FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1
NYCHA CONDUCTS GAS LINE INSPECTIONS AS PART OF LOCAL LAW COMPLIANCE
Approximately 770 buildings with gas piping systems in community districts 1, 3 and 10 will be inspected by June 30
NEW YORK – As part of local law compliance, NYCHA will begin inspecting all gas piping systems on April 5.
Local Law 152 of 2016 requires all buildings with gas piping systems in New York City to be regularly inspected on a four-year schedule based on community districts.
“These inspections are a matter of complying with the local law and public safety,” said NYCHA General Manager Vito Mustaciuolo. “NYCHA is taking every measure to ensure the safety of our residents and compliance with this local law is a priority for the Authority.”
There are approximately 770 buildings across all five boroughs in the first universe of inspections, which must be completed by June 30. These buildings are in community districts 1, 3 and 10.
The full schedule outlined in the local law is as follows:
This inspection cycle will repeat every four years.
NYCHA vendors will begin inspections simultaneously in Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx. The Authority will begin inspecting gas piping systems in non-boiler plant buildings first and then inspect buildings with boiler plants in the warmer months.
Certified inspectors will be looking for conditions requiring correction, gas leaks and illegal connections. Inspection vendors will be conducting the inspections in basements, boiler rooms and common areas. They will not need access to residents’ apartments.
NYCHA has taken several proactive measures to minimize resident impact during inspections and results. If gas is turned off as a result of these inspections, NYCHA has a dedicated department to work on speedy restoration and will communicate with residents about the outage and ongoing restoration updates.
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