The Oregon Administrative Rules contain OARs filed through September 15, 2014






918-690-0000 [Renumbered to 918-690-0300]

918-690-0005 [Renumbered to 918-690-0420]

918-690-0010 [Renumbered to 918-695-0010]

918-690-0015 [Renumbered to 918-780-0030]

918-690-0045 [Renumbered to 918-785-0010]

918-690-0052 [Renumbered to 918-695-0100]

918-690-0055 [Renumbered to 918-695-0020]

918-690-0060 [Renumbered to 918-785-0020]

918-690-0075 [Renumbered to 918-695-0120]

918-690-0085 [Renumbered to 918-695-0140]

918-690-0100 [Renumbered to 918-695-0300]

918-690-0105 [Renumbered to 918-695-0310]

918-690-0110 [Renumbered to 918-695-0320]

918-690-0120 [Renumbered to 918-695-0330]

918-690-0130 [Renumbered to 918-695-0340]

918-690-0140 [Renumbered to 918-695-0350]

918-690-0150 [Renumbered to 918-695-0360]

918-690-0160 [Renumbered to 918-695-0370]

918-690-0170 [Renumbered to 918-695-0380]

918-690-0180 [Renumbered to 918-695-0390]

918-690-0190 [Renumbered to 918-695-0200]

918-690-0200 [Renumbered to 918-690-0430]


Reasonable Notice to Interested Parties

Before the adoption, amendment or repeal of any rule relating to plumbing under ORS Chapters 447 or 693, the Building Codes Division shall give notice of the intended action:

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

(2) By mailing a copy of the notice to notifying persons and organizations on the interested parties mailing list established under ORS 183.335(7); (8) and OAR 918-001-0210.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.341
Stats. Implemented: ORS 183.341
Hist.: DC 2-1983, f. & ef. 1-3-83; Renumbered from 814-020-0000; BCD 6-1998, f. 3-2-98, cert. ef. 4-1-98, Renumbered from 918-690-0000; BCD 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-11



The purpose of these regulations is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, property, and public welfare, by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location and maintenance, of all plumbing systems and plumbing fixtures in all buildings or structures within this state, medical gas and medical vacuum systems, solar heating and cooling systems and certain other plumbing systems and plumbing fixtures specifically regulated herein.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 447.010 & 447.020
Stats. Implemented: ORS 447.010 & 447.020
Hist.: DC 39, f. 1-6-75, ef. 2-1-75; Renumbered from 814-021-0102; BCD 6-1998, f. 3-2-98, cert. ef. 4-1-98, Renumbered from 918-750-0015; BCD 27-2000, f. 10-13-00 cert. ef. 10-01-01; BCD 13-2002, f. 6-28-02, cert. ef. 7-1-02

Part B — Hearings and Adjudicatory Procedures


Plumbing Specialty Code Appeals, ORS 455.690

All code-related appeals from a municipal appeals board or from a subordinate officer of the division are under ORS 455.690.

(1) The person appealing shall prepare a statement showing:

(a) Parties involved, addresses, telephone and FAX numbers, if available;

(b) Code section involved;

(c) An explanation of why the ruling should be reversed; and

(d) Whether the inspecting jurisdiction issued a “stop work” order.

(2) The person being appealed shall file a copy of the written interpretation or decision, advise if a stop work order was issued and detail the immediate hazards involved.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 447.020
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.690
Hist.: BCD 6-1998, f. 3-2-98, cert. ef. 4-1-98; Suspended by BCD 16-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-05 thru 12-31-05

Part D — Definitions


Cross Reference to Statutes

Statutory plumbing definitions are generally in ORS 447.010 and 693.010. The following are among words defined by statute:

(1) “Board” is defined in ORS 447.010;

(2) “Building sewer” is defined in ORS 701.348;

(3) “Journeyman Plumber” is defined in ORS 693.010;

(4) “Limited Specialty Plumber” is defined by ORS 693.103;

(5) “Plumbing” is defined in ORS 447.010.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 447.020
Stats. Implemented: ORS 447.020
Hist.: BCD 6-1998, f. 3-2-98, cert. ef. 4-1-98; BCD 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-11



Scope of definitions:

(1) “Administrator” means the Administrator of the Building Codes Division.

(2) “Alterations” means to change, to take away, or to add to.

(3) “Apprenticeship Plumbing Experience” means experience equivalent to the training standards of the Oregon State Apprenticeship Program for the specific category of plumber.

(4) “Commercial or Industrial Installation” means an installation of plumbing fixtures in a commercial or public building and in areas of an apartment building, hotel, motel, or similar residential structure, open and available for use by the public at large, or by employees.

(5) “Division” means the Building Codes Division.

(6) “Equivalent Experience” means legal work experience gained outside the State of Oregon equal to general journeyman plumbing experience or apprenticeship plumbing experience.

(7) “Existing Work” is defined in the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code.

(8) “General Journeyman Plumbing Experience” means experience equivalent to the standards required for completion of the Oregon State Apprenticeship Program.

(9) “Inspection” means careful investigation, critical examination, or official examination and review of the plumbing installation at the site of the installation.

(10) “Limited Specialty Plumber” means any person holding a valid limited specialty plumber’s certificate of competency issued under ORS 693.103 and these rules.

(11) “Medical Gas” means any gas and vacuum system or equipment intended for medical and dental procedures in health care and non-health care facilities within the scope of the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code as defined in OAR 918-750-0110.

(12) “Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code” means the combined codes and standards adopted in OAR 918-750-0110.

(13) “Solar Heating and Cooling System” means any configuration of plumbing equipment and components to collect, convey, store and convert the sun’s energy for the purpose of heating or cooling potable water.

(14) “Water Supply System” is defined in the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 447.010, 447.020, 455.110 & 693.103
Stats. Implemented: ORS 447.010, 447.020, 455.110 & 693.103
Hist.: DC 4, f. 8-13-71, ef. 9-11-71; DC 25-1978, f. 9-5-78, ef. 9-20-78; Renumbered from 814-021-0500; DC 2-1983, f. & ef. 1-3-83; Renumbered from 814-020-0006; BCA 18-1991, f. & cert. ef. 6-12-91; BCA 19-1993(Temp), 8-26-93, cert. ef. 9-1-93; BCA 26-1993, f. 10-22-93, cert. ef. 11-1-93; BCD 6-1998, f. 3-2-98, cert. ef. 4-1-98, Renumbered from 918-690-0005; BC-22-2000, f. 9-19-00, cert. ef. 10-1-00; BCD 13-2002, f. 6-28-02, cert. ef. 7-1-02; BCD 24-2004, f. 12-15-04, cert. ef. 4-1-05; BCD 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-11

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