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(a) As provided by Section 3101.09, the owner of a building or other structure or premises in or on which drainage, plumbing, water supply, or gas piping is installed, altered, replaced, repaired or maintained shall be responsible for every violation of any provisions of this chapter.
(b) Any person, firm, or corporation who performs work for which a permit is required by OBBC or this Building Code, without first having obtained a permit therefor, and every person, firm, or corporation who violates or assists in the violation of any provision of this chapter, shall also be responsible and liable for such violation and subject to the penalty provided in Section 3103.99.
(c) Whenever deemed necessary in the public interest the Commissioner may order the immediate removal or disconnection of any device, appliance, or installation forming part of a drainage, plumbing, water supply, or gas piping installation found to be in an unsafe or insanitary condition or hazardous to the health of the occupants, or to the public health.
(d) Whenever any installation of drainage, plumbing or water supply is found to be in an unsafe or insanitary condition, and whenever any installation of gas piping is found to be in an unsafe condition, the owner of such installation shall, when ordered to do so by the Commissioner, promptly correct such unsafe or insanitary condition within the time limit specified in such order. Whenever an unsafe or insanitary condition is not corrected within the time limit specified by the Commissioner and such condition is deemed hazardous to the occupants, the Commissioner shall post a placard on the premises stating “DANGEROUS AND INSANITARY PLUMBING”, or “DANGEROUS: GAS PIPING IN UNSAFE CONDITION”, whichever shall apply. Such placard shall not be removed without the authorization of the Commissioner. Whenever such placard is posted the Commissioner shall have the authority to order that the building or part of the building or the premises on which such unsafe or insanitary condition exists be vacated and not occupied or re-occupied until the condition has been corrected and authority for the removal of the placard has been given in writing by the Commissioner.