The DOB has recently revised the Emergency Work Notification (EWN) process for work associated with “Gas Emergency Conditions”. For these emergency gas restorations, a Licensed Master Plumber must now submit a gas EWN to the Limited Alteration Application (LAA) unit in the form of an email (addressed to DOBEWN@buildings.nyc.gov). The same email shall also be sent to the appropriate utility company (ie – National Grid or Con Edison). This email must include the following:
- Address of the emergency
- Licensee’s name, company name & license number.
- The reason for immediate request for gas restoration by the utility company.
- Licensee’s telephone and fax number
- Statement that a LAA1 or Plan Work Application (PW1) will be filed in accordance with §28-105.4.1
The sender will receive an auto-reply email from the LAA unit, at which point they can commence with the emergency work. The auto-reply email must be posted at the site until the LAA unit provides an “Emergency Work Issuance Notice”.
All other emergency work can be filed using the existing process. For a description of this process and the full service update bulletin, click here.