To: Heads of Fire Departments
From: Stephen D. Coan, State Fire Marshal
Date: November 1, 2006
Re: Governor Signs Bill No. H5139

The Governor has signed the bill for the extension of the CO regulation to January, 2008. This is now referred to as Chapter 327 of the Acts of 2006. See attached. In the near future, DFS will be developing training to support this new regulation.

The effect of this amendment is to defer CO installation requirements until January 1, 2008, for the following residential buildings:
  • Commonwealth owned buildings

  • Local housing authority buildings

  • Buildings mandated to have hardwired CO protection (See 527 CMR 31.00)