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27.03.035 Minor Mechanical Labels.

(Added by Ordinance No. 171774; amended by Ordinance No. 187432, effective December 4, 2015.)

A.  General.  Oregon Revised Statutes Chapters 455.154 and 455.155 establishes special alternative inspections programs for other than new construction.  One of these programs is the Minor Label Program.  Implementation rules are found in Oregon Administrative Rules 918-100-0000 through 918-100-0600.  The Bureau will operate the Minor Mechanical Label Program in accordance with the Oregon Administrative Rules.  The Minor Mechanical Label Program utilizes minor labels in lieu of regular building permits.  Random inspections are made to ensure compliance of minor work.

B.  Requirements.  Minor Mechanical Labels may be used in all occupancies.  Labels are sold in groups of ten.  No more than one minor mechanical label may be used on any single project.  A single project is defined as not more than one minor label used per calendar month for each address, suite or tenant space.

C.  Work Allowed.  The following work may be done under a Minor Mechanical Label:

1.  Moving or replacing duct work not involving fire dampers or penetrations of fire walls, fire assemblies or floors;

2.  Moving grills in duct work;

3.  Replacing existing heating, cooling and ventilation equipment (minor alteration of gas piping and venting permitted to allow for unit configuration);

4.  Adding a central air conditioning unit to existing ductwork in one- and two-family dwellings; or

5.  Installing a mechanical exhaust fan for radon mitigation systems in one- and two-family dwellings.

D.  Violations.  It is unlawful to violate the requirements of this section.  The Director may enforce the requirements of this Chapter by any of the remedies in Portland City Code Chapter 3.30.

E.  Expiration.  Minor mechanical labels expire six months from the date of purchase, and are not refundable or transferable.