Friday, November 02, 2007

DOT Permit Holiday Embargo

Q: For Department of Transporation Construction Permits, when does the DOT Holiday Embargo/Moratorium start and end? What locations in New York City does the Embargo effect?

A: See below excerpt from the DOT Website. Refer to the Attachment for Streets affected by the DOT Holiday Embargo :

"2007 Holiday Construction Embargo - This embargo applies to NYCDOT Construction Permits.

A special construction embargo is in effect Friday, November 16, 2007 from 6AM to 11:59 PM and from Tuesday, November 20, 2007 6AM through Wednesday, January 2, 2008 11:59PM for the 2007 Holiday Construction Embargo. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be

Street and sidewalk construction will be restricted from 6:00 AM to midnight during the upcoming holiday season on the roadways listed below. Any permits issued prior to the date of this notice for work in the areas listed for the Holiday Embargo which do not already have the Embargo Waiver traffic stipulation "410" are hereby voided for the period of Friday November 16, 2007 from 6AM to 11:59 PM and from Tuesday November 20, 2007 6AM through Wednesday January 2, 2008 11:59PM. The permits will be in effect again on January 3, 2008.

All permittees must comply with this embargo unless a special waiver is granted by OCMC. Waiver requests must be filed by November 9, 2007 with the Permit Office by filing a "Request for Roadway/Sidewalk Permits During Embargo Periods" with supporting documentation. Work may only occur from 12:01 AM to 6:00 AM with the issuance of the necessary permits, no Embargo Waiver request is needed for work during these times. Waiver requests should only be submitted for critical reasons for a specific project. If a waiver is granted, you will be notified
to apply for the approved permits.

Necessary measures must be taken to ensure that all streets and sidewalks are in proper condition to allow for the expeditious and safe movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. OCMC will also impose similar restrictions on public utilities and private contractors for those roadways that are listed below by borough. Tool carts, cable reels, containers, and material stored on roadways must be removed during the embargo period. Utility cover openings are prohibited on roadways noted below between the hours of 6:00 AM and midnight unless the utility or contractor can prove an emergency exists.

Notice to All Permit Applicants:
Please note that this year, in accordance with § 4. Subdivision (m) of section 2-02 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York which reads "A request for approval to work during an embargo shall be submitted on a form provided by the Commissioner, along with a fee ($135.00) as specified in §2-03 of these rules. Payment of the application fee shall not guarantee that approval to work during the embargo period will be granted and application fee is in addition to any required permit fees".

A copy of the form "Request for Roadway/Sidewalk Permits During Embargo Periods" is attached. All forms must be filed with the required documents (shown on the form) along with the required fee at our Permit Office, 220 Church Street Ground Floor by Friday, November 9, 2007. Waiver requests should only be presented for critical reasons related to your specific project."