(A) The chief shall make periodic inspections and evaluations of all class I, class II, and class III dams and levees to assure that their continued operation and use does not constitute a hazard to life, health, or property. The chief may make, as deemed necessary, periodic inspections of class IV dams and levees, and other dams and levees not otherwise specifically exempted from the inspection provisions of section 1521.062 of the Revised Code.
(B) The classification of each dam and levee shall be reviewed during each periodic or other inspection and may be changed as a result of such inspection. The classification of the dam or levee shall be determined by the chief in accordance with the criteria established in rules 1501:21-13-01 and 1501:21-13-09 of the Administrative Code. .
(C) The chief may use an inspection report of a dam or levee prepared for the owner by a registered professional engineer in lieu of making a periodic inspection under provisions of paragraph (A) of this rule. The report shall meet the requirements of rule 1501:21-3-02 and paragraphs (A) and (B) of rule 1501:21-21-02 of the Administrative Code.