EJ 430364 RO
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK   11433

          ----------------------------------X     S. J. R. 5575
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO. EJ 430364 RO

                   CHARLES PALMER,
                                                  DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO. BH 426716 FR 


          On October 24, 1990,  the  above-named  owner  timely  refiled  a
          petition for administrative review of an order issued  on  August
          21, 1990 by a Rent Administrator  concerning  various  apartments
          located at 45 West 85th Street, New York, New York. 

          On August 21, 1990, the Rent Administrator mailed to the owner an 
          "Order of Suspension of Fuel Cost Adjustment  (FCA)  1987."   The
          order stated:

               After consideration, the Rent Administrator  finds  that
               the  owner  who  previously  obtained  a  fuel  increase
               failed  to  file  a  timely  1987  report  of  a   price
               decrease...  within  60  days  of  the  setting  of  the
               calculated decrease and failed to  reduce  the  rent  as
               required by Section 2202.13E of the  Rent  and  Eviction
               Regulations.  It is ordered that  the  accumulated  fuel
               cost adjustment be suspended  for  12  months  effective
               01/01/87  to  12/31/87...Any   fuel   adjustments   paid
               between 01/01/87 and 12/31/87  are  to  be  refunded  or
               credited to the tenant in full starting  with  the  rent
               payment immediately following the date  of  issuance  of
               this order...

          The owner's petition asserts that there was no rent increase  due
          to  fuel  cost  adjustment,  and  that  the  Rent   Administrator
          terminated a proceeding concerning another building owned by  the
          petitioner because that other building did  not  receive  a  fuel
          cost rent increase.

          After careful consideration the Commissioner is  of  the  opinion
          that this petition should be denied.

          Based upon the record, the Commissioner finds that  there  was  a
          fuel cost rent increase for the subject  building.   Pursuant  to
          Docket Nos. 3FC6750 (4M7894)  and  LC002408-FR84  the  owner  was
          allowed an increase in rent due to a fuel cost increase.

          EJ 430364 RO
          Accordingly the Commissioner finds that  the  owner  had  earlier
          applied for and was authorized to collect an increase in rent due 
          to a fuel cost increase, and that the Rent Administrator's  order
          should therefore be affirmed.

          The fact that another building which is  owned  by  the  petition
          had a proceeding terminated by  the  Rent  Administrator  because
          that  building  did  not  receive  a  fuel  cost  adjustment   is
          irrelevant in this action.  The Commissioner notes that the other 
          building owned by the petitioner is a separate  entity  from  the
          subject  building,  and  the  Commissioner  reiterates  that  the
          subject building did earlier receive a fuel cost rent increase.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the City  Rent  and  Rehabilitation
          Law and the Rent and Eviction Regulations, it is

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby  is,  denied,
          and that the District Rent Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, affirmed.

                                                  ELLIOT SANDER
                                                  Deputy Commissioner

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