(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
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.