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34 Pa. Code § 403.141. Enforcement by the Department.

DEPARTMENT ENFORCEMENT


§ 403.141. Enforcement by the Department.

 (a)  The Department will conduct plan and specification review and inspections for all State-owned buildings under section 105(b) of the act (35 P. S. §  7210.105(b)). The Department will notify municipalities of all inspections of State-owned buildings and provide municipalities the opportunity to observe inspection of the buildings.

 (b)  The Department will retain jurisdiction over the provisions of Chapter 11 (Accessibility), and any other accessibility requirements contained in or referenced by the Uniform Construction Code, until a municipality administering and enforcing the Uniform Construction Code obtains the services of a code administrator certified as an accessibility specialist.

 (c)  The Department will enforce the Uniform Construction Code for all buildings and structures except for residential buildings and utility and miscellaneous use structures in municipalities that have not adopted an ordinance to enforce the act under section 501(a)(1) of the act (35 P. S. §  7210.501(a)(1)).

 (d)  The Industrial Board will decide petitions for variances and extensions of time and appeals of Department decisions under the Uniform Construction Code. The Industrial Board will hold the first hearing on a petition within 45 days of receipt of the petition.

 (e)  An owner or owner’s agent may file a petition for variance or extension of time or an appeal with the Industrial Board under §  403.122 (relating to appeals, variances and extensions of time). An owner or owner’s agent may file an appeal concerning technical infeasibility under Chapter 11 (Accessibility) of the Uniform Construction Code and other accessibility requirements contained in or referenced by the Uniform Construction Code with the Accessibility Advisory Board under §  403.142 (relating to Accessibility Advisory Board).

Cross References

   This section cited in 34 Pa. Code §  401.2 (relating to Department fees).



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