This excerpt taken from the RVBD 10-Q filed Apr 27, 2007.
11.1. Tenants Obligation to Comply with Requirements.
(A) Subject to the terms of this Article 11, Tenant, at Tenants expense, shall comply with all Requirements applicable to the Premises, including, without limitation, (i) Requirements that are applicable to the performance of Alterations, (ii) Requirements that become applicable by reason of Alterations having been performed, and (iii) Requirements that are applicable by reason of the specific nature or type of business operated by Tenant (or any other Person claiming by, through or under Tenant) in the Premises. Tenant shall not be required to make any Alteration or other changes to the structural components of the Building or to the Building Systems in either case to comply with any Requirement unless (a) such Alteration or other change is required by reason of Alterations having been performed by Tenant (or another Person claiming by, through or under Tenant), or (b) such Alteration or other change is required by reason of the specific nature of the use of the Premises by Tenant (or such other Person) (as opposed to the use of the Premises for the general purposes otherwise permitted under Section 3.1 hereof), or (c) such Alteration or other change is required to install, modify or replace any fire suppression device or system in the Premises (including, without limitation, sprinkler systems).
(B) The term Requirements shall mean, collectively, (i) all present and future laws, rules, orders, ordinances, regulations, statutes, requirements, codes and executive orders of all Governmental Authorities, and of any applicable fire rating bureau, or other body exercising similar functions, and (ii) all requirements that the issuer of Landlords Property Policy imposes (including, without limitation, any such requirements that such issuer requires as the basis for the premium that such issuer charges Landlord for Landlords Property Policy), provided that such requirements that the issuer of Landlords Property Policy imposes are reasonably consistent with the requirements imposed by reputable insurers of comparable properties in The City of New York.
(C) The term Governmental Authority shall mean the United States of America, the State of New York, The City of New York, any political subdivision thereof and any agency, department, commission, board, bureau or instrumentality of any of the foregoing, or any quasi-governmental authority, now existing or hereafter created, having jurisdiction over the Real Property or any portion thereof.
(D) Subject to the terms of this Section 11.1(D), if (a) Landlord gives Tenant a notice that Tenant has failed to comply with a Requirement as required by this Section 11.1, and (b) Tenant fails to proceed with reasonable diligence to comply with such Requirement within twenty (20) days after the date that Landlord gives such notice to Tenant (or such shorter period that Landlord designates in such notice to the extent reasonably required under the circumstances to alleviate an imminent threat to persons or property), then (i) Landlord may perform the work and otherwise take steps that are required to comply with such Requirement, and (ii) Tenant shall pay to Landlord, as additional rent, the reasonable Out-of-Pocket Expenses thereof, with interest thereon at the Applicable Rate calculated from the date that Landlord incurs such expenses, within thirty (30) days after Landlord gives Tenant an invoice therefor together with reasonable supporting documentation for the charges set forth therein. If (x) Tenants compliance with a particular Requirement as required by this Section 11.1 cannot be accomplished with reasonable diligence during the aforesaid period of twenty (20) days (or during such shorter period that Landlord designates, as the case may be), and (y) Tenant commences such compliance during such period of twenty (20) days (or such shorter period that Landlord designates), then Landlord shall not have the right to perform the work and otherwise take steps that are required to comply with such Requirement on Tenants behalf as otherwise described in this Section 11.1(D) unless Tenant fails to pursue such compliance with reasonable continuity and diligence. Nothing contained in this Section 11.1(D) limits the remedies that are available to Landlord after the occurrence of an Event of Default.
11.2. Landlords Obligation to Comply with Requirements.
Landlord shall comply with all Requirements applicable to the Premises and the Building (including, without limitation, Requirements in respect of which the violation thereof impedes Tenants performance of Alterations in the Premises) other than the Requirements with respect to which Tenant is required to comply pursuant to Section 11.1 hereof, subject, however, to Landlords right to contest in good faith the applicability or legality thereof (provided that Landlords contesting such Requirements does not interfere in any material respect with Tenants use and occupancy of the Premises).
11.3. Tenants Right to Contest Requirements.
Subject to the provisions of this Section 11.3, Tenant, at Tenants expense, may contest by appropriate proceedings prosecuted diligently and in good faith the legality or applicability of any Requirement affecting the Premises (any such proceedings instituted by Tenant being referred to herein as a Compliance Challenge). Tenant shall not have the right to institute a Compliance Challenge unless Tenant first gives Landlord notice thereof. Tenant shall not institute any Compliance Challenge if, by reason of Tenants delaying its compliance with the applicable Requirement or by reason of the Compliance Challenge, (a) Landlord (or any Landlord Indemnitee) may be imprisoned, (b) the Real Property or any part thereof may be condemned or vacated, or (c) the certificate of occupancy for the Premises or the Building may be suspended. If Landlord or any Landlord Indemnitee may be subject to any civil fines or penalties or other criminal penalties or if Landlord or any Landlord Indemnitee may be liable to any third party in either case by reason of Tenants delaying its compliance with the applicable Requirement or by reason of the Compliance Challenge, then Tenant shall furnish to Landlord, at Tenants option, either (x) a bond of a surety company that is issued by, and in form and substance, reasonably satisfactory to Landlord, or (y) such other security that is reasonably satisfactory to Landlord, and, in either case, in an amount equal to one hundred twenty percent (120%) of the sum of (A) the cost of such compliance, (B) the criminal or civil penalties or fines that may accrue by reason of such non-compliance (as reasonably estimated by Landlord), and (C) the amount of such liability to third parties (as reasonably estimated by Landlord). If Tenant initiates any Compliance Challenge, then Tenant shall keep Landlord advised regularly as to the status of such proceedings. Landlord shall have the right to use the aforesaid bond or other security to satisfy any such fines or penalties that are levied or assessed against a Landlord Indemnitee. Landlord shall return to Tenant the aforesaid bond or other security (or the unapplied portion thereof, as the case may be), promptly after Tenant completes the Compliance Challenge.
11.4. Certificate of Occupancy.
(A) Subject to the terms of this Section 11.4(A), Landlord covenants that from and after the Commencement Date a temporary or permanent certificate of occupancy covering the Premises (or such other certificate as may be required by Requirements from time to time to lawfully occupy the Premises) shall be in full force and effect permitting the Premises to be used for the general purposes that are permitted under Article 3 hereof. Nothing contained herein constitutes Landlords covenant, representation or warranty that the Premises or any part thereof lawfully may be used or occupied for any particular purpose or in any particular manner; provided, however, that Landlord shall not have the right to amend the certificate of occupancy for the Premises (or such other certificate as may be required by Requirements from time to time to lawfully occupy the Premises) in a manner that limits the uses that Tenant may perform in the Premises in accordance with Article 3 hereof. Landlord shall have no liability to Tenant under this Section 11.4(A) to the extent such certificate of occupancy (or such other certificate) is not in full force and effect by reason of Tenants default hereunder or by reason of Alterations.
(B) Tenant shall use the Premises only in a manner that conforms with the certificate of occupancy that is in effect for the Premises. Tenant shall not have the right to amend the certificate of occupancy for the Premises or the Building without Landlords prior approval.