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New York City Local Law Compliance & Safety Program (LL152)

The Master Plumbers at AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Can Help

New York City is one of the most densely populated areas on the planet. With millions of people living and going about their lives in extremely tight quarters, it’s easy to understand why we have so many laws and regulations governing our plumbing systems. Even small problems can affect entire buildings, whole blocks, and even the city as a whole, impacting the lives of thousands or even millions of people all at once. As such, New York City has stringent requirements for plumbing systems and services, each designed to ensure better safety for everyone and more reliable work on our important infrastructure.

The New York City Local Law Compliance & Safety Program

At AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we offer services that adhere to these local laws and regulations, and we offer them to you through our New York City Local Law Compliance & Safety Program. When New York laws require certain services and periodic inspections to be carried out under the supervision of a Master Plumber, our crew can make that happen. We employ some of the most experienced, skilled, and knowledgeable technicians in the industry, and we make sure your plumbing system is safe to use, adheres to local laws and regulations, and has the proper equipment to protect you, your property, and our local water supply in the event of an emergency. We want to make it our mission to not only keep your property running stress-free, but we also want to help you avoid the consequences of a violation, which can include losing your water or gas service.

Does your property need a plumbing service? Make sure the Master Plumbers at AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling are the ones getting the job done. Give us a call at (516) 217-2196 now and request your appointment.

Local Law 152 FAQs

Do my buildings require an inspection?

All buildings in NYC, other than single- and two-family dwellings, require an inspection in the first 4-year cycle. Buildings without gas service require certification from a licensed design professional that gas is not being used in the building, and buildings with gas require an inspection as detailed by Local Law 152 (2016), with final rules published 9/23/19.

When is my first inspection due date?

The year in which your initial LL152 Gas Inspection or certification of no gas service is due is determined by the Community District in which your building is located:

Filing Period Community District / All Boroughs
January 1,2020 – December 31, 2020 1,3,10
January 1,2021 – December 31, 2021 2,5,7,13,18
January 1,2022 – December 31, 2022 4,6,8,9,16
January 1,2023 – December 31, 2023 11,12,14,15,17

To lookup your Community District, click here, after you have entered the address and are on the maps page click on the Neighborhood Information link on the right panel. This will bring up the neighborhood information containing the Community District.

How much does the inspection cost?

Each building is different. We employ a formula that considers the number of meters, feet of exposed pipe, number of mechanical rooms, laundry rooms and kitchens, overall building size and number of floors where gas is utilized. Pricing for a NYC LL152 inspection starts at $750.

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Does AWS offer multi-building discounts?

AWS offers portfolio pricing that can cover multiple buildings over multiple years. Please contact us here to discuss.

Can my gas system inspection be combined with my backflow and water tank inspections?

Yes, the most cost-effective compliance programs cover multiple inspection types over multiple years. Please contact us here to discuss.

How often to do I need to get my gas system inspected?

Inspections are required every 4 years. This represents a change that was included in the final rule to ensure compliance with the law.

What is the fine if I don’t comply?

$10,000

How long do I have to make repairs?

120 days from the date of inspection for minor issues, an additional 60 days for a total of 180 days can be requested to address major issues. If gas service is interrupted, then repairs must be completed and certified prior to the re-establishment of gas service.

Does the inspection involve pressure testing of my gas piping?

No, the law does not require pressure testing. A Combustible Gas Indicator Device (gas sniffer) is utilized by the inspector to detect gas leaks.

What happens if the Utility shuts off my gas due to the discovery of a leak, hazardous or abnormal operating condition?

You must engage a Licensed Master Plumber to make any required repairs the plumber will:

  • File for a permit with the DOB
  • Pressure test the system to find any leaks
  • Make required repairs
  • Pressure test the system to confirm system integrity after repairs
  • Arrange for and be present at a DOB physical inspection which will include a pressure test
  • Obtain gas authorization, complete any required utility paperwork and arrange for gas turn-on

    *AWS works seamslessly with ConEd to help ensure your gas is turned on in a timely manner

What happens if in order to perform repairs required under LL 152 my gas service needs to be shut off?

You must engage a Licensed Master Plumber to make any required repairs the plumber will:

  • Request the utility company to shut off service
  • File for a permit with the DOB
  • Pressure test the system to find any leaks
  • Make required repairs
  • Pressure test the system to confirm system integrity after repairs
  • Arrange for and be present at a DOB physical inspection which will include a pressure test
  • Obtain gas authorization, complete any required utility paperwork and arrange for gas turn-on

    *AWS works seamslessly with ConEd to help ensure your gas is turned on in a timely manner

Does the plumber who identifies hazardous conditions during an inspection need to be the plumber who makes the repairs?

No, you can use any properly qualified plumber to make the repairs. However, the repairs must be certified by the plumber who performed the original inspection.

My inspection date is in year 2, 3 or 4 of the initial cycle, should I have an inspection in advance of its due date?

Performing an inspection in advance will let you know your exposure to repairs that will be required under LL 152 and will allow you to budget for and perform non- critical repairs under an extended timeline. An advance inspection will not meet the DOB filing requirements and a LL152 inspection conducted within the prescribed timeframe for your building will still be required.

Benefits of Joining the NYC Local Law Compliance and Safety Program

The New York City Local Law Compliance & Safety Program is a unique arrangement designed to turn these complex laws and rules into simple, straightforward, and easy to understand list of requirements. By regularly undergoing professional training, we can provide you with straightforward information regarding what is required of you every year. As a plan member, you’ll receive required inspections, tests, and compliance paperwork needed to keep you compliant with strictly enforced local plumbing laws and standards. And we’ll do all of this quickly and effectively so you can focus on more important things that deserve your attention.

Advantages of being a plan member include:

  • Significant cost and time savings over scheduling one-off inspections
  • Automatic tracking and scheduling of required inspections & tests
  • Regular updates on changes to laws and compliance requirements
  • Regular updates to safety technology for water & gas systems

What services are included in your agreement?

  • Primary & secondary backflow testing
  • Fire protection system inspections & testing
  • Gas system inspections
  • Cooling tower sewer credit
  • Water tank inspection & testing

We can also help by providing you with additional services when we discover you need them. Have an issue with your backflow? We can repair or replace your backflow system. Is your gas system showing signs of wear or loss of integrity? We’ll help you with that as well. We even help with water meters, leak detection, and automatic shutoff systems.

Join the New York City Local Law Compliance & Safety Program at AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling! Contact us today to receive an estimate.

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