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SEC. 152.08.  AUTHORITY OF COMMISSION TO REGULATE.
   (Amended by Ord. No. 183,893, Eff. 11/22/15.)
 
   A.   The Commission shall be responsible for carrying out the provisions of this article and shall have the authority to issue orders and promulgate policies, rules and regulations to effectuate the purposes of this article.  All such rules and regulations shall be published once in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the City of Los Angeles, and shall take effect upon such publication.  The Commission may make such studies and investigations, conduct such hearings, and obtain such information as it deems necessary to promulgate, administer and enforce any regulation, rule or order adopted pursuant to this article.
 
   B.   In order to provide sufficient time for owners to comply with the Mandatory Earthquake Hazard Reduction requirements in LAMC Sections 91.9301, et seq., and 91.9501, et seq., the Commission may do the following:
 
   1.   Modify the service and notice requirements set forth in Section 152.04 this article; and/or
 
   2.   Grant, upon request by owner, an extension of up to 180 days beyond the original project completion date without triggering the permanent relocation assistance requirements set forth at Section 151.09 G. of this Code.  Prior to granting an owner's request to extend project completion dates, the Commission shall notify the Department of Building and Safety of the request.  If work performed pursuant to Mandatory Earthquake Hazard Reduction Requirements is not completed by the original project completion date or by a subsequent date authorized by RAC, any tenant, subtenant, lessee, sublessee, or other person(s) entitled to use and/or occupy the building or residential unit affected by such work shall have the option to voluntarily terminate the tenancy in exchange for permanent relocation assistance, pursuant to Section 151.09 G., and the return of any security deposit that cannot be retained by the owner under applicable law.
 
   C.   Before modifying service and notice requirements and/or granting time extensions under its authority in subparagraph B. of this section, the Commission shall find that the modifications and/or time extensions are necessary to carry out the purpose of the Mandatory Earthquake Hazard Reduction requirements of this Code.