Local Law 152 - NYC Gas Line Inspections
Atlas Plumbing & Meter Works will make sure that your building is in compliance with Local Law 152. We do a thorough check of the gas piping throughout your building and make sure that GPS1 and GPS2 forms are completed. Atlas Plumbing & Meter Works has been doing the Local Law 152 inspections that were passed by the NYC Council in 2016 as part of a gas safety package since the start of the program.
WHAT HAS TO BE INSPECTED?
If the building contains a gas piping system, a licensed master plumber, or a non-licensed master plumber under the supervision of a licensed master plumber, must perform an inspection of exposed gas piping in non-tenant spaces and certify whether conditions requiring correction were identified in the Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Report provided to the owner and whether additional time is required to correct those conditions. If the building does not contain a gas piping system, a registered design professional must certify that the building contains no gas piping system.
WHICH BUILDINGS MUST COMPLY WITH LOCAL LAW 152?
Owners of all buildings except those in occupancy group R-3 (2 families or less). The estimated total amount of buildings affected is approximately 280,000 in NYC.
WHEN DO I HAVE TO HAVE MY BUILDING INSPECTED?
Inspections are broken down by community districts. Use the following chart to see when your building is due for inspection.
DATE RANGE FOR LOCAL LAW 152 INSPECTIONS BY COMMUNITY DISTRICTS
January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
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
Subsequent inspections must be completed no later than December 31st within every fourth calendar year thereafter.
WHAT IS THE FILING PROCESS?
Local Law 152 Inspections must take place during the calendar year stated in the inspection time for those buildings.
Within 30 days of the inspection, the licensed master plumber must provide to the building owner a Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Report showing the results of the inspection. The licensed master plumber must use the Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Report form (GPS1) available on the Department’s website.
Within 60 days of the inspection, the owner must submit to the Department a Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification signed and sealed by the licensed master plumber who conducted or supervised the inspection. Currently, no filing fee will be charged for submission of inspection certifications required by 1 RCNY §103-10.
If the Inspection Certification submitted to the Department indicates that conditions requiring correction were identified in the Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Report submitted to the owner, the owner must submit to the Department, within 120 days of the inspection, an Inspection Certification signed and sealed by the licensed master plumber who conducted the inspection, stating that the conditions have been corrected.
If the Inspection Certification submitted to the Department indicated that additional time was needed to correct the condition(s) identified in the Inspection Report, the owner must submit, within 180 days of the inspection, an Inspection Certification signed and sealed by a licensed master plumber stating that all conditions have been corrected.
Correction of conditions identified in the Inspection Report must be performed in compliance with the NYC Construction Codes, including obtaining any required work permits.
All Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certifications must be submitted to the Department through the online GPS2 Certification Submission Portal located on the Department’s website.
Failure 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 described in 1 RCNY §103-10 and make them available to the Department upon request.
If an inspection reveals any unsafe or hazardous condition(s), the licensed master plumber must immediately notify the building owner, the utility providing gas service to the building, and the Department of Buildings The building owner must take immediate action to correct the condition(s) in compliance with the New York City Construction Codes and any required permits.