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NOTICE OF RULE IN DEVELOPMENT
(Carbon Monoxide Alarms – Commercial Buildings)
The Department of State is currently developing a rule that would amend the Uniform Code by adding provisions applicable to carbon monoxide alarms in commercial buildings. The Department of State invites public participation in the rule development process.
Chapter 541 of the Laws of 2014
Recently, Governor Cuomo signed a bill that amends the Executive Law to require that the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code address standards for the installation of carbon monoxide detecting devices and requiring that every commercial building and restaurant that has appliances, devices or systems that may emit carbon monoxide or an attached garage be equipped with carbon monoxide detecting devices of such manufacture, design and installation standards as are established by the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council.
Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code
The Department of State is developing a rule that will add provisions applicable to carbon monoxide detecting devices to the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code). The rule will apply to all new and existing commercial buildings and restaurants that have appliances, devices or systems that may emit carbon monoxide, or that have an attached garage. These new provisions will be contained in a new Section 1228.4 to be added to 19 NYCRR Part 1228.
The Department of State will present the draft rule to the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council at its next meeting, which is now tentatively scheduled for May 15, 2015.
A draft of the rule in development is available by clicking here [link to draft rule text].
The Department of State invites all interested parties, particularly those representing small businesses, local governments, and public or private interests in rural areas, to participate in the rule development process. Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the draft rule. If you have suggestions on how the draft rule could be improved, suggested alternatives to the draft rule that the Department of State could consider, or any other comments on the draft rule, please contact Mark Blanke, P.E., Assistant Director for Code Development, by mail at New York State Department of State Division of Administration and Enforcement, 99 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12231-0001; by telephone at (518)-474-4073; or by e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: As of April 28, 2015, this draft rule has not yet been proposed or adopted and new section 1228.4 has not yet been added to 19 NYCRR Part 1228.