What is LL 152 for those without a Gas Piping System?
NYC Local Law 152 of 2016 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 09/13/2019 and published on 09/23/2019.
The original Service Notice was posted by the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB), November 2019 and updated January 2020.
A new Service Notice, Follow-up #2: Local Law 152 of 2016: Periodic Inspection of Gas Piping Systems Required, has been posted by the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) as of October, 2020.
A new Service Notice, Follow-up #3: Local Law 152 of 2016: Periodic Inspection of Gas Piping Systems Required, has been posted by the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) as of December, 2020.
A new Service Notice, Follow-up #4: Local Law 152 of 2016: Gas Piping Inspections Deadline for Community Districts 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in all Boroughs Extended has been posted by the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) as of December, 2021.
A new Service Notice, Follow-Up #5 – Local Law 152 of 2016: Licensed Master Plumbers Allowed to Certify a Building Does Not Contain Gas Piping; Procedures for Certifying a Building Is Not Supplied with Gas has been posted by the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) as of December 30, 2021. This Service Notice also provides that a Licensed Master Plumbers (LMP), in addition to Registered Design Professionals (RDP), 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.
A new Service Notice, Follow-up #6 – Local Law 152 of 2016: Requests for Due Date Extensions to Complete Gas Piping Inspections; Amendment to Local Law 152 of 2016 that allows building owners to receive a 180-day extension of the due date for the inspection of the building’s gas piping system and submission of the GPS2: Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification form to the Department of Buildings.
Enforcement began 01/01/2020 and states the following for those who DO NOT have a GPS.
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:
UPDATE ON DEADLINE FOR 2020 and 2021:
On 12/17/2020 the New York City Council enacted legislation that extending the deadlines for inspection and correction of building gas piping systems in Community Districts 1, 3 and 10 in all 5 Boroughs.
On 10/21/2021 the New York City Council enacted legislation that extending the deadlines for inspection and correction of building gas piping systems in Community Districts 2, 5, 7, 13 and 18 in all 5 Boroughs.
Click HERE to access the KeepMyGas page dedicated to Legislation Impacting Local Law 152.
To access the most DOB Service Updates site and see the list of updates – Click HERE.
To access the official NYC Buildings (AKA Department of Buildings – DOB) web page that has a Step-by-Step Guide to Complying with Local Law 152 of 2016 Periodic Inspections of Gas Piping Systems – Click HERE
|2020 (Extended to 06/30/2021)||Community Districts – 1, 3, and 10 in all boroughs.|
|2021 (Extended to 06/30/2022)||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.
Need more info? Here are THE DETAILS:
Originally, as per LL152, only a design professional can certify that a building does not have a gas system.
On 10/21/2021 The NY City Council amended LL152 to additionally allow a Licensed Master Plumber (LMP) may also perform an inspection on buildings without gas piping to certify that there is no gas piping.
Click HERE to see the PDF of the amendment which also describes the process for buildings that have gas piping but no gas service.
Subsequent to the inspection, the RDP or LMP will electronically submit, using this PORTAL, the required GPS Periodic Inspection Certification (GPS-2) to certify this is a building WITHOUT a GPS. The RDP or the LMP will provide the owner with a copy of the GPS-2. No additional filing by the owner is required. The owner is required to keep the GPS-2 on file for 10 years either electronically or as a hard copy. This is the GPS-2 on the DOB website.
According to the NYC Department of Buildings your official inspection is to be completed only in the designated year for your NYC Community district. You may have an inspection done sooner for safety sake but you will still need to complete another inspection during the designated year for your NYC Community district.
Failure of an owner to file an Inspection Certification before the applicable due date may result in a civil penalty of $10,000.00 ($5,000 effective 08/11/2021 Per DOB Adopted Rule). 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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