Edition: Extra No.01
Edition date: September 29, 2008

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Important information from the Oregon Building Codes Division to local building departments.

BCD Events
September, October, November 2008

October 8, 2008:
BCD regional forum
Redmond, OR

GreenPlumbers Course Series

October 4, 2008:
Caring for Our Water

October 18, 2008:
Water Efficient Technology

November 1, 2008:
Climate Care

November 15, 2008: Inspection Report Services

Solar Hot Water

Board meetings
September, October , November 2008

October 1: Residential Structures Board

October 17: Oregon State Plumbing Board

November 5: Building Codes Structures Board

November 20: Electrical and Elevator Board

Adopted Rules

Energizing electrical installations
Effective 10/1/08

Elevator minor labels
Effective 10/1/08

Electrical vehicle charging stations
Effective 9/26/08


Contact a Regional Coordinator

Wendy Beard

Cell: 503-910-9243

Michael Morter
Cell: 503-507-7858

Michael Morter
Cell: 503-507-7858

Tim Lindsey
Cell: 541-306-1126

Jerod Broadfoot
jerod.a.broadfoot@state.or.us Cell: 541-240-1256

Extra, Extra - read all about it!
News Updates - September 29, 2008

No, your calendar is not on the wrong date. Yes, this edition of the Local Building Department Newsletter is popping up in between the bi-weekly schedule. That’s because this is an Extra edition which includes some extra information we didn’t want to delay until the regular edition on October 8. Check this Extra out and then look for the regular edition next week.

ePermitting - We're interested in knowing your interest

Local governments now have the opportunity to express their interest in being a part of the Building Codes Division's ePermitting program. ePermitting has developed a letter of interest for purposes of signing jurisdictions into the queue for the ePermitting system. BCD is working to get this letter of interest widely circulated to all jurisdictions with a building program. The idea is to gauge your jurisdiction's interest in participating in the system and to see how long the line will be for early initiators. Knowing the number of interested jurisdictions who are willing to make this limited commitment will help us establish any needed prioritization criteria.

If your jurisdiction is interested in the ePermitting system, you should complete the letter of interest and get it to BCD no later than October 31. Obviously, many jurisdictions may need a more detailed presentation from one of our information teams made up of technical staff, program staff, and representatives of Accela. BCD is willing to organize these information sessions before the October 31 deadline. Please contact Patrick Allen at 503-378-2872 or patrick.allen@state.or.us if your jurisdiction has any questions or would like to schedule a presentation.

GreenPlumbers® courses available - course series starts October 4!

The 1% Training program has a series of GreenPlumbers® courses available in October and November. The first class will be held on October 4. GreenPlumbers® training consists of a five-course, 32-hour accreditation in environmental and technical issues including Climate Care (8 hrs), Caring For Our Water (8 hrs), Solar Hot Water (4 hrs), Water Efficient Technology (8 hrs), and an Inspection Report Service(4 hrs). You can get detailed information on registering for this series of classes, along with a registration form, at the GreenPlumbers Web site. The five classes will all be presented in Tualatin. Another source of information is Oregon Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors at 503-557-1203.


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