How will this affect your projects?
As of March 15, 2021, you will need to submit a Post-Approval Amendment (PAA) for any minor plan change on an approved project.
While this change itself may seem minor, even small filing change-ups can cause issues and delays for the unprepared. This change may affect your project filing timelines and fees, so read ahead and plan wisely.
After March 15, solo AI-1 forms cannot be submitted post-approval in eFiling for minor changes, unless submitted as part of a PAA. Here’s how to approve minor changes:
Once the PAA status is marked as “PAA Fee Due” in BISWeb, you can pay the fee in eFiling using the Express Cashier Payments module.
For professional certification jobs, upload a completed PW1 form that indicates “Okay for Approval” in eFiling and select “Approval for PAA”.
For resubmission of a standard plan review job, submit in eFiling as “Minor Plan Change/PAA”.
In DOB NOW
After March 15, DOB NOW’s help form will not accept solo AI-1 forms for jobs after approval. Here’s how to get minor plan changes recognized and approved:
Also, keep in mind the following rules apply to PAA filings in DOB NOW: Build:
Up until now, PAAs were required only for scope of work changes, as well as for Schedule A and certain Schedule B changes in BIS. Where before applicants could get away with simply submitting an AI-1 form in the event of minor post-approval changes that did not change any information on the PW1, they will now have to formally file a PAA.
Overall, your project may be assessed for additional fees, and if there are objections or if the project is non-professionally certified, it will likely require a Plan Examiner meeting.
Because of this, applicants should make sure to build in some extra time into the project schedule in case this comes up.
For more assistance with filing and code concerns, please reach out to us at Outsource Consultants.
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