We provide Local Law 152 of 2016: Periodic Gas Piping Inspection services!
Local Law 152 requires that all New York City building owners have their building gas piping inspected periodically by a Licensed Master Plumber or a qualified individual working under the direct supervision of a LMP.
"In accordance with Article 318 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code, building gas piping systems, except for gas piping systems in buildings classified in occupancy group R-3 (2 families or less) in section 310.3 of the Building Code, must be periodically inspected."
Owners of all buildings except for those in occupancy group R-3 (2 families or less).
"The Department of Finance (DOF) classification appears on the property profile for each address. Building Code Occupancy Group R-3 corresponds to the following DOF classifications codes: A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, B1, B2, B3, B9, M3, M4, N2."
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Local Law 152 inspection due dates are organized by community districts as shown below:
January 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
Districts: 1, 3, and 10 in all boroughs
January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Districts: 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in all boroughs
January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Districts: 4, 6, 8, 9, and 16 in all boroughs
January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023
Districts: 11, 12, 14, 15, and 17 in all boroughs
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Within 30 days of the inspection, the LMP must provide the building owner a Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Report showing the results of the inspection. The LMP must use the Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Report form (GPS1) available on the Department's website.
Within 60 days of inspection, the owner must submit to the Department a Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification form (GPS2) signed and sealed by the LMP who conducted or supervised the inspection.
If the inspection reveals any unsafe or hazardous condition(s), the building owner must be notified and take immediate action to correct the condition(s). Correction of conditions identified in the Inspection Report must be performed in compliance with the New York City Construction Codes, including obtaining any required work permits.
Local Law 152 went into effect January 1, 2019.
The law explicitly excludes piping within tenants' spaces and because there has been no requirement issued by the DOB to the contrary, there is no need to give prior notice to tenants of inspection dates.
New buildings have to be first inspected the 10th year from the date of the certificate of occupancy and then subject to the four year inspection cycle.
All exposed gas piping from point of entry of gas piping into the building, including building service meters, and all gas piping in public spaces, hallways, corridors, and mechanical and boiler rooms, up to individual tenant spaces (does not include gas piping within apartments).
You must have your building inspected every four years, with the same due date of December 31st of that year.
If the piping is not exposed, the plumber will operate the combustible gas detector in accordance with the Interior Gas Piping and safety Inspection Training requirements, assessing the open atmosphere in the presumed path of piping.
Building owners are required to retain the inspection reports for 10 years and the LMP who conducted the inspection should maintain reports for 10 years as well.
Owners of buildings that contain no gas piping must submit to DOB a Gas Piping Inspection Certification, signed, and sealed by a registered design professional. The Inspection Certification must be submitted every four years.
Failure to file an Inspection Certification before the applicable due date may result in a civil penalty of $10,000.