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2022 Buildings Bulletins

Issuance
Date

Type/
Bulletin #

Relevant Code Sections

Purpose

May 10, 2022

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-007

AC 28-101.4,
BC 3310,
Local Law 126 OF 2021

This Bulletin clarifies when to apply the 2014 Construction Codes or the 2022 Construction Codes to new buildings, alterations, partial demolition, and full demolition, including the applicable provisions of Chapter BC 33 (Safeguards During Construction or Demolition).

April 1, 2022

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-006

Bulletin Highlights

Administrative Code (AC) 28-303;
Mechanical Code (MC) 202, MC 10;
Fuel Gas Code (FGC) 202, FGC 631;
Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY) 103-01; 1 RCNY 103-05.

Clarification of the scope of the periodic boiler inspection.

March 10, 2022

Zoning/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-005

Bulletin Highlights

ZR 12-10,
ZR 32-15(D),
ZR 42-12,
TPPN 5 of 1998,
ZR 22-21,
ZR 32-31,
ZR 42-31,
ZR 73-11,
ZR 73-14,
ZR 74-89,
BB 2021-011

This Bulletin clarifies cellular monopoles as Use Group 6D “telephone exchanges or other communications equipment structures” under the New York City Zoning Resolution.

March 10, 2022

Zoning/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-004

OPPN 2 of 1993
Memo 9-11-64,
Memo 5-26-65,
Memo 11-29-74,
Memo 1-15-75,
Memo 1-17-75,
Memo 11-26-75,
Memo 7-23-76,
Memo 4-8-77,
Memo 6-22-77,
Memo 4-11-78,
Memo 8-22-78,
Memo 10-4-78,
Memo 11-28-78,
Memo 2-6-79,
Memo 2-23-79,
Memo 3-23-79,
Memo 5-25-79,
Memo 1-14-81,
Memo 6-1-81,
Memo 10-30-81,
Memo 5-28-82,
Memo 4-21-88,
Memo 6-22-88,
Memo 8-14-89,
Memo 9-27-89
Directive 14 of 1967,
Directive 31 of 1967,
Directive 39 of 1967,
Directive 3 of 1969
Letter 6-23-77,
Letter 9-28-77,
Letter 9-6-85,
Letter 7-16-87,
Letter 6-2-88,
Letter 2-2-89,
Letter 4-11-89,
Letter 11-6-89,
Letter 2-1-90,
Letter 8-20-91,
Buildings Bulletin 2013-010

This Bulletin rescinds 1 Operations Policy and Procedure Notice, 25 Memoranda, 4 Directives, 10 Letters, and 1 Buildings Bulletin which were issued by the Department but are no longer applicable.

March 10, 2022

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-003

Memo 12-23-81,
Memo 12-1-81,
Memo 2-2-72,
Memo 1-27-72,
Memo 11-7-85,
Memo 12-17-74
Directive 15 of 1974,
Directive 11 of 1972
Letter 7-24-89,
Letter 7-26-89,
Letter 5-29-91,
Letter 12-12-88,
Letter 1-25-88,
Letter 10-7-88,
Letter 1-29-90,
Letter 8-14-86,
Letter 12-3-85,
Letter 7-31-91
Extract City Record 6-18-86,
Extract City Record 5-18-87,
Extract City Record 6-22-89

This Bulletin rescinds 6 Memoranda, 2 Directives, 10 Letters and 3 Extract City Records, which were issued by this Department but are no longer applicable.

January 10, 2022

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-002

2014 PC 605.12.2,
605.14.2,
605.23.1,
605.24,
705.2.1,
705.4.2,
705.9.2,
705.10.2,
705.12.2,
1102.1

This document establishes acceptance criteria for couplings used as mechanical joints for water supply and distribution, sanitary drainage and storm drainage piping systems.

January 10, 2022

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-001

Bulletin Highlights

BC G304,
BC G501,
ASCE 24 Section 6.2.1,
ASCE 24 Section 7.1,
44 CFR 59.1,
44 CFR 60.3(c),
FEMA P-2037,
NFIP TB 3, NFIP TB 6

To describe FEMA’s clarifications on residential ancillary spaces and building systems, and the applicability to applications required to comply with Appendix G of the New York City Building Code.