Docket No. DH630242RO
                                 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.: DH630242RO

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
          Annal Mgmt. Co., Ltd.                   NO.: AK623061FR
           
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW



          On August 18, 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 August 1, 1989 
          by the Rent Administrator of the Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, New York 
          Rent Office, concerning the housing accommodation known as 1860 
          Morris Avenue, Apartments 2D, 3D, Bronx, New York.

          The issue in this proceeding is whether the 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 #6 oil during 
          the calendar year 1985.

          On appeal, the landlord states, in substance, that the 
          Administrator's ruling that the 1986 Fuel Cost Adjustment was never 
          filed is in error:  "We have furnished, and do again hereby, copies 
          of the forms and proof of delivery."  Copies of the report were 
          submitted on appeal.  The copies bear no date-stamp showing when or 
          if they were received by the Division, however a receipt for 
          certified mail sent to the DHCR was also submitted.

          After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of record the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeal 












          Docket No. DH630242RO

          should be denied.

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

          In early 1986, a finding was promulgated that the price of #6 fuel 
          oil had declined during 1985.  The subject landlord was required to 
          file and serve a fuel cost decrease report on or before May 14, 
          1986.   (There was no extension of the filing date for users of #6 
          oil.)

          The Commissioner notes the Postal Receipt For Certified Mail 
          addressed to the DHCR attached to the owner's appeal indicates it 
          was received on May 21, 1986.  In this matter the record shows that 
          the fuel cost report was not filed on or before May 14, 1986.  
          Therefore, the Commissioner is of the opinion 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:



                                                                            
                                             Lula M. Anderson
                                             Deputy Commissioner
    

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