How to Make a Submission to EAB?
Based on your project you will need to submit plans, drawings and other documents to EAB for approval. The requirements vary for projects of different nature, but there are some common elements. Let's take a look at the submittal process and things you need to submit.
- Cover Letter
You must submit a cover letter to the EAB detailing the nature of your project and other necessary details. Remember that only a licensed electrical contractor or consulting engineer can apply for EAB submissions. The cover letter must be written on the letterhead of your contractor or engineer and contain the name and license number of the licensed NYC Special or Master electrician or consulting engineer.
We have licensed engineers who can use our firm's letterhead to submit your cover letter. You can rely on us completely to do the needful without having to take on any responsibility yourself. If you wish to make the submission with your chosen consultants, we will need the letterhead, license number and licensee number to draft your cover letter.
- Submittal Number
The next step is to request a submission number from the EAB. Requests for submission numbers can either be made in person or by sending an email to EAB. When you hire our firm for EAB approvals, we will coordinate with EAB and get your submission number. We will require the following information in order to file the request for submission number-
- Licensed electrical contractor or consulting engineer name and address (we will provide our details if applicable)
- Location of installation with job name if applicable
- Type of submission (installations over 1,000KVA or more, special permission or equipment permission)
You can use the submission number to track your payments and progress of the approval process through the NYC Department Of Buildings website.
- Payment Receipt
You can proceed to make payments once you receive your submission number from the EAB. The payments have to be made in person at the Central Inspections Cashiers, 1st floor at 280 Broadway, New York City.
EAB charges different fees for different submittals-
- Electrical installations of 1,000KVA or over - $650
- Special permission - $350
- Equipment permission - $200
We can help you with the payment process and make the payment with EAB. You can use bank checks, certified checks, corporate checks and money orders to pay your fees. All checks or money orders should be made payable to the NYC Department of Buildings.
You will receive a duplicate receipt from the EAB once you make your payment. The receipt has to be attached with your documents when you make the final submission with the EAB.
- Drawings and Documents
You will need to submit various documents based on the submission you make. We will create all the drawings, diagrams, floor plans and equipment drawings needed for the submission. Our drawings comply with all applicable electrical codes so that you can get EAB approval at the first attempt.
Let's take a look at what you need to submit-
Electrical Installations of 1,000KVA or More
- Plan view
- One-line diagram
- Layout of service equipment room
- Details of distribution panel and switchboard
- Applicable cut sheets
- Drawings and charts
- Other documents as applicable
Electrical Equipment and Materials
- Type of equipment and model number
- Applicable explanatory information
- Data sheets or brochures
- Images of the equipment before installation
- Laboratory test report and conclusion sheet including approval of Commissioner
- Equipment sample (if demanded by the EAB)
We will help you prepare all the documents for EAB submission. We can either submit physical copies of the drawing by folding them to 8.5”x11” or use approved electronic formats. Our drawings follow all special requirements laid down in the 1 RCNY § 34-05 standard to ensure full compliance with regulations.
The drawings submissions can be either mailed or dropped off at:
NYC Development Inspections Services
One Centre Street, Room 2337
New York, NY 10007
Electrical installations that rely on selective coordination (exceeding .1 seconds) and use devices other than fuse for overcurrent protection need to submit a coordination study. A professional engineer must submit the study and we have the right team to do the task.
The following installations need to submit coordination studies :
- Service overcurrent protection equipment exceeding 601A
- Emergency equipment involving a critical application or life safety
The EAB members will review your submission and decide its fate after you have made the payment and submitted all required documents and information.