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Oregon Bulletin

March 1, 2011

 

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

Rule Caption: Adopts carbon monoxide alarm provisions amending the 2008 ORSC and 2010 OSSC.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 1-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 2-15-2011

Certified to be Effective: 2-15-11

Notice Publication Date: 1-1-2011

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

Subject: These rules implement a portion of House Bill 3450, approved by the 2009 Legislature, known as the Lofgren and Zander Memorial Act. The bill requires carbon monoxide alarms to be installed in Group R structures (as identified in Section 315 of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code) that is either new construction or undergoes reconstruction, alteration, or repair where a building permit is required. Group R structures are regulated under either the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) or the Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC). The bill requires that these provisions become effective April 1, 2011 amending both the 2010 OSSC and the 2008 ORSC, including Appendix N in the 2010 OSSC for low-rise residential apartments.

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

918-460-0015

Amendments to the Oregon Structural Specialty Code

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.

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

(2) Effective April 1, 2011 the 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code Section 908 “Emergency Alarm Systems” is amended by adding new subsection 908.7 requirements for Carbon Monoxide Alarms.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available for review at the division. See division website for information on where to purchase publications.]

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; BCD 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-11

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 April 1, 2011, the 2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code is amended for the purposes of adopting Section R326, requirements for carbon monoxide alarms.

(10) Effective April 1, 2011, Appendix N of the 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code is amended for the purpose of adopting the carbon monoxide alarm requirements in 2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code, Section R326.

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

[Publications: Publications referenced are available for review at the division. See division website for information on where to purchase publications.]

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; BCD 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-11

 

Rule Caption: Adopts 2011 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 2-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 2-15-2011

Certified to be Effective: 2-15-11

Notice Publication Date: 1-1-2011

Rules Amended: 918-690-0300, 918-690-0410, 918-690-0420, 918-750-0100, 918-750-0110

Rules Repealed: 918-690-0310, 918-690-0325, 918-690-0330, 918-690-0360, 918-690-0430, 918-750-0120, 918-750-0130, 918-750-0140, 918-750-0150, 918-750-0160, 918-750-0170, 918-750-0180, 918-750-0190

Subject: These rules adopt the 2011 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code based upon 2009 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials with Oregon specific amendments. Additionally, the rules include some non-substantive housekeeping changes to administrative rule that provide clarity and consistency among the division’s rules.

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

918-690-0300

Reasonable Notice to Interested Parties

Before the adoption, amendment or repeal of any rule relating to plumbing under ORS Chapters 447 or 693, the Building Codes Division shall give notice of the intended action:

(1) In the Secretary of State’s Bulletin referred to in ORS 183.360 at least 21 days prior to the effective date; and

(2) By mailing a copy of the notice to notifying persons and organizations on the interested parties mailing list established under ORS 183.335(7); (8) and OAR 918-001-0210.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.341

Stats. Implemented: ORS 183.341

Hist.: DC 2-1983, f. & ef. 1-3-83; Renumbered from 814-020-0000; BCD 6-1998, f. 3-2-98, cert. ef. 4-1-98, Renumbered from 918-690-0000; BCD 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-11

918-690-0410

Cross Reference to Statutes

Statutory plumbing definitions are generally in ORS 447.010 and 693.010. The following are among words defined by statute:

(1) “Board” is defined in ORS 447.010;

(2) “Building sewer” is defined in ORS 701.348;

(3) “Journeyman Plumber” is defined in ORS 693.010;

(4) “Limited Specialty Plumber” is defined by ORS 693.103;

(5) “Plumbing” is defined in ORS 447.010.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 447.020

Stats. Implemented: ORS 447.020

Hist.: BCD 6-1998, f. 3-2-98, cert. ef. 4-1-98; BCD 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-11

918-690-0420

Definitions

Scope of definitions:

(1) “Administrator” means the Administrator of the Building Codes Division.

(2) “Alterations” means to change, to take away, or to add to.

(3) “Apprenticeship Plumbing Experience” means experience equivalent to the training standards of the Oregon State Apprenticeship Program for the specific category of plumber.

(4) “Commercial or Industrial Installation” means an installation of plumbing fixtures in a commercial or public building and in areas of an apartment building, hotel, motel, or similar residential structure, open and available for use by the public at large, or by employees.

(5) “Division” means the Building Codes Division.

(6) “Equivalent Experience” means legal work experience gained outside the State of Oregon equal to general journeyman plumbing experience or apprenticeship plumbing experience.

(7) “Existing Work” is defined in the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code.

(8) “General Journeyman Plumbing Experience” means experience equivalent to the standards required for completion of the Oregon State Apprenticeship Program.

(9) “Inspection” means careful investigation, critical examination, or official examination and review of the plumbing installation at the site of the installation.

(10) “Limited Specialty Plumber” means any person holding a valid limited specialty plumber’s certificate of competency issued under ORS 693.103 and these rules.

(11) “Medical Gas” means any gas and vacuum system or equipment intended for medical and dental procedures in health care and non-health care facilities within the scope of the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code as defined in OAR 918-750-0110.

(12) “Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code” means the combined codes and standards adopted in OAR 918-750-0110.

(13) “Solar Heating and Cooling System” means any configuration of plumbing equipment and components to collect, convey, store and convert the sun’s energy for the purpose of heating or cooling potable water.

(14) “Water Supply System” is defined in the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 447.010, 447.020, 455.110 & 693.103

Stats. Implemented: ORS 447.010, 447.020, 455.110 & 693.103

Hist.: DC 4, f. 8-13-71, ef. 9-11-71; DC 25-1978, f. 9-5-78, ef. 9-20-78; Renumbered from 814-021-0500; DC 2-1983, f. & ef. 1-3-83; Renumbered from 814-020-0006; BCA 18-1991, f. & cert. ef. 6-12-91; BCA 19-1993(Temp), 8-26-93, cert. ef. 9-1-93; BCA 26-1993, f. 10-22-93, cert. ef. 11-1-93; BCD 6-1998, f. 3-2-98, cert. ef. 4-1-98, Renumbered from 918-690-0005; BC-22-2000, f. 9-19-00, cert. ef. 10-1-00; BCD 13-2002, f. 6-28-02, cert. ef. 7-1-02; BCD 24-2004, f. 12-15-04, cert. ef. 4-1-05; BCD 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-11

918-750-0100

Scope of the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code

(1) The Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code is applicable and uniform throughout the state and in all municipalities.

(2) Municipalities may not enact or enforce any ordinance, rule or regulation in conflict with the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code.

(3) The Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code applies to all plumbing installations as addressed in ORS 447.020 including one- and two-family dwellings of three stories or less within the scope of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code.

 (4) The provisions of the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of plumbing systems in commercial buildings, industrial buildings, prefabricated structures, and dwellings.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 447.020

Stats. Implemented: ORS 447.020

Hist.: BCD 6-1998, f. 3-2-98, cert. ef. 4-1-98; BCD 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-11

918-750-0110

Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code

Effective April 1, 2011, the 2011 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code consists of the following:

(1) The 2009 Edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code, Third Printing, Chapters 1–11, 13, 14, 15 and 16, Appendices A, B, D, E, and L published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, and further amended by the division. Appendices F, I, K, and M are not adopted as part of the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code; and

(2) Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems Standard NFPA 99C-2002 Edition as published by the National Fire Protection Association.

[Publications: Publications are available for review at the division. See division website for information on where to purchase publications.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 447.020, 455.020, 455.030 & 455.110

Stats. Implemented: ORS 447.020, 455.020, 455.030 & 455.110

Hist.: DC 40, f. 1-6-75, ef. 2-1-75; DC 99, f. 9-2-77, ef. 11-1-77; DC 15-1979(Temp), f. 12-21-79, ef. 1-1-80; DC 2-1980, f. 2-14-80, ef. 3-1-80; DC 3-1980, f. & ef. 2-14-80; DC 4-1981, f. 5-15-81, ef. 7-1-81; DC 9-1981, f. & ef. 7-6-81; DC 14-1981(Temp), f. 10-30-81, ef. 11-6-81; DC 15-1982(Temp) f. & ef. 5-5-82; DC 1-1983, f. & ef. 1-3-83; DC 28-1984, f. 9-5-84, ef. 10-15-84; DC 10-1985, f. & ef. 4-1-85; DC 4-1987, f. & ef. 3-4-87; DC 11-1987, f. & ef. 4-21-87; Renumbered from 814-021-0005; BCA 27-1989, f. 12-5-89, cert. ef. 1-1-90; BCA 14-1990, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-90; BCA 42-1991, f. & cert. ef. 12-23-91; BCA 19-1993(Temp), f. 8-26-93, cert. ef. 9-1-93; BCA 26-1993, f. 10-22-93, cert. ef. 11-1-93; BCD 4-1996, f. 2-29-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; BCD 6-1998, f. 3-2-98, cert. ef. 4-1-98, Renumbered from 918-750-0010; BCD 7-1999, f. 6-21-99, cert. ef. 4-1-2000; BCD 6-2000, f. 3-15-00, cert. ef. 4-1-00; BCD 27-2000, f. 10-13-00 cert. ef. 10-01-01; BCD 24-2004, f. 12-15-04, cert. ef. 4-1-05; BCD 4-2008, f. 2-21-08, cert. ef. 4-1-08; BCD 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-11

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