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The structural peer review shall be performed by a qualified independent structural engineer who has been retained by or on behalf of the owner. A structural peer reviewer shall meet the requirements of the rules of the department.
1618.5.1 Independence
In order to satisfy the requirement that the peer reviewer be independent, the department requires that the peer reviewer must not engage in any activities that may conflict with their objective judgment and integrity, including but not limited to having a financial and/or other interest in the design, construction, installation, manufacture or maintenance of structures or components that they are reviewing.

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