New York Local Law 152 Gas Piping Inspections

Are You Compliant? Find out by Calling The Standard Group!

As of January 1, 2020, gas piping systems around the city became subject to considerably more stringent inspection standards. Known as Local Law 152, the new legislation from the New York City Department of Buildings required that the plumbing systems in all buildings (except those in occupancy group R-3) are required to receive an inspection from a Licensed Master Plumber or other qualified individual at least once every four years. This inspection is intended to certify that a building is compliant with changing and evolving gas line codes, ensuring that the building and the gas piping running throughout it, is safe to use and contains minimal risk of gas leaks or other potential problems.

As a Licensed Master Plumber in New York, The Standard Group can help you with your Local Law 152 compliance. We offer Local Law 152 inspections, and offer the services required in order to properly file your inspection report with the NYC Department of Buildings. This helps you avoid the heavy penalties for failure to comply, and keeps your property’s gas system safe. We work with you to make the process of conforming to these new codes easy and stress-free.

Make sure your property is compliant with Local Law 152! If your property is due for an inspection this year, give The Standard Group a call at (212) 203-4864 to schedule your inspection appointment.

What Is Required for Local Law 152 Compliance?

Local Law 152 was designed to cut down on the potential for extreme danger caused by unrepaired gas leaks. Not only can a gas leak cause potential fire dangers, but it also releases carbon monoxide into the atmosphere of a building, creating potentially extremely dangerous conditions. Local Law 152 requires buildings to be outfitted with approved combustible gas indicator devices that are approved for use by the New York State Department of Public Service, as well as several other important features and potential updates.

In addition to a first inspection for initial compliance, all buildings (except for those in the exempted classification) are required to undergo an inspection every four years. This schedule is staggered based on where your building is located, with different community districts throughout each borough requiring their inspection on a different year during each four-year cycle.

The inspection schedule is as follows:

  • January 1 through December 31, 2020: buildings in community districts 1, 3, and 10 in all boroughs
  • January 1 through December 31, 2021: buildings in community districts 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in all boroughs
  • January 1 through December 31, 2022: buildings in community districts 4, 6, 8, 9, and 16 in all boroughs
  • January 1 through December 31, 2023: buildings in community districts 11, 12, 14, 15, and 17 in all boroughs

Once your inspection is complete, we will provide you with a Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Report, which will show you the results of your inspection. We will also submit the proper paperwork to the department to show that your building is compliant, so long as you pass your inspection. If we discover any faults, we will work through them with you, and we can offer repair and violation removal services that correct the problem as soon as possible.

Don’t wait! If you need your building inspected, contact The Standard Group and get the help you need today.

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