Amendment of Rules Regarding the Periodic Inspection of Gas Piping Systems

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:2)

Comment By: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Statement of Basis and Purpose 

The proposed rule adds a new Section 103-10 to Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY) regarding periodic inspections of gas piping systems.  This proposed rule is intended to promote public safety by requiring the periodic inspection of gas piping systems in buildings and the correction of conditions identified by such inspection. 

This proposed rule includes provisions related to the following that are intended to give effect to Local Law 152 of 2016:

  • Periodic inspection schedule and inspection requirements.
  • Inspector qualifications for performing periodic inspections of gas piping systems.
  • The required scope of inspection.
  • Inspection report and certification requirements.
  • Requirements for reporting unsafe or hazardous conditions.
  • Civil penalties for failure to file required certifications. 

The proposed rule also makes a technical correction to Section 101-06(a) of Title 1 of the RCNY.

The Department of Buildings’ authority for this rule is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter, Article 318 of Title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code and Local Law 152 of 2016.

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Public Hearing
Public Hearing Date: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 2:00pm

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Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10007