General Notice of No Objection to Certain Work :
The Department of Buildings identifies certain types of work under the authorization from OER that easily receive the Notice of No Objection to Certain Work. The OER does not object to issuance permit application approval, amended permits or application, sign-off or certificate of occupancy for such work even when they involve a lot with environmental requirements.
The applications for the specific types of work filed with the department also get the requirements for Notice of No Objection and Notice of Satisfaction waived off.
Notice of No Objection :
The OER issues the Notice of No Objection to projects under building permit applications that don't invite air or noise concerns or don't pose hazardous materials risks. The Notice is also issued to work that doesn't fall under the ZR 11-15 considerations.
The Notice of No Objection signifies that the OER doesn't object to the permit application approval, issue of permits, amended application or permit, permit sign off or the presentation of temporary or final certificate of occupancy.
You can get a Notice of No Objections from the OER in the following cases :
- The OER will review your application to determine whether your proposed scope of work involves any threats of hazardous material contamination, or noise or air quality impact. If everything is ok, the OER will issue the Notice of No Objection. You can also get a Notice of No Objection if your work is not subjected to ZR 11-15.
- The OER can issue a Notice of No Objection for pending temporary certificates of occupancy. You will only get the notice once you can prove that the spaces or units have satisfied all "E" designation requirements.
- The OER also issues Notice of No Objections for Support of Excavation (SOE) or Foundation. The notice signifies that the OER is not going to oppose the work listed in the application. The applicant will also need to present an interim report to the OER with details of removal or disposal of the excavated soil from their site.
Notices of No Objection issued for SOE or Foundation are not applicable for superstructure work.
Notice to Proceed :
The Notice to Proceed from the OER signifies that work described in a building permit is required to mitigate or meet the environmental requirements. If you get a Notice to Proceed from the OER, you can be sure that the department will not oppose your permit application approval or issuance of permit.
However, the Notice to Proceed doesn't mean you will get an amended permit, permit sign-off or the certificate of occupancy right away.
There is also another thing to keep in mind- you have to begin work on your remedial action plan within one year of getting the Notice to Proceed; otherwise the notice will get void.
Notice of Satisfaction :
The OER issues the Notice of Satisfaction when the work mentioned in building permit is carried out in accordance with the Notice to Proceed. The Notice of Satisfaction signifies that the project has satisfied all environmental requirements including the documentation of declaration of restrictions for site management, if required by the OER.
The Notice of Satisfaction ensures permit sign-off and issuance of certificate of completion or the temporary or final certificate of occupancy.
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