Before an alteration, renovation, modification, demolition, or plumbing work takes place, or changes in such work occur, the building owner shall be responsible for having an asbestos survey performed by a DEP-certified asbestos investigator to determine the absence or presence of asbestos-containing material which may be disturbed during the course of the work.
The Limited Alteration Application (LAA) is used for plumbing work, fire suppression piping replacement and repairs, and oil burner installations that do not include construction work. Generally, with the exception of some minor new installations, LAA work is restricted to repair and/or replacement of existing equipment and does not require a Professional Engineer (P.E.) or a Registered Architect (R.A.).
The Department issues Stop Work Orders (SWO) when inspectors determine the work is in violation of the Construction Codes, Zoning Resolution or any law or rule enforced by the Department; and when work at a site is being done in an unsafe manner. SWOs are issued to protect workers, residents, the public, buildings and properties.