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DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND BUSINESS SERVICES,
BUILDING CODES DIVISION

 

DIVISION 460

STRUCTURAL SPECIALTY CODE

918-460-0000

Reasonable Notice to Interested Parties

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

(1) In the Secretary of State's Bulletin referred to in ORS 183.360 at least 21 days prior to the effective date;

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

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.335
Stats. Implemented: ORS 183.335
Hist.: DC 63, f. & ef. 12-5-75; DC 9-1983, f. & ef. 3-15-83; Renumbered from 814-026-0000 & 814-026-0001; BCD 19-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98; BCD 5-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 21-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-460-0010

Adopted Oregon Structural Specialty Code

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

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

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

(c) Code requirements in effect at the time a plan review or permit application is filed controls the construction under the application unless the applicant agrees to be controlled by subsequent changes.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020, 455.110, 455.447 & 455.610
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.110
Hist.: DC 34, f. 6-5-74, ef. 6-25-74; DC 36(Temp), f. & ef. 7-1-74; DC 37, f. 8-30-74, ef. 9-25-74; DC 45, f. 4-7-75, ef. 4-25-75; DC 51(Temp), f. & ef. 7-3-75 - 10-31-75; DC 61, f. 11-20-75, ef. 1-1-76; DC 67, f. & ef. 2-19-76; DC 68, f. 3-3-76, ef. 4-1-76; DC 76, f. 5-21-76, ef. 8-1-76; DC 77, f. 5-26-76, ef. 6-3-76; DC 84, f. 8-19-76, ef. 10-1-76; DC 102, f. & ef. 11-1-77; DC 104, f. 12-1-77, ef. 12-10-77; DC 2-1978, f. 1-20-78, ef. 3-1-78; DC 18-1978, f. 5-4-78, ef. 5-15-78; DC 5-1978(Temp), f. 2-22-78, ef. 3-1-78 thru 4-29-78; DC 29-1978, f. 10-27-78, ef. 1-1-79; DC 31-1978(Temp), f. 12-8-78, ef. 1-1-79; DC 33-1978(Temp), f. 12-27-78, ef. 1-1-79; DC 6-1979 (Temp), f. 3-13-79, ef. 4-1-79; DC 8-1979, f. 4-30-79, ef. 5-1-79/8-1-79/1-1-80; DC 12-1979(Temp), f. 7-2-79, ef. 8-1-79; DC 13-1979, f. 11-1-79, ef. 12-1-79; DC 7-1980, f. 6-5-80, ef. 7-1-80; DC 15-1980(Temp), f. & ef. 10-13-80; DC 11-1981, f. & ef. 7-20-81; DC 13-1981, f. 10-30-81, ef. 11-1-81; DC 15-1981, f. 10-30-81, ef. 1-1-82; DC 9-1982, f. & ef. 3-1-82; DC 14-1983, f. 6-23-83, ef. 8-1-83; DC 26-1984, f. 8-31-84, ef. 9-15-84; DC 35-1984, f. & ef. 11-28-84; DC 14-1985(Temp), f. & ef. 6-21-85; DC 21-1985, f. 12-18-85, ef. 1-1-86; DC 10-1986, f. 6-30-86, ef. 7-1-86; DC 19-1986, f. 10-31-86, ef. 11-1-86; DC 5-1987(Temp), f. & ef. 3-26-87; DC 12-1987(Temp), f. 4-21-87, ef. 4-24-87; BCA 7-1987, f. & ef. 9-3-1987; BCA 11-1987, f. & ef. 10-21-87; BCA 12-1987, f. & ef. 11-5-87; Renumbered from 814-026-0005; BCA 34-1989, f. 12-21-89, cert. ef. 1-1-90; BCA 30-1990, f. 12-21-90, cert. ef. 1-1-92; BCA 43-1991(Temp), f. 12-24-91, cert. ef. 1-1-92; BCA 3-1992(Temp), f. 3-4-92, cert. ef. 3-5-92; BCA 12-1992, f. 6-29-92, cert. ef. 7-1-92; BCA 27-1992, f. 12-29-92, cert. ef. 1-1-93; BCA 3-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-3-93; BCA 19-1993(Temp), f. 8-26-93, crt. ef. 9-1-93; BCA 26-1993, f. 10-22-93, cert. ef. 11-1-93; BCD 6-1994, f. 2-25-94, cert. ef. 5-1-94; BCD 2-1996, f. 2-2-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; BCD 19-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98; BCD 16-2004, f. 9-24-04, cert. ef. 10-1-04; BCD 1-2007, f. 2-15-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07; BCD 4-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 6-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 23-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-460-0015

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 identified 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) Notwithstanding section (1) of this rule, effective September 1, 2012 the 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code is amended by revising Section 1811 Radon Control Methods for Public Buildings. These revisions are adopted September 1, 2012 but do not become enforceable until April 1, 2013.

(3) 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.

(4) 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.

(5) 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.

(6) 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.

(7) Effective February 1, 2012 the 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code is amended for adult foster homes. The requirement in Section 310.1 that adult foster care homes for five or less persons whose occupants may require assisted self-preservation are classified as a Group SR-3 occupancy is deleted.

[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; BCD 1-2012, f. 1-31-12, cert. ef. 2-1-12; BCD 8-2012, f. 8-31-12, cert. ef. 9-1-12

918-460-0020

Master Plan Review Fee

Plans submitted to the division for approval in one or more municipalities as a "master plan" shall be reviewed at a minimum hourly rate of $70 per hour for each applicable specialty code with a minimum charge of one hour for structures less than 1,000 square feet. Structures 1,000 square feet and larger shall be reviewed using structural and fire and life safety plan review fees determined in accordance with OAR chapter 918, divisions 460 and 480, and the appropriate specialty codes. Fees for mechanical, plumbing and electrical plan reviews shall be determined in accordance with the appropriate specialty code and applicable administrative rules. This rule does not apply to plan reviews for prefabricated structures.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.685
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.685
Hist.: DC 13-1981, f. 10-30-81, ef. 11-1-81; Renumbered from 814-026-0010; BCD 26-2001, f. 12-28-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02

918-460-0030

Fees for Plan Review and Permits

Fees for plan review and permits issued by the Division for construction, alteration and repair of prefabricated structures and of buildings and other structures as established by these rules and authorized by ORS 455.210, shall be determined by using the value for estimated construction cost as 83 percent of the value shown on the construction valuation table established April 1, 2001, and published by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), amended to include pole buildings not shown on the ICBO table, and to use the alternative (good) value for dwellings and apartment houses. A copy of the amended table, adjusted for Oregon, is attached to this rule and identified as Exhibit 1. The valuation for plan review of buildings whose occupancies and types of buildings not listed in the valuation table shall be established at the actual project cost, including profit and overhead.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.210
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.210
Hist.: BCA 12-1991(Temp), f. 5-15-91, cert. ef. 7-1-91; BCA 14-1991(Temp), f. 6-7-91, cert. ef. 7-1-91; BCA 27-1991, f. 8-29-91, cert. ef. 8-30-91; BCA 19-1992, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-92; BCA 14-1993(Temp), f. 6-30-93, cert. ef. 7-1-93; BCA 25-1993, f. 10-22-93, cert. ef. 11-1-93; BCD 19-1994, f. 8-30-94, cert. ef. 9-1-94; BCD 26-2001, f. 12-28-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02

918-460-0040

Fire and Life Safety Plan Review Fee

When a fire and life safety plan review is conducted under ORS 479.155, the fee shall be 40 percent of the structural permit fee. This fee is in addition to the 65 percent structural plan review fee.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.210
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.210
Hist.: BCD 11-1994, f. & cert. ef. 4-25-94; BCD 19-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98

918-460-0050

Structural Permit Fees

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

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

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020 & 455.210
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.210
Hist.: BCD 8-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-1-99 thru 12-27-99; BCD 11-1999, f. 9-7-99, cert. ef. 10-1-99; BCD 4-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 6-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 23-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

918-460-0060

Fees for Consultation Services

The following fees are established for:

(1) Consultation services related to structural, mechanical and fire and life safety plans: $70 per hour or fraction thereof, with a minimum charge of one hour; and

(2) Consultation and approval of alternate materials and methods: $75 per hour or fraction thereof, with a minimum charge of one hour.

Stat Auth: ORS 455.020
Stats Implemented: ORS 455.020
Hist.: BCD 26-2001, f. 12-28-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02

918-460-0070

Phased Project and Deferred Submittal Fees

When requested to review and approve plans for phased construction or deferred plan submittals under the Oregon Structural Specialty Code, the following fees in addition to the applicable plan review and permit fees shall apply.

(1) Phased Projects. There shall be an application fee of $100 for each separate phase of the project. In addition, the plan review fee shall be increased in an amount equal to 10 percent of the building permit fee calculated according to OAR 918-460-0050 using the value of the particular phase of the project, not to exceed an additional $1,500 for each phase.

(2) Deferred Submittals. The fee for processing and reviewing deferred plan submittals shall be an amount equal to 65 percent of the building permit fee calculated according to OAR 918-460-0050 using the value of the particular deferred portion or portions of the project. This fee is in addition to the project plan review fee based on total project value.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.020
Hist.: BCD 26-2001, f. 12-28-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02

918-460-0100

Applicability of Agricultural Building Exemption to Wineries

The uniform applicability of construction standards to wineries required by ORS 455.068, allows application of an exemption from construction standards for a winery structure.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.030
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.068, 455.315
Hist.: BCD 17-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

918-460-0500

Adopted Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code

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

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

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

(c) Code requirements in effect at the time a plan review or permit application is filed controls the construction under the application unless the applicant agrees to be controlled by subsequent changes.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.020, 455.030, 455.110, 455.505 & 455.511
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.110 & 455.511
Hist.: BCD 5-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11

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

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