As per Local Law 152 of 2016, beginning January 1, 2020, gas piping systems in all buildings except for buildings classified in occupancy group R-3, must be inspected by a Licensed Master Plumber (LMP), or a qualified individual working under the direct and continuing supervision of an LMP, at least once every four years according to the schedule set out in 1 RCNY §103-10
Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Report
Local Law 152 requires that 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.
Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification: Local Law 152 requires that 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. Periodic inspections for the gas piping system are explained in the official document,1 RCNY §103-10, which can be downloaded from here.
Buildings with No Gas Piping: Local law 152 requires that owners of buildings that do not contain gas piping must submit to the Department a Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification, signed and sealed by a registered design professional, stating that such building contains no gas piping.
This Inspection Certification must be submitted once every four years by the end of the inspection date range for the community district in which the building is located.
Where to submit the periodic inspection Certificate: All Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certifications must be submitted to the Department through the online certification submission portal located on the Department’s website. Access to the submission portal will be available prior to the commencement of the 2020 filing period.
When to submit the Inspection Certificate:
Penalty for non-filing the certificate in time: Failure to file an Inspection Certification before the applicable due date may result in a civil penalty of $10,000.00.
Record-keeping requirements for Building Owner: 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.
Unsafe or Hazardous Conditions: 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. 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.