(a) Applications for acceptance as a testing service or testing laboratory shall be submitted to the Commissioner of Buildings on forms provided by the Department.
(b) Each laboratory shall have in responsible charge a Director who shall be qualified by education, experience, or other accreditation acceptable to the Commissioner for the scope of testing performed, who shall personally supervise the testing of materials or service equipment for acceptance by the Department of Buildings.
(c) All technicians shall be qualified by education, experience, or other accreditation acceptable to the Commissioner to perform all tests they may be required to conduct under the supervision of the Director.
(d) The laboratory shall furnish to the Department of Buildings a list of all personnel who are supervising and performing tests and their qualifications.
(e) The laboratory shall furnish to the Department of Buildings a list of all the equipment used to perform tests, the manufacturer's name, when and by whom it was last calibrated.
(f) The laboratory and its equipment may be inspected periodically by the Department of Buildings or competent independent agency acceptable to the Department. If such an agency is used, a certified copy of its report shall be submitted to the Department of Buildings.
(g) The laboratory shall correct within 10 days any condition which, in the judgment of the Department of Buildings, may adversely affect the result of any test.
(h) A list of acceptable laboratories or testing services will be maintained in the office of the Commissioner of Buildings and made available to the public.
(i) The Department shall issue a serial numbered Certificate of Acceptance which shall be prominently displayed on the test premises. Such certificate shall bear the name of the lab or service, the name of the professionally qualified Director and the field or trade for which the laboratory has established its competence.
(j) All test reports shall be presented in a form acceptable to the Department and bear the name of the laboratory or service and its acceptance number, the name of the Director who supervised the test, the names of all qualified personnel who performed the test, and the names of all witnesses.
(k) The accepted laboratory or service shall prepare and submit to the Department a copy of the certificate or label bearing its name and acceptance number which it shall be required to affix to all shipments and deliveries of material or equipment when the laboratory is engaged by the manufacturer or producer to make periodic inspections or tests of the material or equipment in the course of manufacture or production.
(l) Accepted laboratories and testing services shall be permitted to advertise the fact of their acceptance by the Department of Buildings of the City of New York for the testing of materials or equipment only in the field or trade for which they have established their competence.
(m) Any violation of these rules or misrepresentation of facts in any required report or misrepresentation in advertising shall constitute cause for revocation or suspension of acceptance by the Commissioner.
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