Notice of Adoption of Emergency Rule
Carbon Monoxide Alarms – Commercial Buildings
New Uniform Code Provisions
Legislation adopted in late 2014(Chapter 541 of the Laws of 2014) amended the Executive Law to require that the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (the Uniform Code) include standards for the installation of carbon monoxide detecting devices in every commercial building and restaurant that has appliances, devices or systems that may emit carbon monoxide or an attached garage.
The State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council (the Code Council) and the Department of State have adopted a rule that amends the Uniform Code by adding provisions requiring the installation of carbon monoxide detection (carbon monoxide alarms or carbon monoxide detection systems) in all new and existing commercial buildings(including, but not limited to, all buildings that contain one or more restaurants). The new Uniform Code provisions are in section 1228.4 ofPart 1228 of Title 19 of the New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (the NYCRR).
Effective Date: June 27, 2015
The rule was filed as an emergency rule on June 26, 2015, and the rule (and new Section 1228.4) became effective on June 27, 2015. The rule text in is available by clicking here.