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SEC. 91.104.  ORGANIZATION AND ENFORCEMENT.
 
91.104.1.  Creation of the Department.  (Repealed by Ord. No. 173,159, Eff. 5/7/00, Oper. 7/1/00.)
 
91.104.2.  Powers of the Department and Duties of the Superintendent of Building.  (Amended by Ord. No. 179,324, Eff. 12/10/07, Oper. 1/1/08.)
 
91.104.2.1.  General.  (Amended by Ord. No. 179,324, Eff. 12/10/07, Oper. 1/1/08.)  The powers of the Department are enumerated in LAMC Section 98.0403.1.
 
   The Superintendent of Building shall have the duty to render interpretations of this Code and to adopt and enforce rules and supplemental regulations to clarify the application of its provisions.  These interpretations, rules and regulations shall be in conformance with the intent and purpose of this Code.
 
   The Superintendent of Building shall classify every building into one of the occupancies set forth in Division 3 of this Code according to its use or the character of its occupancy.  The Superintendent of Building shall also classify every building into one of the types of construction set forth in Division 6 of this Code.
 
91.104.2.2.  Authority to Require Exposure of Work.  Whenever any work on which called inspections are required, as specified in LAMC Section 91.108, is covered or concealed by additional work without first having been inspected, the work shall be exposed for examination upon written notice by the Department.  The work of exposing and recovering shall not entail expense to the City.  (Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.)
 
91.104.2.3.  Right of Entry.  The authority for right of entry is enumerated in LAMC Section 98.0105(Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.)
 
91.104.2.4.  Authority to Stop Work.  Whenever any construction work is being done contrary to the provisions of any law or ordinance enforced by the Department, the Department shall have the authority to issue a written notice to the responsible party to stop work on that portion of the work on which the violation has occurred.  The notice shall state the nature of the violation and no work shall be done on that portion until the violation has been rectified and approval obtained from the Department.  (Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.)
 
91.104.2.5.  Authority to Stop Use or Occupancy.  Whenever any portion of a building is loaded in excess of the loading for which it was constructed, or whenever it houses an occupancy other than that for which it was constructed, or whenever there is an encroachment upon any required court or yard, the department shall have the authority to order by written notice that such violation be discontinued.
 
   The written notice shall state the nature of the violations and shall fix a time for the abatement thereof. If the violations have not been abated by the expiration of the fixed time, the Certificate of Occupancy shall thereupon be canceled.
 
91.104.2.6.  Alternate Materials, Alternate Design and Methods of Construction.  New or alternate materials and methods of construction may be approved by the Department as provided by CBC Section 104.11 and LAMC Section 98.0501(Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.)
 
91.104.2.7.  Building Materials Inspection Required.
 
91.104.2.7.1.  No person shall use or cause to be used, in the construction of any building or structure for the erection of which a permit is required by this chapter, any materials which are not specifically permitted by this Code, without having first secured the approval of said materials by the department.
 
91.104.2.7.2.  The department may require that all materials to be used in the construction of any building or structure, or materials already used or fabricated into a building or structure, be submitted for test to a testing agency approved by the department.
 
91.104.2.7.3.  It is unlawful for any person to fail to submit to an approved testing agency within five days after having received a written notice from the department a sample, sufficient for analysis, of any material to be used in the erection or construction of a building or structure, or which has been used or fabricated into a building or structure.
 
91.104.2.7.4.  No material required by the department to be submitted to a testing agency for analysis shall be approved by the department unless the person requesting said approval submits a written report of the analysis by such testing agency.