Proposed Rule Hearing Scheduled on HPD’s New Gas Leak Notice
HPD has proposed rules to clarify what should be included on notices informing residents about emergency procedures in case of a gas leak. The proposed rule is intended to clarify for owners what information should be provided on required notices informing tenants of procedures to be followed in the event of a suspected gas leak, as well as notices for smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms, which may be combined with the suspected gas leak notice. The proposed rule would provide owners with sample notices that they can use to provide tenants with information as to who should be contacted in the event of a suspected gas leak. Additionally, the rule clarifies what records must be kept by owners for smoke detecting devices and carbon monoxide alarms. The proposed rule also includes minor plain language revisions.
This proposed rule has not yet been finalized. There will be a public hearing and comment period. The hearing is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Aug. 7 in HPD’s Hearing Room (100 Gold Street, 5th Floor, Room 5-R1).
Anyone can comment on the proposed rules by:
- Website. You can submit comments to HPD through the NYC rules website at http://rules.cityofnewyork.us.
- Email. You can email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mail. You can mail comments to AnnMarie Santiago, Associate Commissioner for Enforcement and Neighborhood Services, 100 Gold Street, Room 6-O6, New York, NY 10038.
- Fax. You can fax comments to HPD, at 212-863-7010, ATTN: AnnMarie Santiago.
- By speaking at the hearing. Anyone who wants to comment on the proposed rule at the public hearing must sign up to speak. You can sign up before the hearing by calling 212-863-8603. You can also sign up in the hearing room before the hearing begins on Aug. 7, 2017. You can speak for up to three minutes.
The deadline to submit comments is Aug. 7, 2017.
A copy of the proposed rule can be found here.