Oregon Bulletin

May 1, 2012

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

Rule Caption: Mid-cycle code amendment for recreational vehicle construction.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 3-2012(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 4-6-2012

Certified to be Effective: 4-9-12 thru 9-30-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 918-525-0042

Subject: This temporary rule amends one of the standards for the construction, conversion, alteration, and repair of recreational vehicles in Oregon. This rule amends the 2011 NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC), Article 551-42 (C) to allow a sixth circuit in a 30 ampere power supply assembly.

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


Amendments to the Adopted Minimum Safety Standards

(1) Amend NFPA 1192, Section 5.4 Fuel-Burning Appliances by adding the following language after Section 5.4.1. “Solid-fuel-burning appliances shall not be installed in recreational vehicles, except where specifically permitted in these rules.”

(2) Amend ANSI 119.5 as follows:

(a) Amend Chapter 1 by inserting the following language after Section 1-5.

(A) Each loft area shall have a minimum of one electrical light fixture and a convenience receptacle.

(B) Each enclosed stairway shall have a light fixture that is controlled by switches from both the top and the bottom of the stairway. The light fixture in subparagraph (A) of this rule may be used to serve this purpose.

(b) Amend Section 2-6 Fuel-Burning Appliances by inserting the following language after Section 2-6.1. “Wood-burning stoves, wood-burning fireplaces and pellet fired appliances may be installed if they are approved and listed for recreational vehicle use or for manufactured home use and installed according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions.

(3) Effective April 9, 2012, amend NFPA 70, Article 551.42 (C) by adding a new exception. “Exception 2: A sixth circuit, without employing an energy management system, shall be permitted to serve only the power converter provided the combined load of all six circuits does not exceed the allowable load permitted by a five-circuit system.”

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.325 - 183.410 & 446.003 - 446.285
Stats. Implemented: ORS 446.185
Hist.: BCD 25-2008, f. 10-31-08, cert. ef. 11-1-08; BCD 1-2010, f. 3-1-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10; BCD 26-2011, f. 9-30-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11; BCD 3-2012(Temp), f. 4-6-12, cert. ef. 4-9-12 thru 9-30-12

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