(A)   General. The Department of Codes and Regulations (hereinafter referred to as "Department"), or any successor agency or department, shall enforce the provisions of this chapter.
   (B)   Rule-making authority. The Director of the Department shall have authority as necessary in the interest of public health, safety and general welfare, to adopt and promulgate rules and procedures; to interpret and implement the provisions of this chapter; to secure the intent thereof; and to designate requirements applicable because of local climatic or other conditions.  Such rules shall not have the effect of waiving requirements specifically provided for in this chapter, or of violating accepted engineering methods involving public safety.
   (C)   Inspections. The Department shall make all of the required inspections, or shall accept reports of inspection by approved agencies or individuals.  All reports of such inspections shall be in writing and be certified by a responsible officer of such approved agency or by the responsible individual.  The Department is authorized to engage such expert opinion as deemed necessary to report upon unusual technical issues that arise, subject to the approval of the appointing authority.
   (D)   Identification. Any employee of the Department shall carry proper identification when inspecting signs in the performance of duties under this chapter.
   (E)   Citations, notices and orders. The Department shall issue all necessary citations, notices or orders to ensure compliance with this chapter.
(Lou. Metro Ord. No. 144-2007, approved 7-30-2007)