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34 Pa. Code § 60.8. Field inspection.

§ 60.8. Field inspection.

 (a)  The government agency, owner or owner’s agent, shall notify the Bureau of Occupational and Industrial Safety Office listed on the plan approval letter when construction or remodeling has begun.

 (b)  Prefinal inspections may be conducted based upon the size and complexity of a project.

   (1)  If nonconforming conditions are observed at a prefinal inspection, the Department will notify the government agency or owner of these observations in writing.

   (2)  It is the government agency’s or owner’s responsibility to correct these conditions or obtain a revised approval for these conditions.

 (c)  The government agency or owner, or owner’s agent, shall arrange for a final inspection by contacting the Department.

 (d)  A Bureau of Occupational and Industrial Safety inspector will make a final inspection of the building and will permit occupancy when all conditions required by this chapter and Chapters 49—59, known as the Fire and Panic Regulations, are complete.

 (e)  The Department will issue an occupancy permit within 30 days of the final inspection, if the inspection demonstrates compliance with the act and this part. It is the government agency’s or owner’s, or owner’s agent’s, responsibility to maintain and operate the building in accordance with the act and this chapter.

 (f)  After the issuance of an occupancy permit by the Department, the Department will not require changes in a building, unless one of the following applies:

   (1)  The occupancy permit was issued through connivance or fraud.

   (2)  The occupancy or use of the building has changed.

   (3)  The building is not maintained and operated in accordance with this chapter and Chapters 49—59.

   (4)  The building is remodeled and is subject to the act and this chapter under §  60.2(b)(2) (relating to jurisdiction and effective dates).

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