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(a) General. Where, in any specific case, different sections of the Ohio Building Code specify different materials, methods of construction or other requirements, the most restrictive shall govern. Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the specific requirement shall be applicable.
(b) Other Laws. The provisions of the Ohio Building Code shall not be deemed to nullify any provisions of state or federal law. The Municipality may make further and additional regulations, not in conflict with Ohio R.C. Chapters 3781 and 3791 or with the rules of the Board of Building Standards. However approval by the Board of Building Standards of any fixture, device, material, system, assembly or product of a manufacturing process, or method or manner of construction or installation shall constitute approval for their use anywhere in Ohio.
(c) Other Rules. As provided in division (B) of Ohio R.C. 3781.11, the rules of the Board of Building Standards shall supersede and govern any order, standard or rule of the Divisions of State Fire Marshal or Industrial Compliance in the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Health and of counties and townships, in all cases where such orders, standards or rules are in conflict with the rules of the Board of Building Standards, except that rules adopted and orders issued by the Fire Marshal pursuant to Ohio R.C. Chapter 3743 prevail in the event of a conflict.
The rules of the Board of Building Standards adopted pursuant to Ohio R.C. 3781.10 shall govern any rule or standard adopted by the Board pursuant to Ohio R.C. 4104.02 and 4105.011.