NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

Violation Issued to Fire Sprinkler Contractor Revoked

January 22, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord's fire sprinkler contractor for violating the plumbing code by failing to perform a special inspection of an alternative engineered design plumbing system. The contractor...

DOB Issued Violation for Boiler That Was Removed Years Earlier

January 22, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to file a boiler inspection report. At a hearing, DOB claimed that the boiler report for boiler no. 66854 hadn't been filed since 2002. Landlord pointed out...

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 $11,000 for Replacing Water Tank Without Permit

January 22, 2018    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for installing a rooftop water tank without a permit, failing to have a new or altered plumbing system tested, and failing to certify correction of these violations. Landlord...

Contractor Hired by HPD Replaced Gas Piping Without Permit

December 19, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to a plumbing contractor hired by HPD to replace the existing 1-inch piping that fed the building's boiler, hot water heater, and stoves in two apartments with 3/4 inch piping, in...

Landlord Fined $47,400 for Illegal Apartment and SRO Units

December 19, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for altering a two-family residence to one occupied by five families. DOB's inspector observed the creation of three SRO units on the first floor of the building and one...

Landlord Gets Two Violations, Six Months Apart, for Adding Apartment

December 19, 2017    

DOB issued a violation to landlord for altering a residence for occupancy as a dwelling by more than the legally approved number of families. DOB's inspector noted that landlord converted a two-family dwelling to...

Landlord Fined for Basement Gas Piping Alterations

December 19, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord after finding several future connections on the gas piping in a building's basement. Landlord sought an adjournment at a hearing in order to produce its plumber as a...

Landlord Fined $1,000 for Corroded Boiler Flu Pipe

December 19, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord after its inspector found boiler defects. Landlord didn't dispute that the flue pipe was corroded and needed to be replaced with 16-gauge pipe, welded, and supported. But...

Landlord Fined for Not Posting Fire Safety Notices

November 29, 2017    

The Fire Department issued two violation notices to landlord for failure to maintain at the building a record of annual servicing of portable fire extinguishers, and failure to post fire safety notices on each...

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...