2017 ORS 447.152¹
Plumbing products rules
  • standards
  • certification

In compliance with ORS chapter 183, the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, with the approval of the State Plumbing Board, shall adopt rules, including but not limited to:

(1) Governing minimum safety standards for design and construction of plumbing products to be sold or disposed of in this state.

(2) Establishing procedures for certification of plumbing products.

(3) Establishing criteria for approval of plumbing product testing laboratories and listing agencies, including but not limited to:

(a) Independence from manufacturers, vendors and when applicable, testing laboratories;

(b) Ethical testing and business standards;

(c) Test quality control;

(d) Continuity of monitoring continuing product safety;

(e) Certification and listing procedures; and

(f) Record keeping.

(4) Providing for certified or listed product identification.

(5) Establishing criteria for approval of a plumbing product by a special deputy similar to those rules established for testing laboratories.

(6) Governing the internal organization and procedure for administering and enforcing ORS 447.152 (Plumbing products rules), 447.154 (Plumbing product exemption) and 447.156 (Sale of uncertified plumbing products prohibited) (1) and (2). [1993 c.396 §3]

Chapter 447

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Employ­ment of journeyman plumbers to construct drain and sewerage lines, (1976) Vol 37, p 1404; nonprofit community ac­tion agency using licensed plumber to make potable wa­ter connec­tions in installa­tion of solar energy devices, (1979) Vol 40, p 134

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 447—Plumbing; Architectural Barriers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors447.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 447, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano447.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.