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File #: Int 2377-2021    Version: * Name: Extending the physical scope of gas piping inspections.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 8/26/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to extending the physical scope of gas piping inspections
Sponsors: Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Robert F. Holden
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. Currently, inspections conducted under Local Law 152 include exposed gas lines from point of entry up to individual tenant spaces. This bill extends the physical scope of inspection from individual tenant spaces to the point of connection for any equipment that uses gas supplied by gas piping.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2377, 2. Int. No. 2377, 3. August 26, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-26-21, 5. Committee Report 9/13/21, 6. Hearing Testimony 9/13/21
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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
8/26/2021*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/26/2021*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 2377

 

By Council Members Cornegy and Holden

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to extending the physical scope of gas piping inspections

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Section 28-318.3.2 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:

§ 28-318.3.2 Scope. At each inspection, in addition to the requirements prescribed by this article or by the commissioner, all exposed gas lines from the point of entry of gas piping into a building, through the point of connection to any equipment that uses gas supplied by such piping, including building service meters, [up to individual tenant spaces] shall be inspected for evidence of excessive atmospheric corrosion or piping deterioration that has resulted in a dangerous condition, illegal connections, and non-code compliant installations. The inspection entity shall also test all exposed gas lines from the point of entry of gas piping into a building through the point of connection to any equipment that uses gas supplied by such piping, including, but not limited to, building service meters, public spaces, hallways, corridors, [and] mechanical and boiler rooms and tenant-operated commercial kitchens with a portable combustible gas detector to determine if there is any gas leak, provided that such testing need only include [public] spaces, hallways and corridors on floors that contain gas piping or gas utilization equipment.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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