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   :   
     APPEAL OF                                 ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                           :   DOCKET NO. DC 220363-RO
              LEON GOLDSTEIN                   DRO DOCKET NO.  AK  220180-FR
           D/B/A SLOPE REALTY CO.,          :  
                            PETITIONER        
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          ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


     On March 24, 1989 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  March  1,  1989  by  the  Rent
     Administrator, Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, New York, concerning  the  housing
     accommodations known as 252 12th Street, Brooklyn, New York.

     The issue in this proceeding is whether Fuel  Cost  Adjustments  should
     have been suspended for the calendar year 1986.

     The Rent Administrator's order appealed herein suspended all fuel  cost
     adjustments for the period January 1, 1986 through December 31, 1986.

     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 Brookl n  Union  "Non-
     Interruptible" Gas during the calendar year 1985.

     On appeal, the landlord states, in substance, that it  filed  the  1986
     fuel cost adjustment and served it on all the affected tenants and gave 
     the tenants the applicable reduction and refund  in  1986  as  well  as
     serving the Agency.

     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 of fuel price decrease,  within
     60 days of the promulgation of the finding on fuel prices, the landlord 
     must serve and file a report of fuel price decrease.








          DOCKET NO.:  DC 220363-RO

     In early 1986, a finding was promulgated that  the  price  of  Brooklyn
     Union "Non-Interruptible" Gas had declined during  1985.   The  subject
     landlord was required to file and serve fuel cost decrease reports on
      or before May 14, 1986.

     A review of the records reveal that a "Landlord's Report, Certification 
     and Notice of Fuel Cost Adjustment Eligibility - 1986" was not received 
     by the Rent Office until June 19, 1986.

     Accordingly,  the  Commissioner  is  of  the  opinion  that  the   Rent
     Administrator  correctly  suspended  Fuel  Cost  Adjustments  for   the
     calendar year 1986.

     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.

     ISSUED:


                                                                            
                                                    JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                Acting Deputy Commissioner
       
    

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