Docket No. CE 220046-RO
                                    STATE OF NEW YORK 
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK  11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: CE 220046-RO

                                                  DRO DOCKET NO.:
          Anna Sica                               ZKC 852375-FR



              On May 18, 1988, the above-named petitioner-landlord filed an 
          administrative appeal in accordance with the applicable provisions 
          of the City Rent Law and Regulations against an order issued on 
          April 22, 1988 by the Rent Administrator of the Rent Office, 
          concerning the housing accommodations known as 1981 West 11 Street, 
          various apartments, Brooklyn, New York.

              The issue in this proceeding is whether Fuel Cost Adjustments 
          should have been suspended for the calendar year 1985.

              The Rent Administrator's order appealed herein, suspended all 
          fuel cost adjustments for the period January 1, 1985-December 31, 

              This order was based on a finding that the landlord of the 
          subject building had previously obtained allowable fuel cost 
          adjustments and failed to timely file in 1985 the required report 
          of fuel cost decrease by reason of a decrease in the price of #2 
          oil during the calendar year 1984.

              On appeal, the landlord submits a stamped copy of the 1985 Fuel 
          Cost Report as proof that the report had been submitted on a timely 

              After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of record, 
          the Commissioner is of the opinion that the appeal should be 

              Under the provisions of 9 NYCRR 2202.13e, where a landlord has 
          obtained fuel cost adjustments and then there is a finding of fuel 
          price decrease, within 60 days of the promulgation of the finding 
          on fuel price, the landlord must serve and file a report of fuel 

          Docket No. CE 220046-RO

          price decrease.

              In early 1985 a finding was promulgated that the price of #2 
          fuel oil had declined during 1984.  The subject landlord was 
          required to file and serve fuel cost decrease reports on or before 
          May 15, 1985.

              The record reveals that the required reports were filed with 
          the Rent Office on May 9, 1985.  Therefore, the Commissioner finds 
          that the fuel cost adjustments should not have been suspended for 
          the calender year 1985.

              THEREFORE, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the 
          Rent and Eviction Regulations for New York City, it is

              ORDERED, that the landlord's appeal be, and the same hereby is, 
          granted; that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, revoked; and that the monthly cumulative fuel cost 
          adjustment for the subject building as of January 1, 1985 is 
          reinstated in the amount of $5.65 per room, per month, and it is 
          further ordered that the tenants may pay any arrears in rent 
          arising as a result of this order in twelve (12) equal monthly 


                                             Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                             Acting Deputy Commissioner

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