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File #: Int 2361-2021    Version: * Name: Creating a questionnaire related to the inspection and correction of building gas piping systems.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 7/29/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating a questionnaire related to the inspection and correction of building gas piping systems
Sponsors: Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: Pursuant to Local Law 152 of 2016 and Department of Buildings (DOB), rules, between January 1 and December 31 of every fourth year, building gas piping systems must be inspected in community districts 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 require DOB to create a questionnaire that could be shared with stakeholders and members of the public. Through this questionnaire, DOB could seek feedback on Local Law 152. Starting on March 1, 2022, and on every following March 1, DOB would be required to report to the Council, the Mayor, and post on its website, the results of the questionnaires received during the prior calendar year.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2361, 2. Int. No. 2361, 3. July 29, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-29-21, 5. Committee Report 9/13/21, 6. Hearing Testimony 9/13/21
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
9/13/2021*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/13/2021*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/29/2021*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/29/2021*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 2361

 

By Council Members Cornegy and Yeger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating a questionnaire related to the inspection and correction of building gas piping systems

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Item 4 of section 28-318.3.3 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law 152 for the year 2016, is amended to read as follows:

4.                     No later than 120 days after the due date for such inspection, in accordance with department rules, such owner shall submit to the department, in a form and manner determined by the department, (i) a certification from a licensed master plumber that all conditions that were identified in the inspection report for which a certification was submitted pursuant to item 2 of this section have been corrected, except that such certification may note that correction of one or more conditions identified in such report, other than conditions referred to in section 28-318.3.4, will reasonably take additional time to complete and (ii) a certification from such owner that such owner is in compliance with item 3 of this section. Along with such certification, such owner may also submit a completed questionnaire as described in section § 28-318.6.. If such certification notes that one or more conditions will take additional time to complete, such owner shall, no later than 180 days after the due date for such inspection, submit to the department, in a form and manner determined by the department, a certification from a licensed master plumber that all conditions identified in such report have been corrected.

 

§ 2. Article 318 of section of chapter 3 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law 152 for the year 2016, is amended by adding a new section 28-318.6 as follows:

§ 28-318.6 Questionnaire. The department shall create a questionnaire that shall seek feedback from the owner of any building required to undergo periodic inspections under article 318 of chapter 3 of this section. The questionnaire shall include, but need not be limited to the following: questions regarding the implementation of gas inspections as required by article 318 of chapter 3 of this section; hardships experienced by owners whose buildings are required to undergo such periodic inspection; and general concerns related to article 318 of chapter 3 of this section. Such questionnaire shall be mailed to each owner whose building is required to undergo periodic inspections under article 318 of chapter 3 of this section, made available on the department’s website and may be requested by calling 311. A link to the questionnaire shall also be included with every service update provided in connection with the implementation of article 318 of chapter 3 of this section.

 

§ 3. Article 318 of section of chapter 3 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law 152 for the year 2016, is amended by adding a new section 28-318.7 as follows:

§ 28-318.7 Report. No later than March 1, 2022 and on March 1 of every year thereafter, the department shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council, and shall post on its website, a report summarizing the results of all completed questionnaires received during the prior calendar year.

 

§ 4.This local law takes effect 120 days after becoming law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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