DOB Extends Deadlines for Gas Piping Inspections, CO Detector Installation

DOB Extends Deadlines for Gas Piping Inspections, CO Detector Installation

By Joseph Bastone

Two recent laws enacted by the New York City Council have granted six-month extensions to building owners in the five boroughs. The new deadlines apply to local laws governing gas piping inspections and installation of carbon monoxide detectors.

Local Law 152 of 2016: Gas Piping Inspections

Under Local Law 152 of 2016, gas piping systems in all buildings (with the exception of one- or two-family homes) must be inspected at least once every four years. Only a Licensed Master Plumber (LMP) or a qualified individual working under the direct and continuing supervision of an LMP may conduct these inspections.

A new law extends the compliance deadlines for owners of buildings in Community Districts (CD) 1, 3, and 10 in all boroughs. The original inspection deadline for buildings in these CDs was December 31, 2020; the new law extends the inspection deadline to June 30, 2021.

In addition, owners of buildings in CD 1, 3, and 10 that had their gas piping systems inspected between September 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, now have until June 30, 2021, to submit the GPS2: Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification form. Previously, the GPS2 form was required to be submitted within 120 or 180 days of the inspection date, depending on the time required to correct the condition(s) identified in the inspection report.

Failure to file the GPS2 form on or before the due date will incur a civil penalty of $10,000.

Local Law 191 of 2018: Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Local Law 191 of 2018 requires buildings with fire alarm systems that contain Occupancy Group A-1, A-2, A-3, Group B, or Group M to install carbon monoxide detectors by January 1, 2021. The recently enacted law extends the compliance deadline to July 1, 2021.

Installed carbon monoxide detectors must have built-in sounder bases, transmit a signal to a central monitoring station, and comply with 1 RCNY Section 908-01. Note: Carbon monoxide detectors are not required in kitchens.

If you have any questions about these changes or if you need assistance with filings, please contact Metropolis Group at 212.233.6344.