ASSE 5013, ASSE 5015, ASSE 5020, ASSE 5047, ASSE 5048, ASSE 5052, ASSE 5056, CSA B64.10 or CSA B64.10.1. Refer to Section 608.13 and the Department of Environmental Protection for additional testing requirements.
312.11 Joint inspection. Inspections of welded joints shall consist of visual examination, during or after manufacture, fabrication, assembly, or pressure tests as appropriate. Supplementary types of nondestructive inspection techniques, such as magnetic-particle, radiographic, ultrasonic, etc., shall not be required unless specifically listed herein or in the engineering design.
312.11.1 Welder's qualifications. Welders installing domestic water piping within buildings at any pressure shall comply with the following:
1. Welders shall be qualified for all pipe sizes, wall thicknesses and all positions in accordance with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX. Requalification of a welder is required should the welder fail to maintain welder's continuity every 6 months. The licensed master plumber employing the welder shall maintain a welder continuity log and the log shall be made available to the department upon request.
2. Welder qualification testing shall be performed by an approved agency and the inspector witnessing the test shall be an authorized AWS Certified Welding Inspector.
3. Copies of the certified welder qualification reports shall be maintained by both the approved agency and the licensed master plumber employing the welder[(s)] for at least six years and shall be made available to the department upon request.
SECTION PC 313
EQUIPMENT EFFICIENCIES
313.1 General. Equipment efficiencies shall be in accordance with the New York City Energy Conservation Code.
SECTION PC 314
CONDENSATE DISPOSAL
314.1 Fuel-burning appliances. Liquid combustion by-products of condensing appliances shall be collected and discharged to an approved plumbing fixture or disposal area in accordance with the manufacturer's [installation] instructions. Condensate piping shall be of approved corrosion-resistant material in accordance with Section 803 and shall not be smaller than the drain connection on the appliance. Such piping shall maintain a minimum horizontal slope in the direction of discharge of not less than one-eighth unit vertical in 12 units horizontal (1-percent slope).
314.1.1 Condensate disposal. Condensate from all fuel-burning appliances and associated flues shall be neutralized to a pH of at least 6 and no more than 8 prior to disposal to a sanitary system.
314.2 Evaporators and cooling coils. Condensate drain systems shall be provided for equipment and appliances containing evaporators or cooling coils. Condensate drain systems shall be designed, constructed and installed in accordance with Sections 314.2.1 through [314.2.4] 314.2.5.
Exception: Evaporators and cooling coils that are designed to operate in sensible cooling only and not support condensation shall not be required to meet the requirements of this section.
314.2.1 Condensate disposal. Condensate from all cooling coils and evaporators shall be conveyed from the drain pan outlet to an approved place of disposal. Such piping shall maintain a minimum horizontal slope in the direction of discharge of not less than [1/8] one-eighth unit vertical in 12 units horizontal (1-percent slope). Condensate shall not discharge into a street, alley or other areas so as to cause a nuisance.
314.2.2 Drain pipe materials and sizes. Components of the condensate disposal system shall be cast iron, galvanized steel, copper, cross-linked polyethylene, [polybutylene,] polyethylene, ABS, CPVC, or PVC pipe or tubing. Polypropylene tubing may be used in lengths that do not exceed 12" for an individual drain application. [All components] Components shall be selected for the pressure and temperature rating of the installation. Joints and connections shall be made in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapter 7 relative to the material type. Condensate waste and drain line size shall be not [be ]less than [3/4 inch (19 mm)] 3/4-inch (19.1 mm) internal diameter and shall not decrease in size from the drain pan connection to the place of condensate disposal. Where the drain pipes from more than one unit are manifolded together for condensate drainage, the pipe or tubing shall be sized in accordance with Table 314.2.2.

TABLE 314.2.2
CONDENSATE DRAIN SIZING
EQUIPMENT CAPACITY
MINIMUM CONDENSATE PIPE DIAMETER
[(inch)]
Up to 20 tons of refrigeration
3/4 inch
Over 20 tons to 40 tons of refrigeration
1 inch
Over 40 tons to 90 tons of refrigeration
11/4 [inch] inches
Over 90 tons to 125 tons of refrigeration
11/2 [inch] inches
Over 125 tons to 250 tons of refrigeration
2 [inch] inches
For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 ton of capacity = 3.517 kW.
314.2.3 Auxiliary and secondary drain systems. In addition to the requirements of Section 314.2.1, where damage to any building components could occur as a result of overflow from the equipment primary condensate removal system, one of the following auxiliary protection methods shall be provided for each cooling coil or fuel-fired appliance that produces condensate:
1. An auxiliary drain pan with a separate drain shall be provided under the coils on which condensation will occur. The auxiliary pan drain shall discharge to a conspicuous point of disposal to alert occupants in the event of a stoppage of the primary drain. The pan shall have a [minimum] depth of not less than 11/2 inches (38 mm), shall [not] be not less than 3 inches (76 mm) larger than the unit or the coil dimensions in width and length and shall be constructed of corrosion-resistant material. Metallic pans shall have a [minimum] thickness of not less than[ 0.0236 inches] 0.0236-inch (0.6010 mm) (No. 24 gage) for galvanized sheet metal pans, 0.0179 inches (0.4546 mm) (No. 26 gage) for stainless steel pans, or 0.0320 inches (0.8128 mm) (No. 20 gage) for aluminum pans. Nonmetallic pans shall have a [minimum] thickness of not less than [0.0625 inch] 0.0625-inch (1.6 mm).
2. A separate overflow drain line shall be connected to the drain pan provided with the equipment. Such overflow drain shall discharge to a conspicuous point of disposal to alert occupants in the event of a stoppage of the primary drain. The overflow drain line shall connect to the drain pan at a higher level than the primary drain connection.
3. An auxiliary drain pan without a separate drain line shall be provided under the coils on which condensate will occur. Such pan shall be equipped with a listed [water level] water-level detection device that will shut off the equipment served prior to overflow of the pan. The auxiliary drain pan shall be constructed in accordance with Item 1 of this section.
4. A listed water-level detection device shall be provided that will shut off the equipment served in the event that the primary drain is blocked. The device shall be installed in the primary drain line, the overflow drain line[,] or in the equipment-supplied drain pan, located at a point higher than the primary drain line connection and below the overflow rim of such pan.
Exception: Fuel-fired appliances that automatically shut down operation in the event of a stoppage in the condensate drainage system.
314.2.3.1 Water-level monitoring devices. On down-flow units and all other coils that do not have a secondary drain or provisions to install a secondary or auxiliary drain pan, a water-level monitoring device shall be installed inside the primary drain pan. This device shall shut off the equipment served in the event that the primary drain becomes restricted. Devices installed in the drain line shall not be permitted.
314.2.3.2 Appliance, equipment and insulation in pans. Where [appliances] an appliance, equipment or insulation [are] is subject to water damage when auxiliary drain pans fill, [such portions] that portion of the [appliances] appliance, equipment and insulation shall be installed above the flood level rim of the[pan] pans. Supports located inside of the [pan] pans to support the appliance or equipment or insulation shall be water resistant and approved.
314.2.4 Traps. Condensate drains shall be trapped as required by the equipment or appliance manufacturer.
314.2.5 Drain line maintenance. Condensate drain lines shall be configured to permit the clearing of blockages and performance of maintenance without requiring the drain line to be cut.
314.2.6 Condensate discharge. Where multiple evaporators and or condensate pumps discharge into the same piping system, it shall be piped to prevent the discharge of condensate from one appliance to another.
SECTION PC 315
PENETRATIONS
315.1 Sealing of annular spaces. The annular space between the outside of a pipe and the inside of a pipe sleeve or between the outside of a pipe and an opening in a building envelope wall, floor, or ceiling assembly penetrated by a pipe shall be sealed in an approved manner with caulking material, foam sealant or closed with a gasketing system. The caulking material, foam sealant or gasketing system shall be designed for the conditions at the penetration location and shall be compatible with the pipe, sleeve and building materials in contact with the sealing materials. Annular spaces created by pipes penetrating fire-resistance-rated assemblies or membranes of such assemblies shall be sealed or closed in accordance with Section 714 of the New York City Building Code.
SECTION PC 316
RESERVED

PART D
CHAPTER 4
?1. Chapter 4 of the New York city plumbing code, as added by local law number 99 for the year 2005, section 417.1 as amended by and section 421.4 as renumbered by local law number 8 for the year 2008, section 428 as added by local law number 54 for the year 2010, section 410 as added by local law number 55 for the year 2010, sections 403, 408.3,417.5.1, 417.5.2 and 419.4 as added by and sections 405.3.1, 405.4, 405.4.3, 406.3, 407.2, 408.2, 412.1, 412.2, 413.1, 416.3, 416.5, 417.2, 417.3, 417.4.2, 419.1, 421.2, 421.5, 421.6 and 424 as amended by local law number 41 for the year 2012, sections 424.1.3 and 425.1.2 as added by local law number 79 for the year 2013, sections 401.3, 403.3 and 410.2 and footnote k of table 403.1 as amended by local law number 141 for the year 2013, no. 5, and 7. and footnote m of table 403.1 as amended by local law number 110 for the year 2013, section 429 as added by local law number 148 for the year 2013, occupancy A-5 of table 403.1 as amended by local law number 51 for the year 2014 and footnote j of table 403.1, and sections 403.1.3 and 403.2.1 as added by and section 403.4 as amended by local law number 79 for the year 2016, is amended to read as follows:
CHAPTER 4
FIXTURES, FAUCETS AND FIXTURE FITTINGS
SECTION PC 401
GENERAL
401.1 Scope. This chapter shall govern the materials, design and installation of plumbing fixtures, faucets and fixture fittings in accordance with the type of occupancy, and shall provide for the minimum number of fixtures for various types of occupancies.
401.2 Prohibited fixtures and connections. Water closets having a concealed trap seal or an unventilated space or having walls that are not thoroughly washed at each discharge in accordance with [ASME A112.19.2M] ASME A112.19.2/CSA B45.1 shall be prohibited. Any water closet that permits siphonage of the contents of the bowl back into the tank shall be prohibited. Trough urinals shall be prohibited.
401.3 Water conservation. The maximum water flow rates and flush volume for plumbing fixtures and fixture fittings shall comply with Section [604.4] 604.
SECTION PC 402
FIXTURE MATERIAL
402.1 Quality of fixtures. Plumbing fixtures shall be constructed of approved materials, with smooth, impervious surfaces, free from defects and concealed fouling surfaces, and shall conform to standards cited in this code. All porcelain enameled surfaces on plumbing fixtures shall be acid resistant.
402.2 Materials for specialty fixtures. Materials for specialty fixtures not otherwise covered in this code shall be of stainless steel, soapstone, chemical stoneware or plastic, or shall be lined with lead, copper-base alloy, nickel-copper alloy, corrosion-resistant steel or other material especially suited to the application for which the fixture is intended.
402.3 Sheet copper. Sheet copper for general applications shall conform to ASTM B 152 and shall not weigh less than 12 ounces per square foot (3.7 kg/m2).
402.4 Sheet lead. Sheet lead for pans shall not weigh less than 4 pounds per square foot (19.5 kg/m2) and shall be coated with an asphalt paint or other approved coating.
SECTION PC 403
MINIMUM PLUMBING FACILITIES
403.1 Minimum number of fixtures. Plumbing fixtures shall be provided for the type of occupancy and in the minimum number shown in Table 403.1. Types of occupancies not shown in Table 403.1 shall be considered individually by the commissioner. The number of occupants shall be determined by the New York City Building Code. Occupancy classification shall be determined in accordance with the New York City Building Code.

TABLE 403.1
MINIMUM NUMBER OF REQUIRED PLUMBING FIXTURESa
(See Sections [403.2] 403.1.1and [403.3] 403.2)
NO.
CLASSIFICATION
OCCUPANCY[i] h
DESCRIPTION
WATER CLOSETS
[(URINALS SEE SECTION 419.2)]
(URINALS: SEE SECTION 419.2)
LAVATORIES
BATHTUBS/ SHOWERS
DRINKING FOUNTAIN [(SEE SECTION 410.1)e,f]
(SEE SECTION 410e)
OTHER




MALE
FEMALE
MALE
FEMALE


|1010|Assembly
A-1d
Theaters and other buildings for the performing arts and motion pictures
1 per 70 for the first 210 and 1 per 125 for the remainder exceeding 210
1 per 35 for the first 210 and 1 per 65 for the remainder exceeding 210
1 per 200
-
1 per 500
1 service sink


A-2d
Nightclubs, bars[g]f, taverns, dance halls and buildings for similar purposes
1 per 75[j]i
1 per 40[j]i
1 per 75
-
1 per 500
1 service sink



Restaurants[h]g, banquet halls
and food courts
1 per 75
1 per 75
1 per 200
-
1 per 500
1 service sink


A-3d
Auditoriums without permanent seating, art galleries, exhibition halls, museums, lecture halls, [libraries,] arcades and gymnasiums
1 per 70 for the first 210 and 1 per 125 for the remainder exceeding 210
1 per 35 for the first 210 and 1 per 65 for the remainder exceeding 210
1 per 200
-
1 per 500
1 service sink



Passenger terminals and transportation facilities
1 per 500
1 per 500
1 per 750
-
1 per 1,000
1 service sink



Places of worship and other religious services
1 per 150
1 per 75
1 per 200
-
1 per 1,000
1 service sink


A-4
Coliseums, arenas, skating rinks, pools and tennis courts for indoor sporting events and activities
1 per 75 for the first 1,500 and 1 per 120 for the remainder exceeding 1,500
1 per 40 for the first [1,500] 1,520 and 1 per 60for the remainder exceeding [1,500] 1,520
1 per
200
1 per
150
-
1 per 1,000
1 service sink


A-5
Stadiums, amusement parks, bleachers and grandstands for outdoor sporting events and activities
1 per 75 for the first 1,500 and 1 per 120 for the remainder exceeding 1,500
1 per 40 for the first 1,520 and 1 per 60 for the remainder exceeding 1,520
1 per 200
1 per 150
-
1 per 1,000
1 service sink|1010|Business
B[k]j,n
Buildings for the transaction of business, professional services, other services including merchandise, office buildings, banks, light industrial and similar uses
No. of persons No. of for each sex fixtures

1 -20 1
21-45 2
46-70 3
71-100 4
101-140 5
141-190 6

1 fixture for each additional 50 persons
No. of persons No. of for each sex fixtures

1-25 1
26-50 2
51-75 3
76-115 4
116-160 5

1 fixture for each additional 60 persons
-
1 per 100
1 service sinkm|1010|Educational
E
Educational facilities, including libraries accessory to Group E
1 per 50
1 per 50
-
1 per 100
1 service sink|1010|Factory and
industrial
F-1 and F-2
Structures in which occupants are engaged in work fabricating, assembly or processing of products or materials
1 per 100
1 per 100
(see Section
411)
1 per 400
1 service sink|1010|Institutional
I-1[m]k
Residential care
1 per 10
1 per 10
1 per 8
1 per 100
1 service sink


I-2
[Hospital] Hospitals, ambulatory nursing home [patients] care recipient
1 per roomc
1 per roomc
1 per 15
1 per 100
1 service sink per floor



Employees, other than residential careb
1 per 25
1 per 35
-
1 per 100
-



Visitors, other than residential care
1 per 75
1 per 100
-
1 per 500
-


I-3
Prisonsb
1 per cell
1 per cell
1 per 15
1 per 100
1 service sink



Reformatories, detention centers, and correctional centersb
1 per 15
1 per 15
1 per 15
1 per 100
1 service sink



Employeesb
1 per 25
1 per 35
-
1 per 100
-


I-4
Adult day care and [Childcare] child day care
1 per 15
1 per 15
1 per 15
1 per 100
1 service sink|1010|Mercantile
M
Retail stores, service stations, shops, salesrooms, markets and shopping centers
1 per 500
1 per 750
-
1 per 1,000
1 service sinkm|1010|Residential
R-1[m] k
Hotels, motels, boarding houses (transient)
1 per guestroom
1 per guestroom
1 per guestroom
-
1 service sink


R-1[m] k
Dormitories, fraternities, sororities
and boarding
houses (not transient)
1 per 10
1 per 10
1 per 8
1 per 100
1 service sink


R-2[m] k
Apartment house
1 per dwelling unit
1 per dwelling unit
1 per
dwelling
unit
-
1 kitchen sink per dwelling unit; 1 automatic clothes washer connection per 20 dwelling units


R-3
One- and two-family dwellings and lodging houses with five or fewer guestrooms
1 per dwelling unit
1 per dwelling unit
1 per
dwelling
unit
-
1 kitchen sink per dwelling unit; 1 automatic clothes washer connection per dwelling unit


R-3[m] k
Congregate living facilities with 16 or fewer persons
1 per 10
1 per 10
1 per 8
1 per 100
1 service sink|1010|Storage
S-1[and]
S-2
Structures for the storage of goods, warehouses, storehouse and freight depots. Low and [moderate hazard] Moderate Hazard.
1 per 100
1 per 100
See
Section 411
1 per 1,000
1 service sink
a. The fixtures shown are based on one fixture being the minimum required for the number of persons indicated. Any fraction of the number of persons requires an additional fixture. The number of occupants shall be determined by the New York City Building Code.
b. Toilet facilities for employees shall be separate from facilities for inmates or [patients] care recipients.
c. A single-occupant toilet room with one water closet and one lavatory serving not more than two adjacent patient sleeping units shall be permitted where such room is provided with direct access from each patient sleeping unit and with provisions for privacy.
d. The occupant load for seasonal outdoor seating and entertainment areas shall be included when determining the minimum number of facilities required.
e. The minimum number of required drinking foundations shall comply with table 403.1 and Chapter 11 of the New York City Building Code.
[f. Drinking fountains are not required for an occupant load of 15 or fewer.]
[g.] f. For the purposes of this table only, "Bar" shall mean a business establishment or a portion of a nonprofit entity devoted primarily to the selling and serving of alcoholic beverages for consumption by the public, guests, patrons, or members on the premises and in which the serving of food is only incidental.
[h.] g. The total number of occupants for a single establishment comprising of a restaurant with an accessory bar shall be considered as a restaurant for the purposes of determining the minimum number of plumbing fixtures.
[i.] h. As per the New York City Building Code.
[j.] i. The requirements for the number of water closets for a total occupancy of 150 persons or fewer shall not apply to bars except that, subject to the requirements of Section 403.2.1, there shall be at least one water closet for men and at least one water closet for women or at least two single-occupant toilet rooms.
[k.] j. The number of fixtures for building or nonaccessory tenant space used for assembly purposes by fewer than 75 persons and classified as Group B occupancy in accordance with Section 303.1, Exception 2 of the New York City Building Code shall be permitted to be calculated in accordance with the requirements for Assembly occupancies.
[m.] k. In addition to the requirements of Table 403.1, residential occupancies I-1, R-1, R-2, and R-3 shall provide fixtures in compliance with the requirements of Section 614 for emergency drinking water access.
m. For business and mercantile occupancies with an occupant load of 15 or fewer, service sinks shall not be required.
n. Libraries that are not classified as accessory to Group E per Section 304.1 of the New York City Building Code shall comply with fixture counts for Group B occupancies.


403.1.1 Fixture calculations. [Where separate fixture ratios are provided to male and female individually in Table 403.1] To determine the occupant load of each sex, the total occupant load shall [first] be divided in half [before the corresponding fixture ratio is applied individually to each sex]. [Where a single fixture ratio is provided to the total occupant load in Table 403.1, such ratio shall be applied to the total occupant load including both male and female before dividing the resulting number of fixtures equally between male and female.] To determine the required number of fixtures, the fixture ratio or ratios for each fixture type shall be applied to the occupant load of each sex in accordance with Table 403.1. Fractional numbers resulting from applying the fixture ratios of Table 403.1 shall be rounded up to the next whole number. For calculations involving multiple occupancies, such fractional numbers for each occupancy shall first be summed and then rounded up to the next whole number. Fixture calculations in Group B office occupancies shall utilize the total occupant load on a given floor to determine the number of fixtures required for that floor.
Exception: The total occupant load shall not be required to be divided in half where approved statistical data indicates a distribution of the sexes of other than 50 percent of each sex.
403.1.2 Family or assisted-use toilet and bath fixtures. Fixtures located within family or assisted-use toilet and bathing rooms required by Section 1109.2.1 of the New York City Building Code are permitted to be included in the number of required fixtures for either the male or female occupants in assembly and mercantile occupancies.
403.1.3 Single-occupant toilet fixtures. Fixtures located within single-occupant toilet rooms are permitted to be included in the number of fixtures required by Section 403, or where applicable the 1968 Building Code, for either the male or the female occupants. Fixtures located within toilet rooms subject to the exception of Section 403.2.1 are permitted to be included in the number of fixtures required by Section 403, or where applicable the 1968 Building Code, only for that sex.
403.2 Separate facilities. Where plumbing fixtures are required, separate facilities shall be provided for each sex.
Exceptions:
1. Separate facilities shall not be required for dwelling units and sleeping units.
2. In structures or tenant spaces where combined employee and public toilet facilities are provided in accordance with Section 403.3, separate facilities shall not be required where the total number of employees, customers, patrons and visitors is 30 or fewer.
3. In structures or tenant spaces where required toilet facilities for only employee use are provided in accordance with Section 403.3, separate facilities shall not be required where the total number of employees is 30 or fewer.
4. In structures or tenant spaces where required toilet facilities for only public use are provided in accordance with Section 403.3, separate facilities shall not be required where the total number of customers, patrons and visitors is 30 or fewer.
403.2.1 Family or assisted-use toilet facilities serving as separate facilities. Where a building or tenant space requires a separate toilet facility for each sex and each toilet facility is required to have only one water closet, two family or assisted-use toilet facilities shall be permitted to serve as the required separate facilities. Family or assisted use toilet facilities shall not be required to be identified for exclusive use by either sex as required by Section 403.4.
403.2.2 Single-occupant toilet rooms. All single-occupant toilet rooms shall be made available for use by persons of any sex. Existing toilet rooms shall comply with this section [by no later than January 1, 2017]. Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect or alter the number of toilet rooms in a building otherwise required pursuant to this code or where applicable the 1968 Building Code.
Exception: Where egress from a single-occupant toilet room is through a room permissibly restricted by sex.
403.3 Required employee and public toilet facilities. Employees shall be provided with toilet facilities in all occupancies. The number of plumbing fixtures located within the required employee toilet facilities shall be provided in accordance with Section [PC] 403 for all employees. Customers, patrons and visitors shall be provided with public toilet facilities in structures and tenant spaces intended for public utilization. The number of plumbing fixtures located within the required public toilet facilities shall be provided in accordance with Section [PC] 403 for all customers, patrons and visitors. Employee and public toilet facilities may be separate or combined. Where combined facilities are provided, the number of plumbing fixtures shall be in accordance with Section [PC] 403 for all users.
Exception: Public utilization of toilet facilities shall not be required for:
Food service establishments, as defined in Section 81.03 of the New York City Health Code, with a seating capacity of less than 20, provided such establishments are less than 10,000 square feet (929 m2).
2. Establishments less than 10,000 square feet (929 m2) classified as Occupancy Group B or M pursuant to Sections 304.1 and 309.1 of the New York City Building Code, respectively, provided however that this exception shall not apply to a building or nonaccessory tenant space used for assembly purposes by fewer than 75 persons and classified as a Group B occupancy in accordance with Section [303.1, Exception 2] 303.1.2 of the New York City Building Code.
403.3.1 Access. The route to the public toilet facilities required by Section 403.3 shall not pass through kitchens, storage rooms or closets. Access to the required facilities shall be from within the building or from the exterior of the building. [All routes] Routes shall comply with the accessibility requirements of the New York City Building Code. [Employees, customers, patrons and visitors] The public shall have access to the required toilet facilities at all times that the building is occupied.
403.3.2 Prohibited toilet room location. Toilet rooms shall not open directly into a room used for the preparation of food for service to the public.
403.3.3 Location of toilet facilities in occupancies other than [covered] malls. In occupancies other than covered and open mall buildings, the required public and employee toilet facilities shall be located not more than one story above or below the space required to be provided with toilet facilities, and the path of travel to such facilities shall not exceed a distance of 500 feet (152 m).
Exception: The location and maximum [travel] distances of travel to required employee facilities in factory and industrial occupancies are permitted to exceed that required by this section, provided that the location and maximum [travel] distance of travel are approved [by the department].
[403.3.3] 403.3.4 Location of toilet facilities in [covered] malls. In covered and open mall buildings, the required public and employee toilet facilities shall be located not more than one story above or below the space required to be provided with toilet facilities, and the path of travel to such facilities shall not exceed a distance of 300 feet [(91 440 mm)] (91 m). In [covered] mall buildings, the required facilities shall be based on total square footage within a covered mall building or within the perimeter line of an open mall building, and facilities shall be installed in each individual store or in a central toilet area located in accordance with this section. The maximum [travel] distance of travel to central toilet facilities in [covered] mall buildings shall be measured from the main entrance of any store or tenant space. In [covered] mall buildings, where employees' toilet facilities are not provided in the individual store, the maximum [travel] distance of travel shall be measured from the employees' work area of the store or tenant space.
[403.3.4] 403.3.5 Pay facilities. Where pay facilities are installed, such facilities shall be in excess of the required minimum facilities. Required facilities shall be free of charge.
403.3.6 Door locking. Where a toilet room is provided for the use of multiple occupants, the egress door for the room shall not be lockable from the inside of the room. This section does not apply to family or assisted-use toilet rooms.
403.4 Signage. Required public facilities shall be designated by a legible sign for each sex or, for a single-occupant toilet room, for all sexes. Signs shall be readily visible and located near the entrance to each toilet facility. Existing single-occupant toilet rooms shall comply with this requirement[ by January 1, 2017].
403.4.1 Directional signage. Directional signage indicating the route to the required public toilet facilities shall be posted in accordance with Section [BC] 1110 of the New York City Building Code. Such signage shall be located in a lobby, corridor [or aisle, at the] , aisle or similar space, such that the sign can be readily seen from the main entrance to the [facilities for customers, patrons, and visitors] building or tenant space.
403.5 Drinking fountain location. Drinking fountains shall not be required to be located in individual tenant spaces provided that public drinking fountains are located on each story within a distance of travel of 500 feet (152 m) of the most remote location in the tenant space on such story. Where the tenant space is in a covered or open mall, such distance shall not exceed 300 feet (91 m). Drinking fountains shall be located on an accessible route.
SECTION PC 404
ACCESSIBLE PLUMBING FACILITIES
404.1 Where required. Accessible plumbing facilities and fixtures shall be provided in accordance with the New York City Building Code.
404.2 Accessible fixture requirements. Accessible plumbing fixtures shall be installed with the clearances, heights, spacings and arrangements in accordance with ICC A117.1.
404.3 Exposed pipes and surfaces. Water supply and drain pipes under accessible lavatories and sinks shall be covered or otherwise configured to protect against contact. Pipe coverings shall comply with ASME A112.18.9.
SECTION PC 405
INSTALLATION OF FIXTURES
405.1 Water supply protection. The supply lines and fittings for every plumbing fixture shall be installed so as to prevent backflow.
405.2 Access for cleaning. Plumbing fixtures shall be installed so as to afford easy access for cleaning both the fixture and the area around the fixture.
405.3 Setting. Fixtures shall be set level and in proper alignment with reference to adjacent walls.
405.3.1 Water closets, urinals, lavatories and bidets. A water closet, urinal, lavatory or bidet shall not be set closer than 15 inches (381 mm) from its center to any side wall, partition, vanity or other obstruction, or closer than 30 inches (762 mm) [center-to-center] center to center between adjacent fixtures. There shall be [at least] not less than a [21 inch] 21-inch (533 mm) clearance in front of the water closet, urinal, lavatory or bidet to any wall, fixture or door. Water closet compartments shall be not [be] less than 30 inches (762 mm) [wide] in width and not less than 60 inches (1524 mm) [deep (see Figure 405.3.1)] in depth for floor-mounted water closets and not less than 30 inches (762 mm) in width and 56 inches (1422 mm) in depth for wall-hung water closets.

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[FIGURE 405.3.1]
[FIXTURE CLEARANCE]

[For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm.]


405.3.2 Public lavatories. In employee and public toilet rooms, the required lavatory shall be located in the same room as the required water closet.
405.3.3 Location of fixtures and piping. Piping, fixtures or equipment shall not be located in such a manner as to interfere with the normal operation of windows, doors or other means of egress openings.
405.3.4 Water closet compartment. Each water closet utilized by the public or employees shall occupy a separate compartment with walls or partitions and a door enclosing the fixtures to ensure privacy.
Exceptions:
1. Water closet compartments shall not be required in a single-occupant toilet room with a lockable door.
2. Toilet rooms located in child day care facilities and containing two or more water closets shall be permitted to have one water closet without an enclosing compartment.
3. Toilet areas located within Group I-3 housing areas.
405.3.5 Urinal partitions. Each urinal utilized by the public or employees shall occupy a separate area with walls or partitions to provide privacy. The walls or partitions shall begin at a height not greater than 12 inches (305 mm) from and extend not less than 60 inches (1524 mm) above the finished floor surface. The walls or partitions shall extend from the wall surface at each side of the urinal not less than 18 inches (457 mm) or to a point not less than 6 inches (152 mm) beyond the outermost front lip of the urinal measured from the finished backwall surface, whichever is greater.
1. Urinal partitions shall not be required in a single occupant or family/assisted-use toilet room with a lockable door.
2. Toilet rooms located in child day care facilities and containing two or more urinals shall be permitted to have one urinal without partitions.
405.4 Floor and wall drainage connections. Connections between the drain and floor outlet plumbing fixtures shall be made with a floor flange or a waste connector and sealing gasket. The waste connector and sealing gasket joint shall comply with the joint tightness test of ASME A112.4.3 and shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. The flange shall be attached to the drain and anchored to the structure. Connections between the drain and wall-hung water closets shall be made with an approved [closet carrier fitting] extension nipple or horn adaptor. The water closet shall be bolted to the carrier with corrosion-resistant bolts or screws. Joints shall be sealed with an approved elastomeric gasket, [wax ring seal,] flange-to-fixture connection complying with ASME A112.4.3 or an approved setting compound.
405.4.1 Floor flanges. Floor flanges for water closets or similar fixtures shall be not [be] less than 0.125 inch (3.2 mm) thick for brass, 0.25 inch (6.4 mm) thick for plastic[,] and 0.25 inch (6.4 mm) thick and not less than a [2 inch] 2-inch (51 mm) caulking depth for cast-iron or galvanized malleable iron.
Floor flanges of hard lead shall weigh not less than 1 pound, 9 ounces (0.7 kg) and shall be composed of lead alloy with not less than [7.75 percent] 7.75-percent antimony by weight. Closet screws and bolts shall be of brass. Flanges shall be secured to the building structure with corrosion-resistant screws or bolts.
405.4.2 Securing floor outlet fixtures. Floor outlet fixtures shall be secured to the floor or floor flanges by screws or bolts of corrosion-resistant material.
405.4.3 Securing wall-hung water closet bowls. Wall-hung water closet bowls shall be supported by a concealed metal carrier that is attached to the building structure so that strain is not transmitted to the closet connector or any other part of the plumbing system. The carrier shall conform to ASME A112.6.1M or ASME A112.6.2.
405.5 Water-tight joints. Joints formed where fixtures come in contact with walls or floors shall be sealed.
405.6 Plumbing in mental health centers. In mental health centers, pipes or traps shall not be exposed, and fixtures shall be bolted through walls.
405.7 Design of overflows. Where any fixture is provided with an overflow, the waste shall be designed and installed so that standing water in the fixture will not rise in the overflow when the stopper is closed, and no water will remain in the overflow when the fixture is empty.
Exception: Existing overflows for bath tubs utilizing standing wastes.
405.7.1 Connection of overflows. The overflow from any fixture shall discharge into the drainage system on the inlet or fixture side of the trap.
Exception: The overflow from a flush tank serving a water closet or urinal shall discharge into the fixture served.
405.8 Slip joint connections. Slip joints shall be made with an approved elastomeric gasket and shall only be installed on the trap outlet, trap inlet and within the trap seal. Fixtures with concealed slip-joint connections shall be provided with an access panel or utility space [at least] not less than 12 inches (305 mm) in its smallest dimension or other approved arrangement so as to provide access to the slip joint connections for inspection and repair.
405.9 Design and installation of plumbing fixtures. Integral fixture fitting mounting surfaces on manufactured plumbing fixtures or plumbing fixtures constructed on site[,] shall meet the design requirements of [ASME A112.19.2M] ASME A112.19.2/CSA B45.1 or [ASME A112.19.3M] ASME A112.19.3/CSA B45.4.
SECTION PC 406
AUTOMATIC CLOTHES WASHERS
406.1 [Approval. All automatic clothes washers shall conform to ASSE 1007.]
[406.2] Water connection. The water supply to an automatic clothes washer shall be protected against backflow by an air gap [installed integrally within the machine conforming to ASSE 1007 or] that is integral with the [installation of] machine or a backflow preventer shall be installed in accordance with Section [PC ] 608. Air gaps shall comply with ASME A112.1.2 or A112.1.3.
[406.3] 406.2 Waste connection. The waste from an automatic clothes washer shall discharge through an air break into a standpipe in accordance with Section [802.4] 802 or into a laundry sink. The trap and fixture drain for an automatic clothes washer standpipe shall be [a minimum of] not less than 2 inches (51 mm) in diameter. The [automatic] fixture drain for the standpipe serving an automatic clothes washer [fixture drain] shall connect to a [branch drain or drainage stack a minimum of 3 inches] 3-inch (76 mm) [in] or larger diameter fixture branch, building drain, or stack. Automatic clothes washers that discharge by gravity shall be permitted to drain to a waste receptor or an approved trench drain.
SECTION PC 407
BATHTUBS
407.1 Approval. Bathtubs shall conform to [ANSI Z124.1, ASME A112.19.1M, ASME A112.19.4M, ASME A112.19.9M, CSA B45.2, CSA B45.3 or CSA B45.5] ASME A112.19.1/ CSA B45.2, ASME A112.19.2/CSA B45.1, ASME A112.19.3/CSA B45.4, or CSA B45.5/IAPMO Z124.
407.2 Bathtub waste outlets and overflows. Bathtubs shall [have] be equipped with a waste [outlets a minimum of 1. inches (38 mm) in diameter] outlet and an overflow outlet. The outlets shall be connected to waste tubing or piping not less than 11/2 inches (38 mm) in diameter. The waste outlet shall be equipped with [an approved stopper, and a built-in overflow shall be provided] a water-tight stopper.
407.3 Glazing. Windows and doors within a bathtub enclosure shall conform to the safety glazing requirements of the New York City Building Code.
407.4 Bathtub enclosure. Doors [within] in a bathtub enclosure shall conform to ASME A112.19.15.
SECTION PC 408
BIDETS
408.1 Approval. Bidets shall conform to [ASME A112.19.2M, ASME A112.19.9M or CSA B45.1] ASME A112.19.2/CSA B45.1.
408.2 Water connection. The water supply to a bidet shall be protected against backflow by an air gap or backflow preventer in accordance with Section [608.13.1, 608.13.2, 608.13.3, 608.13.5, 608.13.6 or 608.13.8] 608.13.
408.3 Bidet water temperature. The discharge water temperature from a bidet fitting shall be limited to a maximum temperature of 110?F (43?C) by a water temperature limiting device conforming to ASSE 1070 or CSA B125.3.
SECTION PC 409
DISHWASHING MACHINES
409.1 Approval. [Domestic dishwashing machines shall conform to ASSE 1006.] Commercial dishwashing machines shall conform to ASSE 1004 and NSF 3. Commercial dishwashing machines with integral gas-fired heating must be tested and evaluated in accordance with UL 921.
409.2 Water connection. The