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The responsibilities of the engineer of record and peer reviewer shall be as laid out in Sections 1618.8.1 through 1618.8.4.
1618.8.1 Structural Engineer of Record
The structural engineer of record shall retain sole responsibility for the structural design. The activities and reports of the structural peer reviewer shall not relieve the structural engineer of record of this responsibility.
1618.8.2 Structural Peer Reviewer
The structural peer reviewer's report states his or her opinion regarding the design by the engineer of record. The standard of care to which the structural peer reviewer shall be held in the performance of the structural peer review and report is that level of skill and care consistent with structural peer review services performed by professional engineers licensed in the State of New York for similar type projects. The structural peer reviewer shall not be responsible for the conclusions of the wind and geotechnical peer review reports.
1618.8.3 Revisions of Design
The structural engineer of record shall identify that a new review is required based upon changes to the design documents relevant to the scope of the peer review. The structural peer reviewer shall review the items that have been affected and shall revise the structural peer review report.
1618.8.4 Disputes
When a dispute arises between the applicant of record and the peer reviewer regarding compliance with Section 1618 that cannot be resolved by these parties, such dispute shall be reported to the department in the form of a letter from the applicant of record. The department may make a final decision or may accept a change of the peer reviewer.

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