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Oregon Bulletin

January 1, 2011

 

Department of Consumer and Business Services,
Building Codes Division
Chapter 918

Rule Caption: Reconcile elevator permit fees with inspection intervals and adopt standards for escalator “clean down” inspections.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 17-2010

Filed with Sec. of State: 11-30-2010

Certified to be Effective: 12-1-10

Notice Publication Date: 11-1-2010

Rules Adopted: 918-400-0645

Rules Amended: 918-400-0660, 918-400-0800

Subject: These rules reconcile elevator operating permit fees under 918-400-0800 with corresponding inspection intervals; revise 918-400-0660 to adjust the inspection interval for all elevator equipment to two years; and adopt 918-400-0645 establishing administrative requirements for bi-annual escalator “clean down” inspections.

      Elevator operating permits are currently issued every year, while inspections occur on one-, two-, and three-year cycles. These rules align operating permit cycles and inspection cycles by converting both cycles to two years. As a result of these rules, elevator operators will be able to purchase operating permits for one up-front fee that covers a full 2-year inspection cycle. The rules will also revise 918-400-0660 to adjust the inspection interval for all elevator equipment to two years and add 918-400-0645 to clarify the administrative process for escalator periodic inspections and “clean down” inspections.

Rules Coordinator: Stephanie Snyder—(503) 373-7438

918-400-0645

Escalator and Moving Walk Clean Down Inspections

(1) Escalators and moving walks must receive bi-annual clean down inspections during each year of an inspection cycle in which a periodic inspections under ORS 460.125 is not performed.

(2) Bi-Annual escalator and moving walk clean down inspections are not covered by an owner’s operating permit fee. Inspection hours, inspector portal-to-portal travel time, and other fees for these inspections are billable as special inspections under 918-400-0800 to the equipment owner or equipment owner’s representative.

(3) Bi-annual escalator and moving walk clean down inspections must include inspection verification of the interior of an escalator and moving walk, and cleaning to prevent an accumulation of oil, grease, lint, dirt, and refuse.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117, 460.085 & 460.125

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.117, 460.085 & 460.125

Hist.: BCD 14-2010(Temp), f. 9-30-10, cert. ef. 10-1-10 thru 11-30-10; BCD 17-2010, f. 11-30-10, cert. ef. 12-1-10

918-400-0660

Operating Permits

(1) Operating permits are issued periodically based on two-year inspection intervals.

(2) Clean down inspections of escalators and moving walks performed according to 918-400-0645 are additional inspections under section (3) of this rule for which special inspection fees under 918-400-0800 apply.

(3) The division reserves the right to perform additional inspections outside the two-year inspection interval established by this rule with prior notice to the responsible party according to criteria, which may include but are not limited to the following:

(a) Accidents and injuries;

(b) Commercial and public assembly structures;

(c) Special residency occupancies, schools, hospitals;

(d) Type of elevator;

(e) Passenger or freight conveyances;

(f) Construction only purpose elevators; and

(g) Environmental conditions.

(4) The division may refuse to issue an operating permit if:

(a) Inspections are not satisfactorily completed; or

(b) Permit fees have not been received.

(5) The elevator-operating permit, or copy of the permit, must be posted in clear view in the elevator. A sign may be substituted providing the sign indicates the on-site location where the actual operating permit may be inspected during normal business hours.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 460.085

Stats. Implemented: ORS 460.055, 460.065, 460.085 & 460.125

Hist.: DC 25-1982, f. & ef. 12-16-82; Renumbered from 814-030-0040; BCA 41-1991(Temp), f. 12-13-91, cert. ef. 12-15-91; BCA 7-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-10-92; BCD 18-1995, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-95; Renumbered from 918-400-0065; BCD 13-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-99, Renumbered from 918-400-0420; BCD 8-2006, f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; BCD 8-2007, f. 7-13-07, cert. ef. 10-1-07; BCD 10-2009, f. 12-30-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; BCD 14-2010(Temp), f. 9-30-10, cert. ef. 10-1-10 thru 11-30-10; BCD 17-2010, f. 11-30-10, cert. ef. 12-1-10

918-400-0800

Fees

(1) Subject to section (6) of this rule, the following elevator fees are effective under ORS 460.165:

(a) Elevator contractor’s license, $585 for application or renewal;

(b) Plan reviews, when required, $78;

(2) The total operating permit fee for a specific type of equipment is calculated by multiplying its base operating permit fee under ORS 460.165 by its inspection interval in 918-400-0660. Effective October 1, 2010, an initial operating permit and an installation permit must be obtained prior to installation. A 12 percent surcharge will be added to the following total operating permit fees at the time of sale:

(a) Inclined Elevator — $196

(b) Belt Manlift — $196

(c) Moving Walk — $196

(d) Escalator — $196

(e) Rack & Pinion — $196

(f) Sidewalk Elevator — $120

(g) Sidewalk Material Lift — $120

(h) Special Purpose — $196

(i) Fees for the following elevators are determined by the rise of each unit: Special Purpose Personnel Elevator, Freight-Hydraulic, Freight-Electric, Passenger-Hydraulic, Passenger-Electric.

(A) Four floor rise or under — $176

(B) Over a four floor rise, but under a ten floor rise — $216

(C) Ten floor rise or over, but under a twenty floor rise — $268

(D) Twenty floor rise or over — $314

(j) Stairway Chairlift — $120

(k) Dumbwaiter — $120

(l) Limited-Use Limited Application — $196

(m) Material Lift — $196

(n) Vertical Reciprocating Lift — $196

(o) Vertical Wheelchair Lift — $176

(p) Inclined Wheelchair Lift — $176

(q) Stage Lift — $196

(3) Reinspections on a mechanism in section (2) of this rule made by request or in continued existence of a defect, $75;

(4) For special inspections, testing, consultations, site visits, or other services for which no fee is otherwise specified, $75 per hour for travel and inspection time;

(5) For the installation or alteration of an elevator, if the total cost of the installation or alteration other than the inspection fee, is:

(a) $1,000 or under — $98;

(b) $1,001 to $14,999 — $98, plus $13 for each $1,000 or fraction of $1,000 by which the cost exceeds $1,000;

(c) $15,000 to $49,999 — $280, plus $8 for each $1,000 or fraction of $1,000 by which the cost exceeds $15,000;

(d) $50,000 or over — $553, plus $3 for each $1,000 or fraction of $1,000 by which the cost exceeds $50,000.

(6) Elevator alterations.

(a) No fee shall be charged when an alteration is limited to fixture upgrades to meet state-adopted accessibility standards;

(b) No fee shall be charged where the alteration is limited to the car interior upgrades that do not alter the gross weight of the car more than five percent;

(c) When a group of elevators under common group control is proposed for an upgrade, and the same upgrade is proposed for all cars in the group, the inspection fee shall be the contract valuation for the entire elevator upgrade project rather than the higher separate inspection fee for each elevator in the group; and

(d) Where the upgrade for a group of elevators is not identical for each elevator, the fees shall be calculated separately based on the contract valuation for each elevator.

(7) Plan Review Fees. Where a complete set of drawings shows all elevators affected by the proposed installation or alteration, only one plan review fee shall be required rather than a separate fee for each elevator.

(8) Limited Elevator Mechanic’s License. The following fee applies to the license issued under OAR 918-400-0380(1): $60 for application or renewal.

(9) Reciprocating Conveyor Mechanic’s Licenses. The following fees apply to licenses issued under OAR 918-400-0380(2) and (3):

(a) Reciprocating Conveyor Mechanic’s license, $300 for application or renewal;

(b) Restricted Reciprocating Conveyor Mechanic’s license, $50 for application or renewal.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 460.085

Stats. Implemented: ORS 460.061 & 460.165

Hist.: DC 25-1982, f. & ef. 12-16-82; Renumbered from 814-030-0030; BCA 21-1991(Temp), f. 6-14-91, cert. ef. 7-1-91 thru 12-27-91; BCA 29-1991, f. & cert. ef. 8-30-91; BCD 18-1995, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-95; Renumbered from 918-400-0050; BCD 11-1996(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-1-96; BCD 27-1996, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-96; BCD 10-1998(Temp), f. 6-2-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98 thru 12-27-98; BCD 25-1998, f. 12-22-98, cert. ef. 12-27-98; BCD 13-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-99; BCD 14-2000(Temp), f. 7-20-00, cert. ef. 8-1-00 thru 1-27-01; BCD 25-2000, f. 9-29-00, cert. ef. 10-1-00; BCD 21-2002(Temp), f. 8-30-02, cert. ef. 9-1-02 thru 2-27-03; BCD 34-2002, f. 12-20-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; BCD 12-2004, f. 8-20-04, cert. ef. 10-1-04; BCD 17-2007, f. 12-28-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; BCD 4-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-16-09 thru 1-1-10; BCD 10-2009, f. 12-30-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; BCD 14-2010(Temp), f. 9-30-10, cert. ef. 10-1-10 thru 11-30-10; BCD 17-2010, f. 11-30-10, cert. ef. 12-1-10

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