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SEC. 91.1703.  APPROVALS.
   (Amended by Ord. 186,488, Eff. 12/27/19.)
 
   Section 1703 of the CBC is adopted by reference, except Sections 1703.1, 1703.2, 1703.3, 1703.4, 1703.4.1, and 1703.4.2 of the CBC are not adopted; and, in lieu LAMC Subsections 91.1703.1, 91.1703.2, 91.1703.3, 91.1703.4, 91.1703.4.1, and 91.1703.4.2 are added.
 
91.1703.1. Approved Agency.  (Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.)  Pursuant to LAMC Section 98.0503, a testing agency shall provide all information required by the Superintendent of Building to determine whether the agency shall become an approved testing agency.
 
91.1703.2. Written Approval.  (Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.)  Any new material, appliance, equipment, system or method of construction meeting the requirements of this Code shall be approved in writing after satisfactory completion of the required tests and submission of required test reports pursuant to LAMC Sections 98.0501 and 98.0502.
 
91.1703.3. Approved Record. For any material, appliance, equipment, system or method of construction that has been approved, a record of that approval, including the conditions and limitations of the approval, shall be kept on file in the Department and shall be open to public inspection at appropriate times.
 
91.1703.4. Performance.  Specific information consisting of test reports conducted by an approved testing agency in accordance with standards referenced in Division 35, Article 1, Chapter IX of the LAMC, or other information as necessary, shall be provided for the Superintendent of Building to determine that the material meets the applicable Code requirements, including LAMC Sections 98.0501 and 98.0502.
 
91.1703.4.1. Research and Investigation.  (Amended by Ord. 186,488, Eff. 12/27/19.)  Sufficient technical data shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Building to substantiate the proposed use of any product, material or assembly.  If it is determined that the evidence submitted is satisfactory proof of performance for the use intended, the Superintendent of Building shall approve the use of the product, material or assembly subject to the requirements of this Code.  The costs, reports and investigations required under these provisions shall be paid by the permit applicant as required by LAMC Sections 98.0501, 98.0502 and 98.0503.
 
91.1703.4.2.  Research Reports.  (Amended by Ord. 186,488, Eff. 12/27/19.)  Supporting data, where necessary to assist in the approval of products, materials or assemblies not specifically provided for in this Code, shall consist of valid research reports from approved sources as required in LAMC Sections 98.0501 and 98.0502.