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A. This chapter shall be strictly interpreted to effectuate its purposes and where doubt exists as to the meaning of any word or phrase herein, such word or phrase shall be construed in the most restrictive manner in favor of the purposes of this chapter and further provided, the definitions and substantive provisions of Chapter 15.16 SMC may be consulted as an aid to interpretation of these regulations.

B. All provisions of this chapter shall be considered as minimum requirements, and shall be deemed neither to limit nor repeal any other powers granted under State statutes.