Local Law 152 (LL152) was passed by the NYC Council in 2016 as part of a gas safety package. It specifically requires that NYC building owners have their building gas piping inspected periodically.
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Beginning January 1, 2020, every building with a Gas Piping System EXCEPT those buildings in occupancy group R-3 must be inspected by a Licensed Master Plumber (LMP), or a qualified individual working under the direct and continuing supervision of a LMP, at least once every four years.
January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022
Buildings in Community Districts 4, 6, 8, 9, and 16 in all boroughs
January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023
Buildings in Community Districts 11, 12, 14, 15, and 17 in all boroughs
January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024
Buildings in Community Districts 1, 3 and 10 in all boroughs
January 1, 2025 – December 31, 2025
Buildings in Community Districts 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in all boroughs
LL152 inspections require the qualified gas piping system inspector to look for evidence of excessive atmospheric corrosion or piping deterioration; illegal connections; non-code compliant installations, as well as the following conditions which must be reported to the owner, utility company, and DOB immediately: gas leaks; illegal connections; non-code compliant installations; and any condition defined as “Class A” by the utility company, which is considered an imminently dangerous condition.
Within 60 days of the inspection, the OWNER must submit to the Department a Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification (GPS2) signed and sealed by the LMP who conducted or supervised the inspection. The GPS2 submission is to be completed by the Building Owner on the Department’s GPS2 submission web portal.
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.
If the inspections reveal any hazards on your gas piping system, the inspector is required to notify the building owner, the utility company providing gas service to the building, and to DOB. These hazards can be defined as:
The building owner must take immediate action to correct these conditions per NYC Construction Code.
Local Law 152 of 2016 has been amended by Local Law 138 of 2021. The changes include: Licensed Master Plumbers (LMP) may now certify that a building contains no gas piping and is not required to comply with the gas piping inspection requirements in Local Law 152 of 2016. Buildings with exposed gas piping systems that are not currently supplied with gas and have no appliances connected to any gas piping are not required to comply with the gas piping inspection requirements in Local Law 152 of 2016. Buildings Not Supplied with Gas If a building has gas piping but is not currently supplied with gas and does not have any appliances connected to gas piping, the owner of the building will be required to submit to DOB, through the online portal at nyc.gov/DOBgaspipecert both of the following documents: 1. a signed statement from the utility company that would be responsible for providing gas service to the building containing the following: • The last date gas was supplied to the building; and • The date on which gas service was no longer provided to the building; and 2. a signed statement from the owner of the building containing the following: • A certification that the building no longer receives gas service; and • A certification that the building no longer contains appliances connected to gas piping.
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