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Oregon Bulletin

June 1, 2011

 

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

Rule Caption: Allows recreational vehicle fifth wheel trailers to have a maximum gross floor area up to 430 square feet.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 12-2011(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 4-29-2011

Certified to be Effective: 5-2-11 thru 10-29-11

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 918-525-0005, 918-525-0035

Subject: This temporary rule allows recreational vehicle fifth wheel trailers with a gross floor area not exceeding 430 square feet in the setup mode to be offered for sale in Oregon.

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

918-525-0005

Definitions

The following definitions shall apply to OAR chapter 918, divisions 520, 525, and 530 and are in addition to those included in ORS 446.003 and 455.010:

(1) “Accessible” means having access thereto, but which may require removal of an access panel or opening a door.

(2) “Accessory Building” means an accessory building which specifically includes, but is not limited to, cabanas, ramadas, storage sheds, and garages.

(3) “Accessory Structure” means an accessory structure which specifically includes, but is not limited to, awnings, carports, decks, steps, and ramps.

(4) “Additional Living Space,” as used in these rules has two meanings:

(a) As it relates to a cabana, means a freestanding, self-supporting accessory building installed adjacent to a recreational vehicle and subject to OAR 918-530-0320; or

(b) As it relates to additions to a recreational vehicle, means any attached structure that is dependent upon the recreational vehicle for support or systems. These attached structures shall be within the maximum allowable gross floor area of a non-motorized recreational vehicle, as identified in OAR 918-525-0035, and are subject to OAR 918-525-0040 standards for recreational vehicles or recreational park trailers as appropriate.

(5) “Adjustment of Equipment” means the adjustment of the rate, flow, speed, temperature, etc. as necessary for the continued operation of the equipment but does not include the repair, replacement, conversion, alteration, or addition to any equipment.

(6) “Anchoring System” means any equipment or device designed to secure a recreational vehicle for the purpose of resisting uplift, sliding, and overturning.

(7) “Controlled Fill” means fill intended to bear a structural load in which the fill material is placed in layers of soil, crushed stone or masonry waste material, compacted and tested to ensure it meets specified compaction standards determined by laboratory tests of soil samples from the fill material.

(8) “Design Option” means an option to a model or model group submitted with the original model or with a model supplement.

(9) “Earthquake-resistant Bracing System” means a certified anchoring system, bracing system, or other devices designed and constructed to protect the health and safety of the occupants of, and reducing damage to, a recreational park trailer in the event of an earthquake.

(10) “Field Technical Service” means the clarification of technical data, including but not limited to division interpretations, investigations, or training relating to the application of laws, rules, standards, and regulations administered and enforced by the Building Codes Division.

(11) “Full Foundation System” means a certified, engineered system of prefabricated foundation supports installed to the pier manufacturer’s installation instructions.

(12) “Labeled” means equipment or materials, used in the manufacture or installation of a recreational vehicle, to which has been attached a label, symbol, or other identifying mark of a nationally recognized testing laboratory, inspection agency, or other organization, which evaluates products to nationally recognized standards and periodically inspects production of equipment and materials to show compliance with those standards for usage in a specified manner.

(13) “Listing Agency” means an agency that:

(a) Is regularly engaged in conducting its own tests, or listing, labeling, or contracting its testing procedures to a nationally recognized testing agency;

(b) Maintains a periodic inspection program on production of currently listed products; and

(c) Publishes, at a minimum, an annual report which is used to determine whether products have been tested to such national standards and found safe for use in a specified manner.

(14) “Load Bearing Device” means any equipment or device used in the support of a recreational vehicle including, but not limited to, footings, piers, caps, and shims.

(15) “Main Frame” means the part of the structural system of a recreational vehicle normally used to transfer design load to the support system.

(16) “Minor Repair” means a simple repair such as replacing broken glass, fittings, devices, or fixtures, using approved component parts, but does not include the repair or replacement of major portions of the structural, plumbing, electrical, or mechanical systems or conversions, alterations, or additions.

(17) “Model” means an individual recreational vehicle designated by the manufacturer to be manufactured to a specific floor plan, which includes specific structural components, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical equipment, and installed and located in accordance with the plans submitted to the division.

(18) “Model Group” means two or more models with identical floor plans and plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems but identified by different names, numbers, or letters.

(19) “Noncompliance” means a failure of a recreational vehicle, equipment, or installation to comply with these rules or the codes and standards described in OAR 918-525-0040.

(20) “Notice of Violation” means written notification by the division stating the recreational vehicle or equipment may not be used, rented, leased, or sold or offered for sale, rent, or lease due to violations of ORS chapter 446 or these rules.

(21) “Option Ready” means a provision made during the manufacture of a recreational vehicle to facilitate the future installation of an appliance or other equipment (e.g., air conditioner, generator, dishwasher).

(22) “Park Trailer” or “Recreational Park Trailer” means a recreational vehicle built on a single chassis, mounted on wheels, which may be connected to utilities necessary for operation of installed fixtures and appliances, and with a gross trailer area not exceeding 400 square feet when in the set-up mode. Such a vehicle shall be referred to and identified by the manufacturer or converter as a recreational vehicle.

(23) “Pier” means that portion of the support system between the footing and the recreational vehicle.

(24) “Plan Supplement” means the revision, modification, or updating of an existing division-approved plan.

(25) “Prefabricated Pier” means a listed or approved pier which is manufactured at an off-site location but does not include concrete blocks.

(26) “Ramada” means a stationary structure having a roof extending over a recreational vehicle, which may also extend over a patio or parking space for motor vehicles, and is used principally for protection from snow, ice, sun, or rain.

(27) “Readily Accessible” means having direct access without the necessity of removing a panel, door, or similar obstruction.

(28) “Recreational Vehicle” means a vehicle as defined in ORS 446.003 and specifically includes camping trailers, camping vehicles, motor homes, recreational park trailers, bus conversions, van conversions, tent trailers, travel trailers, truck campers, combination vehicles which include a recreational vehicle use, and any vehicle converted for use or partial use as a recreational vehicle. Recreational Vehicles contain eating and sleeping facilities and are equipped with one or more of the following:

(a) Holding tank(s);

(b) Liquid petroleum gas; or

(c) A 110 to 240 volt electrical systems.

(29) “Recreational Vehicle Site” means a designated parcel of land designed to accommodate a recreational vehicle, its accessory structures or buildings and accessory equipment for the exclusive use of the occupant’s recreational vehicle.

(30) “Registered Design Professional” as defined in the Oregon Residential Specialty Code is an individual who is registered or licensed to practice their respective design profession as defined by the statutory requirements of the professional registration laws of the state or jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed.

(31) “Regulated Repair” means an alteration, repair, or conversion regulated by the codes and standards described in OAR 918-525-0040 but excludes those unregulated repairs described in ORS 446.003(2)(b) and OAR 918-525-0350(2).

(32) “Repair” means the reconstruction or renewal of any part of an existing recreational vehicle or piece of equipment for the purpose of its maintenance.

(33) “Repair Operation” means any person in the business of making alterations, repairs, or conversions to recreational vehicles or recreational vehicle equipment regulated by the division under ORS Chapter 446 and these rules.

(34) “Replacement in Kind” means replacing equipment or accessories with approved like equipment or accessories such as switches, thermostats, fittings, elements, or motors, but does not include the replacement of major portions of the structural, plumbing, electrical, or mechanical systems.

(35) “Stabilizing Devices” means all components of the anchoring system and support systems such as piers, footings, ties, anchoring equipment, ground anchors, and any other equipment which supports or secures the recreational vehicle to the ground.

(36) “Stand” means that area of the recreational vehicle site which has been reserved for the placement of a recreational vehicle or accessory structure.

(37) “Support System” means a combination of footings, piers, caps, and shims that will, when properly installed, support the weight of the recreational vehicle, and all imposed live loads.

(38) “Technician” means a quality assurance technician approved by the division to perform inspections according to a repair operation’s quality assurance manual.

(39) “Testing Laboratory” or “Testing Agency” means an organization:

(a) In the business of testing equipment and systems;

(b) Qualified and equipped to perform or to observe experimental testing to approved standards;

(c) Not under the jurisdiction or control of any single manufacturer or supplier for an affected industry;

(d) Publishing reports, including specific information about the equipment and systems tested and found safe for use in a specified manner; and

(e) Whose methods and standards have been approved by the division.

(40) “Travel Mode” means the overall size of the recreational vehicle as it travels on a highway including all horizontal projections except for expandable rooms, retractable awnings, exterior plumbing, mechanical, or electrical fixtures, or equipment or other minor exterior attachments.

(41) “Visual inspection” means an inspection by the division of the visible portions of completed construction for the purpose of identifying code violations or approving and issuing an insignia of compliance.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 446.160

Stats. Implemented: ORS 446.160

Hist.: BCA 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-2-90 BCA 30-1993, f. 12-1-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; BCD 25-1996, f. 11-8-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; BCD 11-1997, f. 7-23-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; BCD 9-1999, f. 7-14-99, cert. ef. 9-1-99; BCD 29-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-19-00; BCD 25-2008, f. 10-31-08, cert. ef. 11-1-08; BCD 12-2011(Temp), f. 4-29-11, cert. ef. 5-2-11 thru 10-29-11

918-525-0035

Allowable Floor Areas

(1) Recreational vehicles and recreational park trailers are limited to a maximum gross floor area of 400 square feet in the setup mode, including all tip-outs, slide-outs, expandable rooms, and other horizontal projections. The 400 square foot limitation does not apply to:

(a) Motorized recreational vehicles;

(b) Fifth wheel trailers up to 430 square feet in the setup mode;

(c) Vertical multi-level additions such as basements, second stories, lofts (mezzanines), or overhead storage with a maximum ceiling height of five feet;

(d) Any space less than five feet in height which does not increase the size of the recreational vehicle or extend horizontally beyond the recreational vehicle floor line;

(e) Bay windows, walk-a-bays, and other window projections with a floor or platform at least 12 inches above the vehicle floor;

(f) Space occupied by drawbars, couplings, hitches, or lights;

(g) Exterior chassis mounted decks, landings, platforms, or porches that are not enclosed;

(h) Eaves, awnings, or porch roof overhangs; or

(i) Freestanding, self-supporting cabanas approved for use as accessory buildings adjacent to the recreational park trailer according to OAR 918-530-0320.

(2) Factory-built porches, decks, roof overhangs, and other similar construction that is built by the manufacturer and connected to and supported by a recreational vehicle shall not be enclosed with walls, glass, or other solid materials if the gross floor area of the enclosure and the recreational vehicle combined would exceed the maximum allowable gross floor area.

(3) The gross floor area of a recreational vehicle shall not be increased through the use of a manufactured dwelling, another recreational vehicle, or through any other means except as specifically permitted by these rules.

(4) Additions that are structurally attached to a recreational vehicle and depend on the recreational vehicle for structural support or that are connected to the plumbing, mechanical, or electrical systems of the recreational vehicle, shall be considered part of the recreational vehicle or recreational park trailer, constructed to the recreational vehicle or recreational park trailer codes as described in OAR 918-525-0040 and shall be included within the maximum gross floor area allowed for the recreational vehicle and recreational park trailer.

(5) The gross floor area of a combination vehicle shall not exceed the maximum allowable gross floor area if there is no permanent separation between the recreational vehicle and the other use (i.e., horse trailer/recreational vehicle). When a combination vehicle has a permanent wall separating the two uses, only the recreational vehicle portion of the combination vehicle is limited to the maximum gross floor area.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 446.003 & 446.160

Stats. Implemented: ORS 446.003 & 446.160

Hist.: BCD 25-1996, f. 11-8-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; BCD 9-1999, f. 7-14-99, cert. ef. 9-1-99; BCD 10-2000(Temp), f. 6-21-00, cert. ef. 6-23-00 thru 12-19-00; BCD 29-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-19-00; BCD 25-2008, f. 10-31-08, cert. ef. 11-1-08; BCD 12-2011(Temp), f. 4-29-11, cert. ef. 5-2-11 thru 10-29-11

 

Rule Caption: Adopt the 2011 Oregon Residential Specialty Code.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 13-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 5-13-2011

Certified to be Effective: 7-1-11

Notice Publication Date: 1-1-2011

Rules Amended: 918-480-0001, 918-480-0002, 918-480-0005, 918-480-0010, 918-480-0020, 918-480-0030, 918-480-0100, 918-480-0110, 918-480-0120, 918-480-0130, 918-480-0140, 918-480-0150

Rules Repealed: 918-001-0006

Subject: These rules adopt the 2011 Oregon Residential Specialty Code. The 2011 Oregon Residential Specialty Code consists of the following: structural and mechanical provisions from the 2009 edition of the International Residential Code with Oregon amendments; low-rise plumbing provisions in the 2011 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code, which is based upon the 2009 Uniform Plumbing Code with Oregon amendments; low-rise electrical provisions in the 2011 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code, which is based upon the 2011 NFPA 70, National Electrical Code with Oregon amendments; and Appendix N, which is applicable to low-rise residential apartments and located in the 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code. These rules also include some non-substantive housekeeping changes to administrative rule that provide clarity and consistency among the Division’s rules. Additionally, these rules include a 90-day transition period allowing builders and owners to submit plans and designs to either the 2011 Oregon Residential Specialty Code or the 2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code.

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

918-480-0001

Reasonable Notice to Interested Parties

Prior to the adoption, amendment or repeal of any rule relating to the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, the Building Codes Division must give notice of proposed 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 notifying persons and organizations on the interested parties mailing list established under ORS 183.335(8) and 918-001-0210.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.335

Stats. Implemented: ORS 183.335

Hist.: BCD 19-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98; BCD 13-2011, f. 5-13-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-480-0002

Specialty Code Name Change

All references in OAR chapter 918 to the Oregon One- and Two-Family Dwelling Specialty Code mean the Oregon Residential Specialty Code.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.610

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.610

Hist.: BCD 20-2004, f. 9-30-04, cert. ef. 10-1-04; BCD 13-2011, f. 5-13-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-480-0005

Adopted Oregon Residential Specialty Code

(1) The Low-Rise Residential Dwelling Code, identified in ORS 455.610, will be known as the Oregon Residential Specialty Code.

(2) Effective July 1, 2011, the 2011 Oregon Residential Specialty Code consists of the following:

(a) The 2009 Edition of the International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, Chapters 1 through 24 and Chapter 44, Appendices E, F, G, H, K, R, and T as published by the International Code Council, Inc. and as further amended by the Division. Chapters 25 through 43, Appendix A, B, C, D, I, J, L, M, N, O, P, Q, and S are not adopted as part of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code.

(b) The low-rise plumbing provisions of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code are adopted in the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code, which is based upon the 2009 Edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code, as published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials and amended by the Division.

(c) The low-rise electrical provisions of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code are adopted in the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code, which is based upon the 2011 Edition of the NFPA 70, National Electrical Code and amended by the Division. Oregon amendments to NFPA 70, National Electrical Code are adopted in OAR 918-305-0100, Table 1-E.

(d) Low-rise multi-family dwelling construction is adopted in Appendix N of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code.

(3) Applicability of code changes to pending applications. Code requirements in effect at the time a plan review or permit application is filed controls the construction under the application unless the applicant agrees to be controlled by subsequent changes.

(4) For the purposes of implementing a phase-in period for the 2011 Oregon Residential Specialty Code, the 2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code is adopted for a period of 90-days beginning July 1, 2011 and ending September 30, 2011.

(5) During the 90-day phase-in period established in subsection (4), all building departments in the state are required to accept plans for low-rise residential dwellings designed to either the 2011 Oregon Residential Specialty Code or to the 2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020, 455.030, 455.110, 455.380 & 455.525

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.610

Hist.: DC 11-1986, f. 6-30-86, ef. 7-1-86; DC 6-1987(Temp), f. & ef. 4-3-87; Renumbered from 814-031-0005; BCA 3-1990, f. 1-30-90, cert. ef. 4-1-90; BCA 7-1990(Temp), f. 3-23-90, cert. ef. 4-1-90; BCA 21-1990, f. 8-28-90, cert. ef. 9-24-90; BCA 30-1990, f. 12-21-90, cert. ef. 1-1-92; BCA 8-1991, f. 4-10-91, cert. ef. 7-1-91; BCA 32-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-30-91; BCA 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-91; BCA 4-1992(Temp), f. 3-4-92, cert. ef. 3-5-92; BCA 6-1992, f. 3-24-92, cert. ef. 3-27-92; BCA 13-1992, f. 6-29-92, cert. ef. 7-1-92; BCA 28-1992(Temp), f. 12-30-92, cert. ef. 1-1-93; BCA 3-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-3-93; BCA 7-1993, f. 4-28-93, cert. ef. 5-1-93; BCA 10-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-11-93; BCD 3-1996, f. 2-2-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; BCD 19-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98, Renumbered from 918-480-0000; BCD 3-2000, f. 1-14-00 cert. ef. 4-1-00; 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 5-2008, f. 2-22-08, cert. ef. 4-1-08; BCD 13-2011, f. 5-13-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-480-0010

Amendments to the Oregon Residential Specialty Code

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.

[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; BCD 11-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-15-11 thru 9-30-11; BCD 13-2011, f. 5-13-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-480-0020

One- and Two-Family Dwelling Permit Fees

(1) Effective July 1, 1999, the Building Codes Division fees for administration of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code are found in Table 1-A. These fees are based on 130 percent of the Uniform Building Code and Uniform Mechanical Code as published by the International Conference of Building Officials, as authorized in ORS 455.210.

(2) Table 1-A Structural Permit Fees can be found at the end of division 480.

(3) Table 1-A Mechanical Permit Fees can be found at the end of division 480.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020 & 455.210

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.210

Hist.: BCD 8-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-1-99 thru 12-27-99; BCD 11-1999, f. 9-7-99, cert. ef. 10-1-99; 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 13-2011, f. 5-13-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-480-0030

Phased Project and Deferred Submittal Fees

When requested to review and approve plans for phased construction or deferred plan submittals under the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, the following fees in addition to the applicable plan review and permit fees apply:

(1) Phased Permits. There is an application fee of $50 for each separate phase of the project. In addition, the plan review fee is increased in an amount equal to 10 percent of the building permit fee calculated according to OAR 918-480-0020 using the value of the particular phase of the project, not to exceed an additional $1,500 for each phase.

(2) Deferred Submittals. The fee for processing and reviewing deferred plan submittals is an amount equal to 65 percent of the building permit fee calculated according to OAR 918-480-0020 using the value of the particular deferred portion or portions of the project. This fee is in addition to the project plan review fee based on total project value.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.020

Hist.: BCD 26-2001, f. 12-28-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; BCD 13-2011, f. 5-13-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-480-0100

Purpose and Scope

(1) The building official may allow an alternate to the minimum requirements of Oregon Residential Specialty Code as authorized by ORS 455.610, which may include, but is not limited to, installation of an automatic fire sprinkler system, where it is determined the fire apparatus means of approach to a property or the fire fighting water supply serving a property, does not meet the local standards adopted in accordance with the applicable fire code and state building code requirements. The rule applies only to dwellings and habitable rooms within accessory structures built under the Oregon Residential Specialty Code unless otherwise stated in the land use approvals for accessory structures built under this code.

(2) These rules are not intended to automatically require construction elements that are not otherwise required by the Oregon Residential Specialty Code.

(3) A request for an alternate under these rules may be approved only where the property is included in an area:

(a) Where there is an established and recognized provider of fire protection services; and

(b) Where there are local standards adopted in accordance with applicable fire code and state building code requirements identified for fire fighting water supply or fire apparatus access roads that include any or all of the following: public access roads, shared private access roads and private driveways.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.610

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.610

Hist.: BCD 20-2002, f. 8-1-02, cert. ef. 10-1-02; BCD 13-2011, f. 5-13-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-480-0110

Definitions

For the purpose of these rules:

(1) “Fire Apparatus Means of Approach” may include a public access road, a shared private access road or a private driveway.

(2) “Private Driveway” means a private road giving fire apparatus access from a public access road or shared private access road to a building or buildings on a single property.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.610

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.610

Hist.: BCD 20-2002, f. 8-1-02, cert. ef. 10-1-02; BCD 13-2011, f. 5-13-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-480-0120

Approval of an Alternate Method of Construction

The building official must ensure the following criteria have been met when allowing the use of an approved alternate method of fire protection under the scope of these rules:

(1) The alternate must be at the request of the applicant;

(2) For lots of record created on or after January 1, 2002, the building official must confirm the fire official having authority has, in accordance with the adopted fire code:

(a) Approved the alternate to adopted fire apparatus access road, private driveway or fire fighting water supply standards during the land use approval process; and

(b) The approved alternate has been recorded on the property deed as a requirement for future construction.

(3) For lots of record created before January 1, 2002, the building official must, prior to authorizing an alternate allowing the development of a parcel that could not otherwise be developed because it cannot meet adopted fire access road, private driveway or fire fighting water supply standards, consult with the fire official having authority to approve an alternate to fire access and water supply standards under the adopted fire code;

(4) Providing the requirements of this rule are met, the local building official is authorized to enforce the conditions of an approved alternate method of construction when it is part of the building construction; and

(5) When the approved alternate is a fire sprinkler system, the minimum standard for installation within one- and two-family dwellings must be the NFPA 13-D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes as adopted by reference in the Oregon Residential Specialty Code.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.610

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.610

Hist.: BCD 20-2002, f. 8-1-02, cert. ef. 10-1-02; BCD 13-2011, f. 5-13-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-480-0130

Conventional Light Frame Construction

As per ORS 455.628, construction documents designed, prepared and sealed by an Oregon licensed architect or engineer, who has a valid Oregon Inspector Certification, and is also certified in the state of Oregon as one and two family dwelling plans examiners or is certified by the International Code Council as a Residential Building Inspector, are not required to obtain plan review for conventional light frame construction for detached one and two family dwellings. For the purpose of this rule, “Conventional Light Frame Construction” is defined as a type of construction that complies with the requirements under the latest edition of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code and subject to the following limitations:

(1) Buildings must be designed such that its vertical and horizontal structural elements are primarily formed by a system of repetitive wood or light gage steel framing members as allowed by the Oregon Residential Specialty Code;

(2) Buildings must be subject to the maximum height and story limitations as specified in the Oregon Residential Specialty Code;

(3) Bearing wall floor-to-floor heights may not exceed those specified in the Oregon Residential Specialty Code;

(4) All design loads, including wind and seismic loading may not be less than those allowed by the Oregon Residential Specialty Code;

(5) Site topography and site geotechnical limitations may not exceed those allowed by the Oregon Residential Specialty Code; and

(6) Buildings subject to the irregular building limitations as specified in the Oregon Residential Specialty Code.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020, 455.030 & 455.628

Stat. Implemented.: ORS 455.628

Hist.: BCD 11-2004, f. 8-13-04, cert. ef. 10-1-04; BCD 13-2011, f. 5-13-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-480-0140

Certificates of Occupancy — Residential

(1) Prior to occupancy of a new residential dwelling or townhouse the building official must issue a certificate of occupancy in the form and format established by the Division, unless a temporary certificate of occupancy is issued by the building official.

(2) For purposes of this rule, the terms “residential dwelling” and “townhouse” have the same meaning as in Section R202 of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code.

(3) Before the certificate of occupancy is issued, the general contractor or owner who was issued the structural permit for construction must provide to the building official the contact information and relevant license information for the general contractor, as well as any electrical contractor, H-VAC contractor and plumbing contractor that performed work on the residential dwelling or townhouse.

(4) A building official may revoke a certificate of occupancy or a temporary certificate of occupancy when the residential dwelling or townhouse is in violation of applicable law that poses a threat to health and safety. The revocation must be in writing and state the basis for the revocation of the certificate of occupancy.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.055

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.055

Hist.: BCD 3-2008, f. 2-21-08, cert. ef. 4-1-08; BCD 13-2011, f. 5-13-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-480-0150

Low Volume Window Label Program

(1) As used in this rule:

(a) “Exempt fenestration product” means a skylight or solarium that is exempt from the thermal performance standards established in the Oregon Residential Specialty Code.

(b) “Manufacturer” has the definition provided in Section NF1111.1 of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code.

(c) “Window produced in low volume” has the definition provided in Section NF1111.1 of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code.

(2) Manufacturers of windows produced in low volume or exempt fenestration products must participate in a labeling program administered by the Division. Participating manufacturers must:

(a) Print their own labels, subject to standards established in the Oregon Residential Specialty Code;

(b) Attach an appropriate label to each window produced in low volume or exempt fenestration product produced for installation in Oregon;

(c) Comply with any other applicable labeling requirements established in Section NF1114 of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code; and

(d) Maintain a log in which the attachment of each label is recorded.

(3) A manufacturer participating in the Division’s labeling program must obtain, from the Division, a log for recording the attachment of labels to either windows produced in low volume or exempt fenestration products. A participating manufacturer must record in its log the type of window produced in low volume or exempt fenestration product that was labeled, the label’s production number, and the date the label was attached. A copy of a manufacturer’s labeling program log for the previous year must be sent to the Division by no later than January 31st of each year. The log must also be made available to the Division upon request.

(4) Participating manufacturers may not:

(a) Sell, exchange, or transfer their labels to another manufacturer;

(b) Purchase or obtain labels produced by another manufacturer; or

(c) Produce or use labels in excess of the maximum established by Section NF1114 of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.525

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.525

Hist.: BCD 26-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-3-08 thru 5-1-09; BCD 36-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; BCD 13-2011, f. 5-13-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

 

Rule Caption: Amends 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code regarding alternate braced wall panels.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 14-2011(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 5-13-2011

Certified to be Effective: 5-13-11 thru 11-9-11

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 918-460-0015

Subject: This temporary rule amends 2010 Oregon Structural
Specialty Code, Section 2308.9.3.2 alternate braced wall panel adjacent to door or window opening. This temporary rule removes the requirement for a 4,200 pound tie-down and adjusts the panel size to compensate for this change.

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.

(3) Effective May 13, 2011, Section 2308.9.3.2 alternate braced wall panel adjacent to a door or window opening is amended for tie-down devices.

[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; BCD 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-11; BCD 14-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-13-11 thru 11-9-11

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