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File #: Int 2259-2021    Version: * Name: An extension of the deadlines for inspection and correction of building gas piping systems in certain community districts.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 4/22/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to an extension of the deadlines for inspection and correction of building gas piping systems in certain community districts
Sponsors: Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: Pursuant to Local Law 152 of 2016 and Department of Buildings (DOB) rules, between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021, building gas piping systems must be inspected in community districts (CD) 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in all boroughs. DOB rules also require submission of a certification that all conditions identified in the inspection report have been corrected no later than 120 days or if more time is needed no later than 180 days following the inspection date. This bill would extend the December 31, 2021 inspection deadline for buildings in CD 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in all boroughs until June 30, 2022. The bill provides that for such buildings inspected between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021, the certification of correction may be submitted later than 120 days or later than 180 days following the inspection date, as applicable, but no later than June 30, 2022. This bill would also require DOB to conduct targeted outreach regarding complying with the requirements of Local Law 152 of 2016.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2259, 2. Int. No. 2259, 3. April 22, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 2259

 

By Council Member Cornegy

 

A Local Law in relation to an extension of the deadlines for inspection and correction of building gas piping systems in certain community districts

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Periodic inspection of gas piping systems in certain community districts. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Certification form. The term “certification form” means the certification required to be submitted to the department pursuant to subdivision 4 of section 28-318.3.3 of the administrative code of the city of New York and paragraphs (3) or (4) of subdivision (d) of section 103-10 of title 1 of the rules of the city of New York, stating that all conditions identified in the gas piping system periodic inspection report provided to a building owner have been corrected.

Commissioner. The term “commissioner” means the commissioner of buildings.

Department. The term “department” means the department of buildings.

b. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law or rule, building gas piping systems in community districts 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in each borough required to be periodically inspected pursuant to article 318 of chapter 3 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York shall be inspected on or between January 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022, provided that the inspection requirements, including due dates for inspecting gas piping systems and submitting certification forms to the department in section 103-10 of title 1 of the rules of the city of New York shall apply after June 30, 2022.

c. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law or rule, for building gas piping systems in community districts  2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in each borough required to be periodically inspected pursuant to article 318 of chapter 3 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York that are inspected on or between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021, such building owners may submit the certification form to the department later than 120 days following the building’s inspection date or later than 180 days following the building’s inspection date, as applicable, but in no event shall the certification form be submitted later than June 30, 2022.

                     d. Failure to submit the certification form required by subdivision c of this section shall be classified as a major violation subject to the provisions of chapter 2 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York.

e. Nothing in this section shall affect the requirements to report and correct unsafe or hazardous conditions revealed by a gas piping system inspection as set forth in section 28-318.3.4 of the administrative code of the city of New York.

f. As soon as practicable, but no later than June 1, 2021, the department shall conduct targeted outreach and education regarding the provisions of this section, which shall at a minimum include notifying building owners in community districts  2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in each borough and posting information on the department’s website.

g. Notices and educational materials distributed pursuant to subdivision f of this section shall be prepared in plain language using words with common everyday meanings, and made available in all of the designated citywide languages, as defined in section 23-1101 of the administrative code of the city of New York. Such notices and educational materials shall include, but not be limited to:

 1. Information regarding the requirements of article 318 of chapter 3 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York, and to which buildings such article applies; and

2. Best practices related to hiring a plumber to perform a gas piping system inspection as set forth in article 318 of chapter 3 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately and subdivisions b and c of section one are retroactive to and deemed to have been in full force and effect as of January 1, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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