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Oregon Bulletin

February 1, 2012

 

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

Rule Caption: Adopts the 2011 Boiler and Pressure Vessel Specialty Code.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 31-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-30-2011

Certified to be Effective: 1-1-12

Notice Publication Date: 11-1-2011

Rules Amended: 918-225-0430, 918-225-0435, 918-225-0570, 918-225-0600, 918-225-0620

Subject: These rules adopt minimum safety standards for the safe installation and operation of boilers and pressure vessels in Oregon by adopting provisions of national boiler and pressure vessel model codes and standards. These rules adopt the model codes and standards with additional Oregon amendments that will be referred to as the 2011 Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Specialty Code.

      Additional rules are amended to change the format of the tables with no changes to the text.

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

918-225-0430

Adopted Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Specialty Code

(1) Effective January 1, 2012 the Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Specialty Code consists of the following minimum safety standards for boilers, pressure vessels, pressure piping, parts, items, and repair and alteration procedures:

(a) ORS 480.510 to 480.670 and OAR chapter 918, division 225;

(b) The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2010 Edition as published, including Section I; Section II, Parts A, B, C, and D; Section IV; Section V; Section VIII, Division 1, 2, and 3; Section IX; and Section X only;

(c) The 2010 Edition of the ANSI/ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code;

(d) The 2010 Edition of the ANSI/ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code;

(e) The 2010 Edition of the ANSI/ASME B31.5 Refrigeration Piping Code;

(f) The 2011 Edition of the ANSI/ASME B31.9 Building Service Piping Code;

(g) The 2011 Edition of the National Board Inspection Code ANSI/NB 23, including Parts 1, 2, and 3, with Oregon amendments;

(h) The 2011 Edition of NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code; and,

(i) The 2009 Edition of ASME, CSD-1, Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers.

(2) Notwithstanding any licensing or certification provisions contained in the model codes adopted in subsection (1) of this section for inclusion in the Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Specialty Code, the standards and requirements applicable to boiler and pressure vessel business and trade licenses, as well as inspector certifications, issued by the Building Codes Division are established in ORS Chapters 455 and 480, and OAR chapter 918, divisions 30, 90, and 225.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020, 480.545 & 480.550

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.545, 480.550 & 480.560

Hist.: DC 17, f. 7-31-72, ef. 8-15-72; DC 19, f. 6-21-73, ef. 7-1-73; DC 27(Temp), f. & ef. 12-31-73; DC 33, f. 5-6-74, ef. 5-25-74; DC 38(Temp), f. & ef. 11-1-74; DC 50, f. 7-2-75, ef. 7-25-75; DC 89, f. & ef. 6-2-77; DC 93, f. & ef. 7-19-76; DC 1-1978, f. 1-5-78, ef. 1-15-78; DC 4-1980, f. & ef. 5-30-80; DC 6-1982, f. & ef. 2-4-82; DC 23-1982, f. & ef. 11-9-82; DC 18-1983, f. & ef. 8-11-1983; DC 21-1983, f. & ef. 9-29-83; DC 1-1984, f. & ef. 1-5-84; DC 18-1984, f. & ef. 5-9-84; DC 36-1984, f. & ef. 12-4-84; DC 16-1985, f. & ef. 7-1-85; DC 6-1986, f. & ef. 5-5-86; DC 2-1987, f. & ef. 2-18-87; BCA 5-1987, f. & ef. 8-24-87; BCA 15-1988, f. & cert. ef. 11-16-88; BCA 25-1989, f. & cert. ef. 7-27-89; Renumbered from 814-025-0006; BCA 5-1990, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-90; BCA 26-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-30-90; BCA 36-1993, f. 12-30-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; Renumbered from 918-225-0015; BCD 17-1996, f. & cert. ef. 9-17-96; BCD 18-1997, f. 12-3-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; BCD 26-1998, f. 12-30-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99; BCD 36-2000, f. 12-29-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; BCD 13-2002, f. 6-28-02, cert. ef. 7-1-02; BCD 17-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-12-05 thru 9-30-05; BCD 20-2005, f. 9-15-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05; BCD 16-2006, f. 12-29-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; BCD 33-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; BCD 31-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

918-225-0435

Amendments to the Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Specialty Code

(1) The Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Specialty Code is adopted and amended pursuant to OAR chapter 918, division 8. Amendments adopted for inclusion into the Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Specialty Code are placed in this rule.

(2) Effective January 1, 2012, the 2011 Edition of the National Board Inspection Code ANSI/NB 23, part 1 is amended in Oregon as provided in Table 2-B.

NOTE: Table 2-B is available on the division’s Web site at <http://www.bcd.oregon.gov/rules.html#oar>.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020, 480.545 & 480.550

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.545 & 480.550

Hist.: BCD 16-2006, f. 12-29-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; BCD 6-2007, f. 6-8-07, cert. ef. 6-15-07; BCD 33-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; BCD 31-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

918-225-0570

Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspection Schedules

Unless the division grants special permission, all inspectors must comply with the following inspection schedule:

(1) Power boilers must be inspected, at minimum:

(a) Internally — every year, when physical construction of the boiler allows; and

(b) Externally — every year, while under pressure.

(2) Cast iron boilers must be inspected externally — every two years, while under pressure.

(3) Low pressure steam boilers must be inspected, at minimum:

(a) Internally — every two years, when physical construction of the boiler allows; and

(b) Externally — every two years, while under pressure.

(4) Hot water heating and hot water supply boilers must be inspected:

(a) Internally — every six years, when physical construction of the boiler allows; and

(b) Externally — every two years, while under pressure.

(5) Pressure vessels containing anhydrous ammonia intended for use as fertilizer must be inspected, at minimum, externally every three years.

(6) Portable pressure vessels, mounted on a motorized vehicle and containing only air, not exceeding 5 cubic feet in volume and operated at gauge pressures of not more than 200 pounds per square inch must be inspected, at minimum:

(a) Internally — every four years, subject to section (14) of this rule; and

(b) Externally — every four years.

(7) Fixed pressure vessels, containing only air, not located at a place of public assembly, not exceeding 20 cubic feet in volume, and operated at gauge pressures of not more than 200 pounds per square inch must be inspected, at minimum:

(a) Internally — every six years, subject to section (14) of this rule; and

(b) Externally — every six years.

(8) Co2 vessels and hydro-pneumatic pressure vessels, used for beverage service, not exceeding 20 cubic feet in volume, and operated at gauge pressures of not more than 300 pounds per square inch must be inspected, at minimum:

(a) Internally — every six years, subject to section (14) of this rule; and

(b) Externally every six years.

(9) Pressure vessels, not classified in sections (5), (6), (7) and (8) of this rule, and subject to internal corrosion or erosion must be inspected, at minimum:

(a) Internally — every two years, subject to section (14) of this rule; and

(b) Externally — every two years.

(10) Unfired pressure vessels, not classified in sections (5), (6), (7), (8), (11) and (12) of this rule, and not subject to internal corrosion must be inspected, at minimum, externally — every four years.

(11) Unfired pressure vessels not subject to internal corrosion but containing a substance which, if it were to leak, might cause serious irreversible harm to a person must be inspected, at minimum:

(a) Internally — every two years, subject to section (14) of this rule; and

(b) Externally — every two years.

(c) A substance “might cause serious irreversible harm” if the substance’s Material Safety Data Sheet describes serious health or physical risks caused by short-term exposure to the substance.

(12) Unfired pressure vessels not subject to internal corrosion that are located at a place of public assembly and are not classified in section (8) of this rule must be inspected, at minimum:

(a) Internally — every two years, subject to section (14) of this rule; and

(b) Externally — every two years.

(13) Pressure piping systems containing refrigerants, steam, or pressurized condensate: Inspection during fabrication, installation, repair, or alteration for verification of compliance with material, welding, brazing, and structural support requirements. The inspector may require other tests to verify quality of weldments. This rule does not apply to welded repair of pressure piping under OAR 918-225-0720.

(14) The inspector may waive an internal inspection, under section (6), (7), (8), (9), (11) or (12) of this rule if the inspector believes from alternate inspection methods an internal inspection is not necessary to verify the safe condition of the vessel.

(15) An inspector may require additional internal or external inspections, or tests, other than those required in this rule, if the inspector has reason to believe that the boiler or pressure vessel does not meet minimum safety standards.

(16) Failure to comply with sections (1) through (15) of this rule may cause inspections to be performed by a deputy inspector per ORS 480.570(6) as directed by the chief inspector.

NOTE: The information in this rule is summarized in Table 1-B, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspection Cycles.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.545, 480.550 & 480.560

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.545, 480.550 & 480.560

Hist.: DC 17, f. 7-31-72, ef. 8-15-72; DC 12-1980, f. & ef. 9-12-80; BCA 1-1987, f. & ef. 7-1-87; Renumbered from 814-025-0075; BCA 22-1992(Temp), f. 12-15-92, cert. ef. 1-1-93; BCA 4-1993, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-93; BCA 36-1993, f. 12-30-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; Renumbered from 918-225-0175; BCD 18-1996, f. & cert. ef. 9-17-96; BCD 18-1997, f. 12-3-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; BCD 36-2000, f. 12-29-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; BCD 15-2006, f. 12-29-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; BCD 7-2007, f. 7-13-07, cert. ef. 9-1-07; BCD 29-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; BCD 31-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

918-225-0600

Permits

(1) An installation permit is required before installing, altering, or repairing a nonexempt boiler or pressure vessel. Fees for installation permits are non-refundable.

(2) An operating permit or a temporary operation authorization is required before placing a nonexempt vessel into operation.

(3) An installation permit fee includes two inspections of the boiler or pressure vessel. An operating permit fee includes one external inspection of the boiler or pressure vessel and one internal inspection when both are required. If an inspection is scheduled, and the inspector is at the site but the boiler or pressure vessel is not ready or cannot be accessed, the rescheduled inspection will be at an additional cost. The fee for such inspections is the hourly rate specified in ORS 480.605.

(4) Permits to operate boilers or pressure vessels shall be issued periodically according to vessel type, based on the schedule established by the division in Table 1-A.

(5) Operating and installation permit fees are as shown in Table 3-B.

(6)(a) Operating permit fees not received within 90 days of the billing date may be considered delinquent and subject to a late penalty of double the fee amount. It is the equipment owner’s responsibility to maintain a current operating permit. This responsibility includes notifying the division of address and other billing information changes. Late penalties may only be waived under exceptional circumstances.

(b) All waiver requests must be submitted in writing and must clearly state the reason for the request. A waiver may be granted for all or part of the additional fee.

(7) Prepaid permit application forms do not authorize work until the contractor provides the required information to the division for review and approval. Prior to beginning the intended installation, repair, or alteration, the contractor must notify the deputy or special inspector who will inspect the work. Work may not begin until the inspector has reviewed and approved the work to be performed.

(8) Upon receipt of permit approval:

(a) The permit must be posted at the job site before beginning the work; or

(b) The approved permit number must be posted at the job site and signed by the contractor.

(9) A permit issued under this rule is not transferable.

(10) This rule does not change the provisions for emergency permits in ORS 480.630(6). It is recommended, but not required, that emergency permits be reviewed and coordinated with the inspector responsible for inspecting the completed work.

NOTE: Table 1-A, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Operating Permit Periods, and Table 3-B, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Permit Fees, are available on the division’s Web site at <http://www.bcd.oregon.gov/rules.html#oar>.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.585, 480.595 & 480.605

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.585, 480.595, 480.605 & 480.630

Hist.: BCA 36-1993, f. 12-30-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; BCD 18-1997, f. 12-3-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; BCD 14-2007, f. 12-28-07 cert. ef. 1-1-08; BCD 4-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-16-09 thru 1-1-10; BCD 10-2009, f. 12-30-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; BCD 31-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

918-225-0620

Bulk Rate Permits

(1) Bulk rate permits may be granted if there is a quantity of either six (6) or more boilers or six (6) or more pressure vessels at the same location.

(2) To obtain bulk rate permits, the owner or user must make a written request to the division at least 30 days before the expiration of existing operating permits.

(3) If a bulk rate site requires two or more inspections during an inspection cycle, the division may rescind bulk rate permits and charge the full operating permit fees, as provided in Table 3-B. Inspection cycles are listed in Table 1-B.

NOTE: Table 1-B, Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspection Cycles, and Table 3-B, Boiler & Pressure Vessel Permit Fees, are available on the division’s Web site at <http://www.bcd.oregon.gov/rules.html#oar>

Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.600

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.600

Hist.: DC 17-1982, f. 7-31-72, ef. 8-15-72; Renumbered from 814-025-0050; BCA 36-1993, f. 12-30-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; Renumbered from 918-225-0120; BCD 10-2009, f. 12-30-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; BCD 31-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

 

Rule Caption: Updates referenced standards in the 2010 Oregon Structural Code.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 32-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-30-2011

Certified to be Effective: 1-1-12

Notice Publication Date: 12-1-2011

Rules Amended: 918-460-0015

Subject: This rule adopts amendments to update certain National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards referenced in the 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC). The changes bring the referenced standards up to the current editions of NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, NFPA 13D, Installation of Fire Sprinklers, and NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code series. The changes are in Chapter 35 which contains the referenced standards.

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

918-460-0015

Amendments to the Oregon Structural Specialty Code

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

(1) Effective January 1, 2011 the 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code is amended by adding Section 1811 Radon Control Methods for Public Buildings and Section 1812 Radon Control Methods for R-2 and R-3 Occupancies.

(a) Radon mitigation provisions in Section 1811 applicable to new public buildings are adopted January 1, 2011 but do not become enforceable until April 1, 2013 as authorized by Chapter 83, 2010 Laws (Senate Bill 1025).

(b) Radon mitigation provisions in Section 1812 applicable to residential buildings indentified as Group R-2 or R-3 are adopted January 1, 2011 but do not become enforceable until April 1, 2011 as authorized by Chapter 83, 2010 Laws (Senate Bill 1025).

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

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

(4) On November 1, 2011, the 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code is amended to include revisions to the federal regulations for Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Oregon-specific amendments. These amendments are not enforceable until March 1, 2012. The amendments include:

(a) Replace Chapter 11 with Chapter 11 from the 2009 edition of the International Building Code (IBC), as amended to include Oregon-specific amendments;

(b) Amend Chapter 9 by adding 2009 IBC Table 907.5.2.3.3, Visible Alarms;

(c) Amend Chapter 10 by adding 2009 IBC Section 1007, Accessible Means of Egress;

(d) Amend Chapter 34 by adding 2009 IBC Section 3411, Accessibility for Existing Buildings;

(e) Amend Chapter 11 by adding Section 1111, accessibility standards for clustered mailboxes;

(f) Add as referenced standards American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard 117.1, 2003 Edition, Sections 101-106, 201-203, 301-309, 401-406.11, 406.13, 406.14, 501-506, 601-611, 701-708, 801-807, 901-904, and 1001-1005.

(5) Effective January 1, 2012, the 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code is amended as follows:

(a) Fire Sprinklers. The reference in Chapter 35 to NFPA 13-07, Installation of Sprinkler Systems, is deleted and replaced with NFPA 13-10, Installation of Sprinkler Systems.

(b) Fire Sprinklers. The reference in Chapter 35 to NFPA 13D-07, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, is deleted and replaced with 13D-10, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes.

(c) Fire Sprinklers. The reference in Chapter 35 to NFPA 13R-07 Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height is deleted and replaced with 13R-10 Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height.

(d) Fire Alarms. The reference in Chapter 35 to NFPA 72-07, National Fire Alarm Code, is deleted and replaced with 72-10, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 447.231, 447.247, 455.030, 455.110 & 455.112

Stats. Implemented: ORS 447.247, 455.110, 455.112 & 2011 OL Ch. 488, Sec. 5

Hist.: BCA 18-1993, f. 8-24-93, cert. ef. 8-29-93; BCA 28-1993, f. 10-22-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; BCD 6-1994, f. 2-25-94, cert. ef. 5-1-94; BCD 22-1994, f. 9-28-94, cert. ef. 1-1-95; BCD 31-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-23-94; BCD 32-1994, f. & cert. ef. 12-30-94; BCD 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 2-9-95; BCD 5-1995, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-95; BCD 2-1996, f. 2-2-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; BCD 6-1996, f. 3-29-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; BCD 12-1997, f. 9-10-97, cert. ef. 10-1-97; BCD 19-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98; BCD 24-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-1-98 thru 5-29-99; Temporary Rule repealed by BCD 3-1999, f. 3-12-99, cert. ef. 4-1-99; BCD 5-1999, f. 6-17-99, cert. ef. 10-1-99; BCD 12-1999(Temp), f. 9-23-99, cert. ef. 11-1-99 thru 4-28-00; BCD 2-2000 f. 1-14-00, cert. ef. 4-1-00; BCD 20-2000, f. 9-15-00, cert. ef. 10-1-00; BCD 8-2001, f. 7-17-01, cert. ef. 10-1-01; BCD 18-2001, f. 12-21-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; BCD 14-2003, f. 8-13-03, cert. ef. 10-1-03; BCD 18-2003(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 11-14-03 thru 5-11-04; BCD 5-2004,f. & cert. ef. 4-1-04; BCD 16-2004, f. 9-24-04, cert. ef. 10-1-04; BCD 21-2004, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-04; BCD 9-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-7-05 thru 9-30-05; BCD 14-2005, f. & cert. ef. 7-5-05; BCD 18-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-12-05 thru 9-30-05; BCD 22-2005, f. 9-29-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05; BCD 23-2005, f. 9-29-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05; BCD 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-06; BCD 9-2006, f. 6-30-2006, cert. ef. 7-1-06; BCD 1-2007, f. 2-15-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07; BCD 9-2008(Temp), f. & cert ef. 6-25-08 thru 12-22-08; BCD 20-2008, f. 9-30-08, cert. ef. 10-1-08; BCD 4-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 19-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; BCD 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-11; BCD 14-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-13-11 thru 11-9-11; BCD 28-2011, f. 9-30-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11; BCD 30-2011, f. & cert. ef. 11-1-11; BCD 32-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

 

Rule Caption: Adopts the 2011 Oregon Elevator Specialty Code.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 33-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-30-2011

Certified to be Effective: 1-1-12

Notice Publication Date: 12-1-2011

Rules Amended: 918-400-0455, 918-400-0458

Subject: These rules adopt minimum safety standards for the safe installation, inspection and operation of elevators in Oregon that will be referred to as the 2011 Oregon Elevator Specialty Code. These rules adopt provisions of national model elevator codes and standards for use in Oregon and make certain Oregon-specific amendments to the model code language.

      Additional rules are amended to change the format of the tables with no changes to the text.

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

918-400-0455

Adopted Oregon Elevator Specialty Code

(1) Effective January 1, 2012, the 2011 Oregon Elevator Specialty Code is comprised of:

(a) The Oregon Specialty Lift Code, 2005 edition; and

(b) Four national model codes published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), as amended by the Building Codes Division in OAR 918-400-0458, which are the:

(A) Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, ASME A17.1-2010;

(B) Guide for Inspection of Elevators, Escalators and Moving Walks, ASME A17.2-2010;

(C) Standard for Elevator Suspension, Compensation, and Governor Systems, ASME 17.6-2010;

(D) Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts, ASME A18.1-2008; and

(E) Safety Standard for Belt Manlifts, ASME A90.1-2009.

(2)(a) Referenced standards referred to within adopted national model codes shall recognize the latest Oregon adopted edition unless otherwise specified in this rule.

(b) Notwithstanding any licensing or certification provisions contained in the model codes adopted in subsection (1) of this section for inclusion in the Oregon Elevator Specialty Code, the standards and requirements applicable to elevator business and trade licenses, as well as inspector certifications, issued by the Building Codes Division are established in ORS chapters 455, 460, and 479, and OAR chapter 918, divisions 30, 90, and 282.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.030 & 460.085

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.030 & 460.085

Hist.: DC 25-1982, f. & ef. 12-16-82; DC 12-1986(Temp), f. & ef. 7-8-86; DC 10-1987, f. & ef. 4-13-87; Renumbered from 814-030-0005; BCA 35-1989, f. 12-22-89, cert. ef. 1-1-90; BCA 7-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-10-92; BCA 26-1992, f. 12-29-92, cert. ef. 1-1-93; BCA 13-1993(Temp), f.6-23-93, cert. ef. 7-1-93; BCA 17-1993, f. 8-24-93, cert. ef. 9-1-93; BCA 24-1993, f. 10-22-93, cert. ef. 11-1-93; BCA 35-1993, f. 12-14-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; BCD 21-1994, f. 9-13-94, cert. ef. 9-15-94; BCD 18-1995, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-95; Renumbered from 918-400-0010; BCD 3-1997, f. 3-18-97, cert. ef. 4-1-97; BCD 20-1997, f. 12-24-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; BCD 13-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-99, Renumbered from 918-400-0520; BCD 3-2003, f. 2-28-03, cert. ef. 3-1-03; BCD 2-2005, f. 3-16-05, cert. ef. 4-1-05; BCD 17-2006, f. 12-29-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; BCD 34-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; BCD 33-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

918-400-0458

Amendments to the Oregon Elevator Specialty Code

(1) The Oregon Elevator Specialty Code, adopted at OAR 918-400-0455, is amended pursuant to OAR chapter 918, division 8. Amendments to the Oregon Elevator Specialty Code are provided in this rule, along with the title of the amended code and a descriptive caption of the amendment.

(2) Effective January 1, 2011, the Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, ASME A17.1-2010, is amended by the adoption of Oregon specific amendments. The Oregon specific amendments are published in their entirety at Table 2-L.

NOTE: Table 2-L is available on the division’s Web site at <http://www.bcd.oregon.gov/rules.html#oar>

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.030 & 460.085

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.030 & 460.085

Hist.: BCD 17-2006, f. 12-29-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; BCD 34-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; BCD 33-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

 

Rule Caption: Clarifying Oregon Reach Code Plan Review and Inspections.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 34-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-30-2011

Certified to be Effective: 1-1-12

Notice Publication Date: 12-1-2011

Rules Amended: 918-098-1000, 918-098-1620

Subject: These rules clarify which certifications are required for inspecting buildings under the Oregon Reach Code. The Oregon Reach Code does not alter any of the existing certification rules. The Oregon Reach Code builds off of the existing specialty codes. These rules clarify that individuals certified to inspect particular specialty codes are also charged with inspecting the corresponding provisions of the Oregon Reach Code. These rules also delete an obsolete reference to certifications no longer offered in relation to post-earthquake damage inspector registration requirements.

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

918-098-1000

Purpose and Scope

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

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

(b) Plan review and inspections required under the Oregon Reach Code are to be performed by individuals certified under these rules, OAR chapter 918, division 281, or chapter 918, division 695 to conduct plan review or inspections for the specialty code under which the particular Reach Code provision is regulated.

(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; BCD 34-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

918-098-1620

Post Earthquake Damage Inspector Registration Requirements

All persons seeking registration as a post-earthquake inspector must complete a division application form and complete a division approved Applied Technology Council (ATC) training course within three years of application.

(1) To be registered as a general post-earthquake damage inspector, an applicant must:

(a) Be registered in any state as an architect, or be qualified by training and experience to take the Oregon examination for registration as an architect; or

(b) Be certified in the state of Oregon as an A-level, B-level structural or fire and life safety plans examiner or inspector; or

(c) Possess a current ICC Commercial Building Inspector, Commercial Building Plans Examiner or Commercial Fire Plans Examiner certificate; or

(d) Be registered in any state as a certified professional engineer in civil or structural engineering, or be qualified by education and experience to take the Oregon certified professional engineer examination in civil or structural engineering, even though the applicant has not taken the Fundamentals of Engineering examination.

(2) To be registered as a limited post-earthquake damage inspector, an applicant must:

(a) Meet any of the qualifications listed in subsection (1) of this rule;

(b) Be certified in the State of Oregon as a residential structural inspector; or

(c) Be certified in the State of Oregon as a residential plans examiner; or

(d) Possess a current ICC Residential Building Inspector certificate.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.100 & 455.448

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.448 & 455.449

Hist.: BCD 8-1997, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-97; BCD 16-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-05 thru 12-31-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0620; BCD 24-2005, f. 9-30-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0620; 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 34-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

 

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

Adm. Order No.: BCD 35-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-30-2011

Certified to be Effective: 1-1-12

Notice Publication Date: 12-1-2011

Rules Amended: 918-460-0510

Subject: This rule exempts economizer relief dampers that are integral to unitary and packaged equipment from the requirement in Section 503.2.4.5 of the Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code that all outdoor air supply and exhaust vents be equipped with motorized dampers that shut automatically when the systems or spaces served are not in use.

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

918-460-0510

Amendments to the Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code

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

(2) Effective January 1, 2012 Section 503.2.4.5 of the Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code is amended to include an additional exception for economizer relief dampers in certain applications.

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; BCD 35-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

 

Rule Caption: Boiler and Pressure Vessel Revised Definitions and Installation Permit Requirements; Establishment of Minor Repair Permits.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 36-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-30-2011

Certified to be Effective: 1-1-12

Notice Publication Date: 12-1-2011

Rules Adopted: 918-225-0606, 918-225-0609, 918-225-0612, 918-225-0615, 918-225-0618

Rules Amended: 918-225-0240, 918-225-0600

Subject: These rules establish new definitions for the Oregon boiler and pressure vessel program. These rules replace the current definition of “installer” with a definition of “installation” and adopt a definition of “repair” that establishes three categories of repairs: welded repairs, non-welded major repairs, and minor repairs.

      These rules also establish a requirement that owners of boilers and pressure vessels must acquire an installation permit before installing, altering, or repairing equipment located in certain types of structures. Owners of boilers and pressure vessels that provide 24-hour manned operation of their equipment are exempt from the installation permit requirement. These rules provide that installation permits expire 18 months after purchase unless the purchaser requests an extension.

      These rules also establish a system of minor repair permits for minor repairs made to boilers and pressure vessels.

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

918-225-0240

Definitions

As used in OAR 918, division 225, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Agricultural Purposes” means:

(a) Sowing, tending, and harvesting of products of the soil grown under natural conditions;

(b) Raising of poultry or fowl;

(c) Pasturage or raising of livestock or other animals; or

(d) Original processing of the farm product, but not the processing of the product of a different operator, or reprocessing work as freezing, canning, or packing if performed substantially for commercial purposes.

(2) “Available” to determine inspection fees at cost, means the vessels must be due for inspection in the year the notification is applicable, and must all be ready for inspection at the time designated by the inspector.

(3) “Board” is defined in ORS 480.515(2).

(4) “Boiler Room” means any enclosed room or designated space within a building, intended by design or by usage to contain a boiler that is connected and available for use. A boiler located in an area not meeting the definition of “boiler room” under OAR 918-225-0465 shall apply to any space within 20 feet of any burner.

(5) “Building Service Piping” means piping systems operating at or less than 150 psig steam; and water at or less than 160 psig and 250o F as described in ANSI/ASME Standard B31.9.

(6) “Chief Inspector” means the inspector appointed by the director pursuant to ORS 480.565(1).

(7) “Farm” means an area of land:

(a) Located in a rural district;

(b) Of sufficient size to generally be considered as a farm in its locale; and

(c) Devoted primarily to tillage and raising crops under natural conditions, or to raising animals, fowl, or poultry.

(8) “Emergency” as used in ORS 480.630(6) means an unplanned circumstance requiring immediate repair, installation, replacement, or shutdown because of risk to health, life, or property.

(9) “Hobby” or “Demonstration” means recreational or other noncommercial use.

(10) “Immediate Safety Hazard” means hazardous conditions exist requiring immediate correction to a boiler, pressure vessel, or pressure piping system to preserve the safety of people or property.

(11) “Installation” means, but is not limited to, permanently placing in its final operating position, assembling, or connecting a boiler, pressure vessel, boiler controls, or related appurtenances for service or use. Installation includes, but is not limited to, connecting water, steam, air, refrigerant, fuel source, or other product piping to or from a boiler or pressure vessel. Merely transporting, moving or temporarily positioning a boiler or pressure vessel is not an installation. For the purposes of these rules, an electrical power supply connection to a boiler or pressure vessel is not an installation.

(12) “National Board” means the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.

(13) “Operating” means any vessel connected and ready for service.

(14) “Person” means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision, or public or private organization of any character.

(15) “Place of Public Assembly” means a building used or held for use, in whole or in part, for worship; health treatment; rest, recuperation, or retirement living; child care nurseries or institutions; public meetings; education; instruction; entertainment; eating; recreation; or awaiting transportation.

(16) “Pressure Piping” means piping systems and components under the scope of ASME B31.1, B31.3, B31.5, and B31.9.

(17) “Pressure Relief Valve” means a valve activated by inlet static pressure which opens in proportion to the increase in pressure over the opening pressure range. Only ASME approved valves are allowed under the boiler rules.

(18) “Pressure Vessel” is defined in ORS 480.515(12).

(19) “Process Piping Inspector” means the owner’s inspector, for the inspection of ASME B31.3 Process Piping, Category “M” fluid service only.

(20) “Psig” means pounds per square inch gauge pressure.

(21) “Related Appurtenance” is defined in ORS 480.515(13).

(22) “Repair” means:

(a) Welded or Riveted Repairs, meaning welding or riveting within or on the pressure boundaries of a boiler, pressure vessel or related appurtenance to restore the vessel or appurtenance to a safe and satisfactory operating condition, or any work that might impair the integrity of the pressure retaining item;

(b) Non-welded Major Repairs, meaning work performed on a boiler or pressure vessel and its related appurtenances by non-welded means to restore the vessel or appurtenance to a safe and satisfactory operating condition, including but not limited to the replacement of burners, tubes and cast iron sections; and

(c) Minor Repairs, meaning the non-welded replacement of safety devices, including but not limited to, low water cut-offs, pressure relief valves, safety valves, safety switches, rupture discs, high pressure or temperature limits, low pressure or temperature limits, fuel train components, flame detectors, flame safeguards, heat exchanger elements, and burner components.

(23) “Safety Valve” means a valve activated by inlet static pressure and characterized by rapid opening or pop action. Only ASME approved valves are allowed under the boiler rules.

(24) “Same Location,” to determine inspection fees at cost, means that all vessels are within 2,000 feet of one another.

(25) “Service of Process” means deposit in the U.S. mail a copy of a notice addressed to the respondent at the respondent’s last known address.

(26) “Single Family Dwelling” means a one-family dwelling structure.

(27) “Structure” means a building or shed with a roof and enclosed on the sides 75 percent or more.

(28) “Traction Boiler” means a boiler constructed before January 1, 1961, designed to operate or pull equipment, or to convert steam power into a flywheel energy driving apparatus such as a thresher, road roller, or grinding equipment.

(29) “Vessel That is Considered Subject to Corrosion or Erosion” means the vessel contains or is intended to contain contents having a corrosive or erosive effect on any portion of the vessel. The use of glass linings leaves a vessel subject to corrosion unless all portions of the vessel are impervious to the corrosive or erosive effects of the contents.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.030 & 480.545

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.525, 480.545, 480.550, 480.560 & 480.565

Hist.: DC 17, f. 7-31-72, ef. 8-15-72; DC 3-1982, f. & ef. 2-3-82; DC 1-1984, f. & ef. 1-5-84; BCA 4-1989, f. & cert. ef. 4-17-89; Renumbered from 814-025-0003; BCA 4-1989, f. & cert. ef. 4-17-89; BCA 5-1991, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-91; BCA 36-1993, f. 12-30-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; Renumbered from 918-225-0005; BCD 18-1997, f. 12-3-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; BCD 26-1998, f. 12-30-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99; BCD 36-2000, f. 12-29-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; BCD 4-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-03; BCD 17-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-12-05 thru 9-30-05; BCD 20-2005, f. 9-15-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05; BCD 14-2007, f. 12-28-07 cert. ef. 1-1-08; BCD 10-2009, f. 12-30-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; BCD 36-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

918-225-0600

Permits

(1) Except as otherwise provided in this rule, an installation permit is required before installing, altering, or repairing a nonexempt boiler or pressure vessel.

(2) Notwithstanding section (1) of this rule:

(a) An installation permit is not required for minor repairs performed under a minor repair permit in accordance with OAR 918-225-0606 to 918-225-0618.

(b) An installation permit is not required for minor repairs or non-welded major repairs to a pressure vessel containing liquefied petroleum gas that is under the jurisdiction of the State Fire Marshal.

(c) If the installation, alteration, or repair will be performed by the owner of the boiler or pressure vessel or an employee of the owner, an installation permit is only required if the boiler or pressure vessel is located in a structure that:

(i) Is classified as an Education Group “E” Occupancy under the Oregon Structural Specialty Code;

(ii) Is classified as an Institutional Group “I-2” Occupancy under the Oregon Structural Specialty Code; or

(iii) Has an occupant load greater than 100, as calculated under the Oregon Structural Specialty Code.

(d) Notwithstanding subsection (c) of this rule, an installation permit is not required for a boiler or pressure vessel that is installed, altered, or repaired by its owner or an employee of its owner in a location that is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by individuals knowledgeable in the operation and maintenance of the boiler or pressure vessel. 

(3) An operating permit or a temporary operation authorization is required before placing a nonexempt vessel into operation.

(4) An installation permit fee includes two inspections of the boiler or pressure vessel. An operating permit fee includes one external inspection of the boiler or pressure vessel and one internal inspection when both are required. If an inspection is scheduled, and the inspector is at the site but the boiler or pressure vessel is not ready or cannot be accessed, the rescheduled inspection will be at an additional cost. The fee for such inspections is the hourly rate specified in ORS 480.605.

(5) Permits to operate boilers or pressure vessels shall be issued periodically according to vessel type, based on the schedule established by the division in Table 1-A.

(6) Operating and installation permit fees are as shown in Table 3-B.

(7)(a) Operating permit fees not received within 90 days of the billing date may be considered delinquent and subject to a late penalty of double the fee amount. It is the equipment owner’s responsibility to maintain a current operating permit. This responsibility includes notifying the division of address and other billing information changes. Late penalties may only be waived under exceptional circumstances.

(b) All waiver requests must be submitted in writing and must clearly state the reason for the request. A waiver may be granted for all or part of the additional fee.

(8) Where an installation permit is required, the equipment owner or, if the work will be performed by a contractor, the contractor, must acquire the installation permit prior to beginning the intended installation, repair, or alteration, and notify the deputy or special inspector who will inspect the work. Work may not begin until the inspector has reviewed and approved the work to be performed.

(a) The installation permit must be posted at the job site before beginning the work.

(b) This rule does not change the provisions for emergency permits in ORS 480.630(6). It is recommended, but not required, that emergency permits be reviewed and coordinated with the inspector responsible for inspecting the completed work.

(c) Commissioning of a boiler by a commissioning agent or manufacturer’s representative does not require a separate installation permit.

(9) An installation permit or operating permit issued under this rule is not transferable.

(10) An installation permit automatically expires 18 months from the date of issuance unless the installation, alteration, or repair begins before the end of the 18th month.

(a) The holder of an un-expired installation permit may submit a written request for an unconditional six-month extension of the expiration date. The division may not extend an installation permit more than twice.

(b) An expired installation permit may not be extended or renewed. A new application and fee will be required. The division will not refund the fees for an expired installation permit.

(c) Fees for installation permits are non-refundable.

NOTE: Boiler and Pressure Vessel Operating Permit Periods can be found in Table 1A and Boiler and Pressure Vessel Permit Fees can be found in Table 3-B.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.585, 480.595, & 480.605

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.585, 480.595, 480.605, & 480.630

Hist.: BCA 36-1993, f. 12-30-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; BCD 18-1997, f. 12-3-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; BCD 14-2007, f. 12-28-07 cert. ef. 1-1-08; BCD 4-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-16-09 thru 1-1-10; BCD 10-2009, f. 12-30-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; BCD 31-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; BCD 36-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

918-225-0606

Issuance and Purchase of Minor Repair Permits

(1) Beginning January 15, 2012, the Building Codes Division will issue minor repair permits in lots of five at a cost of $175 per lot. Each lot of minor repair permits is valid for one year from the date of purchase.

(2) The following persons may purchase minor repair permits:

(a) Contractors holding a verified Construction Contractors Board license and a valid boiler contractor license under ORS 480.630; or

(b) Owners of boilers and pressure vessels and their designated representatives.

(3) Minor repair permits are not transferable.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.595, 455.154 & 455.155

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.595, 455.154 & 455.155

Hist.: BCD 36-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

918-225-0609

Use of Minor Repair Permits

(1) Only those minor repairs described in OAR 918-225-0612 may be performed under a minor repair permit.

(2) A minor repair permit authorizes work on a single boiler or pressure vessel. Multiple minor repairs may be performed under a minor repair permit provided that each minor repair is completed within the five day period that begins when the first minor repair is completed.

(3) All work performed under a minor repair permit must conform to the Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Specialty Code.

(4) An individual performing work under a minor repair permit must:

(a) Hold the appropriate license, if required, under ORS 480.630 and OAR 918-225-0691 for the type of work performed;

(b) Fill out the information required on the minor repair permit; and

(c) Post the minor repair permit in a secure and visible location near the site of the repair.

(5) Within five business days of work being completed, the purchaser of the minor repair permit is responsible for ensuring that all work that was performed under the minor repair permit is recorded in the manner approved by the division.

[Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.595, 455.154 & 455.155

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.595, 455.154 & 455.155

Hist.: BCD 36-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

918-225-0612

Scope of Work Allowed under Minor Repair Permit

(1) Only minor repairs may be performed under a minor repair permit. Minor repairs include, but are not limited to, the non-welded replacement of the following:

(a) Low water cut-off;

(b) Pressure relief valve;

(c) Safety valve;

(d) Safety switch;

(e) Rupture disc;

(f) High pressure or temperature limit;

(g) Low pressure or temperature limit;

(h) Fuel train component;

(i) Flame detector;

(j) Flame safeguard;

(k) Heat exchanger element; and

(l) Burner components.

(2) Nothing in this rule prohibits purchasing an installation permit to ensure that a minor repair will be individually inspected.

(3) A minor repair permit is not required for minor repairs made to pressure vessels containing liquefied petroleum gas that are under the jurisdiction of the State Fire Marshal.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.595, 455.154 & 455.155

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.595, 455.154 & 455.155

Hist.: BCD 36-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

918-225-0615

Inspection of Minor Repair Permits

(1) The division will randomly inspect at least one permit from each lot of minor repair permits

(2) The division will initially select one minor repair permit from each lot for inspection. If the division determines that the work done under the first permit does not comply with the Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Specialty Code, the division will inspect a second permit from the same lot. If the division determines that the work done under the second permit is also non-compliant, the division will individually inspect all remaining permits from the same lot.

(3) The purchase price for each lot of minor repair permits includes the fee for one inspection. The division will charge for any additional inspections at its hourly inspection rate.

(4) If the division determines that work performed under a minor repair permit did not comply with the Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Specialty Code, the division will require corrections to bring the boiler or pressure vessel into code compliance. Such corrections may not be performed under a minor repair permit. Installation permit and inspection requirements apply.

(5) Work performed under a minor repair permit that is not randomly inspected in accordance with this rule will be inspected during the boiler or pressure vessel’s next regularly scheduled inspection.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.595, 455.154 & 455.155

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.595, 455.154 & 455.155

Hist.: BCD 36-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

918-225-0618

Misuse of Minor Repair Permits

(1) An individual performing work under a minor repair permit misuses the minor repair permit if the work performed does not conform to the Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Specialty Code.

(2) The purchaser of a lot of minor repair permits misuses minor repair permits if:

(a) Two or more repairs performed under the lot do not conform to the Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Specialty Code; or

(b) In the case of a purchaser who has purchased and used ten or more lots of minor repair permits, more than 5% of all repairs performed under minor repair permits issued to the purchaser did not conform to the Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Specialty Code.

(3) If the division determines that a person or entity has misused minor repair permits, the division may immediately suspend that person or entity from purchasing, using, or performing work under minor repair permits for not less than one year. In the case of a purchaser, the period of suspension may be extended until all unused minor repair permits have been returned to the division.

(4) Violations of the minor repair permit rules may also be subject to civil penalties and license revocations.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.595, 455.154 & 455.155

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.595, 455.154 & 455.155

Hist.: BCD 36-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

 

Rule Caption: Amends the 2010 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 37-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-30-2011

Certified to be Effective: 1-1-12

Notice Publication Date: 12-1-2011

Rules Amended: 918-440-0012

Subject: This rule amends the 2010 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code by updating the referenced National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards in the Code. The changes bring the referenced standards up to the current editions of NFPA 13, Installation of Fire Sprinklers, and NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code series.

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

918-440-0012

Amendments to the Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code

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

(2) Effective January 1, 2012, the 2010 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code is amended as follows:

(a) Fire Sprinklers. The reference in Chapter 15 to NFPA 13-07, Installation of Sprinkler Systems, is deleted and replaced with NFPA 13-10, Installation of Sprinkler Systems.

(b) Fire Alarms. The reference in Chapter 15 to NFPA 72-07, National Fire Alarm Code, is deleted and replaced with 72-10, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.

[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; BCD 37-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

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