Effective as of June 27, 2015, the State of New York enacted a law requiring carbon monoxide (CO) detection in all commercial facilities. The one year grace period for existing commercial buildings is rapidly approaching. Are you ready?
Section 1228.4 (c)(1) states:
“Carbon monoxide detection shall be provided in accordance with the provisions of this section 1228.4 in every commercial building that (i) contains any carbon monoxide source (including, but not limited to, any garage or any other motor-vehicle-related occupancy) and/or (ii) is attached to a garage and/or (iii) is attached to any other motor-vehicle-related occupancy. These requirements shall apply without regard to whether such commercial building is an existing commercial building or a new commercial building and without regard to whether such commercial building shall or shall not have been offered for sale.”
Where the term commercial building is defined as “any new or existing building that is not a one-family dwelling, a two-family dwelling, or a building containing only townhouses.”
This applies to buildings that have, or are connected to, service or parking garages and businesses that heat or power appliances or devices with:
|Propane||Fuel Oil||Coal Oil|
|Diesel Fuel||Natural Gas||Kerosene|
There is a transition period for existing commercial buildings that allows building owners to install Carbon Monoxide detection by June 27, 2016. The Carbon Monoxide detection must be installed and fully operational to satisfy the requirements by Section 1228.4 by the end of the transition period.
For more information contact Haylor, Freyer & Coon or visit http://www.dos.ny.gov/dcea/noticadopt.html#COAlarm