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DOB Gas Piping Work Civil Penalty Amnesty Program

Posted on March 23, 2017

To encourage the repair and resolution of any gas piping work completed without a permit, effective April 5, 2017 Local Law 158 of 2016 launches a Gas Piping Work Civil Penalty Amnesty Program.

Any associated DOB civil penalties for legalization of fuel gas piping systems or a violation for work performed without a permit associated with fuel gas piping systems will be waived if:

Any such Gas Piping Work Civil Penalty Amnesty jobs must be submitted as a Limited Alteration Application (LAA) filing.  LAAs are filed by Licensed Master Plumbers, Licensed Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractors, or Licensed Oil Burner Installers.

Any non-LAA work or other non-gas work included in the violation must be filed separately and is not eligible for the Amnesty Program.

The Gas Piping Work Civil Penalty Amnesty Program only applies to DOB Civil Penalties and is not applicable to ECB fines.

To see to full text of Local Law 158 of 2016 click here.

To read our prior newsletter regarding gas safety, click here

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