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NY DAILY NEWS     FEBRUARY 13, 2014

Carbon monoxide kills one, sickens 19 at Long Island, N.Y., restaurant 
A leaky flue killed manager, Steven Nelson, 55, who was overcome in the basement of the Legal Sea Food restaurant at the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington Station.

A faulty heating system is being blamed for triggering a carbon monoxide leak Saturday that killed a manager of a popular Long Island eatery and sickened 19 other people.
The Legal Sea Food restaurant at the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington Station remained closed Sunday and tables bore half-eaten meals left by diners forced to flee.
A.J. Carter, spokesman for the Town of Huntington, said a fire marshal traced the poisonous odorless gas to a leaky flue of a restaurant’s heating system.

On June 27, 2015 the New York State Legislature amended Title 19 of the Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) to add a new section 1228.4 which is titled "CO Detection-Commercial Buildings".     This law has an effective date (stated in Section "o") of June 27, 2015, with a transition period (stated in Section "p") of one year (until June 27, 2016) .

The rule states that owners are encouraged to install system as quickly as practicable. 


The last section (p, 3) states "The owners of all existing commercial buildings shall be required to

have carbon monoxide detection that complies with the requirements of this section 1228.4 fully

installed and fully operational by the end of the transition period."  


Here is the link to the new law, download and enjoy!   Carbon Monoxide Law


This deadline has passed and while some local Authorities Having Jurisdiction will be more forgiving, others may not and

failure to comply with the new law may result in fines or even have a building declared unsafe and vacated.  

Not a position for a building owner to be in.   


What is required?  Depends on the type of building, but all commercial buildings are included (defined as any building other than a one or two family dwelling).  Pretty comprehensive.   


We can assist you in answering your questions regarding the new law and how to comply and if need be, creating the needed engineered drawings and specifications to help you comply with the new law.     We provide consulting on a fee for services basis and our rates are reasonable.