From the NYC Department of Buildings:
The new NYC Construction Codes are now in effect. As a result, (1) previous administrative provisions specific to MEA have been repealed and (2) new administrative provisions regarding product acceptance are now required.
MEA applications received after July 1, 2008 are no longer accepted. Application and other submission requirements are being returned and will not be processed under the previous MEA administrative provisions.
The functions of the MEA division have been absorbed by the Office of Technical Certification and Research (OTCR). Refer to the OTCR webpage for information regarding policies and procedures for recognizing materials and equipment under the new administrative provisions.
The new NYC Construction Codes were developed to enhance building and construction safety, structural integrity and job site accountability in New York City. Visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/codes_and_reference_materials/2014_construction_code.shtml for further information.