Whenever there is insufficient evidence of compliance with the provisions of this code, or evidence that a material or method does not conform to the requirements of this code, or in order to substantiate claims for alternative materials or methods, the Enforcement Officer shall have the authority to require tests to be made as evidence of compliance at no expense to the jurisdiction.
   (A)   Test methods. Test methods shall be as specified in this code or by other recognized test standards. In the absence of recognized and accepted test methods, the Enforcement Officer shall be permitted to approve appropriate testing procedures by an approved agency.
   (B)   Test reports.  Reports of tests shall be retained by the Enforcement Officer for the period required for retention of public records.
(Ord. 2007-16, passed 7-16-07)