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Oregon Bulletin

September 1, 2011

 

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

Rule Caption: Adopts the 2010 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 21-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 7-26-2011

Certified to be Effective: 10-1-11

Notice Publication Date: 3-1-2010

Rules Adopted: 918-460-0500, 918-460-0510

Rules Amended: 918-251-0090, 918-305-0030, 918-460-0000, 918-674-0033

Subject: These rules implement Senate Bill 79 (2009) requiring the director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services to improve the energy efficiency of commercial structures. The rules bring the code requirements up to date by adopting the 2009 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) with Oregon specific amendments as the Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code (OEESC). The rules also make various housekeeping changes necessary to adopt the OEESC as a stand alone code, adding new headings, and correcting references to Chapter 13 of the OSSC in favor of citing the OEESC.

      The Division failed to submit a copy of these adopted rules to
Legislative Counsel within the 10-day period required by ORS 183.715(1); therefore, the Division is amending the May 14, 2010 filing. The content of these rules has not changed, and the rules are applied retroactive July 1, 2010.

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

918-251-0090

Definitions

Unless stated otherwise within this rule, this rule is applied retroactively from July 1, 2010. For purposes of OAR chapter 918, divisions 251 through 311, unless otherwise specified, the following apply:

(1) “Appliance” as applied to the limited maintenance specialty contractor license established by ORS 479.630, means any built-in or permanently-connected electrical utilization equipment, not including lighting fixtures, other than industrial, that is installed or connected as a unit to perform one or more functions such as clothes washing, air conditioning, food mixing, deep frying, etc.

(2) “Approved” when referring to electrical product certification means approved in Oregon or for Oregon by the Electrical and Elevator Board.

(3) “Balance of system” as it relates to renewable electrical energy systems are those products, equipment, and systems for the conversion, control and storage of electrical energy.

(4) “Board” means Electrical and Elevator Board.

(5) “Building” means a structure that stands alone or that is isolated from adjoining structures by area separation walls as identified in Chapter 7 of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code adopted in OAR chapter 918, division 460, with all openings therein protected by approved fire doors as required.

(6) “Certification Mark” is identification on an electrical product indicating that the product has been certified under ORS 479.760.

(7) “Certified Electrical Product” is an electrical product certified under ORS 479.760 to which a label or other identifying mark.

(8) “Continuously Employ” means a person, including a person leased from a worker leasing company licensed under ORS 656.850, during time periods when electrical work for which they are responsible is performed, devotes their entire time of employment to tasks of supervising, designing, laying out, planning, controlling, and making electrical installations for the electrical contractor for which the supervisor is registered as signing supervisor.

(9) “Custom Made” means electrical products that are designed for a specific purpose and location.

(10) “Document” means prepare records itemizing what was checked, why it was checked, when it was done, how it was checked, what was determined, and who did the work.

(11) “Electrical Specialty Code” means the National Electrical Code with Oregon amendments.

(12) “Electrical Specialty Code Inspector,” formerly referred to as “A-Level Electrical Inspector,” is a person certified to inspect under the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code.

(13) “Energy generation,” as it relates to renewable electrical energy generation equipment, are those products, equipment, and systems in renewable electrical energy systems that produce or convert electrical energy.

(14) “Engineer” is an individual who has completed a minimum four-year degree program in electrical engineering or electrical technology with power specialty, from an accredited college or university and has received a Bachelor of Science degree.

(15) “Field Evaluation” means the evaluation of electrical products by an approved field evaluation firm.

(16) “Indorsement” is a designation within the restricted energy electrical area showing qualifications and training regarding a product area. It determines the scope of restricted energy electrical activity authorized under a restricted energy electrical license.

(17) “Industrial Electronic Equipment” means a device, appliance, motor, or machine regulated, operated, or controlled through fiber optics or by a combination of electron tubes, capacitors, resistors, impedance transformer, and relays; the control circuit, and/or the power circuits having electrons flowing through a vacuum, metallic vapor, gas tubes, or transistors as used in an industrial plant.

(18) “Industrial Plant”, for purposes of licensing and electrical master permit inspection program, means an establishment engaged in industrial production, or service, or a school, hospital, sewer plant, water plant, commercial office building, building occupied by the state or a local government entity, or an institution. For purposes of the elevator program, “industrial plant” does not include a school, hospital, commercial office building, building occupied by the state or a local government entity, or an institution where the elevators are accessible to and used by persons other than the employees of that building.

(19) “Installation” includes external and field wiring, service contracts or warranties by the seller or manufacturer concerning the longevity of the equipment or parts after the original installation. It does not include “start-up” activities where new equipment is placed in service, and that type of work related to delivering and setting in place a piece of machinery.

(20) “Inverter”, as it relates to renewable electrical energy generation equipment, is a product, equipment or system that converts direct current into alternating current.

(21) “Jurisdictional Inspector” is a state or municipal inspector having inspection responsibility within their jurisdiction over electrical products or their installation, or both.

(22) “Labeled” means a label, symbol or other identifying mark of a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), field evaluation firm or the division that is attached to an electrical product indicating the product is manufactured according to approved standards and tested or evaluated for specific end uses or both.

(23) “Lighting Fixture” is a complete lighting unit consisting of a lamp or lamps together with the parts designed to distribute the light, to position and protect the lamps, and to connect the lamp to the power supply.

(24) “Limited Energy System” means those systems that include Class 1, Class 2 or Class 3 systems as defined by Section 725.2 of NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code) and audio systems, communication systems and power-limited fire alarm systems, covered in the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code.

(25) “Listed Product” means a product was examined and accepted by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) to meet a particular product standard and]is maintained on a list of the listing laboratory.

(26) “Maintain” means to preserve electrical equipment in a good sound condition.

(27) “Maintenance” Compare with repair, replacement, and maintain for definition.

(28) “Minimum Electrical Installation Safety Code” means the adopted Oregon Electrical Specialty Code.

(29) “Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL)” means a laboratory recognized by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under 29 CFR 1910.7.

(30) “NEMA” means the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

(31) “Off grid system” is a stand-alone system, connected to a structure, whose electrical systems are not connected to a utility-supplied electrical production and distribution network.

(32) “On grid system” is an electrical power system connected to a structure whose electrical systems are also connected to a utility-supplied electrical production and distribution network.

(33) “Plug-in Replacement” is a part, component or assembly designed to be inserted directly into a mating receptacle or socket such as printed circuit boards, control relays, control harnesses or other equipment connected by a cord or cable and plug assembly. A plug-in replacement does not have any field wiring that is connected to the plug-in part or assembly.

(34) “Power Circuitry” means that portion of the system, other than control, that provides electrical power to utilization equipment.

(35) “Registered Professional Electrical Engineer” is an individual licensed by the State of Oregon Board of Engineering Examiners as a professional electrical engineer under OAR chapter 820, division 10.

(36) “Renewable Electrical Energy System” as it relates to electrical energy generation, is the total components and subsystems that, in combination, convert wind energy, solar energy, micro-hydroelectricity, photovoltaic energy or fuel cell energy into electrical energy suitable for connection to a utilization load.

(37) “Repair” means to restore worn or damaged parts to a good, sound condition by means other than replacement.

(38) “Replacement” means substitution of complete units of damaged or worn equipment with similar new or used equipment of a size and rating that does not exceed the design capacity of the existing product.

(39) “Signing Supervising Electrician” or “Signing Supervisor” is a licensed supervising electrician who has been authorized by the electrical contractor to sign permits.

(40) “Similar Equipment,” as applied to the limited maintenance specialty contractor license established by ORS 479.630(12), means components of light fixtures other than ballasts.

(41) “Special Deputy” means a person certified by the board or Chief Electrical Inspector to perform special deputy inspections allowed under ORS 479.760.

(42) “Stand-alone system” is a renewable electrical energy system that supplies power independently of an electrical production and distribution network.

(43) “Up to the load side of the inverter”, as it relates to electrical energy generation equipment, is the renewable electrical energy system equipment up to the alternating current connection terminals of the inverter.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 479.630

Stats. Implemented: ORS 479.730

Hist.: DC 10, f. 4-13-72, ef. 5-1-72; DC 12-1981, f. 9-29-81, ef. 10-1-81; DC 10-1982, f. & ef. 3-1-82; Renumbered from 814-022-0105; BCA 44-1991, f. & cert. ef. 12-26-91; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96, Renumbered from 918-260-0005; BCD 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-99; BCD 23-2000, f. 9-29-00, cert. ef. 10-1-2000; BCD 5-2001, f. 6-7-01, cert. ef. 7-1-01; 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 21-2002(Temp), f. 8-30-02, cert. ef. 9-1-02 thru 2-27-03; BCD 23-2002, f. 9-13-02 cert. ef. 10-1-02; BCD 34-2002, f. 12-20-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; BCD 12-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-24-03 thru 10-31-03; BCD 15-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-03; BCD 4-2004, f. 3-31-04, cert. ef. 4-1-04; BCD 3-2007, f. 3-30-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07; BCD 5-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 21-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-305-0030

Other Codes or Publications that Impact Electrical Installations

Unless stated otherwise within this rule, this rule is applied retroactively from July 1, 2010. Other codes and publications that impact electrical installations include, but are not limited to those listed below:

(1) Chapter 9 of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) relating to fire protection systems and Chapter 3 of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code relating to smoke alarm installations.

(2) ORS 455.420 requiring individual electric meters for dwelling units.

(3) The Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code which addresses the energy efficiency issues of motors, electric lighting and other electric equipment; and

(4) Chapter 16 and 17 of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code which addresses the seismic requirements of nonstructural components and special inspection requirements.

(5) Publications and requirements of the serving utility.

(6) Public Law 101-336, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Part III; Department of Justice Regulations of Friday, July 26, 1991; 28 CFR Part 36, as amended January 1, 1995, including Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and Public Law 100-430, the Fair Housing Act and the regulations adopted thereunder.

(7) Chapter 11 of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code which relates to the Americans with Disabilities Act for mounting height requirements for electrical and communication receptacles located in affected buildings and structures.

(8) The interconnection of all net-metering facilities and solar photovoltaic systems operated as interconnected power production sources shall comply with the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code. In addition, the interconnection of all net-metering facilities utilizing solid-state inverters shall comply with OAR 860-039 Net Metering.

(9) Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Installation Specialty Code. The electrical installations shall be in accordance with the requirements of the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code.

(10) The electrical portions of the installation or product standards identified in OAR 918-306-0005. These standards are informational only and are to be used to clarify code intent. They may be used as installation guides when not specifically referenced or covered in the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code. Examples include, but are not limited to, the electrical sections of NFPA 20, NFPA 54, NFPA 99, NFPA 101, NFPA 110, NFPA 780 and NFPA 820.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 479.730

Stats. Implemented: ORS 479.730 & 757.262

Hist.: DC 13-1987, f. & ef. 5-1-87; Renumbered from 814-022-0610; BCA 17-1990, f. 6-27-90, cert. ef. 7-1-90; BCA 12-1993, f. 6-23-93, cert. ef. 7-1-93; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96, Renumbered from 918-290-0020; BCD 1-2000, f. 1-6-00, cert. ef 4-1-00; BCD 12-2000, f. 6-3-00, cert. ef. 7-1-00; BCD 23-2000, f. 9-29-00, cert. ef. 10-1-00; BCD 19-2002, f. 8-1-02, cert. ef. 10-1-02; BCD 23-2004, f. 12-15-04, cert. ef. 4-1-05; BCD 29-2005, f. 12-30-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; BCD 6-2008, f. 3-7-08, cert. ef. 4-1-08; BCD 1-2010, f. 3-1-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10; BCD 5-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 21-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-460-0000

Reasonable Notice to Interested Parties

Prior to the adoption, amendment, or repeal of any rule relating to the Oregon Structural Specialty Code or the Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code, the Building Codes Division must give notice of the 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;

(2) By notifying persons and organizations on the interested parties mailing list established under ORS 183.335(8) and OAR 918-001-0210.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.335

Stats. Implemented: ORS 183.335

Hist.: DC 63, f. & ef. 12-5-75; DC 9-1983, f. & ef. 3-15-83; Renumbered from 814-026-0000 & 814-026-0001; BCD 19-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98; BCD 5-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 21-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-460-0500

Adopted Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code

(1) Effective July 1, 2010, the 2010 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code is the 2009 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code, as published by the International Code Council, and amended by the Building Codes Division.

(2)(a) For the purposes of implementing a phase-in period for the 2010 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code, Chapter 13 of the 2007 Oregon Structural Specialty Code is adopted for the period beginning July 1, 2010 and ending September 30, 2010.

(b) During the phase-in period established in subsection (2)(a), all building departments in the state are required to accept plans for commercial structures designed to either the 2010 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code or to Chapter 13 of the 2007 Oregon Structural Specialty Code.

(c) 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.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020, 455.030, 455.110, 455.505 & 455.511

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.110 & 455.511

Hist.: BCD 5-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 21-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-460-0510

Amendments to the Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.030, 455.110 & 455.511

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.030, 455.110 & 455.511

Hist.: BCD 5-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 21-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-674-0033

Specific Use Structures

Unless stated otherwise within this rule, this rule is applied retroactively from July 1, 2010.

(1) When it can be demonstrated that compliance with strict requirements of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code or the Oregon Residential Specialty Code are impractical and the intent and purpose of the code can still be met without causing structural failure or risk of fire in employee protection only structures, equipment protection only structures, recreational use structures, and food service structures, the requirements of the code may be modified by the building official charged with administration of the prefabricated structures program.

(2) All new or converted food service structures shall provide required fire-resistive construction and suppression equipment including the structural elements necessary for any mechanical installations.

(3) The division may waive the formal plan review process required in the Oregon Structural Specialty Code or the Oregon Residential Specialty Code for specific use structures if the plans are prepared by an Oregon registered architect or engineer and it is found that the nature of the work applied for is such that plan review is not necessary to obtain minimum compliance with the code.

(4) If the division determines the work in a specific use structure is not of a highly technical nature and there is no unreasonable risk to life and safety, plans required by the Oregon Structural Specialty Code or the Oregon Residential Specialty Code may be prepared by a person who is not an Oregon registered architect or engineer.

(5) Specific use structures are exempt from the exterior envelope requirements of the Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code provided the roof/ceiling assembly meets the prescriptive requirements of the code and the center of non-bullet-resistant window glass has a minimum U-factor of .35.

(6) Equipment protection only structures are exempt from all of the envelope requirements of the Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.010, 455.100 & 455.110

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.110

Hist.: BCD 20-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98; BCD 19-2003, f. 12-15-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; BCD 5-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 21-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

 

Rule Caption: Adopts the 2010 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code; includes housekeeping changes to division rules.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 22-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 7-26-2011

Certified to be Effective: 10-1-11

Notice Publication Date: 10-1-2009

Rules Amended: 918-440-0000, 918-440-0010, 918-440-0015, 918-440-0030, 918-440-0050, 918-440-0500, 918-440-0510

Rules Ren. & Amend: 918-440-0040 to 918-440-0012

Subject: The proposed rules adopt the 2009 Editions of the International Mechanical Code and the International Fuel Gas Code with Oregon amendments and shall be known as the 2010 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code. The proposed rules also include housekeeping changes that improve readability and provide clarity and consistency among the division’s rules.

      The Division failed to submit a copy of these adopted rules to Legislative Counsel within the 10-day period required by ORS 183.715(1); therefore, the Division is amending the May 14, 2010 filing. The content of these rules has not changed, and the rules are applied retroactive July 1, 2010.

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

918-440-0000

Reasonable Notice to Interested Parties: Mechanical Specialty Code

Prior to the adoption, amendment, or repeal of any rule relating to the Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code, the Building Codes Division shall give notice of the 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 mailing a copy of the notice to persons on the mailing list established pursuant to ORS 183.335 and OAR 918-001-0210.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.335

Stats. Implemented: ORS 183.335

Hist.: DC 63, f. & ef. 12-5-75; Renumbered from 814-027-0000; BCD 19-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98; BCD 3-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 5-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 22-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-440-0010

Adopted Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code

(1) Effective July 1, 2010 the 2010 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code is the 2009 Editions of the International Mechanical Code and International Fuel Gas Code as published by the International Code Council and amended by the Building Codes Division.

(2) For the purposes of implementing a phase-in period for the 2010 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code, the 2007 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code is adopted for the period beginning July 1, 2010 and ending September 30, 2010.

(3) During the phase-in period established in subsection (2), all building departments in the state are required to accept plans designed to either the 2010 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code or to the 2007 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020, 455.030 & 455.110

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.110

Hist.: DC 35, f. 6-5-74, ef. 6-25-74; DC 52(Temp), f. & ef. 7-3-75 thru 10-31-73; DC 62, f. 11-20-75, ef. 1-1-76; DC 68, f. 3-3-76, ef. 4-1-76; DC 75, f. 5-21-76, ef. 8-1-76; DC 85, f. 8-19-76, ef. 10-1-76; DC 22-1978, f. 9-1-78, ef. 10-1-78; DC 8-1979, f. 4-30-79, ef. 5-1-79/8-1-79/1-1-80; DC 14-1979, f. 12-27-79, ef. 1-1-80; DC 6-1980, f. 6-5-80, ef. 7-1-80; DC 11-1981, f. & ef. 7-20-81; DC 13-1981, f. 10-30-81; ef. 11-1-81; DC 14-1983, f. 6-23-83, ef. 8-1-83; DC 26-1984, f. 8-31-84, ef. 9-15-84; DC 10-1986, f. 6-30-86, ef. 7-1-86; DC 5-1987(Temp), f. & ef. 3-26-87; BCA 3-1987, f. & ef. 8-4-87; BCA 7-1987, f. & ef. 9-3-87; Renumbered from 814-027-0005; BCA 34-1989, f. 12-21-89, ef. 1-1-90; BCA 32-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-30-91; BCA 6-1992, f. 3-24-92, cert. ef. 3-27-92; BCA 27-1992, f. 12-29-92, cert. ef. 1-1-93; BCD 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 2-9-95; BCD 2-1996, f. 2-2-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; BCD 5-1999, f. 6-17-99, cert. ef. 10-1-99; BCD 18-2002, f. 7-26-02, cert. ef. 10-1-02; BCD 10-2004, f. 8-6-04 cert. ef. 10-1-04; BCD 1-2007, f. 2-15-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07; BCD 3-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 5-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 22-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-440-0012

Amendments to the Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code

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

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.030

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.110

Hist.: BCD 32-1994, f. & cert. ef. 12-30-94; BCD 2-1996, f. 2-2-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; BCD 5-1997, f. 3-21-97, cert. ef. 4-1-97; BCD 19-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98; BCD 15-1999, f. & cert. ef 10-6-99 thru 4-2-00; BCD 5-2000, f. 3-9-00, cert. ef. 4-1-00; BCD 8-2001, f. 7-17-01, cert. ef. 10-1-01; BCD 19-2003, f. 12-15-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; BCD 10-2004, f. 8-6-04 cert. ef. 10-1-04; BCD 9-2006, f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; Renumbered from 918-440-0040 by BCD 3-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; Renumbered from 918-440-0040 by BCD 5-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; Renumbered from 918-440-0040 by BCD 22-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-440-0015

Refrigeration Installer Certification

All persons engaged in brazing or welding related to the installation, alteration or repair of refrigeration piping systems not regulated by the Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Program under OAR chapter 918, division 225, shall be certified in accordance with the requirements of this rule.

(1) The minimum requirement for persons engaged in brazing or welding of refrigeration piping systems is a current and valid certification issued upon completion of a class by a division-approved certifying organization in brazing or welding in accordance with either:

(a) Section IX, Welding and Brazing Qualifications of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers publication, 2001 ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code; or

(b) American Welding Society publication AWS B2.2-91, Standard for Brazing Procedure and Performance Qualification.

(2) Refrigeration systems installed in dwelling units regulated under the Oregon Residential Specialty Code are exempt from this rule.

(3) All refrigeration piping system requirements not regulated by OAR 918-225-0310, are subject to the Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020 & 455.720

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.020 & 455.720

Hist.: BCD 34-2000, f. 12-27-00, cert. ef. 7-1-01; BCD 19-2003, f. 12-15-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; BCD 3-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 5-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 22-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-440-0030

Energy Efficiency Rating (E.E.R.) System Single Family Residences

(1) Scope: These rules provide a voluntary energy efficiency rating system for single family residences to encourage voluntary energy conservation and the voluntary use in real estate transactions.

(2) Definitions:

(a) “E.E.R.” means Energy Efficiency Rating;

(b) “Single Family Residence” means a structure designed as a residence for one family and sharing no common wall with another residence of any type.

(3) Energy Efficiency Rating: The Energy Efficiency Rating (E.E.R.) is to be determined by the following steps:

(a) Determine the total energy used in the residence over the last 12 months’ period in thousands of BTUs:

(A) Determine electrical energy (KWH) used (source: Electrical bills or utility company). Multiply the total KWH by 3413 BTUs equals the total electric BTUs used. (Electric KWH) x 3413 = BTUs;

(B) Determine natural gas therms used (source: Gas bills or the gas company). Multiply the therms used by 100,000 then by 0.75 (Efficiency Factor). This equals the total gas BTUs used. (Gas therm) x 100,000 x 0.75 = BTUs;

(C) Determine heating oil BTU’S by multiplying total gallons by 140,000 then by 0.75 (Efficiency Factor). This equals the total oil BTUs used. (Oil Gallons) x 140,000 x 0.75 = BTUs;

(D) Total the types of energy BTUs used in the residence to determine total BTUs used in the 12 months. (Electrical BTUs + Gas BTUs = Oil BTUs = TOTAL BTUs.);

(E) Divide total BTU’S by one thousand equals total thousand’s BTUs used

TOTAL BTUs

1,000

= TOTAL THOUSAND BTUs USED

(b) Determine the square footage of living (heated) space of the residence. (Source: House plans, measurement, or county assessor.);

(c) Divide total thousand BTUs used by the square footage of living space. The results are the E.E.R. of the residence that year:

TOTAL THOUSAND BTUs USED

TOTAL SQUARE FEET LIVING SPACE

= E.E.R.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 469.700

Stats. Implemented: ORS 469.700

Hist.: DC 16-1978, f. 4-28-78, ef. 7-1-78; Renumbered from 814-027-0105; BCD 3-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 5-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 22-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-440-0050

Mechanical Permit Fees

(1) Effective July 1, 1999, the Building Codes Division fees for administration of the Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code are found in Table 1-A. These fees are based on 130 percent of Table 3-A of the 1979 edition of the Uniform Mechanical Code as published by the International Conference of Building Officials, as authorized in ORS 455.210.

(2)(a) Amend Table 1-A Mechanical Permit fees as follows:

(b) Plan review fees shall be those fees specified in Section 106.5.4 of the Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code as adopted in OAR 918-440-0010.

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

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from 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 15-1999, f. & cert. ef 10-6-99 thru 4-2-00; BCD 5-2000, f. 3-9-00, cert. ef. 4-1-00; BCD 19-2003, f. 12-15-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; BCD 3-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 5-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 22-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-440-0500

Purpose and Scope

(1) Scope.

(a) This rule establishes a uniform notification process for the lawful disposal of mercury thermostats by persons installing heating, ventilation or air conditioning systems.

(b) For the purposes of this rule, a “thermostat” is a device commonly used to sense and, through electrical communication with heating, cooling or ventilation equipment, control room temperature.

(2) The authority having jurisdiction shall notify heating, ventilation or air conditioning system installers at time of permit issuance of proper disposal for mercury thermostats.

(3) The written notification shall include the following language: “In accordance with ORS 455.355, the disposal of thermostats that contain mercury shall be in accordance with programs established by thermostat manufacturers, their representative or distributor, or by delivery to sites that will ensure that the mercury does not become part of the solid waste stream or wastewater.”

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.355

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.355

Hist.: BCD 24-2002, f. 9-13-02 cert. ef. 1-1-03; BCD 3-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 5-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 22-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-440-0510

Prohibits Installation of Mercury Thermostats

Effective January 1, 2006 installing a thermostat containing mercury in commercial or residential buildings is not allowed. The installation of thermostats containing mercury on industrial equipment used for safety controls is allowed. For the purpose of this rule, a thermostat is defined in OAR 918-440-0500(1)(b).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.355

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.355

Hist.: BCD 21-2005, f. 9-29-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; BCD 3-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 5-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 22-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

 

Rule Caption: Adopts the 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 23-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 7-26-2011

Certified to be Effective: 10-1-11

Notice Publication Date: 11-1-2009

Rules Amended: 918-460-0010, 918-460-0050

Rules Repealed: 918-460-0016

Subject: These rules adopt the 2009 edition of the International Building Code with Oregon amendments to be known as the 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code. The rules also include some non-substantive housekeeping changes to administrative rule that provide clarity and consistency among the division’s rules. The rules allow for a phase-in period of approximately 90 days.

      The Division failed to submit a copy of these adopted rules to Legislative Counsel within the 10-day period required by ORS 183.715(1); therefore, the Division is amending the May 14, 2010 filing. The content of these rules has not changed, and the rules are applied retroactive July 1, 2010.

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

918-460-0010

Adopted Oregon Structural Specialty Code

(1) Effective July 1, 2010 the 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code is the 2009 Edition of the International Building Code, as published by the International Code Council, and amended by the Building Codes Division.

(2)(a) For the purposes of implementing a phase-in period for the 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code, the 2007 Oregon Structural Specialty Code is adopted for the period beginning July 1, 2010 and ending September 30, 2010.

(b) During the phase-in period established in subsection (2)(a), all building departments in the state are required to accept plans for commercial structures designed to either the 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code or to the 2007 Oregon Structural Specialty Code.

(c) 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.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020, 455.110, 455.447 & 455.610

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.110

Hist.: DC 34, f. 6-5-74, ef. 6-25-74; DC 36(Temp), f. & ef. 7-1-74; DC 37, f. 8-30-74, ef. 9-25-74; DC 45, f. 4-7-75, ef. 4-25-75; DC 51(Temp), f. & ef. 7-3-75 - 10-31-75; DC 61, f. 11-20-75, ef. 1-1-76; DC 67, f. & ef. 2-19-76; DC 68, f. 3-3-76, ef. 4-1-76; DC 76, f. 5-21-76, ef. 8-1-76; DC 77, f. 5-26-76, ef. 6-3-76; DC 84, f. 8-19-76, ef. 10-1-76; DC 102, f. & ef. 11-1-77; DC 104, f. 12-1-77, ef. 12-10-77; DC 2-1978, f. 1-20-78, ef. 3-1-78; DC 18-1978, f. 5-4-78, ef. 5-15-78; DC 5-1978(Temp), f. 2-22-78, ef. 3-1-78 thru 4-29-78; DC 29-1978, f. 10-27-78, ef. 1-1-79; DC 31-1978(Temp), f. 12-8-78, ef. 1-1-79; DC 33-1978(Temp), f. 12-27-78, ef. 1-1-79; DC 6-1979 (Temp), f. 3-13-79, ef. 4-1-79; DC 8-1979, f. 4-30-79, ef. 5-1-79/8-1-79/1-1-80; DC 12-1979(Temp), f. 7-2-79, ef. 8-1-79; DC 13-1979, f. 11-1-79, ef. 12-1-79; DC 7-1980, f. 6-5-80, ef. 7-1-80; DC 15-1980(Temp), f. & ef. 10-13-80; DC 11-1981, f. & ef. 7-20-81; DC 13-1981, f. 10-30-81, ef. 11-1-81; DC 15-1981, f. 10-30-81, ef. 1-1-82; DC 9-1982, f. & ef. 3-1-82; DC 14-1983, f. 6-23-83, ef. 8-1-83; DC 26-1984, f. 8-31-84, ef. 9-15-84; DC 35-1984, f. & ef. 11-28-84; DC 14-1985(Temp), f. & ef. 6-21-85; DC 21-1985, f. 12-18-85, ef. 1-1-86; DC 10-1986, f. 6-30-86, ef. 7-1-86; DC 19-1986, f. 10-31-86, ef. 11-1-86; DC 5-1987(Temp), f. & ef. 3-26-87; DC 12-1987(Temp), f. 4-21-87, ef. 4-24-87; BCA 7-1987, f. & ef. 9-3-1987; BCA 11-1987, f. & ef. 10-21-87; BCA 12-1987, f. & ef. 11-5-87; Renumbered from 814-026-0005; BCA 34-1989, f. 12-21-89, cert. ef. 1-1-90; BCA 30-1990, f. 12-21-90, cert. ef. 1-1-92; BCA 43-1991(Temp), f. 12-24-91, cert. ef. 1-1-92; BCA 3-1992(Temp), f. 3-4-92, cert. ef. 3-5-92; BCA 12-1992, f. 6-29-92, cert. ef. 7-1-92; BCA 27-1992, f. 12-29-92, cert. ef. 1-1-93; BCA 3-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-3-93; BCA 19-1993(Temp), f. 8-26-93, crt. ef. 9-1-93; BCA 26-1993, f. 10-22-93, cert. ef. 11-1-93; BCD 6-1994, f. 2-25-94, cert. ef. 5-1-94; BCD 2-1996, f. 2-2-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; BCD 19-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98; BCD 16-2004, f. 9-24-04, cert. ef. 10-1-04; BCD 1-2007, f. 2-15-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07; BCD 4-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 6-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 23-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-460-0050

Structural Permit Fees

Effective July 1, 1999, the Building Codes Division fees for administration of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code are found in Table 1-A. These fees are based on 130 percent of Table 3-A of the 1979 edition of the Uniform Building Code as published by the International Conference of Building Officials, as authorized in ORS 455.210.

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

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from 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 4-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 6-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 23-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

 

Rule Caption: Establishes a certification renewal process as required by House Bill 3462 (2009).

Adm. Order No.: BCD 24-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 7-26-2011

Certified to be Effective: 10-1-11

Notice Publication Date: 12-1-2009

Rules Adopted: 918-098-1028

Rules Amended: 918-098-1000, 918-098-1010, 918-098-1015, 918-098-1020, 918-098-1025, 918-098-1210, 918-098-1215, 918-098-1300, 918-098-1305, 918-098-1310, 918-098-1315, 918-098-1320, 918-098-1325, 918-098-1330, 918-098-1450

Subject: These rules implement the portions of House Bill 3462 (2009) that direct the division to establish a certification renewal procedure for Oregon-issued certifications. These rules require an Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC) for all building officials, inspectors, and plan reviewers and renewal of that certification every three years. The rules lay out the application requirements and fees for obtaining or renewing an OIC. The division will issue an OIC, at no charge, to those certification holders who were not required to have the OIC when that certification was developed in 2005 because of a “grandfather” clause. The rules also change the fee for obtaining Oregon Code Certifications (OCC), but do not require them to be renewed. However, if an OIC is not renewed, all OCC associated with it become invalid. The rules provide for a five year reinstatement period and require a legislative update class as part of the continuing education requirements for an OIC.

      The Division failed to submit a copy of these adopted rules to Legislative Counsel within the 10-day period required by ORS 183.715(1); therefore, the Division is amending the May 14, 2010 filing. The content of these rules has not changed, and the rules are applied retroactive July 1, 2010.

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

918-098-1000

Purpose and Scope

Unless stated otherwise within this rule, this rule is applied retroactively from July 1, 2010.

(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. 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.

(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; BCD 24-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-098-1010

Certification Requirements

Unless stated otherwise within this rule, this rule is applied retroactively from July 1, 2010.

(1) Unless otherwise stated in this rule, every person who performs building official duties, building code inspections, or plan reviews must possess a valid Oregon Inspector Certification and either:

(a) A valid appropriate Oregon Code Certification for the work being performed, or

(b) A valid appropriate International Code Council certification for the work being performed and the minimum level of experience as follows:

(A) Two years of construction or inspection-related experience or its equivalent;

(B) An approved one year inspection-related education program and one year of construction or inspection-related experience;

(C) A degree from an approved two year inspection-related education program or its equivalent; or

(D) Be a registered Oregon architect, a certified Oregon professional engineer, or have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in architecture or civil or structural engineering.

(2) Notwithstanding section (1)(b) of this rule, a person may perform the duties of a building official with only the Oregon Inspector Certification providing it is valid and the person passes the International Code Council Certified Building Official Legal Management examination within six months of hire.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720 & 455.730

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720 & 455.730

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 24-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-098-1015

Scope of Work Allowed for Persons With An Oregon Inspector Certification and Oregon Code Certifications

Unless stated otherwise within this rule, this rule is applied retroactively from July 1, 2010.

Persons who possess a valid Oregon Inspector Certification and a valid Oregon Code Certification may perform inspections and plan reviews based on the class designated on their certificate. The classes, other than electrical and plumbing inspector classifications found in OAR 918-281-0020 and 918-695-0400, are:

(1) Building Official. Persons certified as an Oregon Building Official may oversee jurisdictions’ administration and enforcement of the state building code for those specialty codes assumed by the jurisdiction pursuant to ORS 455.148 or 455.150. Building officials may not perform plan reviews or inspections unless they possess the appropriate certification for the plan review or inspection being performed.

(2) Fire and Life Safety. Persons certified as fire and life safety plans examiners may review construction plans for compliance with the fire and life safety plan review provisions of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code and the Oregon Fire Code for any structure regulated by the Oregon Structural Specialty Code.

(3) A-Level.

(a) Persons certified as A-level structural plans examiners may:

(A) Review construction plans for compliance with the provisions of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code and Oregon Fire Code for all work regulated by the Oregon Structural Specialty Code, except the fire and life safety plan review provisions for structures required to receive a state fire and life safety plan review; and

(B) Review construction plans for work that falls within the B-level structural plans examiner classification.

(b) Persons certified as A-level structural inspectors:

(A) Conduct construction inspections of all work regulated by the Oregon Structural Specialty Code; and

(B) Conduct inspections of work that falls within the B-level structural inspector classification.

(c) Persons certified as A-level mechanical inspectors may:

(A) Conduct construction inspections and may review construction plans for all work regulated by the Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code; and

(B) Conduct inspections and review construction plans for work that falls within the B-level mechanical inspector classification.

(4) B-Level.

(a) Persons certified as B-level structural plans examiners may review construction plans for compliance with the provisions of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code and Oregon Fire Code for work regulated by the Oregon Structural Specialty Code, except:

(A) Work in structures required to receive a state fire and life safety plan review; and

(B) Work in structures required to be designed by an Oregon registered architect or certified professional engineer pursuant to ORS chapter 671.

(b) Persons certified as B-level structural inspectors may conduct construction inspections of work regulated by the Oregon Structural Specialty Code, except:

(A) Work in structures required to receive a state fire and life safety plan review; and

(B) Work in structures required to be designed by an Oregon registered architect or certified professional engineer pursuant to ORS chapter 671.

(c) Persons certified as B-level mechanical inspectors may conduct construction inspections of work regulated by the Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code, except:

(A) Work in structures required to receive a state fire and life safety plan review; and

(B) Work in structures required to be designed by an Oregon registered architect or certified professional engineer pursuant to ORS chapter 671.

(d) Persons certified as B-level structural plans examiners, B-level structural inspectors, or B-level mechanical inspectors:

(A) May qualify to be certified to review construction plans or conduct inspections of structures regulated by the Oregon Residential Specialty Code; and

(B) May not be authorized to review construction plans or conduct inspections of structures that are outside the B-level classification without first obtaining the appropriate certification.

(5) One and two family dwelling or residential.

(a) Persons certified as one and two family dwelling or residential:

(A) Structural inspectors may conduct construction inspections of structural work regulated by the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, excluding apartment buildings, and manufactured structures and manufactured structure accessory buildings and structures under the Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Installation Specialty Code, the provisions of OAR chapter 918, division 500, or the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards located in 24 CFR 3280 and 3282 but not the scope of work described in OAR 918-098-1305;

(B) Mechanical inspectors may conduct inspections of mechanical work regulated by the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, excluding apartment buildings, and manufactured dwelling alterations under the Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Installation Specialty Code and the provisions of OAR chapter 918, division 500;

(C) Plumbing inspectors may conduct inspections of plumbing work regulated by the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, excluding apartment buildings; and

(D) Electrical inspectors may conduct inspections of electrical work regulated by the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, excluding apartment buildings.

(b) Persons certified as a one-and-two family dwelling plans examiners may review construction plans for compliance with provisions of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, excluding apartment buildings, and structures under the Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Installation Specialty Code. The provisions of OAR chapter 918, division 500, or the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards located in 24 CFR 3280 and 3282.

(c) Persons certified as a one and two family dwelling or residential inspectors and plans examiners may not be authorized to review construction plans or conduct inspections of either A-level or B-level structures without the required commercial A-level or B-level certification.

(d) See OAR 918-098-1325 for additional requirements of one and two family dwelling residential inspectors and plans examiners performing manufactured dwelling alteration inspections or plan reviews.

(e) See OAR 918-098-1330 for additional requirements of one and two family dwelling residential inspectors performing manufactured structure accessory structure or accessory building inspections.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720

Hist.: DC 24-1978, f. & ef. 9-1-78; DC 10-1980, f. & ef. 9-10-80; DC 4-1983, f. & ef. 1-12-83; Renumbered from 814-003-0065; BCA 16-1992, f. & cert. ef. 8-11-92; BCD 8-1997, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-97; Renumbered from 918-099-0065; BCD 15-1997, f. 9-30-97, cert. ef. 10-1-97; BCD 16-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-05 thru 12-31-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0060; BCD 24-2005, f. 9-30-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0060; BCD 4-2006, f. 3-31-06, cert. ef. 4-1-06; BCD 13-2007, f. 12-28-07 cert. ef. 1-1-08; BCD 1-2010, f. 3-1-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10; BCD 6-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 7-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 24-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-098-1020

Expanded Scope of Work for Oregon A- or B-Level or Commercial Mechanical Inspectors

Unless stated otherwise within this rule, this rule is applied retroactively from July 1, 2010.

(1) Persons may conduct inspections of brazing or welding work related to the installation, alteration, or repair of refrigeration piping systems, except as regulated by the Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Program under OAR chapter 918, division 225.

 (2) To perform work under section (1) of this rule, these persons must successfully complete a training program in accordance with either Section IX, “Welding and Brazing Qualification” of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, or AWS B2.2, “Standard for Brazing Procedure and Performance Qualification” administered by a division-approved organization.

(3) Inspector certification for refrigeration piping in residential structures is not required.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720

Hist.: BCD 2-2001, f. 2-2-01, cert. ef. 7-1-01; BCD 16-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-05 thru 12-31-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0900; BCD 24-2005, f. 9-30-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0900; Renumbered from 918-098-1080, BCD 19-2006, 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 24-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-098-1025

Oregon Inspector Certification and Oregon Code Certification Application Process; Testing Procedures

Unless stated otherwise within this rule, this rule is applied retroactively from July 1, 2010.

(1)(a) All persons who seek certification to perform the duties of a building official, inspector, or plans examiner must apply for the Oregon Inspector Certification as follows:

(A) Submit a division-approved application with the $125 fee; and

(B) Successfully pass the Oregon Inspector Certification examination.

(b) Applicants for an Oregon Inspector Certification who fail the examination may reapply under this section to retest for a fee of $80.

(2) Persons applying for an Oregon Code Certification under these rules, or under OAR 918-281-0020 and 918-695-0400 must:

(a) Submit a division-approved application demonstrating appropriate experience, as defined in OAR chapter 918, division 281, 695, or these rules;

(b) Pay the $80.00 fee; and

(c) Successfully pass the appropriate Oregon Code Certification exam.

 (3) Applicants for an Oregon Code Certification who fail the examination may reapply under section (2) of this rule to retest. Applicants may not retake the test for 30 days after each failed attempt.

(4) If an applicant fails to take the Oregon Inspector Certification exam or the Oregon Code Certification exam within 60 days of being approved to do so, the applicant must re-apply under section (1) or (2) of this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735

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 19-2006, 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 24-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-098-1028

Oregon Inspector Certification Renewal Process

Effective July 1, 2010:

(1) All Oregon Inspector Certifications expire on November 1, 2010 and every three years thereafter.

(2)(a) Oregon Inspector Certification renewals must be completed on or prior to the certification expiration date by:

(A) Completing the renewal form;

(B) Completing all continuing education requirements; and

(C) Paying the certification renewal fee of $125 for a three year term.

 (b) A certification not renewed on or prior to the certification expiration date is expired.

(3) The division mails one renewal notification to the last known address of the licensee at least 45 days prior to certification expiration. It is the responsibility of the certification holder to notify the division of a change of address.

(4)(a) An expired certification may be reinstated up to 5 years from the certification expiration date by:

(A) Completing the reinstatement form;

(B) Completing all continuing education requirements; and

(C) Paying the certification renewal fee of $125.

(b) A certification expired for more than 5 years from the certification expiration may not be reinstated and requires application as provided in OAR 918-098-1025(1).

(5) Anyone with an Oregon Code Certification issued prior to October 1, 2005, who does not already possess an Oregon Inspector Certification, will be issued an Oregon Inspector Certification without fee or testing requirements. This certification will expire on November 1, 2010 and must be renewed according to section (2) of this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735

Hist.: BCD 6-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 7-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 24-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-098-1210

Residential Plumbing Inspectors

Unless stated otherwise within this rule, this rule is applied retroactively from July 1, 2010.

(1) A person possessing a “One and Two Family Dwelling Plumbing Inspector” certification prior to July 1, 2005, is considered a “Residential Plumbing Inspector” for the purpose of these rules.

(2) A person issued a residential plumbing inspector certification must also possess a valid Oregon Inspector Certification issued under OAR 918-098-1025 prior to performing residential plumbing inspections.

(3) A residential plumbing inspector may conduct inspections for:

(a) Plumbing work regulated by the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, except for apartment buildings and where connection to the building is not a separate plumbing system.

(b) Plumbing work on manufactured dwelling alterations and manufactured structure accessory buildings and structures under the Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Installation Specialty Code and the provisions of OAR chapter 918, division 500.

(4) To qualify to perform work as a residential plumbing inspector, individuals must demonstrate compliance with at least one of the following minimum experience, education, or training requirements:

(a) A valid division certification as an Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code inspector; or

(b) Two years of experience designing or installing plumbing systems as a journeyman plumber or its equivalent; or

(c) 2 years of experience as a plumbing inspector in another jurisdiction inspecting plumbing systems in commercial or residential structures for compliance with a recognized code for plumbing installations; or

(d) 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours education and training in mechanical engineering, which includes designing and installing plumbing systems, through a college or community college; or

(e) Valid division certification as a one and two family dwelling or residential inspector under one or more provisions of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code and:

(A) 1 year of experience administering and enforcing another provision of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code; and

(B) Confirmation by the building official of the jurisdiction that employs the applicant that the applicant has completed a one and two family dwelling or residential plumbing inspector cross-training program that meets the minimum requirements established by the division.

(f) Any combination of experience designing, installing, or inspecting plumbing systems totaling 3 years.

(5) Persons certified by a nationally recognized certification body to inspect plumbing systems in commercial or residential structures according to a recognized code in plumbing installations may be granted 1 year of credit toward the experience requirements listed in subsections (4)(b) and (c) of this rule.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.622

Hist.: BCD 8-1997, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-97; BCD 38-2000, f. 12-29-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; BCD 16-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-05 thru 12-31-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0220; BCD 24-2005, f. 9-30-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0220; BCD 4-2006, f. 3-31-06, cert. ef. 4-1-06; BCD 1-2010, f. 3-1-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10; BCD 6-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 7-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 24-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-098-1215

Residential Electrical Inspectors

Unless stated otherwise within this rule, this rule is applied retroactively from July 1, 2010.

(1) A person possessing a “One and Two Family Dwelling Electrical Inspector” certification prior to July 1, 2005, is considered a “Residential Electrical Inspector” for the purpose of these rules.

(2) A person issued a residential electrical inspector certification must also possess a valid Oregon Inspector Certification issued under OAR 918-098-1025 prior to performing residential electrical inspections.

(3) Residential electrical inspectors may conduct inspections for:

(a) Electrical work regulated by the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, excluding apartment buildings; and

(b) Electrical work on manufactured dwelling alterations and manufactured structure accessory buildings and structures under the Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Installation Specialty Code and the provisions of OAR chapter 918, division 500.

(4) To qualify to perform work as a residential electrical inspector, individuals must demonstrate compliance with at least one of the following minimum experience, education, or training requirements:

(a) A valid division certification as an Oregon Electrical Specialty Code inspector; or

(b) 2 years of Experience installing electrical systems as a limited residential journeyman electrician or a general journeyman electricians license or their respective equivalents; or

(c) 2 years of experience as an electrical inspector in another jurisdiction inspecting electrical installations in commercial or residential structures for compliance with a recognized code for electrical installations; or

(d) 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours education and training in electrical engineering, which includes designing and installing electrical systems, through a college or community college; or

(e) Valid division certification as a one and two family dwelling or residential inspector under one or more provisions of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, and:

(A) 1 year of experience administering and enforcing another provision of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code; and

(B) Confirmation by the division that an applicant has completed a one and two family dwelling or residential electrical inspector cross-training program that meets the minimum requirements established by the division.

(f) Any combination of experience or education listed in subsections (a) through (d) of this section designing, installing, or inspecting electrical systems totaling 3 years.

(5) Persons certified by a nationally recognized certification body to inspect electrical installations in commercial or residential structures according to a recognized code in electrical installations may be granted 1 year of credit toward the experience requirements and may be considered as meeting some requirements of a division approved cross-training program, except the experience listed in subsections (4)(b) and (c) of this rule.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.622

Hist.: BCD 8-1997, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-97; BCD 38-2000, f. 12-29-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; BCD 16-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-05 thru 12-31-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0230; BCD 24-2005, f. 9-30-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0230; BCD 4-2006, f. 3-31-06, cert. ef. 4-1-06; BCD 1-2010, f. 3-1-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10; BCD 6-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 7-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 24-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-098-1300

Certifications Related to Manufactured Structures and Parks

Unless stated otherwise within this rule, this rule is applied retroactively from July 1, 2010. Scope. The rules in OAR 918-098-1300 to 918-098-1330 relate to certifications for inspectors and plans examiners dealing with manufactured dwellings, recreational vehicles, manufactured dwelling parks, organizational camps, recreation parks, and picnic parks.

(1) A person issued a manufactured structure installation inspector, recreational vehicle inspector certification, manufactured structure construction inspector, or park and camp inspector certification must also possess a valid Oregon Inspector Certification issued under OAR 918-098-1025 prior to performing inspections.

(2) Hiring Non-Certified Persons. The division or a jurisdiction may employ a person not meeting the minimum requirements of OAR 918-098-1305 through 918-098-1320 while the person is being trained or waiting to qualify to take the division examination. During this period, the person may only perform inspections or plan reviews under the direct supervision of appropriately certified trainers. Training must be provided by an inspector or plans examiner having a minimum of three years experience in the same certification or a person approved by the board. This rule does not waive the requirements of ORS 455.730 or permit the division or jurisdiction to hire or use persons whose certifications have lapsed or been revoked.

(3) Inspectors and plans examiners of prefabricated structures do not require special certifications but must have the appropriate certifications required for performing inspections or plan reviews under the specific specialty code being used.

(4) Applicable definitions in OAR 918-098-1005 apply in addition to the following definitions that only apply to OAR 918-098-1300 through 918-098-1330:

(a) “Board” means the Residential and Manufactured Structures Board.

(b) “Building Construction,” relating to experience qualifications, means site-built construction, prefabricated construction, or manufactured structure construction.

(c) “One Year,” relating to experience qualifications, means 2,000 hours of work experience, 45 or more credit hours of schooling in the quarter system, or 30 or more credit hours of schooling in the semester system.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720

Stats. Implemented: ORS 446.250 & 455.720

Hist.: BCA 25-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-17-90; BCD 13-1997, f. 9-18-97, cert. ef. 10-1-97; Renumbered from 918-099-0130; BCD 16-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-05 thru 12-31-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0300; BCD 24-2005, f. 9-30-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0300; BCD 4-2006, f. 3-31-06, cert. ef. 4-1-06; BCD 1-2010, f. 3-1-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10; BCD 6-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 7-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 24-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-098-1305

Manufactured Structure Installation Inspector Certification

Unless stated otherwise within this rule, this rule is applied retroactively from July 1, 2010.

(1) Scope of Activities and Authority.

(a) A manufactured structure installation inspector conducts onsite field inspections of manufactured dwelling or park trailer installations including site preparation, setbacks, drainage, stand, foundation support, earthquake bracing systems, tie-downs, under-floor enclosures, access, egress, plumbing utility connections (within 30 lineal feet of the manufactured dwelling), mechanical connections and electrical feeder assembly connections (as defined by Article 550 of the National Electrical Code), electrical fixture connections, and plumbing, mechanical, and electrical crossover connections for manufactured structures under ORS 446.230 and 446.240;

(b) This certification does not include inspections or plan reviews of manufactured dwelling alterations or manufactured structure accessory structures and accessory buildings. See OAR 918-098-1325 and 918-098-1330 for certification requirements.

(c) This certification can be used only in a jurisdiction that:

(A) Meets all of the requirements of this rule and OAR 918-500-0055;

(B) Complies with ORS 446.250 and 446.253(2) relating to the delegation of full responsibility for permit issuance and inspections;

(C) Issues permits according to ORS 446.253; and

(D) Enforces the current edition of the Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Installation Specialty Code, the provisions of OAR chapter 918, division 500, and all referenced standards contained therein.

(2) Procedure for Qualification. An applicant for certification under this rule must meet the general qualifications in section (3) of this rule, make application, pay the required fees, attend a division-approved training program, and pass a division-approved examination.

(3) Experience, Education, and Training Requirements. An applicant must have at least one of the following:

(a) 2 years of supervisory experience in the building construction industry; or

(b) 2 years of experience in design work related to building construction; or

(c) Hold a valid division certification as a building inspector or plans examiner; or

(d) 2 years of experience as a quality assurance inspector in a manufactured structure manufacturing plant; or

(e) 2 years of experience as an Oregon licensed manufactured dwelling installer; or

(f) An associate degree or equal from a division-approved education program in a construction-related field; or

(g) Any combination of the experience and education listed in subsections (a) through (f) of this section equaling at least 2 years; or

(h) A one year certificate of completion in building inspection technology from a division-approved education program and completion of 180 hours working under the supervision of a person with a minimum of three years experience as a certified manufactured structure installation inspector or a person approved by the board.

(4) Inspector Training and Examination. An applicant must successfully complete a division-approved manufactured structure installation inspector training program and pass a division-approved examination covering:

(a) The Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Installation Specialty Code, the provisions of OAR chapter 918, division 500, and those standards referenced therein;

(b) ORS 446.003, 446.155 to 446.253, and 446.395 to 446.420; and

(c) OAR chapter 918, divisions 500, 515, and 530.

(5) A Manufactured Structure Installation Inspector must also possess an Oregon Inspector Certification issued under OAR 918-098-1025 prior to performing inspections.

(6) Revocation. The division is authorized to revoke this certification under ORS 446.255. Persons certified under this rule who fail to meet the minimum continuing education requirements are subject to revocation. If the minimum continuing education is met within 60 days from the date it was originally due, the division may discontinue any pending revocation action based on a failure to meet minimum continuing education requirements.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 446.250, 446.255 & 455.720

Stats. Implemented: ORS 446.250, 446.255 & 455.720

Hist.: BCA 25-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-17-90; BCD 13-1997, f. 9-18-97, cert. ef. 10-1-97; Renumbered from 918-099-0135; BCD 16-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-05 thru 12-31-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0310; BCD 24-2005, f. 9-30-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0310; BCD 19-2006, f. 12-29-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; BCD 1-2010, f. 3-1-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10; BCD 6-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 7-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 24-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-098-1310

Recreational Vehicle Inspector Certification

Unless stated otherwise within this rule, this rule is applied retroactively from July 1, 2010.

(1) Scope of Activities and Authority. A recreational vehicle inspector conducts field, dealer lot, repair operation, alteration, visual and manufacturing plant inspections, reviews plans, and provides other technical services for recreational vehicle manufacturers, dealers, and owners in accordance with ORS 446.185 and 446.160(1).

(2) Procedure for Qualification. An applicant for certification under this rule must meet the general qualifications in section (3) of this rule, make application, pay the required fees, and pass a division-approved examination.

(3) Experience, Education, and Training Requirements. An applicant for certification as a recreational vehicle inspector must have at least one of the following:

(a) 2 years of experience as a supervisor in the building construction industry;

(b) 2 years of experience in design work related to building construction;

(c) 2 years of experience as a certified building inspector or plans examiner;

(d) 2 years of experience as a quality assurance inspector in a manufactured structure plant;

(e) 2 years of experience as a division-certified recreational vehicle quality assurance technician;

(f) 2 years of code-related experience as a recreational vehicle technician;

(g) An associate degree or equal from a division-approved education program in a construction-related field;

(h) Any combination of the experience and education listed in subsections (a) through (g) of this section equaling at least 2 years; or

(i) A one year certificate of completion in building inspection technology from a division-approved education program and completion of 800 hours working under the supervision of a person with a minimum of three years experience as a certified recreational vehicle inspector or a person approved by the board.

(4) Inspector Examination. An applicant for certification as a recreational vehicle inspector must pass a division-approved examination covering the following:

(a) American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A119.2 (1999 Edition);

(b) American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A119.5 (1998 Edition);

(c) National Electrical Code (NEC) NFPA 70 (2008 Edition);

(d) ORS 446.003 and 446.155 to 446.253; and

(e) OAR chapter 918, divisions 525 and 530.

(5) A Recreational Vehicle Inspector must also possess an Oregon Inspector Certification issued under OAR 918-098-1025 prior to performing inspections.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720

Hist.: BCA 25-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-17-90; BCD 13-1997, f. 9-18-97, cert. ef. 10-1-97; Renumbered from 918-099-0140; BCD 16-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-05 thru 12-31-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0320; BCD 24-2005, f. 9-30-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0320; BCD 19-2006, 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 24-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-098-1315

Manufactured Structure Construction Inspector Certification

Unless stated otherwise within this rule, this rule is applied retroactively from July 1, 2010.

(1) Scope of Activities and Authority. A manufactured structure construction inspector conducts field, dealer lot, consumer assistance, alteration, visual and manufacturing plant inspections, reviews plans, and provides technical services for manufactured dwelling manufacturers, dealers, and owners.

(2) Procedure for Qualification. An applicant for this certification must meet the general qualifications in section (3) of this rule, make application, pay the required fees, and pass a division-approved examination.

(3) Experience, Education, and Training Requirements. An applicant for certification as a manufactured structure construction inspector must have at least one of the following:

(a) 2 years of experience as a supervisor in the building construction industry;

(b) 2 years of experience in design work related to building construction;

(c) 2 years of experience as a certified building inspector or plans examiner;

(d) 2 years of experience as a quality control inspector in a manufactured structures plant;

(e) An associate degree or equal from a division-approved education program in a construction-related field; or

(f) Any combination of the experience and education listed in subsections (a) through (e) of this section equaling at least two years; or

(g) A one year certificate of completion in building inspection technology from a division-approved education program and completion of 800 hours working under the supervision of a person with a minimum of three years experience as a certified manufactured structure construction inspector or a person approved by the board.

(4) Inspector Examination. An applicant for certification as a manufactured structure construction inspector must pass a division-approved examination covering:

(a) Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Installation Specialty Code;

(b) National Electrical Code (NEC) NFPA 70 (2008 Edition);

(c) Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act;

(d) Public Law 93-383, Title VI;

(e) ORS 446.003 and 446.155 to 446.253; and

(f) OAR chapter 918, division 500.

(5) A Manufactured Structure Construction Inspector must also possess an Oregon Inspector Certification issued under OAR 918-098-1025 prior to performing inspections.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 446.250 & 455.720

Stats. Implemented: ORS 446.250 & 455.720

Hist.: BCA 25-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-17-90; BCD 13-1997, f. 9-18-97, cert. ef. 10-1-97; Renumbered from 918-099-0145; BCD 16-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-05 thru 12-31-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0330; BCD 24-2005, f. 9-30-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0330; BCD 19-2006, f. 12-29-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; BCD 1-2010, f. 3-1-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10; BCD 6-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 7-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11

BCD 24-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-098-1320

Park and Camp Inspector Certification

Unless stated otherwise within this rule, this rule is applied retroactively from July 1, 2010.

(1) Scope of Activities and Authority.

(a) A park and camp inspector conducts field inspections, reviews plans, and provides other technical services for manufactured dwelling parks, recreational parks, organizational camps, and picnic parks under ORS 446.066 and 446.335.

(b) This certification can only be used in a jurisdiction that:

(A) Meets all of the requirements of this rule;

(B) Complies with ORS 446.430, 455.170, and 455.680 relating to the delegation of full responsibility for permit issuance and inspections; and

(C) Issues permits, enforces the current edition of ORS chapter 446, OAR chapter 918, divisions 600 and 650, and all referenced standards contained therein.

(2) Procedure for Qualification. An applicant for certification under this rule must meet the general qualifications in section (3) of this rule, make application, pay the required fees, and pass a division-approved examination.

(3) Experience, Education, and Training Requirements. An applicant for certification as a park and camp inspector must have at least one of the following:

(a) 2 years of experience as a supervisor in the building or road construction industry;

(b) 2 years of experience in design work related to building or road construction;

(c) 2 years of experience as a road construction inspector;

(d) 2 years of experience as a surveyor or landscape architect;

(e) 2 years of experience as a registered sanitarian;

(f) 2 years of experience as an Oregon licensed manufactured dwelling installer;

(g) A division certification as a building inspector or plans examiner;

(h) An associate degree or equal from a division-approved education program in a construction-related field; or

(i) Any combination of the experience and education listed in subsection (a) through (h) of this section equaling 2 years;

(j) A one year certificate of completion in building inspection technology from a division-approved education program and completion of 180 hours working under the supervision of a person with a minimum of three years experience as a certified park and camp inspector or a person approved by the board.

(4) Inspector Examination. An applicant for certification under this rule must pass a division-approved park and camp inspector certification examination covering:

(a) ORS 446.003 to 446.140, 446.310 to 446.350, 446.430, 455.170, and 455.680;

(b) OAR chapter 918, divisions 600 and 650; and

(c) 2002 Oregon Manufactured Dwelling and Park Specialty Code, Chapters 1, 2, 9, and 10.

(5) A Park and Camp Inspector must also possess an Oregon Inspector Certification issued under OAR 918-098-1025 prior to performing inspections.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720

Hist.: BCA 25-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-17-90; BCD 13-1997, f. 9-18-97, cert. ef. 10-1-97; Renumbered from 918-099-0150; BCD 16-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-05 thru 12-31-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0340; BCD 24-2005, f. 9-30-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0340; BCD 19-2006, f. 12-29-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; BCD 1-2010, f. 3-1-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10; BCD 6-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 7-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 24-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-098-1325

Requirements for Alteration Inspection and Plan Review of Manufactured Dwellings

Unless stated otherwise within this rule, this rule is applied retroactively from July 1, 2010.

(1) Scope of Work. Manufactured dwelling alteration inspections and plan reviews include on-site field inspections of alterations including structural, fire and life safety, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical alterations made to manufactured dwellings after the initial sale of the home to the first consumer after all the terms of the sales contract have been met. Most alteration inspections made prior to this time are the responsibility of the division and must be performed by a certified manufactured structure construction inspector. All alteration inspections made to recreational vehicles and park trailers are the responsibility of the division and must be performed by a certified recreational vehicle inspector.

(2) Certifications. Inspectors of manufactured dwelling alterations are required to be certified by ORS 446.250. The division requires that persons performing inspections or plan reviews on manufactured dwelling alterations have:

(a) An Oregon Inspector Certification and the appropriate Oregon Code Certification under OAR 918-098-1015 for the Oregon Residential Specialty Code for the specific discipline being used; or

(b) An Oregon Inspector Certification and the appropriate ICC Residential Certification as described in OAR 918-098-1010.

(3) The requirement in section (2) is not applicable to alteration inspections performed on manufactured homes still under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), recreational vehicles, or park trailers.

(4) Authority. Inspectors and plans examiners of manufactured dwelling alterations may only inspect or review plans in a jurisdiction that has been delegated the manufactured dwelling alteration program and that:

(a) Complies with ORS 446.250 and 446.253(2) relating to the delegation of full responsibility for permit issuance and inspections;

(b) Issues permits and enforces the current edition of ORS chapter 446 and OAR chapter 918, divisions 500 and 520;

(c) Meets the requirements of OAR 918-500-0055 for delegation; and

(d) Enforces the current edition of the Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Installation Specialty Code and all referenced standards contained therein.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 446.250 & 455.720

Stats. Implemented: ORS 446.250 & 455.720

Hist.: BCD 13-1997, f. 9-18-97, cert. ef. 10-1-97; BCD 16-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-05 thru 12-31-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0350; BCD 24-2005, f. 9-30-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0350; BCD 19-2006, f. 12-29-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; BCD 1-2010, f. 3-1-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10; BCD 6-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 7-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 24-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-098-1330

Manufactured Structure Accessory Structure or Accessory Building Inspection

Unless stated otherwise within this rule, this rule is retroactive to July 1, 2010.

(1) Scope of Work. Manufactured structure accessory structure or accessory building inspections and plan reviews include on-site field inspections of installations of manufactured structure accessory structures and accessory buildings (i.e., carports, ramadas, cabanas, garages, storage sheds, awnings, decks, steps, and ramps).

(2) Certifications. Inspectors of manufactured structure accessory structures and accessory buildings are required to be certified by ORS 446.250. To satisfy this mandate, the division requires that persons performing inspections or plan reviews on manufactured structure accessory structures or accessory buildings have a valid Oregon Inspector Certification and the appropriate Oregon Code Certification under OAR 918-098-1015 or a valid Oregon Inspector Certification and the appropriate ICC Residential Certification as described in OAR 918-098-1010 for the Oregon Residential Specialty Code for the specific discipline being used.

(3) Authority. Inspectors of manufactured structure accessory structures and accessory buildings may only inspect or review plans in a jurisdiction that has been delegated the manufactured dwelling accessory structure and accessory building program and that:

(a) Complies with ORS 446.250 and 446.253(2) relating to the delegation of full responsibility for permit issuance and inspections;

(b) Complies with the Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Installation Specialty Code and all referenced standards contained therein;

(c) Issues permits and enforces the current edition of ORS Chapter 446 and OAR chapter 918, division 500;

(d) Meets the requirements of OAR 918-500-0055 for delegation; and

(e) Enforces the current edition of the Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Installation Specialty Code and all referenced standards contained therein.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 446.250 & 455.720

Stats. Implemented: ORS 446.250 & 455.720

Hist.: BCD 13-1997, f. 9-18-97, cert. ef. 10-1-97; BCD 16-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-05 thru 12-31-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0360; BCD 24-2005, f. 9-30-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0360; BCD 19-2006, f. 12-29-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; BCD 1-2010, f. 3-1-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10; BCD 6-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 7-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 24-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-098-1450

Continuing Education Requirements

Unless stated otherwise within this rule, this rule is applied retroactively from July 1, 2010.

(1) Persons performing inspections and plan review in Oregon are required to obtain at least 16 hours of continuing education every three years, beginning January 1, 2006.

(a) At least one course during each three-year cycle must be a division-approved code-change course related to the scope of work allowed under each certification, if the code related to that specific certification changed during the cycle.

(b) At least one course must be a division approved course covering new legislation relating to the administration and enforcement of building inspection programs. This course is required to be taken every other year within one year after adjournment of the regular legislative session.

(2) In addition to the minimum hours in section (1), if a person has more than one Oregon Code Certification or ICC certification, the person must take at least one division-approved code change course for each certification.

(3) Building officials are required to obtain six hours continuing education credits every other year in classes related to the duties of a building official. The classes must also include at least one division approved class covering new legislation relating to the administration and enforcement of building inspection programs within one year after adjournment of the regular legislative session..

(4) The division may periodically verify that a person is maintaining and recording their continuing education.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720

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 19-2006, 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 24-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

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