Local Law 11 - Increased Importance During COVID19 - UPDATE
With ever changing circumstances due to Covid19 in New York City, we strive to update our clients and readers as often as possible.
Governor Cuomo has most recently informed the construction industry that all non-essential construction must halt and fines will be dispersed for those that continue starting March 31st, 2020. The question of what construction is essential v. nonessential arises.
For more information DIRECT from the NYC D.O.B. on how this affects Engineering and FISP (LL11) Click Here.
FISP: Cycle 9 Amnesty Program for Non-Compliant Owners – Cycle 8 Owners Only
Owners who failed to file for Cycle 8 have the opportunity to take advantage of the Amnesty Program. The FISP Cycle 8 reporting period was due February 20, 2020, but has now been extended to close during same time frame as Cycle 9. This program however does NOT waive late fees, civil penalties or ECB fines accrued for failure to file a report. All previous late fees, civil penalties or ECB fines must be paid in full prior to or at time of filing. This program will be in effect from June to August 2020. More details HERE.
Filing services are still in effect at NODE. We stay up to date to the minute on filing changes and restrictions. Depending on the situation, filing can be done through online services, eFiling/eSubmit, specific drop box locations, or by mail. As a full service company, we continue to handle these situations on time for all clients, regardless of COVID19 hurdles.
Are current LL11 inspection sites on hold? Not if your building is UNSAFE
Only façade restoration work considered necessary to correct conditions labeled as UNSAFE in a Local Law 11 Façade Inspection Report, or necessary to address any condition requiring immediate corrective action that severely affects life, health, safety, property, or significant number of persons CAN continue during this suspension of non-essential construction work. As a reminder, there must be appropriate protection (e.g. sidewalk shed) to protect the public. For further information, including Violation FAQs Click Here.
FISP - Safety & Necessity
In light of the accidents that have occurred due to unsafe facade conditions have been occurring, with the most recent in December 2019. Even during times of Covid19, these issues must be attended to. The new cycle has also brought on new D.O.B. FISP rules Click Here
Our team is taking all safety precautions for themselves, as well as for the city by maintaining operations and ensuring no delays. The safety of New Yorkers is at utmost importance and maintaining operations remains a necessity.