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POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 27 Heating and Vent Chapter 27.03 Permits and Inspection
27.03.035 Commercial and Industrial Minor Mechanical Labels.

(Added by Ordinance No. 171774, effective November 19, 1997.) 

A.  General.  Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 455.190 establishes special alternative inspections programs for commercial and industrial installations for other than new construction.  One of these programs is the Minor Label Program.  Implementation rules are found in Oregon Administrative Rules 918-100-000 through 918-100-060.  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.  Commercial and Industrial Minor Mechanical Labels may be used in all occupancies (including commercial, industrial, apartment and multi-family installations) except one and two family dwellings.  Labels are sold in groups of ten.  Labels expire six months from date of purchase and are not refundable.  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 or replacing 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).

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 3.30.015.

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