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 on 10/23/2019 and a Service Notice was posted by the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB), November 2019 and updated January 2020.
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:
|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.
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Buildings without a GPS can only be inspected by a NYC Registered Design Professional (RDP) which is either a Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA). Subsequent to the inspection, the RDP 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 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. 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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