Docket No. CH 230172-RO

                                    STATE OF NEW YORK 
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK  11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: CH 230172-RO

                                                  DRO DOCKET NO.:           
          376 East 94th St. Realty Assoc.         ZKC 852556-FR



              On August 25, 1988 the above named petitioner-landlord filed an 
          appeal in accordance with the applicable provisions of the City 
          Rent Law and Regulations against an order issued on August 8, 1988 
          by the Rent Administrator of the Rent Office, concerning the 
          housing accommodation known as 376 East 94th 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 upon a finding that the owner of the 
          subject building had previously obtained allowable fuel cost 
          adjustments and failed to timely serve and file 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 urges, in substance, that contrary to 
          the Administrator's finding it did file the 1984 report on a timely 

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

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

          Docket No. CH 230172-RO

          of fuel price decrease.

              In early 1985, a finding was promulgated that the price of #6 
          fuel cost has declined during 1984.  The subject landlord was 
          required to file and serve fuel cost decrease reports on or before 
          May 15, 1985.

              An examination of the record reveals that the 1984 report of 
          fuel price decrease is not on file with the Administrator.

              The Commissioner is of the opinion the Rent Administrator 
          correctly suspended Fuel Cost Adjustments for the calendar year 

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

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


                                             Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                             Acting Deputy Commissioner

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