Proposed Rule – Repeal and Amendment of Certain Fire Protection Requirements

Proposed Rule – Repeal and Amendment of Certain Fire Protection Requirements

By Renee Sosnowski

The DOB is proposing to repeal four rules that modify national standards for automatic sprinkler, standpipe, and fire alarm systems.

The specific rules to be repealed set forth National Fire Protection Association (“NFPA”) amendments relating to elevator hoistways and machine rooms, closets and pantries, hydrostatic tests, and exemption from Fire Department connection requirements in one- and two-family residential buildings.

A public hearing, which will provide a forum for discussion of the proposed rule, will take place at 10am on 8/19/15. The hearing will be in the 3rd floor conference room at 280 Broadway.

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