Public Hearings

Public Hearings and Executive Sessions

Next Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Rules

August 24 at 2:00 p.m.

What are we proposing? The Board of Standards and Appeals (the Board) is proposing a rule to enable the Board to continue its digital operations.

When and where is the hearing? The Board of Standards and Appeals will hold a public hearing on the proposed rule. The public hearing will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. The hearing will be in the form of a remote Zoom webinar ID 960 3513 2986; passcode 008943; Join here. How do I comment on the proposed rules? Anyone can comment on the proposed rules by:

  • Website.You can submit comments to the Board of Standards and Appeals through the NYC rules website at
  • Email. You can email comments to
  • By speaking at the hearing. Anyone who wants to comment on the proposed rule at the public hearing must sign up to speak. You can sign up beforehand here or simultaneously as you join the Zoom webinar when the hearing begins on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. You can speak for up to three minutes.

Is there a deadline to submit comments? Yes, Friday, August 20, 2021.

Teleconference Hearing Guide

Teleconference Hearing Guide for Applicants

Because of COVID-19, the Board of Standards and Appeals is holding review sessions and public hearings by teleconference. The review session and public hearings are viewable online in real time on the Board’s website and YouTube channel

For each day, there will be a morning calendar starting at 10:00 a.m., with a review session immediately followed by a public hearing, and an afternoon calendar starting at 2:00 p.m.

Members of the public are welcome to participate. See the Board's Teleconference Hearing Guide and Applicant Guide for instructions

teleconfernce hearing guide



The Board will use Zoom, which allows applicants and members of the public to participate using either the Zoom app or by telephone, using a dial-in number and meeting code. Video tutorials for the Zoom app are available online.

Participants should expect to watch the live stream and dial in when the Board calls a specific calendar number. They will automatically be placed in a waiting room until it is their turn to speak, but participants should only call in when the Board is discussing the calendar item for which the participant wishes to testify.

Because of time and technological constraints, testimony given by applicants and members of the public will be limited in duration; however, the Board encourages the submission of written materials electronically to

Applicants’ late submissions (or attempts to submit materials during the hearing) will not be considered by the Board until the following hearing, unless the Board directs otherwise.

For assistance participating, please direct questions to Emanuel Jones at or (212) 386-0009.

Combined Public Hearing Calendar

Download the 2021 BSA Public Hearing Calendar