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POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 25 Plumbing Regulat Chapter 25.07 Board of Appeal
25.07.020 Authority.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 168183 and 176955, effective October 9, 2002.)

A.  Any applicant for a plumbing permit whose application has been rejected by the Plumbing Inspector, or any person who shall have been ordered by the Inspector to incur expense in the alteration, repair, or construction of a plumbing or drainage installation may, within 10 days thereafter appeal such action by serving upon the Plumbing Division of the Bureau of Development Services a notice in writing of the appeal, the notice or a certified copy thereof shall be at once transmitted to the Board of Appeals.  After the notice to the parties as the Board may direct, a hearing shall be had, and the Board may affirm, annul, or modify the action of the Plumbing Section.  The decision of the Board thereupon shall be in full force and effect.  A certified copy of the Board’s decision in each appeal shall be delivered to the appellants, and a copy shall be filed for record in the Bureau of Development Services.  The Board of Appeals may vary the provisions of this Title if it appears that because of the unique circumstances present the purposes and intent of this Code and proper sanitation and safety are best served by some other method, procedure, or material.

Upon submission to the Board of Appeals, including the advisory member, types of plumbing fixtures or valves, devices, or appliances for the direct supplying and flushing of plumbing fixtures and traps may be approved and may be permitted to be used by the unanimous vote of the Board after examinations or tests of such types of fixtures, valves, devices, or appliances have shown that they will not constitute a sanitary hazard or cause pollution of the water supply.  If it is found by the Board that the fixtures, valves, devices, or appliances do not comply with the requirements herein specified, the Board of Appeals reserves the right to revoke any approval, after the permittee has had notice and an opportunity of a hearing.  Record of the approval by the Board of types of plumbing fixtures, valves, devices, or appliances, as herein set forth, shall be posted in the Plumbing Division of the Bureau of Development Services; and, likewise, a record of the approval of equivalent materials and methods approved by the Board, as herein provided, shall be posted in the Plumbing Division in the Bureau of Development Services.  The provisions relative to approval by the Board of Appeal for plumbing fixtures, valves, devices, or appliances for the direct supply and flushing of plumbing fixtures and traps shall apply to types of relief valves for which approval is sought that they will operate in a safe and efficient manner and will relieve at the pressures to which they are set.  The provisions as to posting shall also apply.  Any requirements deemed necessary to abate unsanitary conditions in connection with any Plumbing Inspection not specifically covered in this Title shall be determined by the Plumbing Inspector, subject to review by the Board of Appeals.

B.  If any plumbing contractor, owner, or sewer contractor refuses or neglects to comply with the provisions of this Title within a reasonable time after written notice of any violation discovered by the Plumbing Inspector has been sent, the Board, upon request of the Plumbing Inspector, shall hold a hearing relative to the alleged violation.  At the hearing, the Board shall determine if the plumbing contractor, owner or sewer contractor has refused or neglected to comply with the provisions of this Title.