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DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND BUSINESS SERVICES,
BUILDING CODES DIVISION

 

DIVISION 309

ELECTRICAL PERMITS AND FEES

918-309-0000

Electrical Permits

(1) Except as provided by OAR chapter 918, division 282, dealing with restricted energy transactions, limited maintenance specialty contractor-HVAC/R, and registered telecommunications service provider, the signature of a signing supervising electrician or limited supervising electrician shall be required on each permit to aid inspections by the division and indicate responsibility under ORS 479.710. Any person providing false or incorrect information or false or an incorrect signature to obtain a permit may be subject to compliance action by the board.

(2) The following may purchase electrical permits:

(a) Electrical contractors; and

(b) Registered telecommunications service provider (TSP) as defined in ORS 759.005, including competitive carriers, competitive local exchange carriers (CLEC) and telecommunications utilities. These telecommunications service providers are listed as such by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).

(3) A permit is required prior to start of electrical work. See OAR 918-309-0080 for temporary permit criteria. Expansion of work under a permit may be added to an existing permit prior to final inspection.

(4) A permit shall be posted in a conspicuous place near the main electrical panel location. If there is no main panel installed, the permit shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the job site.

(5) An electrical permit, other than a restricted energy electrical permit as provided in OAR 918-309-0400, issued to one person or firm is not transferable and shall not permit any other person or firm to perform any electrical work thereunder.

(6) Any permittee holding an unexpired permit may apply for an extension of the time within which work may be completed.

(7) Permits issued by an inspection jurisdiction under the provisions of the Electrical Specialty Code and these rules shall expire and become null and void if the work authorized by the permit is:

(a) Not started within 180 days from the date of permit issuance; or

(b) Suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days after the work is started.

(8) Corrections to electrical installations must be completed regardless of 180-day suspension or abandonment of work. All corrections to electrical installations must be completed within 20 calendar days of notice of deficiency. See OAR 918-271-0030 for requirements

(9) In addition to other signing supervising electricians, the following are authorized to sign permits:

(a) A person whose qualifications are relied upon for licensing under OAR 918-282-0140 is a "supervisor" under ORS 479.560 and can sign for electrical permits or labels for work under a limited maintenance specialty contractor-HVAC/R license;

(b) A Class "A" or Class "B" limited energy technician can sign permits or labels for 100 volt-ampere or less electrical installations performed by those licensees;

(c) A "supervisor" as used in ORS 479.630 who can sign restricted energy permits includes:

(A) A Class "A" or "B" limited energy technician when the electrical installation is within the scope of the person's license;

(B) Persons whose qualifications are relied upon for the issuance of a restricted energy electrical contractor license under OAR 918-282-0060; and

(C) Any other electrical licensee authorized to sign a permit provided the work is within the scope of the person's license.

(10) No electrical permit is required:

(a) To replace light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, or approved fuses, or to connect approved portable electrical equipment to permanently installed and properly wired receptacles;

(b) For experimental electrical work or testing of electrical products in testing laboratories of electric shops, educational institutions, industrial plants, or recognized testing laboratories;

(c) For those minor electrical installations for which the board has authorized an installation label;

(d) To install components exempted by OAR chapter 918, division 261;

(e) To replace an existing garbage disposal, dish washer, electric water heater or similar appliance of 30 amps or less, single phase; or

(f) To install cord and plug connected Class 2 irrigation control systems.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 479.560
Stats. Implemented: ORS 479.560 & 479.870
Hist.: DC 10, f. 4-13-72, ef. 5-1-72; DC 41, f. 1-20-75, ef. 2-11-75; DC 49(Temp), f. 6-30-75, ef. 7-1-75; DC 54, f. 9-5-75, ef. 10-1-75; DC 12-1981, f. 9-29-81, ef. 10-1-81; DC 10-1982, f. & ef. 3-1-82; DC 20-1982, f. & ef. 9-21-82; DC 12-1983(Temp), f. 6-10-83, ef. 7-1-83; DC 17-1983, f. & ef. 7-21-83, DC 5-1984, f. & ef. 2-24-84; Renumbered from 814-022-0125; BCA 16-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-20-88; BCA 2-1992(Temp), f. 2-28-92, cert. ef. 3-18-92; BCA 11-1992, f. & cert. ef. 6-26-92; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; Renumbered from 918-260-0190; BCD 7-1997, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-97; BCD 16-1997, f. 9-30-97, cert. ef. 10-1-97; BCD 23-2000, f. 9-29-00, cert. ef. 10-1-00; BCD 23-2002, f. 9-13-02 cert. ef. 10-1-02; BCD 5-2003, f. 3-14-03, cert. ef. 4-1-03; BCD 4-2004, f. 3-31-04, cert. ef. 4-1-04

918-309-0010

Electrical Permit Form and Format

The division has adopted a:

(1) Standardized statewide electrical permit application format; and

(2) Uniform statewide method for calculating permit fees:

(a) Fees can only be charged for the categories and under the procedures and requirements established in OAR chapter 918, division 309.

(b) The fees set out in OAR 918-309-0070 are for state permits. Local jurisdictions may set different fees as authorized by ORS 479.845.

(c) The fees established for the various categories adopted in this rule shall be inserted in the permit application form for local jurisdictions.

(d) The surcharge required by ORS 455.210 and 455.220 shall be added to the fees established.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 479.560
Stats. Implemented: ORS 479.870
Hist.: DC 5-1984, f. & ef. 2-24-84; DC 8-1986, f. & ef. 5-5-86; BCA 8-1987, f. & cert. ef. 9-18-87; Renumbered from 814-022-0126; BCA 11-1990(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-11-90; BCA 16-1990, f. 6-27-90, cert. ef. 7-1-90; BCA 6-1991(Temp), f. 3-21-91, cert. ef. 7-1-91; BCA 10-1991, f. 4-26-91, cert. ef. 7-1-91; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; Renumbered from 918-260-0200; BCD 23-2000, f. 9-29-00, cert. ef. 10-1-00

918-309-0020

State Electrical Permit Fees

The Building Codes Division electrical fees and method of computation of electrical permit fees are established in OAR 918-309-0030 to 918-309-0070.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020 & ORS 479.870
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.020 & ORS 479.870
Hist.: DC 74, f. 5-21-76, ef. 8-1-76; DC 102, f. & ef. 11-1-77; DC 1-1979, f. & ef. 1-5-79; DC 5-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 3-5-79; DC 10-1979, f. & ef. 6-8-79; DC 12-1981, f. 9-29-81, ef. 10-1-81; DC 10-1982, f. & ef. 3-1-82; DC 7-1983, f. & ef. 3-11-83; Renumbered from 814-022-0108; BCA 10-1991, f. 4-26-91, cert. ef. 7-1-91; BCA 16-1990, f. & cert. ef. 6-27-90; BCA 6-1991(Temp), f. 3-21-91, cert. ef. 7-1-91; BCA 10-1991, f. 4-26-91, cert. ef. 7-1-91; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; Renumbered from 918-260-0210

918-309-0025

Phased Permitting

(1) During the plan review process, an electrical contractor may request a complete or partial permit before the entire plans and specifications are submitted or approved, if adequate information is provided showing compliance with pertinent portions of the code. The permittee proceeds at his or her own risk, without assurance that the permit for the entire installation will be granted, or that corrections will not be required, including those portions permitted. The partial permit shall allow the electrical contractor to proceed with work pertaining to the electrical system of the structure.

(2) Any inspections performed by the local jurisdiction on the site or of the ground work shall be counted toward the number of electrical inspections allowed by the full permit once plan review is complete and the permit is issued.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 479.730
Stats. Implemented: ORS 479.730
Hist.: BCD 9-2003, f. 6-13-03, cert. ef. 7-1-03

918-309-0030

Permits for Residential Wiring

(1) Fee based on square footage for each dwelling unit (including attached garage) for residential wiring, allowing up to four inspections per unit:

(a) Wiring of not more than 1,000 square feet, $106;

(b) Each additional 500 square feet or portion thereof, $19.

(2) Permit fee for Manufactured Home or Modular Dwelling including service or feeder to unit served, up to two inspections only, $63.

(3)(a) Permit fee for Limited Energy:

(A) One and Two Family Residential, $25;

(B) This permit fee covers all limited energy type systems in residential occupancies when installed at the same time by the permittee. Installations such as antenna wire, stereo wire, computer wire, and alarm wire done by other contractors require separate permits and fees. No limited energy permit is required if the original permittee installs wiring for doorbells, garage door opener and heating and air conditioning wiring. This permit allows up to two inspections.

(b) Multi-family residential:

(A) Multi-family residential, $45;

(B) Compute this permit fee as provided in OAR 918-309-0070 Special Fees.

(4) Items Covered in this Section:

(a) When computing the area, include the square footage of attached garages;

(b) The residential fee covers services, feeders and all branch circuits on and inside each dwelling unit and includes garages that are attached to the dwelling unit, including the limited energy systems for the doorbell, garage door opener, and the heating and air conditioning control wiring in one and two family dwellings only;

(c) New Construction. Use this fee in connection with new construction;

(d) Remodels, Additions, Alterations or Repairs. Compute the fee under this section using the square footage of the area remodeled or added, then compute the fee under OAR 918-309-0060 "branch circuits". Use the lower fee;

(e) Reconnection only. See OAR 918-309-0040.

(5) Application of Fees:

(a) One- or Two-Family Dwellings. To calculate the fee for a one- or two-family dwelling, obtain the square footage of each unit. Include the garage if it is attached to any unit. There is an exception in subsection (c)(A) of this section if a detached garage or accessory building is built at the same time as the dwelling unit. Compute the fee using the procedure shown for each dwelling unit. Record the number of units under "Items" in the permit and multiply this with the fee shown;

(b) Multi-family Building. In the case of a multi-family building containing three or more apartments, determine the square footage of the largest apartment in the building and compute the fee. For each additional apartment in the building, a fee of one-half of the first unit fee may be used. The house panel fee for general service equipment such as apartment unit lights, washer-dryer, outdoor lighting and the like is calculated using OAR 918-309-0060(1) services and feeders, and 918-309-0060(2)(b) dealing with branch circuits. When inspection is requested, if the entire building is not ready and additional visits are required, additional inspection fees may be charged;

(c) Detached Garages. Detached garages and accessory buildings are not considered part of the residential unit. The permit fee is based on the method of supplying power to the unit:

(A) Exception — Simultaneous Construction with Single Branch Circuit. If the structure receives power through a branch circuit from the house panel with a single branch circuit, include the square footage of the garage with the living unit, provided the garage is built at the same time as the dwelling unit. If a separate construction is involved, use the fee for a single circuit under branch circuits. OAR 918-309-0060(1)(a). If more than one branch circuit is involved, use 918-309-0070;

(B) Sub-Panel. If the detached structure has a sub-panel powered from the house service, the fee is computed using the "feeder" section, OAR 918-309-0040 and branch circuits, OAR 918-309-0060(1);

(C) If the detached structure is built first, the fee is based on service, feeder and branch circuits;

(D) Separate Service. If the structure has a separate service, the fee is based upon service, feeder and branch circuits.

(d) Reconnect Only. See OAR 918-309-0060(6);

(e) House Moves. In most instances, the fee will only involve a service reconnect:

(A) If changes to the service are made, a new service charge is made under OAR 918-309-0040;

(B) For each new, extension or alteration of branch circuits, use OAR 918-309-0060;

(C) If the building was moved in sections and there is no upgrading of the service, use the fees in this section using square footage.

(f) Manufactured Dwellings and Modular Homes. Manufactured dwellings and modular homes usually require a service and a feeder from the service to the home. In mobile home parks, usually only the feeder is necessary because the service already exists. Where there is a detached garage or accessory building, refer to subsection (5)(c) of this rule dealing with detached structures.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.030 & ORS 479.870
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.030 & ORS 479.870
Hist.: DC 74, f. 5-21-76, ef. 8-1-76; DC 102, f. & ef. 11-1-77; DC 1-1979, f. & ef. 1-5-79; DC 5-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 3-5-79; DC 10-1979, f. & ef. 6-8-79; DC 12-1981, f. 9-29-81, ef. 10-1-81; DC 10-1982, f. & ef. 3-1-82; DC 7-1983, f. & ef. 3-11-83; Renumbered from 814-022-0108; BCA 10-1991, f. 4-26-91, cert. ef. 7-1-91; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; Renumbered from 918-260-0220; BCD 9-1998(Temp), f. 6-2-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98 thru 12-27-98; BCD 18-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98; BCD 23-2000, f. 9-29-00, cert. ef. 10-1-00; BCD 9-2001(Temp), f. 8-15-01, cert. ef. 9-4-01 thru 3-3-02; BCD 10-2001, f. 9-28-01, cert. ef. 10-1-01; BCD 10-2003(Temp), f. 6-20-03, cert. ef. 7-1-03 thru 12-27-03; BCD 16-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-03

918-309-0040

Permit for the Installation, Alteration, or Relocation of an Electrical Service or Feeder

Permanent service or feeder.

(1) Each service or feeder of 200 amps or less, $79.

(2) Each service or feeder in excess of 200 amps but not more than 400 amps, $94.

(3) Each service or feeder in excess of 400 amps but not more than 600 amps, $156.

(4) Each service or feeder in excess of 600 amps but not more than 1,000 amps, $204.

(5) Each service or feeder over 1,000 amps or volts, $469.

(6) General Procedure for a Separate Service. If a structure has a separate service, the fee is based on the service size (amps), plus feeders, if any, plus the number of branch circuits.

(7) Fees in this rule are:

(a) In addition to any other fees required under ORS 479.510 to 479.855; and

(b) For up to two inspections per unit except for section (6) of this rule that covers one inspection only.

(8) Where the service constitutes a load center, the permit fee shall be calculated the same as any service panel. The charges shall be for the size of the service and the branch circuits or feeders to the load center.

(9) Reconnect Only. This rule applies to reconnection where the service was disconnected for repair or by the serving utility company and no change in service capacity or location is made. This allows the replacement of a meter base, a service mast, a service panel, a sub-panel, the feeder to one of the items listed or the repair or replacement of damaged service mast and meter on the exterior of a building. The $63 fee covers one inspection for this item.

(a) If a major violation of the service exists, a new service and new permit fee shall be required;

(b) It may also be used for house moves. If a major violation of the code or a dangerous condition exists in a house move, repair or replacement and a permit are required.

(10) Fees charged under this rule may not be charged both for amps and volts.

(11) In commercial and industrial buildings, separately metered premises that are divided from each other by walls are classified as a separate building for the purpose of computing permit fees. A different permit is required for each separate building:

(a) Master Service. For buildings with a master service, such as an office building, compute fees by the service (amps), the feeders (amps) and branch circuits. If there is more than one service, each service is charged separately along with its related feeders and branch circuits;

(b) Single Occupant. In single occupant buildings, the fee is based on the service (amps), the number of feeders (by amps) and branch circuits;

(c) Tenants. Where tenants are involved, the shell receives a permit for any service, feeders and branch circuits that involve only the shell. Each tenant space requires a separate permit. Each tenant space is charged for service (amps), the number of feeders by amps and branch circuits.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020 & 479.870
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.020 & 479.870
Hist.: DC 74, f. 5-21-76, ef. 8-1-76; DC 102, f. & ef. 11-1-77; DC 1-1979, f. & ef. 1-5-79; DC 5-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 3-5-79; DC 10-1979, f. & ef. 6-8-79; DC 12-1981, f. 9-29-81, ef. 10-1-81; DC 10-1982, f. & ef. 3-1-82; DC 7-1983, f. & ef. 3-11-83; Renumbered from 814-022-0108; BCA 10-1991, f. 4-26-91, cert. ef. 7-1-91; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; Renumbered from 918-260-0230; BCD 9-1998(Temp), f. 6-2-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98 thru 12-27-98; BCD 18-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98; BCD 23-2000, f. 9-29-00, cert. ef. 10-1-00; BCD 9-2001(Temp), f. 8-15-01, cert. ef. 9-4-01 thru 3-3-02; BCD 10-2001, f. 9-28-01, cert. ef. 10-1-01; BCD 4-2004, f. 3-31-04, cert. ef. 4-1-04

918-309-0050

Permits for the Temporary Service or Temporary Feeder

(1) Permit for each temporary construction service or temporary feeder for light and power:

(a) 200 amps or less, $63;

(b) 201 amps to 400 amps, $86;

(c) 401 to 600 amps, $125;

(d) Temporary service or temporary feeder of over 600 volts or amps use fee schedule in OAR 918-309-0040(4), (5) and (6).

(2) OAR 918-309-0040(7) to (12) are applicable.

(3) The fee used in this section includes the branch circuits.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020 & ORS 479.870
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.020 & ORS 479.870
Hist.: DC 74, f. 5-21-76, ef. 8-1-76; DC 102, f. & ef. 11-1-77; DC 1-1979, f. & ef. 1-5-79; DC 5-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 3-5-79; DC 10-1979, f. & ef. 6-8-79; DC 12-1981, f. 9-29-81, ef. 10-1-81; DC 10-1982, f. & ef. 3-1-82; DC 7-1983, f. & ef. 3-11-83; Renumbered from 814-022-0108; BCA 10-1991, f. 4-26-91, cert. ef. 7-1-91; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; Renumbered from 918-260-0240; BCD 9-1998(Temp), f. 6-2-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98 thru 12-27-98; BCD 18-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98; BCD 23-2000, f. 9-29-00, cert. ef. 10-1-00; BCD 9-2001(Temp), f. 8-15-01, cert. ef. 9-4-01 thru 3-3-02; BCD 10-2001, f. 9-28-01, cert. ef. 10-1-01

918-309-0060

Branch Circuits

Branch circuits, alterations or extensions with not more than two inspections per panel or feeder.

(1)(a) The fee for branch circuits with purchase of service or feeder fee;

(b) Each branch circuit, $4.

(2) The fee for branch circuits without purchase of service or feeder fee:

(a) The first branch circuit, $54;

(b) Each additional branch circuit, $4.

(3) For signs and outline lighting refer to OAR 918-309-0070(1)(b).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020 & ORS 479.870
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.020 & ORS 479.870
Hist.: DC 74, f. 5-21-76, ef. 8-1-76; DC 102, f. & ef. 11-1-77; DC 1-1979, f. & ef. 1-5-79; DC 5-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 3-5-79; DC 10-1979, f. & ef. 6-8-79; DC 12-1981, f. 9-29-81, ef. 10-1-81; DC 10-1982, f. & ef. 3-1-82; DC 7-1983, f. & ef. 3-11-83; Renumbered from 814-022-0108; BCA 10-1991, f. 4-26-91, cert. ef. 7-1-91; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; Renumbered from 918-260-0250; BCD 9-1998(Temp), f. 6-2-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98 thru 12-27-98; BCD 18-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98; BCD 23-2000, f. 9-29-00, cert. ef. 10-1-00; BCD 9-2001(Temp), f. 8-15-01, cert. ef. 9-4-01 thru 3-3-02; BCD 10-2001, f. 9-28-01, cert. ef. 10-1-01

918-309-0070

Miscellaneous

Special fees are established for the following items in lieu of fees set under OAR 918-309-0060.

(1) Permit for each domestic water or sewage pump, irrigation pump or circle and its associated controls, excluding service fee, $63;

(a) Single Circuit. If a well pump or sewage pump and its associated controls are serviced from the house main service, and the pump is installed and ready for inspection, no additional fee is charged. If the pump is installed by another contractor or later, an additional pump fee and a new permit is necessary under this part;

(b) Feeder. If the well has a subpanel, there is a fee for the feeder from the main service to the subpanel and a fee for branch circuits. If the pump is installed later, or by another contractor, a new permit and pump fee is required;

(c) Separate Service. If the well has separate service the fee is based on the service (amps) and the number of branch circuits. If the pump is installed later, or by a different contractor, a new permit and pump fee is required.

(2) Permit for the installation of each electrical sign or outline lighting system supplied by a single branch circuit, $63.

(3) Each limited energy circuit panel, one or more air-conditioning or heater thermostats installed at a job site, multiple circuit terminal board or installation or extension of limited energy circuits, $63.

(4) The permit fees in this rule, except as noted in subsection (11), are for up to two inspections and are charged in addition to other fees for electrical service.

(5) Note the exception under OAR 918-309-0030(3)(a)(A) dealing with residential limited energy.

(6) Installation of signal circuits in buildings over three floors. Each floor in excess of three shall be considered a separate panel for the purpose of calculating fees.

(7) Fees for Inspections in Excess of Those Allowed Under OAR 918-309-0030 through 918-309-0060. Charge for each additional inspection to be paid in advance unless requested by a bonded electrical contractor using the bulk label system, $55.

(8) Fees for Other Inspections not Covered by This Rule. All inspections not provided in this rule shall be charged at $86 per hour including travel and office time with a minimum charge of one hour.

(9) Fees for Bulk Labels:

(a) Bulk labels sold only to electrical contractors, $25 per label;

(b) Contractors working under a bulk label system are billed for any difference in the cost of the bulk label and the cost of the permit fees required in this rule.

(10) The fee for swimming pools shall be permitted as provided in OAR 918-309-0040 and 918-309-0060. The inspection of the grounding of the pool shall be included in the permit for the pool and counted as one of the number of allowed inspections under the permit.

(11)(a) Permit fees for renewable electrical energy systems. For renewable electrical energy permit applications, see OAR 918-309-0410. For repairs and maintenance of renewable electrical energy systems, see OAR 918-309-0220(5).

(A) 5 KVA or less: $79;

(B) 5.01 KVA to 15 KVA: $94;

(C) 15.01 KVA to 25 KVA: $156.

(b) For wind generation systems in excess of 25KVA:

(A) 25.01 KVA to 50 KVA: $204;

(B) 50.10 KVA to 100 KVA: $469;

(C) For wind generation systems that exceed 100 KVA the permit fee shall be calculated in accordance with OAR 918-309-0040.

(c) For solar generation systems in excess of 25KVA:

(A) Each additional KVA over 25 will be charged an additional $6.25 per KVA.

(B) The permit charge will not increase beyond the calculation for 100 KVA.

(d) Permits issued under this sub-section include three inspections. Additional inspections will be billed at an hourly rate.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 479.870
Stats. Implemented: ORS 479.870
Hist.: BCA 16-1990, f. 6-27-90, cert. ef. 7-1-90; BCA 6-1991(Temp), f. 3-21-91, cert. ef. 7-1-91; BCA 10-1991, f. 4-26-91, cert. ef. 7-1-91; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96, Renumbered from 918-260-0260; BCD 9-1998(Temp), f. 6-2-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98 thru 12-27-98; BCD 18-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98; BCD 19-1999, f. 12-30-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; BCD 23-2000, f. 9-29-00, cert. ef. 10-1-00; BCD 9-2001(Temp), f. 8-15-01, cert. ef. 9-4-01 thru 3-3-02; BCD 10-2001, f. 9-28-01, cert. ef. 10-1-01; BCD 23-2001(Temp), f. 12-28-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02 thru 6-29-02; BCD 4-2002, f. 3-8-02, cert. ef. 4-1-02; BCD 9-2002, f. 3-29-02, cert. ef. 4-1-02; BCD 13-2010, f. 9-30-10, cert. ef. 10-1-10

918-309-0080

Temporary Electrical Permit Rule

(1) Authority and Scope of Rule. This rule:

(a) Is required by ORS 479.550;

(b) Applies to the Building Codes Division and all municipalities that enforce the electrical laws;

(c) Can only be used by a licensed electrical contractor.

(2) Definitions. For the purposes of this rule only, the following definitions are adopted:

(a) "Emergency Electrical Work" is an acute, unplanned and immediate need for electrical repair or replacement involving an existing electrical installation or product or both;

(b) "Licensed Electrical Contractor" or "Contractor" means any type of electrical contractor licensed by the Building Codes Division;

(c) "Jurisdiction" means the Building Codes Division, a municipality enforcing the electrical laws or municipality issuing electrical permits having authority over the electrical work;

(d) "Unanticipated Electrical Work" is electrical work, including a new installation, requested by a customer where the timing of a request for commencement of work does not reasonably allow the contractor time to obtain an electrical permit before starting the work:

(A) This includes, but is not limited to, additional work assigned at the work site as well as preassigned work when the customer requests service at an unplanned date or time;

(B) This does not include electrical work where a permit already exists covering all or part of the work.

(3) Temporary Permit. A jurisdiction shall recognize the existence of a temporary electrical permit when the contractor encounters "emergency electrical work" or "unanticipated electrical work," complies with section (4) of this rule and does electrical work.

(4) Temporary Permit Procedures. The contractor must comply with subsection (a) of this section and with one of the requirements of subsections (b) to (d) of this section:

(a) Prior to commencing work, the contractor shall fill out a standard form electrical permit application for any jurisdiction, identify the proper jurisdiction, identify the contractor, and provide the electrical contractor and Construction Contractors Board identifications:

(A) The standard permit application form covering electrical installations can be used in any transaction, except the fees shall be that of the jurisdiction where the work is done;

(B) A restricted energy electrical application can only be used if the work is strictly covered by that permit;

(C) The temporary permit must be signed by the journeyman or technician that does the work or by a supervising electrician;

(D) A copy must be posted at the job site marked "temporary permit," showing the starting work date and the ending date of the temporary permit. The ending date shall not be more than seven days from the starting date.

(b) FAX a copy to the jurisdiction and mail the original with proper payment to the jurisdiction all within seven days of the start of the work;

(c) If the jurisdiction does not have a FAX machine, telephone the jurisdiction informing it of the time, place and type of work that was started within 24 hours of the opening for business by the jurisdiction, and mail a copy of the completed application and payment within seven days of the start of the work; or

(d) If the jurisdiction has a recording device, call in the time, place and type of work within 12 hours of the start of work and complete the electrical permit application and payment within seven days of the start of the work.

(5) If bulk label or minor label procedures are appropriate for the electrical installation and are allowed by the jurisdiction, those procedures may be followed in lieu of the requirements of this rule.

(6) An inspection shall be requested at any time following the temporary permit procedures. A jurisdiction may, but is not required to, require permit fees before providing an inspection.

(7) Burden of Proof and Assumed Risks. The contractor who uses this rule has:

(a) The burden of proving that an "emergency" or "unanticipated electrical work" existed which justified using this rule; and

(b) Assumes all risks that are inherent with starting electrical installations before review and approval by the jurisdiction.

(8) In addition to civil penalties that may be assessed for violation of this rule, the use of this rule may be suspended, restricted or denied to a contractor who violates this rule more than once.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 479.540(1), ORS 479.550 & ORS 479.730(5)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 479.550
Hist.: BCA 17-1992, f. & cert. ef. 9-1-92; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; Renumbered from 918-260-0265

918-309-0090

Rules for Electrical Contractors Desiring to Make Electrical Installations Under Working Permits

Any electrical contractor who elects to use a working permit authorized by ORS 479.840 shall:

(1) Submit to the division a $2,000 corporate surety bond or a cash bond on a division-approved form guaranteeing the payment of all fees provided for under ORS 479.510 to 479.850.

(2) Apply to the division for the working permit and affix at the job site before any electrical installation is commenced.

(3) Submit the supplementary permit application and the total permit fee as soon as the fees for that job can be determined and in no case, more than three months from the date work commenced on the job. Provided, that in special long term construction projects such as high rise buildings and large industrial buildings, where the electrical contractor has procured the prior approval of the division, a new working permit may be issued for three months for the same building if all fees for the electrical installations under the working permit issued for the preceding three-month period have been paid in full.

(4) Agree that the aggregate amount of unpaid fees outstanding at any time shall not exceed the amount of the bond. No working permit shall be issued and any existing working permit shall become null and void when fees totaling over $2,000 are owed.

(5) Agree that if any unresolved dispute arises as to the amount of fees due on a particular installation, job, or in the aggregate shall be decided by the division after a hearing before the board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 479.560 & ORS 479.730
Stats. Implemented: ORS 479.560 & 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; Renumbered from 814-022-0145; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; Renumbered from 918-260-0290

Master Permit Program

918-309-0100

Master Permit Program Under ORS 479.560(3)

(1) Authority for Rule. This rule is authorized by ORS 479.560, only deals with electrical master permits and shall not be interpreted as changing any licensing requirement.

(2) Definitions. For the purpose of this rule:

(a) "Applicant" is an owner, building operating manager or an electrical contractor of a covered facility who complies with ORS 479.630;

(b) "Covered Facility" is one or more industrial plants as defined in OAR 918-251-0090 or any successor rule; commercial office buildings; buildings owned, leased, managed or operated by a state or local government entity; or other facilities designated by the board:

(A) Under common ownership or operating management;

(B) Located within the boundaries of the same inspecting jurisdiction; and

(C) Within the same complex or contiguous lots located at the same geographic site.

(c) "Inspecting Jurisdiction" is the state or municipality having authority to inspect a covered facility under a master permit program.

(d) "Master Permit" (formerly known as an "industrial plant" or "in-plant" permit) is an annual permit issued under ORS 479.560 and these rules by the inspecting jurisdiction.

(3) Additional Facilities Designated by the Board. "Covered facilities" also include:

(a) Where only a single building or structure is involved, the grounds and adjacent facilities under common control or management that make up the complex containing the building or structure;

(b) Isolated buildings and structures in multiple sites within the area served by the inspecting jurisdiction that individually meet the definition of "covered facility" but only when acceptable by both the inspecting jurisdiction and owner or operating manager; and

(c) Incidental buildings and structures adjacent or connected to a commercial office building, industrial plant, government building or building designated by the board, provided the building or structure is under the same ownership or management as the covered facility.

(4) Scope of Master Permit Program:

(a) Under ORS 479.540 which allows electrical master permit for "repair, alteration or replacement of existing electrical products," an "electrical product replacement" includes installing a product in place of another that shall not exceed the capacity or design of the existing electrical system;

(b) The following do not constitute "repair, alteration or replacement of existing electrical products" and require a separate permit and inspection:

(A) Electrical installations in a new building shell, structural retrofits, installation or alteration of load bearing walls, foundations or exit passageways;

(B) Any electrical installation in connection with changing the type of use or occupancy classification of the building or structure;

(C) Any addition which increases the square footage of the building or structure;

(D) Remodeling within an occupied existing shell which results in:

(i) Vacation of more than 25 percent of occupants within a floor or building resulting from remodel;

(ii) Termination of a tenant's usual activities for more than ten working days; or

(iii) Construction that involves more than 25 percent of the contiguous area of any floor.

(E) Electrical installations a part of construction within a covered facility that also involve a plumbing, structural or mechanical permit other than a master permit under Ch. 368, 2003 Oregon Laws.

(5) Interpretation. Who can use a master permit:

(a) A master permit shall only be provided to an electrical contractor, owner or operating manager responsible for all electrical installations in the whole covered facility;

(b) An owner, electrical contractor or operating manager of a covered facility can obtain a permit only if appropriately licensed electricians are to do the work.

(6) Operation of the Master Permit Program:

(a) An applicant electing to have a covered building inspected under the master permit program shall take out a master permit with the inspecting jurisdiction and pay required fees;

(b) If applicant is an owner or operating manager, applicant shall file a roster with the inspecting jurisdiction of all electricians currently employed by applicant showing name, electrical license number and type of electrical license, and all electrical contractors whose work is included under a master permit taken out by the owner or operating manager. The roster must be filed at the same time as the permit application:

(A) When an electrical contractor under a continuing retainer ceases to serve the covered facility, notice of termination shall be filed with the inspecting jurisdiction by the permit holder within ten working days of termination;

(B) An updated roster shall be available to the inspecting jurisdiction at any regularly scheduled inspection;

(C) An updated roster shall be filed with the inspecting jurisdiction at each master permit renewal.

(c) If applicant is an owner, operating manager or contractor, applicant shall:

(A) Create and keep records of all electrical work done under the master permit, show the person doing the work, electrical license number, date of work and have the records available for the electrical inspector at the covered facility at site or sites agreed to in writing with the inspecting jurisdiction. If there is no written agreement, each building shall have a record of electrical work done and of persons employed electrically for that building and its adjacent facilities;

(B) Set up an inspection schedule with the inspecting jurisdiction which shall be at least once a year;

(C) Call for inspections when necessary under the electrical requirements and not cover electrical work until an inspection is performed;

(D) Call for immediate inspections, if applicant chooses to discontinue the electrical master permit program. All future work must be by separate permit and inspection.

(7) Enforcement. The inspecting jurisdiction shall:

(a) Report and document all electrical licensing violations by a person holding an electrical master permit to the board;

(b) Take enforcement actions against persons who violate the scope of the master permit or compliance requirement and report the violations and actions taken to the board; and

(c) Make inspections at more frequent intervals to insure that licensing and scope of master permit requirements are being complied with.

(8) Limited Maintenance Electrician. Work by a limited maintenance electrician licensed under ORS 479.630 and performed under the scope of that license can be combined with a master permit program, provided separate records are kept and there is an annual inspection.

(9) Operations by Electrical Contractors. Electrical contractors:

(a) Shall be issued a separate master permit only if the contractor is a general electrical contractor, has a licensed signing supervisor on staff and is authorized by the owner or operating manager;

(b) Can work under the master permit of the applicant if the work is recorded together with the applicant's electrical installations and the work is within the scope of the contractor's license; and

(c) Shall comply with the applicable requirements of section (6) of this rule.

(10) Inspection Fees:

(a) A person obtaining a master inspection permit does not have to pay the normal permit inspection fees of the inspecting jurisdiction for installations within the scope of the permit. A separate permit, fees and individual inspections are required for installations outside the scope of a master permit;

(b) By the Division. Building Codes Division inspection charges are the division's miscellaneous fee for hourly inspections where no specific fee category is established, OAR 918-309-0070(5) and successor rules;

(c) By Municipalities. Municipal inspection charges shall be the municipality's miscellaneous fee for hourly inspections where no specific fee category is established;

(d) A one-time, set-up fee may be charged by the inspecting jurisdiction when a master permit is obtained, which shall not exceed $100;

(e) To determine time charges, the "cost of making the inspection" in ORS 479.560 includes the inspector's travel time from the inspector's office to return, actual lodging and per diem expenses as established by the jurisdiction and preparation and review of reports whether this is done at the plant or at the inspector's office. The lodging and per diem expenses shall not exceed the standard amounts allowed by the inspecting jurisdiction.

(11) Delegation Standards. Delegation shall only be granted to municipalities that also serve essentially the same area with basic electrical inspection services:

(a) A municipality requesting delegation of the master permit program shall, in addition to the notice required by ORS 455.148 or 455.150, file an application prior to January 1 of the year for which delegation is requested and provide:

(A) The number of master permits anticipated to be issued and the names of electrical inspectors certified to inspect under the Electrical Specialty Code who are or will be assigned to the program;

(B) A master permit inspection operating plan. Initial applicants, excluding those who were doing industrial plant inspections under contract with the division on the effective date of this rule, shall also show what arrangements are to be operational on July 1;

(C) An agreement with each surrounding inspecting jurisdiction having covered facilities crossing municipal boundaries, providing who will inspect each covered facility, if the facility elects to be inspected under the master permit program. The agreement:

(i) Shall cover all electrical inspections for the facility;

(ii) May identify specific facilities but shall also include a method of determining who shall serve those facilities that become operational or make elections during the term of the agreement; and

(iii) Shall show how fees will be established for the complete covered facility that elects to be inspected under the master permit program.

(D) An authorization to the division that if the agreement in paragraph (C) of this subsection fails to include a contingency or method of resolving a contingency and there is any disagreement between the jurisdictions over who should serve a complete facility, the division is authorized to immediately assign the facility to an inspecting jurisdiction as it deems appropriate and that each will enter into intergovernmental agreements as needed to carry out the assignment;

(E) A prototype agreement with a facility that crosses municipal boundaries covering the terms and conditions of electrical inspection services unless other arrangements are made which gives the municipality enforcement and fee setting authority over the complete facility.

(b) Delegation shall only be granted where it is affirmatively found that the jurisdiction is clearly able to perform the new master permit program with no loss of efficiency or effectiveness to its basic electrical inspection program.

(12) Renewal of Delegation:

(a) Prior to January 1 of any year, when the municipality applies for renewal of the master permit program, it shall provide a report of number of master permits issued and number inspected during the prior calendar year. It shall be granted the delegation automatically if its basic electrical program is also renewed, unless the division expressly notifies the municipality to the contrary by April 30;

(b) All notices of discontinuation of the master permit program shall be filed by the same date shown in subsection (a) of this section;

(c) All amendments to the filing made under section (11) of this rule should be filed as soon as amendments are available, but no later than the date shown in subsection (a) of this section to allow review by division staff

Stat. Auth.: ORS 479.560
Stats. Implemented: ORS 479.560
Hist.: BCA 2-1992(Temp), f. 2-28-92, cert. ef. 3-18-92; BCA 11-1992, f. & cert. ef. 6-26-92; BCD 28-1994, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-94; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; Renumbered from 918-260-0350

Minor Installation Labels

918-309-0210

Use of Minor Installation Labels

(1) Persons who may be issued and use minor labels. Minor installation labels may only be issued to and used for installations under the minor label programs permitted by OAR 918-100-0000 through 918-100-0060 by:

(a) An electrical contractor employing a properly licensed general supervising electrician only as authorized by OAR 918-309-0220;

(b) A limited maintenance specialty contractor or a limited maintenance specialty contractor-HVAC/R only as authorized by OAR 918-309-0220;

(c) A restricted energy contractor only as authorized by OAR 918-309-0220;

(d) A limited renewable energy contractor only as authorized by OAR 918-309-0220;

(e) A limited pump installation specialty contractor only as authorized by OAR 918-309-0220;

(f) A limited energy contractor only as authorized by OAR 918-309-0220; and

(g) A registered telecommunications service provider only as authorized by OAR 918-309-0220.

(2) Except as allowed under OAR 918-309-0220(3)(a) and (b), minor labels shall not be used for:

(a) Underground electrical installations;

(b) Electrical installations that require a cover inspection;

(c) Installations involving GFCI or AFCI devices other than 15 or 20 amp, 125-volt receptacles and circuit breakers;

(d) Any electrical installations that are covered by Chapter 5 or Article 680 (Swimming Pools, Fountains, or Similar Installations) of the National Electrical Code, as adopted in OAR 918-305-0100, or Chapter 41 of the One- and Two-Family Dwelling Specialty Code, as adopted in OAR 918-480-0005;

(e) Protective signaling; and

(f) New construction.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 479.540, ORS 455.154, & ORS 455.155
Stats. Implemented: ORS 479.540, ORS 455.154, & ORS 455.155
Hist.: BCA 10-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-20-88; BCD 5-1994, f. 2-25-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; Renumbered from 918-310-0030; BCD 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-99; BCD 4-2002, f. 3-8-02, cert. ef. 4-1-02; BCD 4-2004, f. 3-31-04, cert. ef. 4-1-04; BCD 22-2004, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-04

918-309-0220

Scope of Electrical Work Allowed with Minor Installation Label

Except as provided in OAR 918-309-0200 which allows a person to insist on using a permit rather than a label, or where the transaction involves a component of an appliance exempted under OAR 918-261-0020, minor installation labels shall be used by:

(1) A contractor with a signing supervisor, where the installation does not exceed 240 volts for:

(a) Extension of not more than two existing branch electrical circuits limited to 30 amps each and, if relevant, connection of an appliance authorized under sections (2) and (3) of this rule;

(b) Installation of one new electrical circuit limited to 30 amps and, if relevant, connection of an appliance authorized under sections (2) and (3) of this rule;

(c) Repair or replacement of damaged components of existing electrical equipment including services not to exceed 200 amps, provided a reconnect is not required by the serving utility. For reconnects, see OAR 918-309-0040(10) for services; and

(d) The single installation of the appliances, repair or replacement activities authorized by sections (2) and (3) of this rule;

(e) Replacement of multiple switches, circuit breakers, receptacles, light fixtures, smoke detectors, or GFCI or AFCI circuit breakers and receptacles of 15-20 amp, 125-volt in a dwelling unit.

(2) A limited maintenance specialty contractor or a limited maintenance specialty contractor-HVAC/R where the installation does not exceed 120-240 volts single phase for repair or replacement of:

(a) A furnace, oil or gas, not to exceed 20 amps;

(b) A fan not to exceed 20 amps;

(c) A dishwasher or garbage disposal, not to exceed 20 amps;

(d) A water heater, which involves an electrical circuit, not to exceed 30 amps;

(e) An electrical furnace, air conditioning unit or refrigeration unit;

(f) A defective ballast, or up to five ballasts under one label. (For more than five ballasts, inspections shall be performed as a branch circuit permit or hourly rate authorized under OAR 918-309-0070(8)); or

(g) An item in this section and any related transaction under section (3) of this rule if the contractor employs a licensed general supervising electrician or Class "A" or "B" limited energy technician, the work is within the person's scope of license, and that person does the work allowed.

(3) A restricted energy contractor, limited energy contractor, registered telecommunications service provider, or an electrical contractor using an appropriately licensed person if required to make the installation, may use a minor installation label for:

(a) Installation, repair and replacement in new or existing construction of one-and two family dwellings, of HVAC, telephone, garage door, vacuum systems, door bells, burglar, fire alarm and security systems, and audio/stereo systems not exceeding 100 volt-amperes, in Class 2 or 3 installations; or

(b) Installation, repair and replacement of up to 5 devices under one label for the following installations not exceeding 100 volt-amperes in Class 2 or 3 installations in other existing buildings, provided:

(A) The equipment is not located in an area classified as hazardous, as described in Chapter 5 of the National Electrical Code, as adopted in OAR 918-305-0100;

(B) The system does not penetrate any fire protection system(s) or air-handling space(s), as defined in the currently adopted Oregon Electrical Specialty Code; and

(C) The installation is limited to the following

(i) Thermostats;

(ii) Data communication devices;

(iii) Intercom, music and paging devices;

(iv) Door or gate control, monitor or access devices;

(v) Cable television and closed circuit television devices;

(vi) Burglar, security and fire alarm devices, including "Power Limited Fire Alarm Circuits" as defined in Article 760 of the National Electrical Code, as adopted in OAR 918-305-0100; or

(vii) Notwithstanding the 5 devices in subsection (3)(b) of this rule, central vacuum clean control devices, one label per system.

(4) This rule does not allow any person to make an installation that is not authorized by the scope of the person's license.

(5) A limited renewable energy contractor or an electrical contractor using a licensed journeyman or limited renewable energy technician may use a minor label for repair and maintenance of renewable electrical energy systems as set forth in ORS 479.630(17)(a).

(6) A limited pump installation specialty contractor may use a minor label for repair, replacement and maintenance of installed pump or irrigation systems of the same horsepower and voltage, as set forth in ORS 479.630(13).

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 479.540
Stats. Implemented: ORS 479.540
Hist.: BCA 10-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-20-88; BCD 5-1994, f. 2-25-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; Renumbered from 918-310-0040; BCD 23-2000, f. 9-29-00, cert. ef. 10-1-00; BCD 4-2001, f. 3-30-01, cert. ef. 4-1-01; BCD 23-2001(Temp), f. 12-28-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02 thru 6-29-02; BCD 4-2002, f. 3-8-02, cert. ef. 4-1-02; BCD 9-2002, f. 3-29-02, cert. ef. 4-1-02; BCD 23-2002, f. 9-13-02 cert. ef. 10-1-02; BCD 4-2004, f. 3-31-04, cert. ef. 4-1-04

918-309-0260

Misuse of Minor Installation Labels

Violations of the minor label rules are subject to civil penalties or license revocations or both.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 479.540
Stats. Implemented: ORS 479.540
Hist.: BCA 10-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-20-88; BCD 5-1994, f. 2-25-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; Renumbered from 918-310-0080

Bulk Label Procedures

918-309-0310

Local Jurisdiction Enforcement

Each seller shall enforce the requirements of OAR chapter 918, division 309.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 479.540
Stats. Implemented: ORS 479.540
Hist.: BCA 10-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-20-88; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; Renumbered from 918-310-0110

918-309-0400

Restricted Energy Electrical Permit Application

(1) A separate Restricted Energy Electrical Permit Application Form and Restricted Energy Electrical Installer Log are created and adopted.

(2) The Restricted Energy Electrical Permit can be taken out by a general or subcontractor, limited energy installer or property owner for the fee set by the board in OAR 918-309-0030 for limited energy transactions provided the requirements of this rule are met. The person applying for the permit must:

(a) Assume responsibility to call for an inspection when the permits are signed by appropriate persons, installations are completed and after all corrections are made and comply with the requirements of the restricted energy electrical laws and the restricted energy electrical rules;

(b) Be responsible for all corrections required by the inspector under the permit, regardless of who performs the work;

(c) Call for a final inspection when corrections are made and the work is completed.

(3) Options. The person obtaining the permit may:

(a) Limit the permit to only the work of the permittee; or

(b) Include any and all limited energy installations including those done by separate installers, but the installations must be ready for inspection at the first inspection call. When this is done, the permit must be completed and separately signed by the person, also identifying the business responsible for each type of limited energy electrical installation.

(4) The restricted energy activities to be covered by the permit must be declared at the time of the purchase of the permit:

(a) It is not necessary to identify the contractor at the time of permit issuance;

(b) New permits must be purchased for all other restricted energy installations;

(c) If a contractor is changed, the contractor who completed the work must be identified.

(5) Regardless of what was initially intended the permit only covers those installations that are in place at the time of the first call for limited energy electrical inspection. A separate permit must be purchased for all other limited energy installations whether the installations become ready for inspection at a later date or are done at a later date.

(6) This rule does not apply to an industrial plant when ORS 479.560 is applicable.

(7) The Restricted Energy Electrical Installer Log must be posted at the job site for signing by appropriate persons installing the separate electrical systems as shown on the form. A municipality may require more than one log to be completed and left at the job site if it chooses to.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 479.540
Stats. Implemented: ORS 479.540
Hist.: BCA 33-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-30-91; BCA 44-1991, f. & cert. ef. 12-26-91; BCD 19-1996, f. 9-17-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; Renumbered from 918-320-0450

918-309-0410

Renewable Electrical Energy Permit Application

(1) A separate Renewable Electrical Energy Permit Application Form and Renewable Electrical Energy Installer Log are to be used for renewable energy electrical system installations. The Renewable Electrical Energy Permit:

(a) Covers the renewable electrical energy system installation and the alternating current feeder connection to the structure where applicable. The permit shall include an installer log to document all work performed under the permit; and

(b) May be purchased by a general contractor, subcontractor, limited renewable energy contractor or property owner provided the requirements of this rule are met.

(2) The renewable electrical energy activities covered by the permit shall be declared at the time the permit is purchased. New permits must be purchased for all other renewable electrical energy installations;

(3) The person applying for the permit shall:

(a) Assume responsibility to call for an inspection after the permits are signed by; the limited renewable energy contractor, signing supervisor or property owner and that these installations are completed and comply with the requirements of the renewable electrical energy laws and these rules;

(b) Be responsible for all corrections required by the inspec-tor under the permit, regardless of who performs the work; and

(c) Call for a final inspection when needed corrections are made and the work is completed.

(4) The person obtaining the permit may:

(a) Include any and all renewable electrical energy installations including those done by separate installers, but the installations must be ready for inspection at the first call for inspection. When this is done, the permit shall be completed and separately signed by the person, also identifying the business responsible for each type of renewable electrical energy installation.

(b) Receive up to two inspections. For inspections in excess of those allowed under this rule, a charge of $86 per hour including travel time and office time with a minimum charge of one hour for each additional inspection shall be paid in advance.

(5) All parties performing work under the permit shall be identifed at the time of permit is issued. If the party performing the work is changed, the party who completed the work must be identified.

(6) Nothwithstanding the activities identified in the permit application, the permit only covers those electrical installations that are in place at the time of the first call for inspection of the renewable electrical energy work. A separate permit shall be purchased for all other renewable electrical energy installations whether the installations become ready for inspection at a later date or are done at a later date.

(7) The Renewable Electrical Energy InstallersLog shall be posted at the job site for signing by appropriate persons installing the separate electrical systems as shown on the form. The jurisdiction may require more than one installer log to be completed and left at the job site.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 479.870
Stats. Implemented: ORS 479.870
Hist.: 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

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