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Building Codes Division: Agency Subdivisions

The Building Codes Division office in West Salem. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Building Codes Division office in West Salem. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

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Board of Boiler Rules
Address: PO Box 14470, Salem 97309-0404
Phone: 503-378-4133
Web: www.bcd.oregon.gov/boards.html
Contact: Policy and Technical Services Section Manager
Statutory Authority: ORS 480.535, 705.250


Duties and Responsibilities: The Board of Boiler Rules assists in adopting, amending and enforcing rules, certifications and minimum safety standards for boilers, pressure vessels and pressure piping; approves related division fees and training programs; hears code appeals; approves suspensions or revocations of boiler licenses; and makes scientific and technical findings related to alternate method rulings. The governor appoints the board’s 11 members to four-year terms, subject to Senate confirmation.

Building Codes Structures Board
Address: PO Box 14470, Salem 97309-0404
Phone: 503-378-4133
Web: www.bcd.oregon.gov/boards.html
Contact: Policy and Technical Services Section Manager
Statutory Authority: ORS 455.132, 455.144, 705.250


Duties and Responsibilities: The Building Codes Structures Board assists in the administration of commercial structural, prefabricated structure and energy programs, as well as programs which promote accessibility for persons with physical disabilities. The board hears code appeals and makes scientific and technical findings related to alternate method rulings. The governor appoints the board’s nine members to four-year terms, subject to Senate confirmation.

 

Construction Industry Energy Board
Address: PO Box 14470, Salem 97309-0404
Phone: 503-378-4133
Web: www.bcd.oregon.gov/boards.html
Contact: Policy and Technical Services Section Manager
Statutory Authority: ORS 455.492, 705.250


Duties and Responsibilities: The Construction Industry Energy Board may evaluate and recommend or disapprove proposed state building code standards relating to the energy use and energy efficiency aspects of the electrical, structural, prefabricated structure and low-rise residential specialty codes. The proposed standards evaluated by the board may include, but are not limited to, standards regarding energy-conserving technology, construction methods, products and materials. The board forwards any recommended standards to the director of the DCBS for adoption or rejection by the director. The board has seven members.

Electrical and Elevator Board
Address: PO Box 14470, Salem 97309-0404
Phone: 503-378-4133
Web: www.bcd.oregon.gov/boards.html
Contact: Policy and Technical Services Section Manager
Statutory Authority: ORS 455.138, 455.144, 479.680, 705.250


Duties and Responsibilities: The Electrical and Elevator Board assists in administering the state’s electrical safety law and advises and approves electrical rules and codes, as well as revocations or suspensions of electrical licenses. The board advises on rules governing elevator safety and hears appeals. The board also approves related division fees and training programs, and makes scientific and technical findings related to alternate method rulings. The governor appoints the board’s 15 members, subject to Senate confirmation.

Mechanical Board
Address: PO Box 14470, Salem 97309-0404
Phone: 503-378-4133
Web: www.bcd.oregon.gov/boards.html
Contact: Policy and Technical Services Section Manager
Statutory Authority: ORS 455.140, 705.250


Duties and Responsibilities: The Mechanical Board assists in adopting and administering the state’s mechanical code. The board advises on rules governing the mechanical code and approves related division fees and training programs, hears code appeals, and makes scientific and technical findings related to alternate method rulings. The governor appoints the board’s nine members, subject to Senate confirmation.

Plumbing Board
Address: PO Box 14470, Salem 97309-0404
Phone: 503-378-4133
Web: www.bcd.oregon.gov/boards.html
Contact: Policy and Technical Services Section Manager
Statutory Authority: ORS 693.115, 705.250


Duties and Responsibilities: The State Plumbing Board advises on plumbing products, approves related division fees and training programs, hears code appeals, and makes scientific and technical findings related to alternate method rulings. The board also administers examinations to plumbers and issues licenses and approves revocations or suspensions of plumbing licenses. The governor appoints the board’s seven members to four-year terms, subject to Senate confirmation.

Residential and Manufactured Structures Board
Address: PO Box 14470, Salem 97309-0404
Phone: 503-378-4133
Web: www.bcd.oregon.gov/boards.html
Contact: Policy and Technical Services Section Manager
Statutory Authority: ORS 455.135, 705.250


Duties and Responsibilities: The Residential and Manufactured Structures Board assists in adopting and administering the state’s residential code. The board advises on rules governing the residential and manufactured structures codes and approves related division fees and training programs, hears code appeals, and makes scientific and technical findings related to alternate method rulings. The governor appoints the board’s 11 members, subject to Senate confirmation.

 

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