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34 Pa. Code § 49.7. Legal effect of approval of plans.

§ 49.7. Legal effect of approval of plans.

 (a)  Final plans approved by the Department which reflect compliance with the act and with this title shall be valid for 2 years after the date of final plans approval; if construction commences within 2 years of the date of final plans approval, final plans approval shall be valid for 5 years after the date of final plans approval.

 (b)  After issuance of final plans approval by the Department, the Department may not require changes in a building during or after construction if all of the following apply:

   (1)  The final plans approval was issued without connivance or fraud.

   (2)  The building is being or was constructed in accordance with the final plans which were approved by the Department.

   (3)  The occupancy or use of the building is not being or was not changed.

 (c)  Nothing in this title shall preclude the Department from requiring changes in a building which has received final plans approval from the Department and which constitutes a danger of imminent harm to the occupants of the building.

 (d)  Nothing in this title shall preclude the Department from requiring changes in final plans prior to commencement of construction of the building if the final plans do not reflect compliance with the act and this title.



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