2006 New York Code - Rules And Regulations.

    §  326.  Rules and regulations. 1. The commission shall have the power
  to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations carrying into effect  such
  provisions  of the sections of this chapter wherein reference is made to
  the rules and regulations of or to be adopted  by  the  commission,  and
  also  in  other  cases  where  the  approval  of  the  department or the
  existence of conditions satisfactory to it is  a  requisite  under  this
  chapter  for  compliance  with  any  provision  of  this  chapter or the
  exercise of discretionary powers  by  the  department  with  respect  to
  alternative requirements, is authorized.
    2. Such rules and regulations shall be designed within the limitations
  of the specifically applicable provisions of this chapter:
    a. To effectuate the general purposes of this chapter.
    b.  To provide reasonably uniform standards, ratings and requirements,
  consonant with accepted standards of engineering,  fire  prevention  and
  safety practices.
    c.  To  formulate  such  standards  and requirements, so far as may be
  practicable, in terms of performance objectives, so as to make  adequate
  performance for the use intended the test of acceptability.
    d.  To  permit to the fullest extent possible, use of modern technical
  methods,  devices  and  improvements  which  tend  to  reduce  costs  of
  construction,   installation   and   maintenance  without  substantially
  affecting reasonable requirements for the health, safety and security of
  the occupants or users of dwellings.
    3. Every rule or regulation or modification, amendment or repeal of  a
  rule  or  regulation  shall, immediately after adoption, be certified by
  the commission and transmitted to the secretary of state for  filing  in
  the  office  of  the  department of state. Upon such filing, the rule or
  regulation or modification, amendment or repeal of a rule or regulation,
  shall have the force and effect  of  law.  The  commission  shall  cause
  copies  thereof  to be sent to the appropriate department or departments
  of  all  municipalities  having  jurisdiction  over  multiple  dwellings
  therein which are affected thereby.
    4.  The  commission  shall  invite  the cooperation and advice of fire
  departments and organizations in connection  with  the  promulgation  of
  rules and regulations relating to fire protection and fire prevention.

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