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Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification Deadline Coming (Community Districts 1, 3, and 10)

October 28, 2020

 

As mandated by Local Law 152 of 2016, owners of buildings located in Community Districts 1, 3, and 10 in all boroughs must submit to the Department of Buildings a signed and sealed GPS2 : Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification through the Department of Building's online portal by December 31, 2020 and within 60 days of the inspection.

 

Certification deadlines are based on community districts. To identify your community district and determine your building's deadline, search by address at the Planning Department Community District site.

 

Are there exemptions?

 

Single- and two- family homes are exempt from this inspection reporting requirement.

 

If a building does not contain gas piping a registered design professional must certify this.

 

Who can conduct the inspection?

 

A licensed master plumber, or a master plumber under the direction of a licensed master plumber must perform the inspection.

 

What does the inspection entail?

 

All exposed gas lines from the point of entry into the building, including meters, to individual tenant spaces must be inspected for evidence of excessive corrosion or deterioration that results in a dangerous condition, illegal connections, and non-code compliant installations.

 

Public spaces, hallways and corridors, and mechanical and boiler rooms must be tested with a portable combustible gas detector to determine if leaks are present.

 

What’s the timeline?

 

Building owners must submit their certification to the NYC Department of Buildings no sooner than 60 days prior to their Community District deadline, and no later than the deadline.

 

Building owners have 90 days from the inspection deadline to submit the certification results to the gas utility.  

 

Building owners must submit a certificate indicating any conditions requiring repair have been corrected within 120 days of their inspection deadline, along with proof of submitting certification results to the gas utility.

 

If additional time to make corrections is needed it must be noted on the certification, and all repairs must be made within 180 days of the initial inspection deadline.

 

Is there a penalty?

 

Yes. Failure to file the inspection certifications in time will result in a civil penalty of $10,000.

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