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Oregon Bulletin

February 1, 2011

 

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

Rule Caption: Temporarily removing elevators from service in unoccupied buildings.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 18-2010

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-30-2010

Certified to be Effective: 1-1-11

Notice Publication Date: 12-1-2010

Rules Adopted: 918-400-0755

Subject: This rule establishes procedures for building owners to temporarily remove unused elevators from service in an unoccupied building and return those elevators to service once a building is reoccupied. This rule will give building owners some relief from the inspection, maintenance, and permit requirements of these unused elevators and create procedures for returning elevators to service once a building is reoccupied.

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

918-400-0755

Temporarily Removing Unused Elevators from Service in an Unoccupied Building

(1) Despite OAR 918-400-0740 and except as provided in OAR 918-400-0275, a person wishing to temporarily remove an unused elevator installed in an entirely unoccupied building from service must:

(a) At least 30 days prior to removing the elevator from service, notify the division in writing of the date the elevator will be removed from service;

(b) Within 30 days of removing an elevator from service, provide the division with written confirmation that:

(A) The building in which the elevator is installed is entirely unoccupied;

(B) The elevator removed from service will not be used for any purpose; and

(C) At least one elevator in full compliance with this chapter and the Oregon Elevator Specialty Code, and that serves all floors of the unoccupied building remains in service for any elevator transportation in the unoccupied building.

(2) After receiving notice under section (1)(b) that the elevator has been removed from service, the division will lock-out and red tag the elevator.

(3) Every 12 months from the date the elevator is removed from service, the responsible party must notify the division in writing that the requirements of section (1)(b) continue to be met.

(4) Despite OAR 918-400-0750, when an elevator temporarily removed from service is to be returned to operating service:

(a) At least 30 days prior to returning the elevator to service, the responsible party must notify the division in writing of the date the elevator will be returned to service;

(b) At least 30 days prior to returning the elevator to service, the responsible party must obtain an elevator operating permit from the division;

(c) With permission from the division, an elevator contractor may operate the elevator and make necessary repairs and adjustments to make the elevator operational.

(d) All testing required to place the elevator back in service shall be witnessed by a division inspector prior to the elevator being returned to service; and

(e) The elevator must not be placed back into service before an inspection by the division according to the code under which the unit was installed is performed and an operating permit under OAR 918-400-0660 is issued.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 460.085

Stats. Implemented: ORS 460.085

Hist.: BCD 18-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

 

Rule Caption: Adoption of radon gas mitigation standards amending the 2008 ORSC and 2010 OSSC.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 19-2010

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-30-2010

Certified to be Effective: 1-1-11

Notice Publication Date: 12-1-2010

Rules Amended: 918-460-0015, 918-480-0010

Subject: These rules implement Senate Bill 1025 approved by the 2010 Legislature. The bill requires the Residential and Manufactured Structures Board to adopt radon mitigation standards for most types of new residential buildings and requires the Building Codes Structures Board to adopt radon mitigation standards for certain types of new residential buildings and new public buildings. Radon mitigation standards adopted by these rules amend both the Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC) and the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC). These requirements are applicable in Baker, Clackamas, Hood River, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill Counties. Additionally, radon mitigation standards applicable to new residential buildings become effective April 1, 2011 while radon mitigation standards applicable to new public buildings become effective April 1, 2013.

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

918-460-0015

Amendments to the Oregon Structural Specialty Code

(1) The 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code is adopted and amended pursuant to OAR chapter 918, division 8. Amendments adopted for inclusion into the 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code are placed in this rule, showing the section reference, a descriptive caption, and a short description of the amendment.

(2) Effective January 1, 2011 the 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code is amended by adding Section 1811 Radon Control Methods Public Buildings and Section 1812 Radon Control Methods R-2 and R-3 Occupancies.

(a) Radon mitigation provisions in Section 1811 applicable to new public buildings are adopted January 1, 2011 but do not become enforceable until April 1, 2013 as authorized by Chapter 83, 2010 Laws (Senate Bill 1025).

(b) Radon mitigation provisions in Section 1812 applicable to residential buildings indentified as Group R-2 or R-3 are adopted January 1, 2011 but do not become enforceable until April 1, 2011 as authorized by Chapter 83, 2010 Laws (Senate Bill 1025).

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 447.231, 447.247, 455.030, 455.110, 455.112, & 455.610

Stats. Implemented: ORS 447.247, 455.110 & 455.112

Hist.: BCA 18-1993, f. 8-24-93, cert. ef. 8-29-93; BCA 28-1993, f. 10-22-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; BCD 6-1994, f. 2-25-94, cert. ef. 5-1-94; BCD 22-1994, f. 9-28-94, cert. ef. 1-1-95; BCD 31-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-23-94; BCD 32-1994, f. & cert. ef. 12-30-94; BCD 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 2-9-95; BCD 5-1995, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-95; BCD 2-1996, f. 2-2-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; BCD 6-1996, f. 3-29-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; BCD 12-1997, f. 9-10-97, cert. ef. 10-1-97; BCD 19-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98; BCD 24-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-1-98 thru 5-29-99; Temporary Rule repealed by BCD 3-1999, f. 3-12-99, cert. ef. 4-1-99; BCD 5-1999, f. 6-17-99, cert. ef. 10-1-99; BCD 12-1999(Temp), f. 9-23-99, cert. ef. 11-1-99 thru 4-28-00; BCD 2-2000 f. 1-14-00, cert. ef. 4-1-00; BCD 20-2000, f. 9-15-00, cert. ef. 10-1-00; BCD 8-2001, f. 7-17-01, cert. ef. 10-1-01; BCD 18-2001, f. 12-21-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; BCD 14-2003, f. 8-13-03, cert. ef. 10-1-03; BCD 18-2003(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 11-14-03 thru 5-11-04; BCD 5-2004,f. & cert. ef. 4-1-04; BCD 16-2004, f. 9-24-04, cert. ef. 10-1-04; BCD 21-2004, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-04; BCD 9-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-7-05 thru 9-30-05; BCD 14-2005, f. & cert. ef. 7-5-05; BCD 18-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-12-05 thru 9-30-05; BCD 22-2005, f. 9-29-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05; BCD 23-2005, f. 9-29-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05; BCD 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-06; BCD 9-2006, f. 6-30-2006, cert. ef. 7-1-06; BCD 1-2007, f. 2-15-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07; BCD 9-2008(Temp), f. & cert ef. 6-25-08 thru 12-22-08; BCD 20-2008, f. 9-30-08, cert. ef. 10-1-08; BCD 4-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 19-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

918-480-0010

Amendments to the Oregon Residential Specialty Code

(1) The Oregon Residential Specialty Code is adopted and amended pursuant to OAR chapter 918, division 8. Amendments adopted for inclusion into the Oregon Residential Specialty Code are placed in this rule, showing the section reference and a descriptive caption.

(2) Effective April 1, 2008:

(a) The 2006 Edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code, as published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials and amended by the division, is adopted to provide the plumbing provisions of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code; and

(b) The 2008 Edition of the NFPA 70, National Electrical Code as amended by the division is adopted to provide the electrical provisions of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code. See OAR chapter 918, division 305 for Oregon amendments to NFPA 70, National Electrical Code.

(3) During the phase-in period established in OAR 918-480-0005(3), plans designed to the 2005 Oregon Residential Specialty Code must use the plumbing and electrical provisions included in that 2005 code. Plans that are designed to the 2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code must use the plumbing and electrical provisions adopted in this rule.

(4) Effective October 1, 2008, the following sections of the 2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code are amended:

(a) Section R 109.1.4.1 Moisture content.

(b) Section R318.2 Moisture content.

(5) Effective February 1, 2009, following sections of the 2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code are amended:

(a) Section R602.10.9 Interior braced wall support.

(b) Section R613.2 Window sills is added

(c) Section R.613.2.1 Operation for emergency escape is added

(d) Chapter 43 Referenced Standards.

(6) Effective October 1, 2009, the following sections of the 2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code are amended:

(a) Section AG106 Entrapment Protection for Swimming Pool and Spa Suction Outlets is added.

(b) Section AG107 Abbreviations.

(c) Section AG108 Standards.

(7)(a) Effective January 1, 2010, the following sections of the 2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code are amended:

(A) Section R703.1 General

(B) Section R703.1.1 Exterior Wall Envelope

(b) Changes to the 2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code made by subsection (a) of this section are subject to a grace period ending March 31, 2010. During the grace period, the building official must approve installations that meet either the standard adopted under Section R703.1 prior to this amendment or the standard established by this amendment.

(8) Effective January 1, 2011, the 2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code is amended by adopting Appendix F Radon Control Methods. This provision is adopted January 1, 2011 but do not become enforceable until April 1, 2011 as authorized by Chapter 83, 2010 Laws (Senate Bill 1025).

(9) Effective January 1, 2011, Appendix N (2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code) is amended by adding Section AN115 Radon Mitigation. This provision is adopted January 1, 2011 but does not become enforceable until April 1, 2011 as authorized by Chapter 83, 2010 Laws (Senate Bill 1025).

NOTE: The amendments are published in their entirety in Table 2-R beginning on page 9.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020, 455.110, 455.525 & 455.610

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.610

Hist.: BCA 18-1993, f. 8-24-93, cert. ef. 8-29-93; BCA 28-1993, f. 10-22-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; BCA 29-1993, f. 11-24-93, cert. ef. 12-1-93; BCD 6-1995, f. 3-31-95, cert. ef. 4-1-95; BCD 3-1996, f. 2-2-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; BCD 22-1996(Temp), f. 10-1-96, cert. ef. 10-4-96; BCD 5-1997, f. 3-21-97, cert. ef. 4-1-97; Administrative Reformatting 1-19-98; BCD 3-1998, f. 1-29-98, cert. ef. 4-1-98; BCD 19-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98; BCD 3-2000, f. 1-14-00 cert. ef. 4-1-00; BCD 19-2000(Temp), f.& cert. ef. 8-15-00 thru 2-10-01; BCD 32-2000, f. 12-27-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; BCD 3-2001, f. 2-9-01, cert. ef. 3-1-01; BCD 2-2002, f. 3-5-02, cert. ef. 4-1-02; BCD 22-2002(Temp), f. 9-13-02 cert. ef. 10-1-02 thru 3-29-03; BCD 30-2002, f. 12-6-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; BCD 1-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-10-03 thru 3-31-03; BCD 33-2002, f. 12-20-02 cert. ef. 4-1-03; BCD 15-2004, f. 9-10-04, cert. ef. 10-1-04; BCD 5-2005, f. & cert. ef. 3-28-05; BCD 9-2006, f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; BCD 1-2007, f. 2-15-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07; BCD 5-2008, f. 2-22-08, cert. ef. 4-1-08; BCD 13-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-3-08 thru 12-30-08; BCD 21-2008, f. 9-30-08, cert. ef. 10-1-08; BCD 24-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-6-08 thru 4-1-09; BCD 1-2009, f. 1-30-09, cert. ef. 2-1-09; BCD 8-2009, f. 9-30-09, cert. ef. 10-1-09; BCD 5-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 19-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

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