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Oregon Bulletin

August 1, 2011

 

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

Rule Caption: Establishes specialized inspector training and certifications as required by House Bill 3462 (2009).

Adm. Order No.: BCD 15-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-30-2011

Certified to be Effective: 7-1-11

Notice Publication Date: 3-1-2011

Rules Adopted: 918-098-1510, 918-098-1520, 918-098-1530, 918-098-1540, 918-098-1550, 918-098-1560, 918-098-1570

Subject: HB 3462 (2009) authorized the Building Codes Division to create a program for training, qualifying and certifying individuals as specialized building inspectors authorized to perform inspections and enforce portions of Oregon’s specialty codes. These new inspector certifications will cover limited commercial and other multidisciplinary inspections that presently are not independently authorized by the Division’s existing inspector certifications.

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

918-098-1510

Purpose and Scope

(1) The specialized inspector certification program, in OAR 918-098-1510 through 918-098-1570, establishes a program for training, qualifying and certifying individuals as specialized building inspectors authorized to perform inspections and enforce portions of the state building code. Inspector certifications cover limited commercial and other multidisciplinary inspections that presently are not independently authorized by the division in existing inspector certifications.

(2) Specialized inspectors may, after receiving certification issued under these rules, conduct inspections as provided in these rules. These rules apply to applicants and certificate holders, training providers, and participating jurisdictions for the purposes of administering and enforcing the restrictions and requirements under these rules.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735

Hist.: BCD 10-2011(Temp), f. 4-15-11, cert. ef. 5-1-11 thru 6-30-11; BCD 15-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-098-1520

Specialized Inspector Qualifications

(1) All applicants for specialized certifications must have:

(a) A valid Oregon Inspector Certification;

(b) A valid Oregon Code Certification to perform inspections, as identified in the rule requirements for the specialized certification sought;

(c) Employment as an inspector and experience performing inspections in Oregon for a minimum of one year in the specialty code area that the applicant is seeking specialized certification.

(2) An applicant for certification as a specialized inspector must:

(a) Submit an application on a division-approved form.

(b) Submit the designated application and training fees.

(c) Identify the certifications sought, the certifications presently held by the applicant, and the applicant’s qualifying experience performing inspections.

(3) Incomplete applications or applications submitted without payment will not be processed.

(4) If an application is approved, the applicant will be notified and may begin the specialized inspector certification process.

(5) When an application is not approved by the division, the applicant’s training fee will be refunded. The application fee will not be refunded or waived for future applications.

(6) The application and training fee for all specialized inspector certifications is $200.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735

Hist.: BCD 10-2011(Temp), f. 4-15-11, cert. ef. 5-1-11 thru 6-30-11; BCD 15-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-098-1530

Training Programs

(1) Approved applicants must complete an appropriate division-approved training program and pass a division-approved examination for the desired specialized certification. Training program requirements are stated in OAR 918-098-1560 for the Specialized Solar Photo-Voltaic Inspector Certification and in OAR 918-098-1570 for the Specialized Plumbing Inspector Certification.

(2) Instructor Qualifications. Specialized certification training course instructors must be approved by the division under these rules.

(a) Training course instructors may apply for approval as part of the course approval process or independent of the course approval process.

(b) Approved training course instructors must be qualified by training, licensure, and experience to teach the subject matter and supervise the corresponding fieldwork training inspections of a specialized inspector certification training program.

(c) Approved fieldwork supervisors must be qualified by training, licensure, and experience to perform the specialized inspector certification fieldwork inspections being performed.

(d) Division staff teaching training courses of supervising related fieldwork in the normal course of their duties are considered approved instructors for the purposes of these rules.

(3) Fieldwork Training. A specialized inspector certification applicant is eligible to perform the required fieldwork training after the applicant has begun the required academic coursework and has been approved by the course instructor to begin fieldwork training.

(4) Fieldwork Supervision. All specialized certification fieldwork training must be supervised and verified by an inspector with a valid Oregon Inspector Certification required to conduct the inspections being performed.

(a) An applicant’s fieldwork training must be documented on a division-approved form and signed by the inspector who supervised the inspections.

(b) An inspector supervising and verifying an applicant’s fieldwork training may not be qualified to conduct the inspections performed based solely on a specialized inspector certification issued according to these rules.

(5) Fieldwork Training Approval. A specialized inspector certification applicant must submit proof of completed fieldwork training to the division for verification and approval, and issuance of specialized inspector certification.

(6) Examination Approval. A specialized inspector certification applicant is eligible to take a certification examination after the division receives proof that the applicant has successfully completed the required academic coursework and fieldwork training.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735

Hist.: BCD 10-2011(Temp), f. 4-15-11, cert. ef. 5-1-11 thru 6-30-11; BCD 15-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-098-1540

Specialized Inspector Examination

(1) Examinations for a specialized inspector certification must be approved by the division.

(2) Applicants for specialized inspector certifications who fail the examination may reapply to retest by submitting a reapplication form and required $80 fee within 30 days after the failed attempt.

(3) If an applicant fails to take a specialized inspector certification examination within 60 days of being approved to do so, the applicant must reapply to the division to take the examination by submitting a reapplication form and required $80 fee.

(4) An applicant who reapplies is not required to requalify for the examination or provide qualification information in addition to the exam application unless the specialized certification requirements have changed since the applicant originally applied for certification.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735

Hist.: BCD 10-2011(Temp), f. 4-15-11, cert. ef. 5-1-11 thru 6-30-11; BCD 15-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-098-1550

Specialized Inspector Certification Issuance and Expiration

(1) Upon receiving proof of completion of all requirements listed in these rules, the division may issue the appropriate specialized inspector certification.

(2) All specialized certifications remain valid until January 2, 2018, if the holder maintains a current Oregon Inspector Certification. Should the holder fail to maintain a valid Oregon Inspector Certification, all certifications, including any specialized certification issued under this rule, become invalid and the holder may not conduct any inspections until the Oregon Inspector Certification is again valid.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735

Hist.: BCD 10-2011(Temp), f. 4-15-11, cert. ef. 5-1-11 thru 6-30-11; BCD 15-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-098-1560

Specialized Solar Photo-Voltaic Inspector Certification

(1) Specialized solar photo-voltaic (PV) inspectors may, upon receipt of this certification, conduct inspections of the structural and electrical systems for solar PV installations up to 25 Kw that follow the “prescriptive installation” provisions in section 305.4 of the Oregon Solar Installation Specialty Code.

(2) As a condition of entering a training program, an applicant must:

(a) Hold a valid Oregon Code Certification as either an electrical code inspector or residential electrical inspector;

(b) Have been employed as an inspector and performed inspections as an electrical code inspector or residential electrical inspector for a minimum of one year prior to applying for Specialized Solar PV Inspector Certification;

(c) Complete a specialized solar PV inspection training program that meets the minimum requirements established by the division, consisting of:

(A) Instructional coursework; and

(B) Supervised fieldwork inspections; and

(d) Pass a division-approved examination.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735

Hist.: BCD 10-2011(Temp), f. 4-15-11, cert. ef. 5-1-11 thru 6-30-11; BCD 15-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-098-1570

Specialized Plumbing Inspector Certification

(1) Specialized plumbing inspectors may inspect plumbing and piping systems conveying potable water, storm, or domestic sanitary sewage in buildings less than 75 feet above grade in height as defined in the Oregon Structural Specialty Code and containing a building water service less than two inches in nominal interior diameter.

(2) A specialized plumbing inspector may not conduct inspections in new structures with plumbing or piping systems containing any of the items in (a) through (g):

(a) Installation or alteration of a medical gas and vacuum system for health care facilities;

(b) Installation or alteration of chemical drainage, waste and vent systems containing chemical agents potentially detrimental to the integrity of a plumbing system;

(c) Installation or alteration of waste water pre-treatment systems for building sewers;

(d) Installation of vacuum drainage, waste and vent systems;

(e) Installation or alteration of reclaimed water systems;

(f) Installation of a commercial booster pump system needed to maintain minimum residual water pressure in a structure supplied by a municipal source; or

(g) Food service plumbing systems.

(3) Existing structures with plumbing systems containing any of the items in 2(a) through (g) may be inspected by specialized plumbing inspectors. But specialized plumbing inspectors may not inspect any of the items in 2(a) through (g).

(4) As a condition of entering a training program, an applicant must:

(a) Hold valid Oregon Code Certification as a one- and two-family or residential plumbing inspector;

(b) Have been employed as an inspector and performed inspections as a one- and two-family or residential plumbing inspector for a minimum of one year prior to applying for Specialized Plumbing Inspector Certification.

(c) Complete a specialized plumbing inspection training program that meets the minimum requirements established by the division, consisting of:

(A) Instructional coursework; and

(B) Supervised fieldwork inspections.

(d) Pass a division-approved examination.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735

Hist.: BCD 10-2011(Temp), f. 4-15-11, cert. ef. 5-1-11 thru 6-30-11; BCD 15-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

 

Rule Caption: Adopts the 2011 Oregon Reach Code.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 16-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-30-2011

Certified to be Effective: 7-1-11

Notice Publication Date: 6-1-2011

Rules Adopted: 918-465-0010, 918-465-0020, 918-465-0030, 918-465-0040, 918-465-0070

Subject: These rules implement a portion of Senate Bill 79 (2009) requiring the director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services to adopt a code separate from the state building code that is a set of optional construction standards designed to increase the energy efficiency of buildings above the mandatory statewide code. These rules adopt the 2011 Oregon Reach Code. Specifically, these rules adopt the commercial provisions of the Reach Code by adopting the November 2010 International Green Construction Code (IGCC) second public version with significant Oregon specific amendments including provisions from the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code and ASHRAE 90.1.

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

918-465-0010

Reasonable Notice to Interested Parties

Prior to the adoption, amendment or repeal of any rule, relating to the Oregon Reach Code, the Building Codes Division shall provide notice of the proposed adoption, amendment or repeal:

(1) In the Secretary of State’s Oregon Bulletin referenced in ORS 183.360, at least 21 days prior to the effective date of the proposed adoption, amendment or repeal; and

(2) By making the notice available to persons as established under ORS 183.335(8).

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.335, 455.020 & 455.496

Stat. Implemented: ORS 183.335

Hist.: BCD 16-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-465-0020

Scope

The Oregon Reach Code is adopted to provide optional standards for the effective use of energy and the utilization of renewable energy technologies in the construction and design of buildings to provide approaches and techniques for achieving effective energy use and reducing negative impacts of the built environment.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020, 455.496 & 455.500

Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.020 & 455.500

Hist.: BCD 16-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-465-0030

Adopted the Oregon Reach Code

Effective July 1, 2011, the 2011 Oregon Reach Code is based on the November 2010 International Green Construction Code public version 2.0 and further amended by the Division.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020, 455.496 & 455.500

Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.020 & 455.500

Hist.: BCD 16-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-465-0040

Amendments to the Oregon Reach Code

The Oregon Reach Code is adopted and amended pursuant to OAR chapter 918, division 8. Amendments to the Oregon Reach Code are placed in this rule, with the section reference, a descriptive caption, and a short explanation of the amendment.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 185.335, 455.020 455.496 & 455.500

Stat. Implemented: ORS 183.335, 455.020 & 455.500

Hist.: BCD 16-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-465-0070

Fees for Plan Review and Permits

Fees for plan review and permits issued by the Division for construction, alteration and repair of prefabricated structures and of buildings and other structures as established by these rules and authorized by ORS 455.210, shall be determined in accordance with 918-460-0030, 918-440-0050, and 918-309-0030 through 918-309-0070 as appropriate.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.210

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.210

Hist.: BCD 16-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

 

Rule Caption: Wineries can use the Agricultural Building Exemption in ORS 455.315.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 17-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-30-2011

Certified to be Effective: 7-1-11

Notice Publication Date: 6-1-2011

Rules Adopted: 918-460-0100

Subject: ORS 455.068 states in part that any construction standard adopted by the Department of Consumer and Business Services shall be applicable to all wineries producing wine. ORS 455.315 exempts certain structures used in the operation of a farm from the provisions of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code. This rule clarifies that the requirement for equal applicability of construction standards to all wineries does not affect the ability of a winery to use the exemption for agricultural buildings as long as other requirements of ORS 455.315 are met.

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

918-460-0100

Applicability of Agricultural Building Exemption to Wineries

The uniform applicability of construction standards to wineries required by ORS 455.068, allows application of an exemption from construction standards for a winery structure.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.030

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.068, 455.315

Hist.: BCD 17-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

 

Rule Caption: Abolishing Temporary Apprenticeship Licenses (180 Day Rule).

Adm. Order No.: BCD 18-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-30-2011

Certified to be Effective: 7-1-11

Notice Publication Date: 6-1-2011

Rules Amended: 918-282-0270

Rules Repealed: 918-282-0280

Subject: The previous rule allowed an electrical apprentice from another state that is party to the state apprenticeship reciprocal agreement to receive a temporary apprentice license to work in Oregon for a period not to exceed 180 days. The rule allowed an apprentice to work on a single project up to 180 days. This license could not be renewed.

      This rule would abolish OAR 918-282-0280, Temporary Apprentice Licenses, which imposes the 180-day time limit, single project, and non-renewal restrictions. The rule would add provisions for reciprocal apprentices in OAR 918-282-0270, Apprentices, and clarify that a reciprocal apprentice may work under indirect supervision if they meet the requirements for an indirect supervision card. This rule makes permanent what is currently in effect as a temporary rule.

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

918-282-0270

Apprentices

(1) An apprentice:

(a) Shall meet the following minimum requirements:

(A) General journeyman, Class A limited energy technician and Class B limited energy technician:

(i) Be 17 years of age to apply, 18 years of age to be registered;

(ii) Have a high school diploma, GED, or international equivalency; and

(iii) Have one-year high school algebra, integrated math 2 or its equivalent, with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent community college mathematics placement test results.

(B) Limited journeyman manufacturing plant, limited maintenance, limited journeyman sign, limited journeyman stage and limited renewable energy technician:

(i) Be 17 years of age to apply, 18 years of age to be registered;

(ii) Have a high school diploma, GED or international equivalency; and

(iii) Have one-year high school mathematics with a passing grade, or equivalent community college mathematics placement test results;

(C) Limited residential:

(i) Be 17 years of age to apply, 18 years of age to be registered;

(ii) Have a high school diploma, GED, or international equivalency; and

(iii) Have one-year high school algebra, integrated math 2 or its equivalent, with a grade of “C” or better, or one-year high school math and completion of an algebra course as part of an approved apprenticeship program, with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent community college mathematics placement test results.

(b) Shall be licensed;

(c) May assist an appropriately licensed electrician on the same job site and the same shift in performing electrical work authorized in the trade, or branch of the trade, in which the licensee is registered; and

(d) Shall not perform electrical work under a person holding a letter of authority card issued to State of Oregon employees.

(2) Apprentice licenses issued under sections (3)(a), (4), or (5) of this rule are issued and renewed by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries according to standards established in this rule and the guidelines established by the Bureau of Labor and Industries and the Building Codes Division.

(3) Electrical apprentice licenses:

(a) Shall be issued to individuals registered in formal electrical apprenticeship programs recognized by the board and the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries under ORS Chapter 660; and

(b) May be issued to trainees enrolled in individually approved, employer-sponsored training programs leading to the limited journeyman license in OAR 918-282-0190. Individuals enrolled in these programs may be issued an electrical apprentice license only if the employer’s program is approved by the board.

(4) Reciprocal electrical apprentice licenses shall be issued to individuals currently registered in an approved apprenticeship program outside Oregon in a state that is party to the state apprenticeship reciprocal agreement.

(5) Notwithstanding subsection (1)(c) of this rule, a final period apprentice licensed under sections (3)(a) or (4) of this rule that meets the requirements of this section and the Bureau of Labor and Industries may be issued an indirect supervision electrical apprentice license, allowing the apprentice to work under indirect supervision at the discretion of the responsible supervisor. A license under this section may be issued to:

(a) A final period apprentice in an 8,000 hour apprenticeship program with at least 6,500 hours of on-the-job training, allowing the apprentice to work under indirect supervision on projects not exceeding eight hours duration and limited to 300 volts phase to phase or phase to ground; or

(b) A final period apprentice in a 6,000 hour apprenticeship program with at least 5,000 hours of on-the-job training, allowing the apprentice to work under indirect supervision on projects not exceeding eight hours duration that are otherwise within the scope of the apprentice’s license.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 479.730

Stats. Implemented: ORS 479.730

Hist.: DC 15-1987, f. & ef. 5-15-87; Renumbered from 814-022-0980; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96, Renumbered from 918-320-0190; BCD 23-2000, f. 9-29-00, cert. ef. 10-1-00; BCD 23-2001(Temp), f. 12-28-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02 thru 6-29-02; BCD 9-2002, f. 3-29-02, cert. ef. 4-1-02; BCD 23-2002, f. 9-13-02 cert. ef. 10-1-02; BCD 2-2008, f. 2-21-08, cert. ef. 4-1-08; BCD 8-2011, f. 3-30-11, cert. ef. 4-1-11; BCD 9-2011(Temp), f. 3-30-11, cert. ef. 4-1-11 thru 6-30-11; BCD 18-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

 

Rule Caption: Expands scope of work that may be performed under mechanical minor installation label programs.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 19-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-30-2011

Certified to be Effective: 7-1-11

Notice Publication Date: 6-1-2011

Rules Amended: 918-100-0020, 918-100-0040

Subject: These rule changes relate to OAR Chapter 918, Division 100, which contain the Department of Consumer and Business Services Building Codes Division’s rules relating to optional mechanical minor installation label programs. Under these programs, a local building department may, but is not required to, allow certain minor mechanical construction work to be performed under a minor installation label. Under the previous rules, mechanical minor installation labels could only be used in commercial and industrial buildings. These rule changes will permit mechanical minor installation labels to be used in residential occupancies. The changes will also expand the scope of work allowed under mechanical minor installation labels to include the addition of air conditioning units to pre-existing ductwork. Finally, the new rules will clarify that only contractors licensed by the Construction Contractors Board may purchase and use mechanical minor installation labels for residential occupancies.

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

918-100-0020

Scope of Minor Installation Label Programs

(1) The statewide minor installation label program is a mandatory statewide program for which labels are sold by the division and used within any jurisdiction.

(a) The division administers the residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing and electrical minor installation label program. Local jurisdictions are required to participate in the program by performing inspections on behalf of the division on a percentage of minor installation labels used by contractors.

(b) Work performed under this program shall conform to the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code, the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code and the Oregon Residential Specialty Code. The scope of work allowed under this program is defined in OAR 918-309-0220 for electrical installations and OAR 918-780-0140 for plumbing installations.

(2) Jurisdictions may file a request for delegation of optional minor installation programs. Use of a minor installation label by an appropriate person include:

(a) Work performed under the structural commercial and industrial minor label program shall be to the Oregon Structural Specialty Code. The scope of work allowed under this program includes:

(A) Alteration, replacement, or repair of up to 100 linear feet of nonbearing, walls and partitions that are not fire resistive and that are not part of the building shell, an exit, or an exit passageway;

(B) Window and door replacements or relocations not part of an exit or exit passageway and fit within existing openings. Replacement windows and doors shall comply with the requirements of current state codes, including but not limited to safety glazing requirements;

(C) Light weight interior awnings under 100 pounds total weight;

(D) Removal and replacement of acoustical ceiling tiles in ceilings not fire-rated of less than 1,000 square feet. Replacement of supporting grid is not included; and,

(E) Minor roofing repairs not exceeding ten percent of the roofing area.

(b) Work performed under the mechanical minor label program shall be to the Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code and the Oregon Residential Specialty Code. The scope of work allowed under this program includes:

(A) Moving or replacing duct work not involving fire dampers or penetrations of fire walls, fire assemblies or floors;

(B) Moving grills in duct work; or,

(C) Replacing existing heating, cooling and ventilation equipment; or,

(D) Adding a central air conditioning unit to existing ductwork in one- and two-family dwellings; or,

(E) Installing a mechanical exhaust fan for radon mitigation systems in one- and two-family dwellings.

(3) The minor label program does not include:

(a) New construction, except as allowed under OAR 918-309-0220(3)(a) and (b) or Subsection (2)(b)(D) of this rule;

(b) Accessibility retrofit;

(c) Major roof repairs, constituting more than ten percent of roofing area, and reroofing;

(d) Work on fire extinguishing or smoke evacuation systems;

(e) Chemical or industrial liquid waste and vent piping; or

(f) Combination waste and vent systems.

(4) The elevator minor label program is a statewide program for which labels are sold by the division and used within any jurisdiction.

(a) The division administers the elevator minor installation label program. The division shall perform inspections on a percentage of minor installation labels used by contractors.

(b) Work performed under this program shall conform to the Oregon Elevator Specialty Code. The scope of work allowed under this program is defined in 918-400-0675.

(5) No more than one minor label for each specialty area or one elevator minor label shall be used on any single project per job site. For the purpose of this rule, a job site means work at the same address.

(6) A minor label is only required when the work otherwise requires a permit. No new permit requirements are created.

(7) If a jurisdiction chooses not to offer the optional minor label program, permits and individual inspections shall continue to be required in each program.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 447.072, 447.076, 455.144, 455.627, 460.085, 479.540 & 479.570

Stats. Implemented: ORS 447.072, 447.076, 455.627, 460.085, 479.540 & 479.570

Hist.: BCD 27-1994, f. & cert. ef. 11-15-94; BCD 4-2002, f. 3-8-02, cert. ef. 4-1-02; BCD 22-2004, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-04; BCD 17-2008, f. 9-26-08, cert. ef. 10-1-08; BCD 19-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-100-0040

Issuance of Minor Labels

The following persons are eligible to purchase minor labels:

(1) Commercial and industrial structural and mechanical minor labels. Building owners, the owner’s agent or the contractor doing the work, who holds a Construction Contractors Board license.

(2) Residential mechanical minor labels. A contractor licensed by the Construction Contractors Board.

(2) Plumbing minor labels. Plumbing contractors authorized by OAR 918-780-0130.

(3) Electrical minor labels. Electrical contractors authorized by OAR 918-309-0210.

(4) Elevator minor labels. Elevator contractors authorized by OAR 918-400-0333.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 447.072, 447.076, 455.154, 455.627, 460.085, 479.540 & 479.570

Stats. Implemented: ORS 447.072, 447.076, 455.627, 460.085, 479.540 & 479.570

Hist.: BCD 27-1994, f. & cert. ef. 11-15-94; BCD 4-2002, f. 3-8-02, cert. ef. 4-1-02; BCD 22-2004, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-04; BCD 17-2008, f. 9-26-08, cert. ef. 10-1-08; BCD 19-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

 

Rule Caption: Clarifying Reach Code Plan Review and Inspections.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 20-2011(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 7-12-2011

Certified to be Effective: 7-12-11 thru 12-31-11

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 918-098-1000

Subject: This rule clarifies which certifications are required for inspecting buildings under the Oregon Reach Code. The Oregon Reach Code does not alter any of the existing certification rules. The Oregon Reach Code builds off of the existing specialty codes. This rule clarifies that individuals certified to inspect particular specialty codes may also inspect the corresponding provisions of the Reach Code.

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

918-098-1000

Purpose and Scope

(1) These rules establish minimum training, experience, certification, and certification renewal requirements for building officials and persons who perform specialty code plan review and inspections in this state.

(a) The certification requirements for commercial plumbing and electrical inspectors are located in OAR 918-695-0400 through 918-695-0410 and 918-281-0000 through 918-281-0020.

(b) Plan review and inspections required under the Oregon Reach Code are to be performed by individuals who, in accordance with these rules, OAR 918-281, or OAR 918-695, are certified to conduct plan review or inspections under the specialty code that corresponds to the Reach Code provision.

(2) Nothing in these rules is intended to allow a person to violate statute or rule or change certification and licensing requirements set forth in statute.

(3) Nothing in these rules prevents the director from waiving procedural requirements in the rare circumstance where substantial compliance is impracticable.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720 & 455.500

Stats. Implemented: ORS 446.250, 455.622, 455.720 & 455.500

Hist.: BCD 16-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-05 thru 12-31-05; BCD 24-2005, f. 9-30-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05; BCD 4-2006, f. 3-31-06, cert. ef. 4-1-06; BCD 18-2006, f. 12-29-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; BCD 6-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 7-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 20-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-12-11 thru 12-31-11

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