HPD Finalizes Rules Concerning Gas Leak Notices, Procedures

HPD has officially adopted amendments to Administrative Code Section 27-2005, which governs procedures during suspected gas leaks and recordkeeping for smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. As a result of adopting the amendments and finalizing the proposed rule, HPD has formally adopted the requirements of Local Law 153 of 2016, the law that requires owners to notify residential tenants about proper procedures to follow in the event of a suspected gas leak. The law itself became effective as of June 4, 2017, and HPD’s new rules went into effect on Oct. 18.

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