This bill would require the Department of Buildings to confirm receipt of a request for inspection of gas repairs and perform the inspection within 5 days in all residential buildings where gas has been shut off due to safety concerns.
- Filed (End of Session)
Int. No. 859
By Council Member Ayala
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to permits authorizing gas restoration after an emergency shut-off
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Article 119 of chapter 1 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 28-119.5 to read as follows:
§ 28-119.5 Expedited inspections for gas restoration after an emergency shut off. The department shall confirm receipt of a request for inspection of gas plumbing repairs of property that is classified as occupancy Group R to correct a class A or class B condition, as described in part 261 of title 16 of the New York codes, rules and regulations, within 72 hours of the owner of such building notifying the department of such request, and shall conduct a gas authorization inspection within 5 days of receipt of such request.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of buildings may take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before its effective date.