(a) No person shall undertake the construction or alteration of any facility covered
by this chapter without first submitting the plan, specifications or design for such
construction to the Board for review and approval. No such construction shall commence until the Board has issued a letter of approval
stating that the proposed construction conforms with this chapter and the Board's
(b) Plans, specifications or designs for all construction or alterations shall be
filed with the Board by the design architect or engineer or, in the case of plans
and specifications for which there is no design architect or engineer, by a person
responsible for the construction or alterations. All solicitations for bids on projects for construction or alteration of facilities
covered by this chapter, which are published pursuant to this title, shall state that
conformity to the Delaware Architectural Accessibility Act and the standards of the
Board shall be required.
(c) No facility shall be leased or rented by the State unless the state agency responsible
for the lease has submitted to the Board for review and approval such plans, description,
specifications or other documentation concerning the accessibility of such facility
as the Board by regulation may require.
(d) Any plans, specifications, designs or other documentation required under this
section which are properly submitted to the Board at least 10 days prior to a meeting
of the Board shall be acted upon by the Board on or before the meeting next following
such meeting of the Board, or within 60 days following its submission, whichever first
occurs. In the event that the Board has not acted upon a submission within such period,
the Chairperson of the Board shall issue a letter of approval to the submitter.
(e) The Board may reject any submission either in whole or in part for noncompliance
with this chapter or the standards of the Board. The Board shall state in writing its reason for such rejection.
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