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- No person shall cause or permit any repairs, replacements, alterations, or modifications to any elevator or equipment regulated by this Code unless a permit has first been obtained from the Department.
For the purposes of this section, the term "alteration" shall include any work which entails the installation or replacement of any of the mechanical devices or apparatus specified in Subsection (d) or Notes A, B, C of this section and any alterations, repairs and replacements listed in the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 3000(h).
- The Department shall charge and collect the sum of $26.00 for each inspection permit to do any work and the sum of $143.00 per hour or any portion of an hour for the inspection of the work specified in Notes A, B, C of this section and alterations, repairs and replacements listed in the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Sections 3000(h), 3141.0 and 3141.2, on each particular elevator, escalator or dumbwaiter including lifts or moving walks. No repair, replacement, alteration or modification permit shall allow any person to alter the type or design of the installation, and in the event that the work is of a nature that would alter the type, design or purpose of the installation, then a permit shall be obtained pursuant to the provisions of LAMC Section 92.0129.
- Application for all such permits shall be made upon forms provided by the Department.
- The fee for any repairs, replacements, alterations or modifications for which a permit is required, but for which no fee is provided here, shall be as provided under LAMC Sections 92.0129 or 92.0132(b).
- The fee for field consultations will be $143.00 per hour or any fraction thereof.
NOTE A: For the purpose of this section, the following shall be considered alterations for electric elevators:
NOTE B: For the purpose of this section, the following shall be considered alterations for hydro-electric elevators:
- Increase in rated load or speed
- Increase in dead weight of car
- Increase or decrease in travel
- Change in type of operation or control (including modification of fire and emergency operation)
- Change in size or number of hoisting or counterweight ropes
- Change in size or type of guide rails
- Replacement of or change in type of car or counterweight safety
- Permissive use of freight elevators to transport employees
- Change in classification from freight to passenger service
- Change in power supply
- Replacement of an existing driving machine by a new driving machine
- Replacement of an existing controller by a new controller
- Replacement of an existing driving machine brake by a new brake
- Replacement of hoistway doors
- Addition or replacement of hoistway door locking devices or car door or gate electric contact
- Addition of hoistway access switches
- Addition of top-of-car operating devices
- Addition of hoistway door and/or car-door or gate operating devices
- Addition of rope equalizers
- Addition of auxiliary rope-fastening devices
- Addition of car-leveling or truck zoning devices
- Addition of roller guide shoes
- Replacement of elevator ropes
- Land Elevator
NOTE C: For the purpose of this section, replacements or additions to elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, inclined lifts and moving walks and other related devices regulated by this Code beyond those necessary for normal maintenance shall be considered alterations.
- Replacement of an existing control valve with a valve of a different type;
- Replacement and repair of existing relief and check valves;
- Replacement of existing supply piping and fittings;
- Replacement of existing tanks;
- Replacement of cylinder and/or plunger with a cylinder or plunger of different material, size or design;
- Increase of working pressure;
- Earthquake restraints.
- Each periodic inspection shall be entitled to a maximum of two inspection trips.
- A fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0412(b) shall be paid for each additional inspection trip in excess of the two trips allowed in Subsection (a) of this section.
- The fees charged under this section are in addition to any other fees shown in this division, and the payment of the fees required by this section shall not exempt any person from compliance with other provisions of the Code, nor from any penalty prescribed by law.
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