Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Building Codes Division

Rule Rule 918-008-0060
Proposed Code Amendments Criteria


(1)

As required by OAR 918-008-0030 (Proposed Code Amendment Requirements), a proposed code amendment must address, where applicable, whether or not the proposed code amendment:

(a)

Is necessary to correct any unforeseen or probable outcomes resulting from the application of a code section, and if so why;

(b)

Is needed to protect the health, safety, welfare, comfort and security of occupants and the public, and if so, why;

(c)

Corrects inadequate application by a code section to a method, material or design, and if so, how;

(d)

Is necessary to address unique geographic or climatic conditions within Oregon, and if so, why;

(e)

Is needed to eliminate conflicting, obsolete, or duplicative code provisions or standards between Oregon-adopted codes, statutes or regulations, and if so, why;

(f)

Conserves scarce resources, and if so, how;

(g)

Provides for the use of unique or emerging technologies, or promote advances in construction methods, devices, materials and techniques, and if so, how;

(h)

Meets any energy conservation or indoor air quality requirements, and if so how;

(i)

Involves the adoption of an electrical or plumbing building product. If an electrical or plumbing building product is involved, note if the appropriate advisory board approved the product; and

(j)

Any adverse fiscal impact or cost savings passed on to the general public, the construction industry, local and state governments, and small businesses. If applicable, an interested person must describe the added or reduced cost of a proposed code amendment, describe the adverse fiscal impact or cost savings in relation to the current Oregon specialty code and include any standards of measure used to arrive at the result given.

(2)

ORS 183.534 (Housing cost impact statement described) and OAR 813-025-0015 (Preparation of Statement) requires the Building Codes Division to prepare a Housing Cost Impact Statement based on the cost of development of a 6,000 square foot parcel and the construction of a 1,200 square feet detached single family dwelling on that parcel. If a proposed code amendment relates to this type of parcel, provide information to assist the division in preparing a housing cost impact statement.
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Jun. 8, 2021