NYC Local Law 152 of 2016 Periodic Inspections of Gas Piping System (GPS) was introduced by the NY City Council, Committee on Housing and Buildings on 02/24/2016, passed by the City Council on 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) in November 2019 and updated January 2020.
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. The periodic Inspection of Gas Piping Systems can only be performed by a NYC Licensed Master Plumber (LMP), or a qualified individual who has been working under the direct and continuing supervision of a LMP and has also completed a DOB approved course.
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. Buildings WITHOUT a GPS can only be inspected by a Registered Design Professional (RDP) which is either a Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA).
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.
Check out these relevant links for more information and feel free to contact me as well:
NYC Local Law 152 of 2016
Final Rule Signed 9-13-2019 – Periodic Inspection of Gas Piping Systems
DOB Service Notice Local Law 152 of 2016: Periodic Inspection of Gas Piping Systems Required
LAW SERVER SITE – NYLaws > NYC Administrative Code > Title 28 > Chapter 3 > Article 318 – Periodic Inspection of Gas Piping Systems
Look Up Your Community District (After search, scroll down to see your Community Board District #)
The periodic Inspection of Gas Piping Systems can only be performed by a NYC Licensed Master Plumber (LMP), or a qualified individual who has been working under the direct and continuing supervision of a LMP and has also completed a DOB approved course.
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