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Building and Fire Code Enforcement Office

Ron Hinkle
518-848-0571cell 518 853-4335 ext 100
518 853-4555
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Important Dates
Uniform Code, Energy Code and Administrative Updates



Update to
Training Regulations – Effective Date 1/1/2015
The updated regulations establish levels of certification (Building Safety Inspector (formerly CCT) and Code Enforcement Official), prescribe the functions that can be performed by persons holding each level of certification, and establish the training requirements for each level of certification. The rule clarifies when a Building Safety Inspector Certification or a Code Enforcement Official Certification will be classified as inactive, and specifies what a person whose certification has been classified as inactive must do to have his or her certification restored to “active” status. Click here for more information.

 


 

 

Truss Type Construction – Effective Date 1/1/2015
Residential Structures with Truss Type Construction, Pre-Engineered Wood Construction or Timber Construction. This rule implements Executive Law §382-b, as added by Chapter 353 of the Laws of 2014.  This rule requires any person who uses truss type, pre-engineered wood or timber construction in the construction of a new residential structure or an addition to or rehabilitation of an existing residential structure to give written notice of that fact to the local code enforcement official and to place a sign or symbol on the exterior of the structure to indicate to firefighters and first responders that truss type, pre-engineered wood or timber construction has been used in the structure. Click here for more information.

 


 

Commercial Energy Code Update - Effective Date 1/1/2015
Commercial buildings must be designed in accordance with the IECC 2012 as modified by the 2014 Supplement. The IECC allows alternative design by with the ASHRAE 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings, Except for Low Rise Residential Buildings, also as modified by the 2014 Supplement. Click here for more information.


 


Order to Remedy – Notice of Rule in Development – Published 12/29/2014

The Department of State is currently developing a rule that would amend 19 NYCRR Part 1203 by adding a section fixing the time within which compliance with an Order to Remedy violations of the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) would be required. The Department of State invites public participation in the rule development process. Click here to read more.



Uniform Code Update – Code Council Meeting Announcement – 1/15/2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
A meeting of the STATE FIRE PREVENTION AND BUILDING CODE COUNCIL will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the following locations, via videoconferencing:

·         The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Concourse Level, Meeting Room 5, Albany, New York;

·         123 Williams Street, New York, New York, in Conference Room 231;

·         65 Court Street, Buffalo, New York, in Conference Room 208.

The public has the right to attend the meeting at any of the locations.
Click here for the Agenda.


April 25, 2013

Notice of Rule in Development

A rule currently in development would amend the provisions of the State Energy Conservation Construction Code (the “Energy Code”) that apply to commercial buildings. 

The Department of State invites public participation in the rule development process.

The Department of State (DOS) is in the process of developing a rule which, if adopted by the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council, would amend provisions of the Energy Code that apply to commercial buildings. 

The Energy Code for commercial buildings, as amended by this rule, will be set forth in the Commercial Provisions of the 2012 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (the “2012 IECC”), and published by the International Code Council, Inc. 

The Commercial Provisions of the 2012 IECC will allow compliance with the 2010 edition of the Energy Standard for Buildings, Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (“ASHRAE 90.1-2010”), published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, as one of the permitted compliance paths. 

Certain provisions in the 2012 IECC and certain provisions in ASHRAE 90.1-2010 will be amended by the 2013 Supplement to the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code (the “2013 Supplement”), published by DOS. 

This rule will incorporate the Commercial Provisions of the 2012 IECC, ASHRAE 90.1-2010, and the 2013 Supplement by reference into 19 NYCRR Part 1240.

The rule is being developed in response to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE ) having issued a determination that  ASHRAE 90.1-2010 would achieve greater energy efficiency in buildings subject to the code than the 2007 edition of Standard 90.1 (“ASHRAE 90.1-2007”). Also, DOE has determined that the quantitative analysis of the energy consumption of buildings built to ASHRAE 90.1–2010, as compared with buildings built to ASHRAE 90.1–2007, indicates national source energy savings of approximately 18.2 percent of commercial building energy consumption.  Additionally, DOE has determined site energy savings are estimated to be approximately 18.5 percent. Upon publication of this affirmative final determination, States are required to certify that they have reviewed the provisions of their commercial building code regarding energy efficiency, and as necessary, updated their code to meet or exceed ASHRAE 90.1–2010.  DOS believes that the Commercial Provisions of the 2012 IECC meet or exceed ASHRAE 90.1-2010.

 

A draft of the rule is available here : DRAFT Rule Text (PDF)

A draft of the 2013 Supplement is available here: DRAFT Supplement (PDF)

This proposal was developed with the assistance of NYSERDA and the Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State Technical Subcommittee.

DOS invites all interested parties, particularly those representing small businesses, local governments, and public or private interests in rural areas, to participate in the rule development process. Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the draft rule. If you have suggestions on how the draft rule could be improved, suggested alternatives to the draft rule that DOS could consider, or any other comments on the draft rule, please contact Mark Blanke, PE, Assistant Director for Code Development, by mail at New York State Department of State Division of Administration and Enforcement, 99 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12231-0001; by telephone at (518)-474-4073; or by e mail at Mark.Blanke@dos.ny.gov 

NOTE: The draft rule has not yet been proposed or adopted, and the Energy Code has not yet been amended in the manner described above.

 

 

 

January 11, 2013 from NYS DOS:

Notice of Rule in Development

A rule currently in development would amend Uniform Code by adding provisions that would allow a building (including an agricultural building) to be used on a temporary basis for a use not consistent with the building’s existing occupancy classification, provided that the building satisfies certain safety-related requirements.

The Department of State invites public participation in the rule development process.

The Department of State (DOS) is in the process of developing a rule which, if adopted, would amend the Uniform Code by adding a new “Appendix A” to the Fire Code of New York State. The new Appendix A would allow a building (including an agricultural building) to be used on a temporary basis for a use not consistent with the building’s existing occupancy classification, provided that the building satisfies certain safety-related requirements. Only buildings with certain existing occupancy classifications will be eligible for a Temporary Use Permit, and only certain temporary uses will be allowed The duration of the temporary use will not be allowed to exceed 60 days in a 12 month period. However, the temporary use of a building (or portion of a building) not exceeding 400 square feet for a mercantile use will be allowed to exceed 60 days in a 12 month period if the longer duration is approved by the local code enforcement official. If the proposed temporary use will have an occupant load of 50 or more, a written fire safety plan will be required.

The Uniform Code currently contains no provisions allowing a building to be used on a temporary basis for a use not consistent with the building’s existing occupancy classification. As a result, the owner of a building who wants to use the building for a temporary use is forced to choose between bringing the building into compliance with all Uniform Code requirements applicable to the temporary use, or not conducting the temporary use. DOS believes that there are instances where a building owner elects to conduct the temporary use without bringing the building into compliance with the code requirements applicable to the temporary use and without notice to, or input from, the local code enforcement official. New Appendix A will provide a means to allow a temporary use without bringing the building into compliance with all code requirements applicable to the temporary use, provided that the building satisfies the safety-related requirements specified in Appendix A.

The rule is being developed in response to maple producers who wanted to open their maple syrup facilities to the public to conduct tours, sell products and hold events such as pancake breakfasts as a way to promote their businesses. However, the draft rule would not be limited to maple syrup facilities. The draft rule will allow a wide variety of buildings to be used for a wide variety of temporary uses.

A draft rule is available by clicking here

This proposal was developed in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture and Markets and the Farm Bureau, and with assistance from the Department of Health, Department of Labor and the Office of Fire Prevention and Control within the Division of Homeland Security.

DOS invites all interested parties, particularly those representing small businesses, local governments, and public or private interests in rural areas, to participate in the rule development process. Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the draft rule. If you have suggestions on how the draft rule could be improved, suggested alternatives to the draft rule that DOS could consider, or any other comments on the draft rule, please contact Raymond Andrews, RA, Assistant Director for Code Development, by mail at New York State Department of State Division of Administration and Enforcement, 99 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12231-0001; by telephone at (518)-474-4073; or by e mail at raymond.andrews@dos.ny.gov  

NOTE: The draft rule has not yet been proposed or adopted, and the Uniform Code has not yet been amended to include the proposed Appendix A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities:

Code Enforcement responsibilities consist of many aspects. The Codes Enforcer does routine drive-bys of the Village to be sure that the Building Codes are being followed correctly. The Codes Enforcer also does inspections of the same. If you are going to build an addition to your home, erect a shed, install a swimming pool, erect a detached garage, demolish an existing building, etc. you must call and file an application for a Building Permit with the Codes Enforcement Officer before doing any construction. If you do not, and the Codes Enforcement Officer finds you doing work, he may place a "Stop Order" and prevent you from continuing any further work until the necessary application is filed and permit issued. 

 

Before any mechanical excavation on your property, you must have advance clearance through DIG SAFELY NEW YORK - 800 962-7962.

Any questions, please call Codes Enforcement Officer Ron Hinkle at 518-848-0571 cell.

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If you are considering adding a swimming pool, please review NYS requirements.
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Documents:
Lead-free Safety Sheet (PDF - 1000.6 KB)
Please view this brochure for new information from NYS Building and Fire Codes when applying for a building permit.
Demolition Permit (PDF - 32.7 KB)
Barbeque Safety Tips (PDF - 147.9 KB)
Don't burn trash (PDF - 508.2 KB)
Images:
Don't Burn Trash

 

 

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