Docket No. CG 220075-RO
                                    STATE OF NEW YORK 
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK  11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: CG 220075-RO

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
          James Hatgipetros                       NO.: ZKC 852782-FR


              On July 1, 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 May 
          31, 1988 by the Rent Administrator of the Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, New 
          York, Rent Office, concerning the housing accommodations known as 
          325 Marine Avenue, Various Apartment, 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 #6 
          oil during the calendar year 1984.

              On appeal, the landlord alleges, in substance, that the report 
          of fuel cost decrease had been filed on a timely basis.  Moreover, 
          the owner claims on appeal that the burner in the subject building 
          uses #4 oil, not #6 oil as stated in the Administrator's order 
          being appealed herein.

               After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of 
          record, the Commissioner is of the opinion that this proceeding 
          should be terminated.

              Under the provisions of 9 NYCCR 2202.13e, where a landlord has 

          Docket No. CG 220075-RO

          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 
          price decrease.

              In early 1985 a finding was promulgated that the price of #6 
          fuel oil had declined during 1984.  Had the subject landlord used 
          #6 fuel oil for 1984 he would have been required to file and serve 
          a fuel cost decrease report on or before May 15, 1985. 

              The record reveals that a landlord's report was filed with the 
          Rent Office on April 4, 1985.  This report showed that the landlord 
          had used #4 oil during 1984 which oil had a price increase during 
          that period.

              On September 20, 1990, under docket number EE 230035-RP the 
          Administrator found that the owner had timely filed the 1985 
          report, and that the owner used #4 oil.  The Administrator's order 
          being appealed herein was revoked.  Accordingly, this 
          administrative appeal must be terminated as moot.                  
              THEREFORE, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the 
          Rent and Eviction Regulations for New York City, it is

              ORDERED, that this Administrative Review proceeding be 
          terminated as moot.


                                             Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                             Acting Deputy Commissioner      

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