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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

*NOTE: Previously referred to as Proposed Rule - Amendment of Rules Regarding the Periodic Inspection   of Gas Piping Systems 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose 

The 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 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 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. 

DOB has made changes to the rule following the public comment period and public hearing.  These changes include: 

  • Changing the submission due dates specified in paragraph (a)(2) and cycle start dates of the periodic inspection schedule in paragraph (a)(3) so that there is sufficient time for compliance before the rule’s anticipated effective date.
  • Reconfiguring the submission due dates in paragraph (a)(2) and periodic inspection schedule in paragraph (a)(3) based on community district, rather than borough.  This change is intended to enable utility companies to more effectively allocate resources among service areas in response to reports of unsafe or hazardous conditions following inspections.  
  • Reconfiguring the submission due dates in paragraph (a)(2) and periodic inspection schedule in paragraph (a)(3) to recur every fourth calendar year, instead of every fifth year.  This change was made in order to better align the frequency of periodic inspection cycles with the requirement that inspections occur at least once every five years.
  • Reconfiguring the submission due dates in paragraph (a)(2) and periodic inspection schedule in paragraph (a)(3) to consist of four cycles, rather than five.  This change was made in order to better align the frequency of periodic inspection cycles with the requirement that inspections occur at least once every five years.
  • Specifying that the term “new building” in paragraph (a)(4) means a building, or any portion thereof, approved for occupancy by the Department after December 31, 2019—instead of 2018.  This change was made in light of the anticipated effective date of the rule.
  • Adding, in paragraph (d)(1)(ii), certain conditions and information required to be included in the inspection report.  This addition was made to provide clarity with respect to inspection reporting requirements.

The 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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Effective Date: 
Wed, 10/23/2019

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

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Proposed Rules Content: 

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.

New material is underlined.

[Deleted material is in brackets.]

 

 

 

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