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Building Codes Division: Agency Subdivisions

The Building Codes Division office in West Salem. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Building Codes Division office in West Salem. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

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Board of Boiler Rules

Address: PO Box 14470, Salem 97309-0404
Phone: 503-378-2160
Web: www.bcd.oregon.gov/boards.html
Contact: Policy and Technical Services Section Manager
Statutory Authority: ORS 480.535, 705.250


Duties and Responsibilities: Started in 1961, the Board of Boiler Rules formulates and adopts rules for the safe construction, installation, inspection, operation, maintenance, and repair of boilers and pressure vessels and reviews staff enforcement actions. The governor appoints the board’s 11 members to four-year terms, subject to Senate confirmation.

Building Codes Structures Board

Address: PO Box 14470, Salem 97309-0404
Phone: 503-378-2160
Web: www.bcd.oregon.gov/boards.html
Contact: Policy and Technical Services Section Manager
Statutory Authority: ORS 455.132, 455.144, 705.250


Duties and Responsibilities: The Building Codes Structures Board, which dates back to 1973, assists the director of DCBS in administering the structural, prefabricated structures, and certain energy programs and the accessibility to persons with physical disabilities program. The governor appoints the board’s nine members to four-year terms, subject to Senate confirmation.

 

Construction Industry Energy Board

Address: PO Box 14470, Salem 97309-0404
Phone: 503-378-2160
Web: www.bcd.oregon.gov/boards.html
Contact: Policy and Technical Services Section Manager
Statutory Authority: ORS 455.492, 705.250


Duties and Responsibilities: The Construction Industry Energy Board began in 2009. It may evaluate and approve or disapprove proposed state building code standards relating to the energy use and energy efficiency aspects of the electrical, structural, prefabricated structure, and low-rise residential specialty codes or any provision of ORS Chapter 447 regulating fixture installations or plumbing products. The proposed standards evaluated by the board may include standards regarding energy-conserving technology, construction methods, products and materials. The board forwards any proposed standards to the director of DCBS for adoption or rejection. The board has 11 members.

Electrical and Elevator Board

Address: PO Box 14470, Salem 97309-0404
Phone: 503-378-2160
Web: www.bcd.oregon.gov/boards.html
Contact: Policy and Technical Services Section Manager
Statutory Authority: ORS 455.138, 455.144, 479.680, 705.250


Duties and Responsibilities: Dating to 1949, the Electrical and Elevator Board assists in determining where, and by whom, electrical installations are allowed to be performed and where electrical products are sold, ensuring that people making electrical installations are qualified and electrical installations and products meet minimum safety standards. The board assists in administering and enforcing the electrical safety law and providing for a statewide uniform method of calculating permit fees and standardized permit application forms. The board assists in providing minimum safety standards for the installation, alteration, repair and maintenance of elevators, ensures compliance with minimum safety standards, and provides for the administration and enforcement of the elevator safety law. The governor appoints the board’s 15 members, subject to Senate confirmation.

Mechanical Board

Address: PO Box 14470, Salem 97309-0404
Phone: 503-378-2160
Web: www.bcd.oregon.gov/boards.html
Contact: Policy and Technical Services Section Manager
Statutory Authority: ORS 455.140, 705.250


Duties and Responsibilities: Started in 2004, the Mechanical Board assists in administering the state’s mechanical code for mechanical devices and equipment. The governor appoints the board’s 10 members, subject to Senate confirmation.

State Plumbing Board

Address: PO Box 14470, Salem 97309-0404
Phone: 503-378-2160
Web: www.bcd.oregon.gov/boards.html
Contact: Policy and Technical Services Section Manager
Statutory Authority: ORS 693.115, 705.250


Duties and Responsibilities: Created in 1935 under the State Board of Health, the State Plumbing Board licenses individuals to engage in the business, trade or calling of a journeyman plumber. The board, by rule, establishes license, business, and supervising plumber registrations, examinations and continuing education fees. The governor appoints the board’s seven members, subject to Senate confirmation.

Residential and Manufactured Structures Board

Address: PO Box 14470, Salem 97309-0404
Phone: 503-378-2160
Web: www.bcd.oregon.gov/boards.html
Contact: Policy and Technical Services Section Manager
Statutory Authority: ORS 455.135, 705.250


Duties and Responsibilities: Created in 2004, the Residential and Manufactured Structures Board assists in administering the low-rise residential dwelling program. The governor appoints the board’s 11 members, subject to Senate confirmation.

 

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