DECEMBER 18 UPDATE: As of last night, the City Council approved the proposed extension and submitted it to the Mayor’s desk (with a current status of Enacted). The text of the law puts it into effect immediately. This means:
- Owners in Community Districts 1, 3, and 10 now have until June 30th, 2021 to file their first submissions (inspections or certifications, as needed) for LL 152
- Any buildings who submitted inspections between September and December of this year may submit Certifications of Correction later than 120 days post-inspection or 180 days post-inspection (as applicable) but no later than June 30, 2021
- The DOB will be conducting targeted outreach regarding this law, and opening a comment period for public input – stay tuned for more here
View the full record from the City Council here.
As a reminder, this does not impact the December 31, 2021 due date for buildings in CDs 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in all boroughs – this still remains in place as of now.
There’s no reason to assume the Mayor won’t sign this, or failing that, the 30-day signature period won’t pass and the bill go automatically into law. That said, we’ll keep you posted on any changes, or subsequent DOB updates here.
A last-minute introduction from the City Council may give more time to owners who have their first LL 152 inspections or certifications due this year.
As first reported by KeepMyGas, a new bill has proposed an extension for this year’s Local Law 152 due date. Per our previous post, December 31st is set as the final day for gas piping inspection or certification submissions for buildings in Community Districts 1, 3, and 10 across all boroughs.
This new bill would do a few things for these owners:
- Extend the deadline to June 30, 2021 for buildings in CDs 1, 3, and 10
- For buildings inspected between 9/1/20 – 12/31/20, Certifications of Correction may be submitted later than 120 days after the inspection or later than 180 days after the inspection (as applicable), but no later than June 30, 2021
- The DOB would also be required to conduct “targeted outreach” regarding LL 152 and its requirements, submit a report showing the same, and solicit public comments related to this law’s implementation
Nothing would change requirements to report and correct unsafe or hazardous conditions revealed by gas piping system inspections.
What does this mean for you?
If you have buildings in a Community District 1, 3, or 10, in any borough, it’s possible you may receive an extension for this year’s filing requirement. That said, we’re writing this post as of December 1st – 30 days away from the original due date. While the City Council may fast track this bill through committee and approve it (sending it into effect immediately), the due date remains officially unchanged as of now.
We recommend going forward with any scheduled inspections as planned. Of course, we’ll keep you posted as this bill progresses, and if anything changes.