By Andrew Pisani
Starting March 22, 2022, building owners may request a 180-day extension for the gas piping system (GPS) inspection required by Local Law 152 of 2016.
As you may recall, Local Law 138 of 2021 extended the 2021 GPS inspection deadline for buildings located in community districts 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 by six months, to June 30, 2022. The amendment also created additional flexibility:
- Owners of buildings without a GPS—with the exception of one- and two-family homes—can hire a licensed master plumber to certify that no GPS is present.
- For properties with an inactive GPS, owners can obtain certification from the utility company, confirming that the system is not currently in use.
Now, the final portion of LL 138/21, regarding compliance extensions, has gone into effect.
Apply Online for GPS Inspection Extensions
If building owners need additional time to either inspect the property’s GPS or to comply with inspection findings, they may request a 180-day extension through the New York City Department of Buildings online portal.
Under the “Location Information” section, building owners are asked to confirm whether the building includes a gas piping system and whether the property currently has an active gas service. If the answer to both questions is “yes,” owners will have the option to request a 180-day extension to inspect the GPS and submit the GPS2: Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification form.
Owners may only request one extension.
Failure to file the GPS2 certification form by the due date will incur a $5,000 civil penalty.
If you need assistance with Local Law 152 compliance, please contact Metropolis Group at 212.233.6344.