Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Building Codes Division

Rule Rule 918-008-0095
Alternate Method Ruling Process


(1)

A petitioner may request an alternate method ruling by providing the following information in writing or on division approved forms:

(a)

Information on the material, design, or method the person wishes to utilize;

(b)

The specialty code section at issue; and

(c)

A brief description of the technical and scientific facts and circumstances giving rise to the need for an alternate method ruling.

(2)

Notwithstanding subsections (1)(a) through (c) of this rule, the division may elect to accept a substantially complete request for an alternate method ruling if circumstances merit.

(3)

After receipt of a petitioner’s complete request for interpretation, the appropriate advisory board makes a recommendation on the technical and scientific facts of the proposed alternate method ruling, consistent with ORS 455.060 (Rulings on acceptability of material, design or method of construction).

(4)

After considering the recommendation of the appropriate advisory board, the division makes the final decision on the alternate method ruling and distributes the decision consistent with ORS 455.060 (Rulings on acceptability of material, design or method of construction).
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Jun. 8, 2021