Plumbing Administration And Definitions

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Published: 2015

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DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND BUSINESS SERVICES,

BUILDING CODES DIVISION

 

DIVISION 690
PLUMBING ADMINISTRATION AND DEFINITIONS

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]
918-690-0320
Purpose
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
918-690-0350
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
918-690-0410
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
918-690-0420
Definitions
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
918-690-0440
Plumbing Section
The chief plumbing inspector is charged
with the organization and enforcement of the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code created
under ORS 447.020 and defined as a Specialty Code under ORS 455.010, as a part of
the State Building Code under ORS 455.010.
[Publications: Publications referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 447.020
Stats. Implemented: ORS 447.020
Hist.: DC 39, f. 1-6-75,
ef. 2-1-75; DC 1-1983, f. & ef. 1-3-83; Renumbered from 814-021-0113; BCD 6-1998,
f. 3-2-98, cert. ef. 4-1-98, Renumbered from 918-760-0010; Renumbered from 918-785-0100,
BCD 11-2014, f. 9-30-14, cert. ef. 10-1-14
918-690-0450
Powers and Duties of the Chief Plumbing
Inspector
(1) The chief plumbing inspector is
authorized and directed to enforce all the provisions of the Oregon Plumbing Specialty
Code and to assist in enforcement of the pertinent regulations of the Oregon Structural
Specialty Code.
(2) The chief plumbing inspector
and the building official are authorized and directed under provisions of ORS Chapters
447, 455 and 693 to enforce all provisions, rules and regulations governing plumbing
systems and plumbing fixtures in effect on the date of adoption of the Oregon Plumbing
Specialty Code when requested by federal, state or municipal agencies whose rules
and regulations require conformity to this code as a condition of acceptance, licensing,
operation or occupancy.
[Publications: Publications referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 447.020
Stats. Implemented: ORS 447.020
Hist.: DC 39, f. 1-6-75,
ef. 2-1-75; DC 32-1978, f. 12-19-78, ef. 1-1-79; DC 8-1981, f. & ef. 7-2-81;
DC 1-1983, f. & ef. 1-3-83; Renumbered from 814-021-0114; BCD 6-1998, f. 3-2-98,
cert. ef. 4-1-98, Renumbered from 918-760-0015; Renumbered from 918-785-0110, BCD
11-2014, f. 9-30-14, cert. ef. 10-1-14

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