Local Law 152 gas piping inspections are not due until December 31st of this year, but it can still be incredibly important to get a head start understanding the requirements of this local law. If a property you own in Districts 11, 12, 14, 15, or 17 qualifies for the inspection requirements, it is time to start scheduling your inspections for the NYC Department of Buildings and filling out the proper paperwork ahead of time.
It can be hard to know what to expect as a building owner, because this law is new and many are experiencing their first wave of inspections. It is worth taking the time to understand your responsibilities under Local Law 152 though, as the maximum fine that property owners can incur for failing to meet the inspection requirements is $10,000.
Before the end of the year arrives, allow us to help you avoid both the penalties and the stress of your gas piping inspection process.
How to File for the Local Law 152 Gas Piping Inspection Correctly
The first thing you need to do is call a Licensed Master Plumber, like Empire Plumbing Inc. When it comes to Local Law 152, the NYC Department of Buildings only officially recognizes Licensed Master Plumbers to inspect gas lines and sign off on the proper inspection paperwork.
This is only the first step of the filing process though, and after your Licensed Master Plumber has finished the first step of the inspection, the rest of the paperwork process will go as follows:
- Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Report (GPS1) – The Licensed Master Plumber who carried out the initial inspection will give the building owner a report with 30 days after the inspection. The report will designate any repairs or installations that the Master Plumber needs to do before moving forward.
- Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification (GSP2) – The Licensed Master Plumber will provide the building owner with a sealed and signed form that certifies whether there were no issues, no gas piping system present, or if there were issues that need to be repaired. Any problems revealed from the above certification will be given either 120 or 180 days to be fixed. This certification will then need to be submitted digitally to the Department of Buildings by the building owner through a designated submission portal.
- Follow Up Inspection Certification – If there were any repairs that needed to be carried out by the Master Plumber, the building owner must also submit another inspection certification (GSP2) within the 120- or 180-day limit. This will show that all issues have been fixed, and again be sealed and signed by the Licensed Master Plumber for authentication.
It’s important to hold onto a copy of your paper trail after you have filed with the city. NYC law requires that certifications and reports from your gas line inspections remain on file for a decade. The Master Plumber that you hired for the job is also required to keep a copy on file for 10 years.
Don’t Wait: Schedule Your Gas Pipe Inspection Today
At Empire Plumbing Inc, we understand just how complicated and extensive the LL 152 gas pipe inspection requirements can feel. That’s why we are here to carry out our responsibilities quickly and efficiently, so that we can better help you file the correct paperwork before any deadlines get close. We want you to know you’re not alone in this process. So, give us a call today at (917) 642-3041 and schedule your gas pipe inspection with Empire Plumbing.