Chapter 26.02 Definitions


26.02.010 General.

For the purpose of this Title, certain terms, phrases, words, and their derivatives shall be construed as specified herein.  Words used in the singular include the plural and the singular.  Words used in the masculine gender include the feminine and the feminine the masculine.  Terms, words, phrases and their derivatives used, but not specifically defined in this Title, or if not herein defined, shall have the meanings commonly accepted in the community.


26.02.020 Approved.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 176955, effective October 9, 2002.)  Approved means electrical installations, equipment, product or materials acceptable under ORS 479 to the City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services.


26.02.030 Bureau of Development Services.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 176955, effective October 9, 2002.)  The Bureau shall mean the City of Portland Bureau of Development Services, hereinafter referred to as “the Bureau,” which may be represented by any duly authorized employee.


26.02.040 Director.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 176955, effective October 9, 2002.)  Director shall mean the Director of the Bureau of Development Services or a duly authorized representative of the Director.  The Director serves as the Building Official and the authority having jurisdiction for enforcement of this Title.


26.02.050 Electrical Code.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 179125 and 182370, effective November 26, 2008.)  The Electrical Code shall mean the current State of Oregon Electrical Specialty Code, (including appendices and Electrical Standards) as adopted by the State of Oregon.


26.02.060 Electrical Inspection Supervisor.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 176955, effective October 9, 2002.)  Electrical Inspection Supervisor shall mean the supervisor of the Bureau of Development Services' Commercial Electrical Section.


26.02.070 Emergency Electrical Work.

Emergency electrical work is an acute, unplanned and immediate need for electrical repair or replacement involving an existing electrical installation or product or both.


26.02.080 Inspector.

Inspector means a person certified by the State of Oregon as competent in electrical code regulation and employed by the Bureau for enforcement of this Title. 


26.02.090 OAR.
The OAR shall mean the Oregon Administrative Rules. 

26.02.100 ORS.

The ORS shall mean the Oregon Revised Statutes. 


26.02.110 Owner.

The person whose name and address is listed as the owner of the property by the County Tax Assessor on the County Assessment and Taxation records.


26.02.120 Supervising Electrician.

A Supervising Electrician is a person possessing a valid general or limited supervising electrician’s license issued by the State of Oregon.


26.02.130 Unanticipated Electrical Work.

Unanticipated electrical work is electrical work, including a new installation, requested by a customer where the timing of a request for commencement of work does not reasonably allow the contractor time to obtain an electrical permit before starting the work.  Unanticipated electrical work includes, but is not limited to, additional work assigned at the work site as well as preassigned work when the customer requests service at an unplanned date or time.  Unanticipated electrical work does not include electrical work where a permit already exists covering all or part of the work.