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New DC Carbon Monoxide Detector Rules Effective March 28

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Members with DC properties have less than two months before new carbon monoxide alarm requirements (see section 310) take effect on March 28, 2017. The law, first adopted in 2014, provided housing providers three years to comply with the changes. All Group I and R occupancies and buildings, which include AOBA’s multifamily member properties, will require the installation of carbon monoxide alarms in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms in dwelling units located in a building containing a fuel-burning appliance or a building with an attached garage. Single station carbon monoxide alarms should be battery operated or receive their primary power from the building’s wiring system.

Members may contact Nicola Whiteman at or  by calling (202) 296-3390 for more information.