ORS 455.140¹
Mechanical Board
  • duties
  • membership

(1) There is established a Mechanical Board consisting of nine members appointed by the Governor.

(2) The members of the board shall assist the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services in administering the code adopted pursuant to ORS 455.020 (Purpose) for mechanical devices and equipment.

(3) The board must consist of:

(a) One representative of the plumbing industry;

(b) One sheet metal and air conditioner contractor;

(c) One municipal mechanical inspector possessing the highest level of mechanical inspector certification issued by the Department of Consumer and Business Services;

(d) One heating, venting and air conditioning contractor;

(e) One heating, venting and air conditioning installer;

(f) One sheet metal and air conditioner installer;

(g) One representative of a natural gas company or other utility;

(h) One building official; and

(i) One public member who does not receive compensation from any interest represented under paragraphs (a) to (h) of this subsection.

(4) At least one of the board members described in subsection (3)(b) or (d) of this section must be an owner or operator of a contracting business employing 10 or fewer persons at the time of the member’s appointment to the term. [2003 c.675 §4]

Note: 455.140 (Mechanical Board) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 455 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Notes of Decisions

Although state structural specialty code sets standard requiring only single wall construc­tion, home rule city was entitled to enact ordinance requiring new homes to use double wall construc­tion. State ex rel Haley v. Troutdale, 281 Or 203, 576 P2d 1238 (1978)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of State Fire Marshal to adopt regula­tions, (1974) Vol 36, p 1102

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 455—Building Code, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­455.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 455, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­455ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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