Amendment of Rules Relating to Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Saturday, November 9, 2019


Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule 

Local Law 191 of 2018 requires amendments to DOB’s rules regarding the locations of carbon monoxide detectors.  The local law added a requirement for carbon monoxide detectors in additional occupancy types and created retroactive requirements for existing buildings. 

The amendments to 1 RCNY 908-01 bring the rule in compliance with the provisions of Local Law 191. 

They also reflect a publication error that left out subdivision (e), so that the provisions that were supposed to be subdivisions (e), (f) and (g) became (f), (g) and (h).  Since these amendments are adding new subdivisions (e) and (h), only incorrectly lettered subdivision (h) is re-lettered. 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the City Charter, section 28-315.11 of the City Administrative Code and sections 908.7.3 and 908.7.3.1 of the Building Code. 

New material is underlined.

[Deleted material is in brackets.]