Local Law 152 of 2016 was part of a bigger unit of laws regarding gas line safety. Precisely, 152 requires periodical drills for gas piping systems.The Department of Buildings (DOB) introduced LL 152 in 2016, which mandates that all buildings having gas systems be inspected regularly. Fast forward to 2020; this law is now enacted and enforced with a heavy hand. Not sure what this means for you? Here you’ll find solutions to any issues you might have concerning this new gas inspection rule.
The goal of Local Law 152 is to find and correct gas connections that are against building codes. This holds critical situations such as gas leaks but also prohibited connections. The New York State Department of Public Service has issued a list of confirmed leak detection tools.
Building owners can choose when to conduct the inspection, considering the table’s dates in the previous section. Despite this, once the investigation is conducted, there is a timeline for presenting the record and fixing any problems found:
- Gas Piping System Periodical Inspection Record form (GPS1) within 30 days.
- Gas Piping System Periodical Inspection Certification form (GPS2) within 60 days.
- The NYC Department of Buildings has formed an online gateway to present certifications. Forms can be downloaded from the DOB website.
Suppose the inspections reveal any unsafe or hazardous conditions as listed here. In that case, the inspector must notify the building owner, the utility company providing gas service to the building, and the DOB. The building landlord must take quick action to fix these states as per the NYC Construction Code.
We get it; with all the regulations and deadlines you need to keep up with throughout the year to be compliant with NYC law, you’re getting stressed just thinking about this latest one. No worries, though; we’ve got you covered!
Our team is proud to introduce the Local Law 152 Inspection Portal, now available on our site, to track Local Law 152 easily. Never be late for an inspection date again