With 2021 in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to start putting some important dates on your 2022 calendar and beyond.
January 4, 2022 & January 10, 2022:
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection is in the process of updating the Unified Stormwater Rules which will impact storm water detention and retention system design in the near future. On January 4th the DEP will be holding an informational briefing and on January 10th they will be opening for public comment on the guidelines.
The new guidelines can be reviewed here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dep/water/unified-stormwater-rule.page
You can register for the informational briefing here:
June 30, 2022:
Local Law 152 requires periodic inspection of gas piping systems. Buildings within Community Districts 1,3 and 10 are required to submit the required documentation of inspection by June 30, 2022. Additional information can be found in our Previous EP Knows article: https://www.epengineering.com/know/hazardous-gas-prevention-laws/
November 7, 2022:
Local Law 126 of 2021 comes into effect amending the NYC Building, Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas codes. These changes bring the NYC Code up to date with more modern editions of the International Codes. Full text of changes can be found here: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/buildings/local_laws/int_no_2261-A-2021.pdf
Stay tuned for future EP Knows articles detailing some of the bigger changes that impact building design.
December 31, 2022:
Additionally, the Local Law 152 deadline has not been extended for 2022. Buildings within Community Districts 4,6,8,9 and 16 are required to submit the required documentation of inspection by the end of the year. Additional information can be found in our Previous EP Knows article: https://www.epengineering.com/know/hazardous-gas-prevention-laws/
December 31, 2023:
NYC’s Ban on Natural Gas and other combustion fuels takes effect for buildings less than seven stories at the end over 2023. We will have future articles on the best ways for owners and developers to adapt to these new rules coming later this year.