In the absence of applicable load test procedures contained within a standard referenced by this code or acceptance criteria for a specific material or method of construction, such existing structure shall be subjected to a test procedure developed by a registered design professional that simulates applicable loading and deformation conditions. For components that are not a part of the seismic load-resisting system, the test load shall be equal to two times the unfactored design loads. The test load shall be left in place for a period of 24 hours. The structure shall be considered to have successfully met the test requirements where the following criteria are satisfied:
- Under the design load, the deflection shall not exceed the limitations specified in Section 1604.3.
- Within 24 hours after removal of the test load, the structure shall have recovered not less than 75 percent of the maximum deflection.
- During and immediately after the test, the structure shall not show evidence of failure.