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Code Programs, Adopted Codes and History

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Oregon adopts 13 specialty codes and administers programs for each code area.
(Amendments are located on each Code Program page under "Codebook Assistant")

 

Boiler and Pressure Vessels Program

Parks - Manufactured Dwellings and RV

  • History not available


Commercial Structures Program

Plumbing Program



Electrical Program

Prefabricated Structures Program

  • History not available



Elevators and Amusement Rides Program

Reach Code


Energy Code

Rec. Vehicles and Park Trailers Program


Manufactured Dwellings Program


Residential Structures Program


Mechanical Program

Solar Code

 
Other Agency related codes

Oregon Fire Code (OFC) is based on 2012 International Fire Code (IFC) and adopted by the State Fire Marshal - 2014 (read only)

 
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Boilers and Pressure Vessels

Adopted Codes

The following comprise the 2011 Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Code adopted by the state of Oregon:

  • The 2010 ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
  • The 2010 edition of ANSI/ASME B31.1, Power Piping Code
  • The 2010 edition of ANSI/ASME B31.3, Process Piping Code
  • The 2010 edition of ANSI/ASME B31.5, Refrigeration Piping Code
  • The 2011 edition of ANSI/ASME B31.9, Building Service Piping Code
  • The 2011 edition of ANSI/NB 23, National Board Inspection Code
  • The 2011 edition of NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code
  • The 2009 edition of ASME (CSD-1), Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers
  • 2007 Oregon amendments (None at this time)
  • See also OAR 918-225-0445
  • See also OAR 918-225-0450

History

OAR 918-225

Commercial Structures

Adopted Code

Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) - 2014 (read only)

Based on 2012 International Building Code (IBC), and includes amendments that are Oregon-specific. The OSSC covers commercial construction, certain apartments, transient lodging such as hotels and motels, and certain residential structures that are subject to licensure by the Oregon Department of Human Services.

History

OAR 918-460

Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC)

Edition

Effective date

2012 (IBC) July 1, 2014
2009 (IBC) July 1, 2010
2006 (IBC) April 1, 2007

2003 (IBC)

October 1, 2004

1997 (UBC)

Oregon Amended 1998, 4/99, 10/99,
4/00, 10/00, 10/01, 1/02, 10/03

1997 (UBC)

October 1, 1998

1994 (UBC)

April 1, 1996

1991 (UBC)

January 1, 1993

1988 (UBC)

January 1, 1990

1985 (UBC)

July 1, 1986

1982 (UBC)

August 1, 1983

1979 (UBC)

July 1, 1980

1976 (UBC)

March 1, 1978

1973 (UBC)

July 1, 1974

Electrical

Adopted Code

Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC) - 2014 (read only) - Coming soon

History

OAR 918-305

Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC)

Edition

Effective date

2014 (NEC) October 1, 2014
2011 (NEC) April 1, 2011
2008 (NEC) April 1, 2008

2005 (NEC)

April 1, 2005

2002 (NEC)

October 1, 2002

1999 (NEC)

April 1, 2000

1996 (NEC)

October 1, 1996

1993 (NEC)

July 1, 1993

1990 (NEC)

July 1, 1990

1987 (NEC)

May 1, 1987

1984 (NEC)

July 1, 1984

1981 (NEC)

October 1, 1981

1978 (NEC)

January 1, 1978

1975 (NEC)

July 1, 1975

1971 (NEC)

May 1, 1972 (est.)

1968 (NEC)

January 1, 1969

Elevators

Adopted Codes

Oregon Elevator Specialty Code - 2011 - is based on the following:

  • The 2010 edition of ASME A17.1, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
  • The 2010 edition of ASME A17.2, Inspector's Manual
  • The 2010 edition of ASME A17.6, Standard for Elevator Suspension, Compensation, and Governor Systems
  • The 2008 edition of ASME A18.1, The Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts
  • The 2009 edition of ASME A90.1, The Belt Manlift Standard
  • The 2005 Oregon Specialty Lift Code
  • 2011 Oregon amendments

History

OAR 918-400

Energy

Adopted Code

Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code (OEESC) - 2014 (read only)


History

OAR 918-800

Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code (OEESC)

Edition

Effective date

2009 (IECC) July 1, 2014
2009 (IECC) July 1, 2010

 

Manufactured Dwellings

Adopted Codes

Oregon Manufactured Dwelling and Parks Specialty Code (MD&P) -
2002 (read and print)

Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Installation Specialty Code (MDISC) -
2010 (read and print)

  • MD&P was developed at the direction of the Oregon Building Codes Division administrator through the Oregon Manufactured Structures and Parks Advisory Board
  • MDISC was developed at the direction of the Oregon Building Codes Division administrator through the Residential & Manufactured Structures Board

History

OAR 918-500

Mechanical

Adopted Code

Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code (OMSC) - 2014 (read only)

Based on the 2012 International Mechanical Code, and 2012 International Fuel Gas Code (OMSC Appendix C), and also includes Oregon amendments.

• The 2014 OMSC covers commercial and certain residential mechanical installations

History

OAR 918-440
Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code (OMSC)

Edition

Effective date

2012 (IMC) July 1, 2014
2009 (IMC) July 1, 2010
2006 (IMC) April 1, 2007

2003 (IMC)

October 1, 2004

2000 (IMC)

October 1, 2002

1998 (IMC)

October 1, 1999

1994 (UMC)

April 1, 1996

1991 (UMC)

January 1, 1993

1988 (UMC)

January 1, 1990

1985 (UMC)

May 1, 1986

1982 (UMC)

August 1, 1983

1979 (UMC)

July 1, 1980

1976 (UMC)

March 1, 1978

1973 (UMC)

July 1, 1974

Plumbing

Adopted Code

Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code (OPSC) - 2014 (read-only) - Coming soon
Based on the Following:

  • The 2011 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code
  • Oregon amendments

Previous Code
Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code (OPSC) - 2011 (read only)
Based on the following:

  • The 2009 Uniform Plumbing Code, Chapters 2 through 11, 13, 14, 15 and 16; and Appendices A, B, D, I, L, and M
  • The 2002 edition of NFPA 99C, Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems Standard
  • Oregon amendments

History

OAR 918-750

Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code (OPSC)

Edition

Effective date

2009 (UPC) April 1, 2011
2006 (UPC) April 1, 2008

2003 (UPC)

April 1, 2005

1997 (UPC)

April 1, 2000

1994 (UPC)

April 1, 1996

1991 (UPC)

February 1, 1992

1988 (UPC)

January 1, 1990

1985 (UPC)

January 1, 1987

1980 (based on 1979)

October 13, 1984

1979 (UPC)

July 1, 1981

1976 (UPC)

January 1, 1978

1973 (UPC)

February 1, 1975

 
Reach Code

Adopted Code

Oregon Reach Code (ORC) - 2011

In 2009, the Oregon Legislature with the approval of Senate Bill 79, directed the Oregon Building Codes Division (BCD) to increase energy efficiency in buildings that are newly constructed, reconstructed, altered or repaired. In addition to increasing efficiency in the statewide mandatory energy code, Senate Bill 79 established a new code called the Reach Code.

The Reach Code is a set of statewide optional construction standards for energy efficiency that exceed the requirements of the state's mandatory codes. Builders will have an optional path for high performance construction and jurisdictions can be assured the innovative construction methods are sound.

The Reach Code covers a variety of topics including: mechanical systems, lighting designs, overall building design (both residential and commercial), plumbing practices and products. The Division is working to align the code with federal, state, and local financial incentives.

History

OAR 918-465

Oregon Reach Code (ORC)

Edition

Effective date

2012 (IGCC, version 2) Commercial provisions - July 1, 2011
Residential provisions - October 1, 2011
Recreational Vehicles and Park Trailers Program

Adopted Code

The state of Oregon adopts nationally recognized model codes with Oregon specific amendments as the minimum safety standards for the construction, conversion, alteration, and repair of recreational vehicles. To see the current minimum safety standards adopted, see OAR 918-525-0040. Specific Oregon amendments have been adopted in OAR 918-525-0042.

History

OAR 918-525-0040
OAR 918-525-0042

Recreational Vehicle Standards - Effective November 1, 2011
2011 NFPA 1192, Standard on Recreational Vehicles
2009 ANSI 119.5, Standard for Recreational Park Trailers
2011 NFPA 70, Articles 551 Recreational Vehicles and 552 Park Trailers
2011 ANSI/RVIA Standard for Low Voltage Systems
Residential Structures

Adopted Code

2014 Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC) Insert Pages - Effective Oct. 1, 2014
Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC) - 2011 (read only)
Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC) - 2008 (read only)

Based on the 2006 edition of the International residential Code for One- and Two- family Dwellings and as further amended by the division with:

  • Code provisions for low-rise apartments are located in Appendix N in the 2007 Oregon Structural Specialty Code

The OMSC contains only the structural and mechanical provisions. The plumbing and electrical provisions for the ORSC can be found in the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code and the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code.

History

OAR 918-480

Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC)

Edition

Effective date

2009 (IRC) July 1, 2011
2006 (IRC) April 1, 2008

2003 (IRC)

April 1, 2005

2000 (IRC)

April 1, 2003

1998 - (Int. 1 & 2)

April 1, 2000

1995 (CABO)

April 1, 1996

1992 (CABO)

April 1, 1995

1992 (CABO)

May 1, 1993

1989 (CABO)

April 1, 1990

1986 (CABO)

Not adopted

1983 (CABO)

May 1, 1986

Solar

Adopted Code

Oregon Solar Installation Specialty Code (OSISC) -
2010 (read and print)

Effective October 1, 2010, the division adopted the 2010 Oregon Solar Installation Specialty Code (OSISC), the first solar code for Oregon and the first in the Nation. The is part of the division’s overall goal to facilitate green building technologies. The OSISC standards are for the installation of the structural components for installation, alteration, replacement or repair of solar photovoltaic systems.

History

OAR 918-800