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Notice of Proposed Rule Making

 Proposal to amend the regulation establishing training
requirements for code enforcement personnel

The Division of Building Standards and Codes is pleased to announce that a proposal that would amend the regulation which establishes the training requirements for code enforcement personnel responsible for administering and enforcing the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) and State Energy Conservation Construction Code (Energy Code) and the requirements for instructors who provide such training.

The rule would establish levels of certification (Building Safety Inspector Certification and Code Enforcement Official Certification), prescribe the functions that can be performed by persons holding each level of certification, and establish the training requirements for each level of certification. This rule will clarify when a Building Safety Inspector Certification or a Code Enforcement Official Certification will be classified as inactive, and this rule will specify what a person whose certification has been classified as inactive must do to have his or her certification restored to “active” status.

The Notice of proposed rule making will be published in the October 8, 2014 edition of the New York State Register.

The draft text and the rulemaking documents in State Register are available for review:

Full text of Draft Rule (pdf format)

Rule Making documents - NYS State Register


Dates for Rule Making:

Published in the New York State Register
October 8, 2014

Public Comment Period Ends:
December 1, 2014

Public Hearing to be held:

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Department Of State
99 Washington Avenue
Conf. Rm. #505
Albany, New York 12231


Written comments can be submitted to:

Mark Blanke, PE
Assistant Director for Code Development
Department of State
Division of Building Standards and Codes, One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12231-0001