“New Year, New You!”
It’s a mantra repeated by people on countless December 31st’s. Out city is also making significant changes as we enter 2022 that will significantly impact building compliance in the New Year and beyond.
As your compliance experts, Prise is breaking down the Top 5 compliance changes for 2022 daily. This is a breakdown of the big changes coming in 2022 and a little cheat sheet on how you can get can make sure you comply.
Without further ado let’s get started with the changes to Annual Boiler Inspections.
WAIT, WHAT? BOILERS ARE CHANGING TOO?
Yes, there are some code changes that were passed in the fall of 2021 as part of Local Law 126 of 2021. These code changes were sweeping and involved radical changes to the elevator code (which we outlined here and here).
The changes to the boiler code are not as dramatic as the elevator code changes but are important.
The following new requirement has been instituted:
- Electric high-pressure boilers must be annually inspected as high-pressure boilers in accordance with Article 303 of Title 28 of the NYC Administrative Code.
The most important change to take note of is the deadline to file the annual report from the date of the inspection. This is a significant change that if not adhered to will have serious repercussions.
The reporting date has been lowered from 45 days from the initial inspection date to 14 days.
Below is an example:
|2021 DEADLINE TO FILE
2022 DEADLINE TO FILE
CERTIFICATION OF CORRECTIONS
Boilers inspected and that are found to have defects also have their shorter window to make the corrections and file them on DOB NOW: Build. The reporting changes are outlined below:
DAYS TO FILE
|180 DAYS FROM THE INITIAL INSPECTION DATE
|90 DAYS FROM THE INITIAL INSPECTION DATE
EXAMPLE: MAY 21ST
DAYS TO FILE CORRECTIONS
180 DAYS FROM THE INITIAL INSPECTION DATE
14 DAYS FROM THE CORRECTIONS DATE
|5/21/2021 -> 11/17/2021
8/19/2022 -> 9/2/2022
Owners may request up to two 45-day extensions of the filing deadlines.
These changes are not as dramatic as some of the other code changes we’ve covered this year, however, they do require diligent attention and cooperation with your boiler consultant. Therefore, our advice is:
- Set up a meeting with your boiler company in January or February to discuss these changes.
- Make sure you have set up a DOB NOW: Build email account that the boiler company can use to file the annual reports.
- Schedule a pre-inspection, this way you can catch potential defect issues prior to filing to the actual inspection
- Review the boiler contractor’s service agreement/proposals and ask if there are defects for them to outline how much it will cost to correct as soon as they complete their inspection
- If your building uses an insurance carrier to complete the annual boiler inspection, hire another company to ensure maintenance of the boiler prior to the insurance company’s inspection.
- Set up calendar reminders based on the new report deadlines outlined above to ensure compliance
Prise is the proactive building compliance specialist. Our team has managed the compliance portfolios for some of the largest luxury management firms in New York City.
To find out more information on Periodic Elevator Inspections or any other municipal code changes, do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-747-9291, or visit our local law hub online!
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