As we previously mentioned, owners who are unable to submit Benchmarking by the 5/1 deadline will not receive a violation IF they submit a fully compliant report by 8/1.
This applies to all buildings on the Covered Buildings List – check your SiteCompli account to see if your building is required to file (and remember covered buildings expanded last year).
Owners who don’t submit by May 1st will receive a reminder (a Notice of Non-Submission). If a fully compliant report is not submitted by August 1st, owners “will be subject to violations for each quarter that they have been non-compliant.” That’s potentially $1,000 in fines.
See the Service Notice for the initial announcement, alongside details on how to pay Benchmarking violation fees via eFiling. You can also access the 2020 submission template and instructions here.