The OER issues a range of approvals for buildings and constructions that have environmental requirements. You have to apply for the right approval in order to be able to begin your project without hassles. We help you determine the right type of approval you need to file with the OER.
Here are a few OER approvals that apply to constructions or buildings-
OER General Notice of No Objection to Certain Work
The OER has to give approval for certain types of work according to the rules developed in 2014. The approvals are needed for projects that are located in tax lots that have earned an "E" designation from the OER. The organization will issue no objection to permit application approval, permits, sign-offs, certificate of completion and the certificate of occupancy.
You can file an application for the specific types of work and get a Notice of No Objection from the OER to begin your work. Projects that get the Notice of No Objection don't have to meet the requirements of the Notice of Satisfaction.
Notice of No Objection
The OER issues Notice of No Objection to work proposed in the building permit application that doesn't pose threats of hazardous material contamination or noise or air quality issues. The Notice of No Objection is also given to projects that are not subjected to the conditions mentioned in the ZR § 11-15.
The Notice of No Objection from the OER signifies that the department will not disallow permit application approval, the issue of permits, issuance of amended permits, permit sign-offs. The department will also not object to issuing the certificate of completion or the temporary or final certificate of occupancy.
The OER issues Notice of No Objection in the following situations-
a. The OER reviews the application and proposed type of work and does not find any signs of hazardous material contamination or air or noise quality issues. Notice of No Objection is also issued for projects that are not subjected to the ZR § 11-15.
b. The OER issues Notice of No Objection to certain work proposed in temporary certificates of occupancy. The projects only get the Notice of No Objection when the spaces or units under the work comply with all relevant "E" designation requirements.
c. You will also need a Notice of No Objection for any work that has to do with Support of Excavation or Foundation only. The OER notice signifies that the department has no objections for completion of work mentioned in the Support of Excavation or Foundation. The applicant will also have to submit an interim report to the OER describing the disposal or removal of the excavated soil or fill from the designated site.
Notice to Proceed
The OER issues Notice to Proceed to work described in a building permit application that needs to meet environmental requirements or remediation. If your project gets a Notice to Proceed from the OER, it means that the department doesn't oppose the issuance of permit or permit application approval.
A Notice to Proceed, on the other hand, doesn't authorize the issuance of an amended permit or permit sign-off. It also doesn't authorize the issuance of a certificate of completion or temporary or final certificate of occupancy for the related work.
According to the Rules of the City of New York (Title 15), a Notice to Proceed becomes void if the project does not begin work following the OER-approved Remedial Action Plan within one year from the date of receiving approval.
Notice of Satisfaction
A Notice of Satisfaction from the OER means that the work proposed under your building permit complies with the Notice to Proceed from the department. It also signifies that the project has satisfied the environmental requirements along with the recordation of a declaration of restrictions and covenants for site management. Sometimes you will need to submit such a declaration to meet the rules of the OER.
The Notice of Satisfaction means that the OER doesn't oppose the permit sign-off or issuance of certificate of completion or certificate of occupancy for the related work.
As with any building department and paperwork, it's useful to take help of professionals who have experience of dealing with OER approvals. You can develop your applications without errors and get assured permit from the OER to commence work without delays.