DEP VIOLATIONS

Landlord Did Construction Work on Sunday and Without Noise Mitigation Plan

May 20, 2018    

DEP issued violation notices to landlord for doing construction work at a three-family house on a Sunday and without a noise mitigation plan (NMP). DEP's inspector testified that he saw workers mixing concrete...

Landlord Fined $500 for Failing to File Annual BPD Test Report

March 12, 2018    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to submit an annual test report for a backflow prevention device (BPD) at a building. Landlord's co-op board president argued that he was new in the position...

Landlord Didn't File Backflow Prevention Device Test Reports

February 21, 2018    

DEP issued two violation notices to landlord for failing to submit annual test reports for two backflow prevention devices at his building within 12 months of the last submission in September 2014. At a hearing,...

Fines Reduced Where Landlord Submitted BPD Test Reports Before Hearing

January 22, 2018    

The DEP issued violation notices to landlord for failing to submit an annual test report for three backflow prevention devices. At a hearing landlord presented test reports that showed compliance before the hearing...

Landlord Fined for Late Installation of Backflow Prevention Device

November 29, 2017    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to install a backflow prevention device and failing to submit initial test reports. At a hearing, landlord showed that initial testing took place on May 30, 2017...

Penalties for Not Submitting Annual BPD Test Report Reduced

November 27, 2017    

DEP issued three violation notices to landlord for failing to submit three annual test reports for backflow prevention devices. Landlord explained at a hearing that the devices had been tested on May 31, 2017, before...

Landlord Fined $700 for Not Filing Initial Test Report for BPD

May 23, 2017    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to install a backflow prevention device (BPD) and/or to submit initial test reports to DEP. Landlord claimed that the test report had been submitted on time. The...

Typo on Violation Notice Didn't Warrant Dismissal

January 25, 2017    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for operating a boiler and burner without renewal of an expired operating certificate. Landlord asked for dismissal of the violation because there was a typographical error...

Landlord Fined for Not Filing Backflow Prevention Device Test Reports

November 28, 2016    

DEP issued three violation notices to landlord for failing to submit annual test reports for three backflow prevention devices at its building. DEP’s inspector testified that, as of the hearing date, DEP hadn...

Landlord Didn't Submit Proof of Installation of BPD

October 28, 2016    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to install a backflow prevention device (BPD) at its building. Landlord claimed that it had installed the device in January 2015 and that its plumber or engineer...

Penalty for Failure to Test BPD Reduced After Test Report Filed

August 23, 2016    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to submit an initial test report for a backflow prevention device (BPD) at the building. At a hearing, landlord showed that it corrected the violation before the...

DEP Must Order Landlord to Install BPD Before a Violation Can Be Issued

July 25, 2016    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to install a backflow prevention device (BPD) at the building. Landlord claimed that he didn’t know this was a requirement. The ALJ ruled against landlord...

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