DEP VIOLATIONS

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...

Landlord Didn't File Initial Test Report for BPD

April 20, 2016    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to install a backflow prevention device (BPD) at its building. Landlord claimed that a BPD had been installed and that its plumber should have mailed the initial...

Landlord Couldn't Prove BPD Test Results Were Filed

February 16, 2016    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord in August 2015 for failing to install a backflow prevention device (BPD) at his building and/or failure to submit initial test reports to DEP. Landlord submitted a copy of...

Landlord Fined $500 for Not Submitting BPD Test Report

December 16, 2015    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to submit an annual test report for the building’s backflow prevention device. Landlord claimed that it had now submitted the missing report. The ALJ fined...

No Proof DEP Ordered Landlord to Install Device

September 24, 2015    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to install a backflow prevention device in her building after receiving a DEP order to do so. Landlord claimed that she never received the order from DEP. The ALJ...

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