Docket No. CE 220145-RT


                                    STATE OF NEW YORK 
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK  11433


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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: CE 220145-RT 

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: ZKC 852349-FR
          Gilberto Mercado                        Premises: 377 South 1st 
                                                            St., Apt. 4F,
                                                            Brooklyn, N.Y.
           
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


              The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations described above.

              The Commissioner has reviewed all the evidence in the record 
          and has carefully considered that portion of the record relevant to 
          the issues raised by the petition.

              This proceeding was initiated when the Administrator served a 
          "Notice of Commencement of Proceeding to Suspend and Revoke Fuel 
          Cost Adjustment-1985" on the owner.  The owner did not respond to 
          the Notice, and subsequently the Administrator issued an order 
          under docket #ZKC 852349-FR finding that the owner had failed to 
          file a report of fuel price decrease with the Administrator on a 
          timely basis, and ordering a suspension of the 1985 fuel cost 
          adjustment (FCA) and ordering a refund to the rent-controlled 
          tenants of the subject building of any and all FCA's collected from 
          them during 1985.  The order was dated April 27, 1988 and effective 
          January 1, 1985.

              The tenant's appeal in its entirety consists of the statement 
          "Owner obtained a fuel cost increase rent adjustment but failed to 
          file a timely report of fuel cost price decrease in the amount of 
          $0.006/gal. for #2 fuel oil".

              The Commissioner is of the opinion that this peittion should be 












          Docket No. CE 220145-RT

          denied.

              The second part of the tenant's argument on appeal "...failed 
          to file a timely report...", is contained verbatim in the 
          Administrator's order being appealed herein.  Similarly, the first 
          part of tenant's appeal ("owner obtained a fuel cost increase 
          adjustment") is a paraphrase of a part of the Administrator's 
          order.  

              Accordingly, the tenant has not indicated any error of law or 
          fact in the Administrator's order.  That order, being a suspension 
          of the Fuel Cost Adjustment for the year 1985 was, in fact 
          favorable to the tenant.

              THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent and 
          Eviction Regulations, it is

              ORDERED, that this petition for administrative review be, and 
          the same hereby is, denied, and, that the order of the Rent 
          Administrator be and the same hereby is, affirmed.

          ISSUED:



                                                                            
                                             Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                             Acting Deputy Commissioner      
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                         
    

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