NYC Local Law 152 of 2016 Periodic Inspections of Gas Piping System (GPS) was passed by the City Council 11/16/2016 and approved by the Mayor on 12/06/2016. The final rules for this law were approved on 10/23/2019 and a Service Notice was posted by the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB), November 2019. Enforcement began 01/01/2020 and states the following:
Every building with a Gas Piping System (GPS) except those buildings in Occupancy Group R-3 must be inspected.
Every building WITHOUT a Gas Piping System (GPS) except those buildings in Occupancy Group R-3 must be inspected to certify there is no GPS.
This means that all buildings with 3 or more residential units and all other buildings must be inspected.
The Inspection Schedule which has been distributed over 4 years is as follows:
2020 – Community Districts – 1, 3, and 10 in all boroughs.
2021 – Community Districts – 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in all boroughs.
2022 – Community Districts – 4, 6, 8, 9, and 16 in all boroughs.
2023 – Community Districts – 11, 12, 14, 15, and 17 in all boroughs
And then every 4 years thereafter.
The initial inspection for a “New Building” with a GPS shall be performed during the 10th year after the DOB has approved the building for occupancy after December 31, 2019.
Any subsequent periodic inspections are to be conducted in accordance with the inspection schedule above.
Failure of an owner to file an Inspection Certification before the applicable due date may result in a civil penalty of $10,000.00.
Building owners are required to keep on file for ten years all reports and certifications and make them available to the DOB upon request.
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NYC Local Law 152 of 2016
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