Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Commercial Buildings
** NEW** Transition Period for Existing Commercial Buildings: June 27, 2015 to June 27, 2016
The “transition period” provides that owners of existing commercial buildings are encouraged to install carbon monoxide detection as quickly as practicable; provides that the owner of an existing commercial building shall not be deemed to be in violation of section 1228.4 if the owner provides the authority having jurisdiction with a written statement certifying that such owner is attempting in good faith to install carbon monoxide detection that complies with the requirements of this section 1228.4 in such owner’s existing commercial building as quickly as practicable; and provides that carbon monoxide detection that satisfies the requirements of section 1228.4 must be installed and must be fully operational in all existing commercial buildings by the end of the transition period.
State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council
The Department of State and the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council (Code Council) have developed 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.
IMPORTANT! Beginning May 1, 2010, contractors, who are disturbing more than one acre of land, will be required to have documentation with them that they have attended a 4 hour training session and have been issued a DEC Card to that effect.
The following links are provided for locations where one can find upcoming training sessions:
The Storm Water Annual Report (MS4) for period ending March 9th, 2017.