VOLUME 3, ISSUE 7

Local Law 152 of 2016 - Periodic Inspection of Gas Piping

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Commencing January 1, 2019, Local Law 152 of 2016 will take effect which requires periodic inspection of gas piping in buildings other than R-3 dwellings.

For existing buildings, an inspection must be conducted every five years by a licensed master plumber or their subordinate. New buildings require their first inspection after 10 years from completion.

The inspector will be required to inspect all exposed gas lines from the point of entry and throughout service spaces and public spaces up to tenant spaces. The inspection will seek evidence of excessive corrosion or deterioration, dangerous conditions, illegal installations, and non-code compliant installations. It will also incorporate use of gas leak detectors.

There will be a reporting/certification procedure put in effect that must be adhered to. Failure to submit certification will be classified as a major violation.

RPO will keep you apprised of the specific reporting requirements as they become available.